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Old 17-05-2014, 03:33 AM   #601
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Bend Sinister is a dystopian novel written by Vladimir Nabokov during the years 1945 and 1946, and published by Henry Holt and Company in 1947..A "bend sinister" is a heraldic charge: A bar drawn from the upper left to the lower right on a coat of arms (from the point of view of the person wearing the shield).. A bend, the standard stripe on a coat of arms, is the reverse: It crosses from the right shoulder of the wearer to the lower left side of the trunk..In French blazon a bend sinister is called a barre. Sir Walter Scott is credited with giving literature the macaronic phrase bar sinister, which has become a metonymic term for bastardy. In English blazon a bar is a horizontal stripe, symmetric with respect to sinister and Dexter....It was released in June 1986 through record label Beggars Banquet...

Construction of the Oosterscheldekering, the world's largest openable storm surge flood barrier, is completed in the Netherlands.The Oosterscheldekering (in English: Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier), between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta Works series of dams and storm surge barriers, designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding from the North Sea. The construction of the Delta Works was in response to the widespread damage and loss of life due to the North Sea Flood of 1953 (Dutch, Watersnoodramp, literally "flood disaster") was a major flood caused by a heavy storm, that occurred on the night of Saturday, 31 January 1953 and morning of Sunday, 1 February 1953.. The floods struck the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland..Further loss of life, exceeding 230 deaths..The ferry MV Princess Victoria was lost at sea in the North Channel east of Belfast with 133 fatalities, and many fishing trawlers sank..None of the local radio stations broadcast at night, and many of the smaller weather stations operated only during the day.. As a result, the warnings of the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological ) did not penetrate the flood-threatened area in time. People were unable to prepare for the impending flood. As the disaster struck on a Saturday night, many offices in the disaster area were unstaffed2 June – Public holiday - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II takes place at Westminster Abbey-Times exclusively carries J Morris's scoop of the conquest of Mount Everest by a British X-pedition on 29 May\6 – Epsom Derby is won by Pinza, the only Derby victory for Gordon Richards at his 28th attempt, days after becoming the only jockey to be made a knight...23 June – PM Winston Churchill, 78, suffers a stroke at a dinner for the Italian prime minister Alcide De Gasperi..On 27 June the public are told that he is suffering from fatigue/25 -– John Christie, a 54-year-old London man, is sentenced to death for the murder of his wife Ethel Christie. A total of 8 bodies were found at Christie's home, 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill, including those of the wife and daughter of Timothy Evans who was hanged in 1950 for their murder\26 -Eskdalemuir enters the UK Weather Records for the highest rainfall in a 30-minute period with 80mm... you're just a voice on the radio. We'd make a perfect couple. You let me take you to dinner tonight, I'll prove it to you. Sorry, Dan. My idea of perfection is a voice on the phone...

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