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chase farm hospital

from amy winehouse posted in music by pete_nice

Amy Jade Winehouse was born at this hospital on September 14th, 1983.

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amy winehouse house

from amy winehouse posted in music by pete_nice

On July 23, 2011, ambulances arrived at the home of Amy Winehouse after a call from her bodyguard in an attempt to rescusitate her. She was pronounced dead at the scene, with a blood alcohol level more than five times the legal driving limit (0.416%). A coroner's inquest reached a verdict of misadventure. She was 27 years old.

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morehouse college

from killer mike, big boi, guru posted in music by pete_nice

The alma matter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and several other African American leaders, Morehouse College is a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically black college located in Atlanta.

In 1995, Killer Mike briefly attended Morehouse College, where he met producers The Beat Bullies and eventually Big Boi of OutKast. Gang Starr rapper Guru also attended Morehouse, as well as actor Samuel L. Jackson and director Spike Lee.

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sabathani community center

from prince posted in music by pete_nice

Now a community center, Prince went to junior high and used to shoot hoops at this building. The center is planning an outdoor party for 5,000-7,000 Prince fans on April 30, 2016.

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thonis-heracleion

from ancient egypt posted in history by pete_nice

A lost city with two names, Thonis-Heracleion was discovered about 6.5 km off the coast of Alexandria in 2000 by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio. Called Thonis by the Egyptians and Heracleion by the Greeks, this important port city was founded in the 8th century BC, and sank to the bottom of the Mediterranean by the 8th cetury AD. To put that in context, Alexandria wasn't founded until 331 BC.

Goddio has been doing extensive excavations on the site, bringing up statues that I don't feel bashful calling marvelous. Check out Goddio's website here.

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