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Old 17-04-2015, 06:17 PM   #89
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Hitler & Geli ..
Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal was born in Linz, where she grew up with her brother, Leo, and a sister, Elfriede.. Her father died at the age of 31, when Geli was two..She and Elfriede accompanied their mother when she became Hitler's housekeeper in 1925; Raubal was 17 at the time and spent the next six years in close contact with her half-uncle, who was 19 years her senior.. Her mother was given a position as housekeeper at the Berghof villa near Berchtesgaden in 1928.. Raubal moved into Hitler's Munich apartment in 1929 when she enrolled in medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University.. She did not complete her medical studies..When he discovered she was having a relationship with his chauffeur, Emil Maurice, he forced an end to the affair and dismissed Maurice from his service.. He and Raubal argued on 18 September 1931—he refused to allow her to go to Vienna.. He departed for a meeting in Nuremberg, but was recalled to Munich the next day: Raubal was dead from a gunshot wound to the lung; she had shot herself in Hitler's Munich apartment with Hitler's Walther pistol.. She was 23...

Rumours immediately began in the media about physical abuse, a possible sexual relationship, and even murder.. Historian Ian Kershaw contends that stories circulated at the time as to alleged "sexual deviant practices ought to be viewed as ... anti-Hitler propaganda"..The police ruled out foul play; the death was ruled a suicide.. Hitler was devastated and went into an intense depression..He took refuge at a house on the shores of Tegernsee lake, and did not attend the funeral in Vienna on 24 September.. He visited her grave at Vienna's Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) two days later.. Thereafter, he overcame his depression and refocused on politics..Hitler later declared that Raubal was the only woman he had ever loved.. Her room at the Berghof was kept as she had left it, and he hung portraits of her in his own room there and at the Chancellery in Berlin...

Lohengrin Ferdinand Leeke...

In 1848, Richard Wagner adapted the tale into his popular opera Lohengrin, arguably the work through which Lohengrin's story is best known today..While King Henry the Fowler tries to assemble forces in Brabant to combat the Hungarian invasions, Lohengrin appears on the Scheldt River to defend Princess Elsa from the false accusation of killing her younger brother Gottfried (who turns out to be alive and returns at the end of the opera)...

The University of Munich is among Germany's oldest universities.. Originally established in Ingolstadt in 1472 by Duke Ludwig IX of Bavaria-Landshut, the university was moved in 1800 to Landshut by King Maximilian I of Bavaria when Ingolstadt was threatened by the French, before being relocated to its present-day location in Munich in 1826 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria..At the end of the 18th century, the university was influenced by the Enlightenment, which led to a stronger emphasis on natural science..During the Third Reich, academic freedom was severely curtailed.. In 1943 the White Rose group of anti-Nazi students conducted their campaign of opposition to the National Socialists at this university..The Tegernsee is a Zungenbecken lake in the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany..The buildings of the former Benedictine monastery of Tegernsee Abbey lie on the banks of the lake.. Now in private hands, they are now known as Schloss Tegernsee...

September 16 – Hanging of resistance leader Omar Mukhtar in Italian Libya- Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)/13– UK wins the Schneider Trophy outright by winning its THIRD consecutive Schneider Trophy race\17 -Operetta "Victoria & Her Husband," premieres in London - Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles/18-Japanese military stage the Mukden Incident (railway explosion) as a pretext for the Japanese invasion of Manchuria\19 - Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South Manchuria- Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1/20 – With a gun literally pointed to his head the Chinese commander of Kirin province announces the annexation of that territory to Japan- Pound sterling comes off the gold standard\22- In New Zealand, the Coalition Government forms to combat the Depression/23 – Pitcairn XOP-1 autogyro conducts landing and take-off trials aboard the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Langley (CV-1)\28- Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan)/30 - Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa..., Ellie, that's a bit extreme.. His brain has not only been washed, as they say..It has been dry cleaned..Look at the world and tell me the pleasures of sanity...

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