August Kelnarič, the boy trapped in the pain of death at Pobrežje Cemetery

In Pobrežje Cemetery, Maribor, Slovenia, there is a sculpture on a tomb that represents a young man. Shovel in his right hand, and the circumference of the well underneath the figure are symbols of here buried August Kelnarič’s profession, that was fatal for him. Digging wells, when this was still allowed in Maribor, sometimes resulted in a tragic end. In 1900, in Cankarjeva Street in Pobrežje, two men were fatally buried alive while digging a well. Nine years later, in the same street another digger died. In 1929, not far…

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#TodayInHistory – July 13

July 13 – Some important events on this day. 1568 👉🏼 Dean of St. Paul’s London, Alexander Nowell perfects a way to bottle beer 1668 👉🏼 Van Marco Cesti’s opera “Il Pomo d’Oro” (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna 1772 👉🏼 Captain James Cook begins 2nd voyage aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis (Southern continent) 1832 👉🏼 Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft 1865 👉🏼 Horace Greeley, founder and editor of the “New-York Tribune” reputedly advises his readers…

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