Memolition’s 1st birthday!
According to Mayans, on 21 of December 2012 there was supposed to be the end of the world. However, it didn’t stop us from starting the memolition.com on that very day. So today memolition is celebrating its first birthday.
Let’s see what else happened on that special day:
72 –Thomas the Apostle dies.
640 – Muslim Arabs capture Babylon Fortress in the Nile Delta (near Cairo) after a seven-month siege.
1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass.
1879 – Joseph Stalin is born, the Soviet statesman, leader of the Communist Party and dictator of the Soviet Union for 25 years.
1898 – Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover the radioactive element radium.
1913 – Arthur Wynne’s “word-cross”, the first crossword puzzle, is published in “The New York World” (so someone else started something on that day).
1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.
1940 – Frank Zappa is born, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer.
1948 – Ireland becomes an independent republic and Samuel L. Jackson is born, American actor and producer.
1967 – The Graduate movie has its premiere.
1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.
1969 – The United Nations adopts the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
1988 – A terrorist bomb explodes aboard a Pan Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.
2004 – Iraq War: A suicide bomber kills 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.
2010 – visible total solar eclipse.
2012 – The “Gangnam Style” videoclip reaches 1 billion views on YouTube making new world record.
Also on the 21st of December we experience the winter solstice. It is the time when the Sun appears at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon.
And what happened on memolition during the past year?
– we created almost 4 thousand posts on memolition.com
– we had over 14 millions visits from over 9 million visitors
– our pages were watched 30 million times
– we got 30 thousand Facebook fans
– we receviced from you over 2,5 million likes
Posts you loved the most:
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As we turn 1 year today, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our loyal readers, fans, and friends. Your constant presence on board makes our voyage even more important and fascinating. We believe that keeping watch of the ever-changing world is best experienced when shared with others. Our goal in the next year is to further broaden your knowledge of yourself and the universe we float through and make you think twice before you say you definitely know what the world is all about.