Iraqi. Iraq was called "Mesopotamia" in ancient times, meaning "land between the rivers" in Greek.
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Sydney, Australia. The oldest portion of the underground train network in Sydney, Australia is "City Circle" whose first stations opened in 1926.
March 2, 1836. On March 2, 1836, Texas declared its independence, but it wasn't until April 21 that Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna, assuring freedom.
Brazil. The most eastern point of South America is Ponta do Seixas, Brazil, in Paraiba.
Gulf Of Aqaba. The Gulf of Aqaba contains some of the world's best underwater scenery.
Albania. When Mother Theresa died in 1997, her last words were "Jesus, I love you".
Irish. The Chicago River is dyed green each St. Patrick's Day.