Me and Charles Dickens

The world famous novelist, investigative journalist and one of the greatest charitable fundraiser and campaigner for social reforms in Great Britain, Charles Dickens, died of stroke 150 years ago, on 9 June 1870. Somehow I was feeling I cannot ignore the anniversary, even though my relationship with Mr. Dickens is very thin. Well, almost negligible.... Continue Reading →

The sinking of S/S Kuru 90 years ago

The 7th of September 1929 was to be a dark day. S/S Kuru sank in the Lake Näsijärvi in Tampere, Finland. The number of deaths was 136 (138 according some other sources). Only 22 persons survived. It is the most severe maritime disaster in Finland. Today is the 90th anniversary of the sinking of S/S... Continue Reading →

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