German Astronaut | born on May 3rd, 1976 in Künzelsau (Baden-Wurttemberg) | since 2009 ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut | part of the Expedition 40/41 International Space Station (ISS) crew from May to November 2014
American singer and composer | born on June 7th, 1958 in Minneapolis | His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, psychedelia, and pop | regarded as pioneer of Minneapolis Sound | in his career he released 39 albums | his most successful singles include "Little Red Corvette (1982)", "When Doves Cry (1983), "Purple Rain (1984), "Kiss (1985)" and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (1994)" | died on April 21st, 2016 in Chanhassen (Minnesota)
We proudly present our exhibition BEWEGGRUENDE. Fotografische Augenblicke zwischen Aufbruch und Ankunft in cooperation with SZ Photo from 22nd April to 30th June 2016 in the foyer of the Sueddeutscher Verlag, Hultschiner Strasse 8 in Munich. >> read more
Sakura or cherry blossom is a important part of Japanese cultur. Our photographer Stefan Boness captures in his images the emphemeral spirit of spring and a draws a wonderful picture of Japan. He has published his impression of Sakura in his book "Japan - Fleeting Encounters"
Saudi-Arabian terrorist | born on March 10th, 1957 in Riad | in the 1980ies he joined the mujahideen forces in Afganistan and supported their fight against the Soviet Union and the communist Afghan government | in 19988 he formed terrorist organization al-Qaida | responsible for the attacks on the US-embassies in Nairobi and Daressalam (1998) an the September 11 attacks on the United States (2001) | he was killed by Us special forces on Mai 2nd, 2011 in Abottabad (Pakistan)
Former athlete, high jump, Germany | born May 5th, 1956 in Frankfurt am Main | 1956, only 16 years old, she won the olympic title in Munich (1.92 m) | youngest Olympic champion ever in women's high jump | early adopter of the new high jumping style first displayed by Dick Fosbury | 1982 she won the European championsships in Athens, new world record of 2.02 m | 1984 second olympic title in Los Angeles
Canadian-born American actor | born May 1, 1916 Quebec | best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances | films e. g.: "Gilda", "A Stolen Life", "The Secret of Convict Lake", "The Big Heat", "Blackboard Jungle", "Framed", "Interrupted Melody", "Experiment in Terror", "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", "Superman", "The Fastest Gun Alive", "3:10 to Yuma and Cimarron", "The Teahouse of the August Moon", "Don't Go Near the Water", "The Gazebo", "Cry for Happy", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" | died August 30, 2006 Los Angeles, California
On April 12th 2015 the military conflict in the Eastern Ukraine began after Pro-Russian demonstrations in the city of Sloviansk. Armed demonstrator occupied the headquarters of the Ukrainian police and Secret Service. French-American photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie accompanied and photographed the Ukrainian volunteer units of the Azov Battalion and the Donbas Battalion in the Eastern Ukraine again, after his first reportage in 2015, in April 2016.
The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the town of Pripyat in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). It is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history so far. Large areas in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia had to be evacuated, with over 336,000 people resettled.
Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as Bauhaus, was an art school in Germany from 1919 to 1933, that combined crafts and fine arts. It is famous for its unique approach to design that it taught and publicised. For political reasons Bauhaus operated in three different German Cities. In Weimar from (1919- 1925), in Dessau (1925- 1932) and in Berlin (1932-1933). Three famous architect-directors created the unique Bauhaus style: Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1928, Hannes Meyer from 1928 to 1930 and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1930 until 1933. Then the college was closed under pressure from the Nazi governmen...
The Battle of Jutland was a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet against the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet during the First World War. The battle was fought from 31 May to 1 June 1916 in the North Sea, near the coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula. It was the largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships in the war. Both sides claimed victory.
The Battle of Verdun was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the Entente against the German Empire. It took place between July 1st and December 18th, 1916. The aim of the German troops to conquer the fortfications around the city of Verdun failed after heavy losses on both sides. The battle was one of the largest of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of humanity's bloodiest battles.
The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on either side of the River Somme in France. The battle was one of the largest of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of humanity's bloodiest battles.