FIFA World Cup 2010 Final Line-ups

Karl Marx once wrote: History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.

And it is my duty to give you show you what men did in the past:

1798 US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress.

US Marines Talisman Sab/commons wikimedia

1804 A duel between two leading American politicians claims the life of one
United States Vice President Aaron Burr and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton ended a life-long feud with a duel. Hamilton was fatally wounded and died the next day.

1955  President Eisenhower signed a bill requiring use of the inscription ‘In God We Trust’ on all paper money in the USA.

The notes
The notes

1960 To Kill a Mockingbird is first published as Atticus. Harper Lee’s classic and Pulitzer Prize-winning book is about racial inequality during the Great Depression.

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 trailer
To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 trailer/commons wikimedia

1975 Archaeologists unearth an army of 8,000 life-size clay figures created more than 2,000 years ago for the Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

Qin bronze chariot
Qin bronze chariot/commons wikimedia

1977 The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony and presented by President Jimmy Carter.

1978  A truck carrying liquid gas crashes into a campsite, crowded with holiday makers, in San Carlos de la Rapita, Spain. The truck and liquid gas exploded killing more than 200 people.

1985  The Coca Cola company makes one of worst decisions in marketing history when it decides to change it’s original formula and introduces “New Coke”, this was a resounding flop and the public did not like the taste, after just a short period the old coke product was reintroduced as “Classic Coke.”

Classic Coke
Classic Coke/commons wikimedia

1995 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN ‘safe haven’ of Srebrenica.

Srebrenica massacre memorial gravestones
Srebrenica massacre memorial gravestones/commons wikimedia

2006 Bombay terrorist attack on trains kills more than 160 people and injures a further 460 when seven bombs are detonated on the train network in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai . The blasts were said to be carried out by members of the radical group Students Islamic Movement of India.

2007 Hong Kong’s government revealed multiple proposals for the formation of a Democratic form of government in the Chinese territory. When Britain returned the city to China after ruling over it for 150 years, an agreement was made between the two countries stating that Hong Kong was eventually supposed to be made into a democracy.

Hong Kong Night Skyline
Hong Kong Night Skyline/commons wikimedia

2008 Oil hits an all time high of $147 a barrel following further missile testing by Iran in the Middle East and concerns over oil supplies should tensions increase further between Iran and Israel over Iran’s Nuclear program.

2010 FIFA World Cup Final is held in Johannesburg, South Africa between Spain and Netherlands.

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