In my lifetime: World
Stuff that changed, shocked or impressed our world.
Muammar al-Qaddafi ruled Libya as the African country's dictator for more than four decades before he was overthrown and killed in 2011. Born a Bedouin tribesman, Muammar Gaddafi attended military college and almost immediately set about plotting to overthrow Libya's ruler, King Idris I. He succeeded in 1969, taking power in a bloodless coup. Muammar Gaddafi was 27
Muammar al-Qaddafi (2011)
last words (2006) Ashhadu an la ilaha ill-Allah, wa Muhammadu… (I swear that there is no God but God and Muhammad… [is his prophet]) which is the Shahadah, the Muslim affirmation of faith. Who: Saddam Hussein Saddam's last words at gallows when the trap door was released. He was hanged before he could finish the prayer.
IJune 3, 1998. The Eschede train disaster was the world's deadliest high-speed train accident. near the village of Eschede in the Celle district of Lower Saxony, Germany. 101 dead and approx. 88 injured. A seemingly innocuous crack in one wheel causes a chain of events that lead to the train derailment.
ICE train derailment at Eschede (2004)
London riots (2011)
London riots aftermath - Monday 8 August 2011