In 1736 the French named Port Louis after Louis XV, the king of France. French influence became part of the culture and lifestyle of the city. The population of the city is now largely made up of the descendants of laborers who were hired for labor from India in the 19th century.
Port Moresby is the modern capital of Papua New Guinea. Prior to WWII it was the administrative center of the Australian territory of Papua New Guinea. During the war it was the strategic objective of the Japanese forces during the Battle of Coral Sea and the overland through the infamous Kakoda Trail. Although Japanese invasion attempts were unsuccessful, the area was subjected to many air attacks. After the treat of invasion passed, the area became a major staging area and airfield for further operations.
1803 The first station on the island was established at St Sampsonâ€™s with a lifeboat built by Henry Greathead. Guernseyâ€™s capital has been a busy entrepÃ´t since Roman times. Her deep, safe anchorage and relative remoteness from France made St Peter Port the Channel Islandsâ€™ premier port, graced by the wealth of ship builders, privateers and merchant adventurers. Georgian and Regency styles were enriched by an influx of French emigrÃ©s, including Victor Hugo, whose influences included Parisian-style urinoirs.
Eastern Cape, South Africa was first used for Test cricket on 12th March 1889
St. Thomas Church, Canterbury England
Explosion of color, calypso music and unbridled excess in celebrations of Creole culture
Anually attracts over 30,000 fans. This major international and national festival features folk, country, bluegrass, acoustic rock and world music artists in a four day musical extravaganza
1937. A distinguished British motion-picture and stage actor
Port Lympne, Kent, England
Director: Peter Hammond. Also starred Rodney Bewes, Hannah Gordon & Len Jones. Plot: A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.
Director: Bert Glennon. Also starred Duke Kahanamoku, Donald MacKenzie & RenÃ©e Macready
1938; screenplay by Jacques PrÃ©vert
Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Home to Europe's largest electricity-generating waterwheel
Tallest waterfall in South Wales
1921, oil on canvas; MusÃ©e d'Orsay, Paris
National hero, one-legged marathoner, d. 1981