The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria. It connects Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törl and Hochtor Pass at 2,504 m (8,215 ft). The road is named after the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain, and was opened on 3 August 1935.
The Battle of Britain is the name given to the air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. On August 13, 1940 the German troops started the "Adlerangriff" (Eagle Attack), the early assault against the coastal airfields.
During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against Japan in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By executive order of President Harry S. Truman the United States of America dropped the nuclear weapon 'Little Boy' on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of 'Fat Man' over Nagasaki on August 9. These are the only attacks with nuclear weapons in the history of warfare. On August 15, Japan announced its surrender to the Allied Powers. The role of the bombings in Japan's surrender and the United States of America's ethical ju...
German director | born on August 18th, 1945 in Duesseldorf | one of the major figures of New German Cinema | his major films include "Paris, Texas", The State of the Things", "Wings of Desire", "Until the End of the World, "Lisbon Story", "Buena Vista Social Club", "The Million Dollar Hotel", "Pina" and "The Salt of the Earth" | since 1996 he is president of the European Film Academy
Swedish actress | born August 29, 1915 Stockholm | starred in a variety of European and American films | is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in "Casablanca" (1942), a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart and as Alicia Huberman in "Notorious" (1946), an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant | won two Academy Awards for Best Actress ("Gaslight" 1945, "Anastasia" 1957) and one for best supporting actress ("Murder on the Orient Express" 1975) | died August 29, 1982 London
German Actor | born on August 16th, 1930 in Danzig (now Gdansk) | very popular German film and television actor | his most prominent role is being the voice of "Captain Bluebear (German: Käpt'n Blaubär), a very popular children's television program
Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist | born on November 11., 1879 as Lev Davidovich Bronshtein in Bereslavka (Ukraine) | he joined the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party immediately prior to the 1917 October Revolution | after the Bolsheviks gained power he served first as People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs and later as the founder and commander of the Red Army | after leading a failed struggle of the Left Opposition against the policies and rise of Joseph Stalin in the 1920s he was removed from power (October 1927), expelled from the Communist Party (November 1927), an...
Prora is a beach resort on the island of Rügen, Germany, known especially for its colossal Nazi-planned tourist structures. The massive building complex was built between 1936 and 1939 as a Strength Through Joy (Kraft durch Freude or KdF) project. The eight buildings were identical, and although they were planned as a holiday resort, they were never used for this purpose. The complex has a formal heritage listing as a particularly striking example of Third Reich architecture. (Source: Wikipedia)