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Safari #115: Event Monuments and Memorials

Thursday, Apr 16 2015 by kjfitz
It has been almost a year since our last Photo Safari. So let's dust off the 'Safari Submission' category and get cranking.

This time we'll be going after monuments and memorials recognizing specific events. All map services apply, GM, GE, SV, GB, LL, BEV, and YM but the preference is for good Street View thumbnails.

Your mission is to find free standing monuments, memorials, and statues recognizing, remembering, or commemorating events that happened on a specific date. If you can put a date or dates on it and it isn't a person, then it counts.

Post your finds to the Street View - Safari Submission category and at least one other appropriate category. The safari ends at midnight on Tuesday, April 21. You must include the date(s) of the event and a short description of what the event in your description. If the event covered multiple dates, please include both the start and end date in your description. For Wars please use the accepted start and end dates from WikiPedia (usually listed in a box on the right side of the page). Credit is given for a SV submission even if there is already a GM/GE, LL, BEV, or YM submission.

You can track the progress of the hunt on the Games Page.

Good luck and happy hunting!

Here are a few examples:



'Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More' Scavenger Hunt Recap

Thursday, Apr 16 2015 by kjfitz
Well, that was fun. We had a eleven participants submit 299 maps. These are the best results we've had in quite a while. Your submissions came in steadily over the whole contest. You submitted quite a few imaginative submissions too.

The ultimate winner was Mike1989 with 190 points. Rene73 and kkeps took solid second and third places.

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who participated!

Here are the final results:

Mike1989 - 190 points
Rene73 - 167 points
kkeps - 140 points
Fab - 73 points
adrbr - 45 points
McMaster_de - 37 points
SpiderX22 - 28 points
WacoKidd110 - 28 points
Tyco - 5 points
tallturtle82 - 4 points
Zolof - 2 points
jbottero - 1 points

Here are a few of my favorite maps you submitted during the contest:


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Burning Man

Thursday, Apr 16 2015 by kjfitz
Burning Man is a week-long annual event that began in San Francisco's Baker Beach in 1986 and migrated to the Black Rock Desert.

It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening.


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Today in History - April 16

Thursday, Apr 16 2015 by kjfitz
1972 - The Apollo 16 moon landing mission was launched.

1934 - Bonnie and Clyde robbed the First National Bank in Stuart, Iowa.


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Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter

Thursday, Apr 16 2015 by kjfitz
The Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter was a tanker aircraft based on the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter. It was succeeded by the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker.


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Today in History - April 15

Thursday, Apr 16 2015 by kjfitz
1912 - The RMS Titanic sank.

1970 - The Gonzalez-Alvarez House, also known as The Oldest House, was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.


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Jeff Koons - Artist

Thursday, Apr 16 2015 by kjfitz
Jeff Koons (born January 21, 1955) is an American artist known for his reproductions of banal objects—such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces.


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Today in History - April 14

Thursday, Apr 16 2015 by kjfitz
1970 - Apollo 13's Oxygen tank ruptured causing it to abort a planned landing on the moon.

2013 - A bus carrying Russian youngsters crashed in Belgium killing five people and injuring another five.


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Today's Birthdays - Week of April 13

Monday, Apr 13 2015 by kjfitz
April 13, 1743, - Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.

April 14, 1948 - Jim Williams, an analog circuit designer and technical author.

April 15, 1961 - José Anigo, a French former football defender and manager at Olympique de Marseille.

April 16, Wilbur Wright, one of the inventors of the first airplane.

April 17, 1816 - Emil Jens Baumann Adolf Jerichau, a Danish sculptor.

April 18, 1882 - José Bento Renato Monteiro Lobato, one of Brazil's most influential writers, mostly for his children's books set in the fictional Sítio do Picapau Amarelo.

April 19, 1953 - Sara Simeoni, an Italian former high jumper, who won a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics and twice set a world record in the women's high jump.


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Today in History - April 13

Monday, Apr 13 2015 by kjfitz
1895 - The State Russian Museum, the largest depository of the Russian fine art in St Petersburg, was established.

1977 - 'Batcolumn,' by Claes Oldenburg, was installed.


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