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Monday, June 26, 2017

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Architect Zaha Hadid captured the world's attention and shattered glass ceilings (in addition to designing some) by becoming the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. She was also the first woman awarded the Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. ​Initially dubbed the “paper architect”, Dame Zaha Hadid’s plans were once perceived to be unbuildable. She died in London at the age of 65 of a heart attack in March of 2016.

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MCR vigil

A sign with flowers and candles was placed on the ground after a vigil in Albert Square in Manchester, England, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert left 22 people dead and 59 people wounded on Monday night, May 22, 2017.  Thousands of people in Manchester, England, defied a terror warning, and poured into the streets for a vigil honoring the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

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manuscrit Mexico Jewish

 The oldest Jewish document of the New World will be returned to Mexico more than seven decades after it disappeared. The 1595 autobiography of Luis de Carvajal, who was a New Christian or “converso” Jew in Mexico, will be returned in March 2017. The document disappeared from the Mexico’s national archives more than 75 years ago.

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March 15, 1887 - September 12, 1973

The Feisty Female Mogul Who Built Trump's Florida Palace: Before women were even allowed to vote, Marjorie Merriweather Post was running her father's corporation—and entertaining in her gilded Mar-a-Lago estate.During her second marriage, Marjorie Merriweather Post became the proud owner of the biggest privately owned, sea-going yacht in the world, the Sea Cloud. It was a Roaring Twenties floating bastion of luxury, decked out in only the finest furniture and art and able to host up to 400 people for tea. The Sea Cloud was so grand that one royal guest, Queen Maud of Norway, saw the Louis XVI master suite and reportedly exclaimed, "Why, you live like a queen, don't you?"

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Anne Frank Writting Diary

Researchers excavating the site of the Nazi death camp at Sobibor have discovered a pendant nearly identical to one owned by Anne Frank. The pendant bears a date of birth and the city of Frankfurt Experts from Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial team believe the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn, who may have known the famous diarist.