The last flight: the tragic story of the worst aviation accident in Slovenian history

A piece of white marble on a grave is actually a rich symbol. White stone, that symbolizes purity and innocence, by origin from Pohorje Mountain above Maribor, Slovenia, indicates the homeland. In the symbolism of stone are embedded gestures of young victims of the worst aviation accident in Slovenian history. Sergej Ničevski was a passenger on Adria Arways flight from Ljubljana Airport Brnik to Ajaccio, city in Corsica. On the morning of December 1, 1981, the plane flew with 173 passengers and seven crew members on board. This was Adria’s…

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7# The long and curious tale of Poinsettia

Poinsettia plants are native to Central America, especially an area of southern Mexico known as Taxco del Alarcon where they flower during the winter. The ancient Aztecs called them “cuetlaxochitl”, and they had many uses for them, including using the flowers (actually special types of leaves known as bracts rather than being flowers) to make a purple dye for clothes and cosmetics, and the milky white sap was made into a medicine to treat fevers. It is said that Montezuma, the last of the Aztec emperors, was so captivated by…

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#TodayInHistory – December 7

December 7 – Some important events on this day. 43 BC 👉🏼 Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician is assassinated in Formiae 1696 👉🏼 Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull. 1703 👉🏼 Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England – thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen 1703 👉🏼 The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703 1724 👉🏼 Tumult of Thorn – religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine…

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