During the 19th and early 20th centuries, villages were constructed by English industrialists and landowners to provide housing close to…
With 2014 already over in some parts of the globe, it’s time to sing Auld Lang Syne and welcome 2015, The first spot on earth to see each new year is Millennium Island (formerly Caroline Island) in Kiribati, though it…
Wednesday, 31st December 2014
The Pearl-Qatar is a luxurious residential and resort development being constructed on a network of artificial islands in the waters north of the Qatari capital Doha. The development’s name comes from the pearl-diving industry which used to be based on…
Thursday, 13th November 2014
On October 8, 1835, Charles Darwin‘s ship The Beagle reached James Island (Santiago Island) in the Galapagos. Darwin spent 9 days on the volcanic island collecting many specimens which contributed to his theory of evolution.
Wednesday, 8th October 2014
On July 18, 1995, the Soufrière Hills volcano on Montserrat started erupting, and has been active ever since. It has devastated the island, leaving more than half of it – including the capital Plymouth – uninhabitable.
Friday, 18th July 2014
On May 8, 1902, Martinique’s Mount Pelée erupted. The lava flow from the volcano completely destroyed the town of St. Pierre, killing almost all of its 30,000 inhabitants.
Thursday, 8th May 2014
On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier, the British had imprisoned Napoleon on this South Atlantic island. As he still believed he was an emperor he complained…
Monday, 5th May 2014
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