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Brasília, located in the Federal District. Having population of about 2.3 million people and houses the main federal government buildings; Palácio do Planalto, Supreme Tribunal Court and the National Congress of Brazil. The Brazilian capital is the only city in the world built in the 20th century to be considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Inaugurated on the 21st of April, 1960, it was the result of a modern urban project designed by Lúcio Costa. When seen from above, the city resembles the shape of an airplane or a butterfly Brasília is known, internationally, for having applied the principles established in the Athens Charter

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According to the Roman legend, Romulus was the founder of Rome and Remus was his twin brother. Their story begins with their grandfather Numitor, king of the ancient Italian city of Alba Longa, was deposed by his brother Amulius. Numitor's daughter, Rhea Silvia, was made a Vestal Virgin by Amulius and was made a priestess of the goddess Vesta .The Mars god of war, fell in love with her and she gave birth to twin sons.Amulius, fearing that the boys would grow up to overthrow him, had them placed in a trough and thrown into the River Tiber. They were found by a she-wolf who, looked after them later the twins were adopted by Faustulus, the king's shepherd. Calling them Romulus and Remus. Deciding to build a town of their own, Romulus and Remus chose the place where the she-wolf had nursed them. Romulus began to build walls on the Palatine Hill, but Remus jeered at him. Romulus in anger killed him. Romulus continued the building of the new city, naming it Roma (Rome) after his own name.

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Calendar of Important Historical Events
This gives for each day of the month important events that have occurred in the history. The purpose of this compendium is to provide general information along with associated Images. The information has been compiled from various internet sites. Your comments/suggestions, and ideas on improvement are welcome.

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