Berchtold V, Duke of Zähringen, chose the strategically ideal spot to found a new city in 1191. Bern’s coat of arms, sporting a bear, first appeared in 1224, and to this day bears remain indelibly associated with the city. In 1339, at the battle of Laupen, Bern defeated the united nobility of Burgundy, and asserted its newfound independence by joining the Swiss Confederation in 1353.
The first church on this site was probably a small chapel, built around the time Bern was founded (1191). Its existence is first recorded in 1224. On March 11, 1421, master builder Matthäus Ensinger began construction on a monumental new cathedral to take its place
Cycle of Five Kids Songs for Soprano and Piano, 1943
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
1962 - Best Spoken Word Album
1969; The Atlantic Monthly
D. Aug 18th 2004 -- Won 1968 Oscar For Thoroughly Modern Millie. Composer for The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Man With The Golden Arm, Psycho and The Great Escape.
Director: Carl Reiner. Also starred Mabel King, Richard Ward & Dick Anthony Williams. Plot: A complete imbecile struggles to make it through life on his own, until a strange invention makes him unbelievably wealthy.
1918-1990; composer and conductor
1833-1896. Chemist and industrialist, invented dynamite. He established the Nobel Price
Sang at Lady Diana’s funeral.
Have won the European Cup now Champions League a record 9 times. Present Spanish champions. Former players include Luis Figo who also played for Barcelona and arguably the world's most recognised football player of recent times David Beckham. The current English manager Fabio Capello used to manage the club.
Washington Post reporters investigating the Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal
Along with Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigate the Watergate scandal
11 CD set, Concertgebouw & London Philharmonic; Decca, 2006
Also an Actor. Known for his Stand-up TV series, "The Bernie Mac Show", he went on to star in such films as "Mr. 3000", "Ocean's Elevens" and "Bad Santa". Born and died Chicago style, 5 October 1957 - 9 August 2008
Especially those of Bordeaux and California
In January 1851 he succeeded in constructing such a pendulum in the basement of his house. It did indeed retain its position in space, demonstrating clearly for the first time that the Earth rotates.