Jesus Christ. Completed in 1931, Rio de Janeiro's hilltop statue of "Christ the Redeemer" was financed solely through donations.
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Bell Tower. In 1999, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was straightened by 16 inches to keep it from falling over completely.
Saint Petersburg. A wooden cabin built for Peter I in 1703 was the first residence constructed in St. Petersburg.
Communist. The Soviet Union was founded in 1922.
Nelson Mandela. De Klerk released Nelson Mandela from prison in South Africa.
Alessandro Volta. The term "volt" was also named for Count Alessandro Volta.
20. Sixteen wooden lifeboats and four collapsible Engelhardt boats were onboard the Titanic.