Category: 20th / 21st century

21. July 2017

20th / 21st century | Economy

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A Swiss watch on the moon

The first and the last Swiss which was on the moon was a watch from Omega.

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14. July 2017

20th / 21st century | Tourism

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Picture postcards, the postman’s favourite mail

Switzerland was a picture postcard country. Even appointments used to be arranged by postcard.

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8. July 2017

20th / 21st century | Politics

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Micheline Calmy-Rey’s red shoes

When Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey crossed the border between North and South Korea in 2003, she wore red Bally shoes. These are now part of the Swiss National Museum’s collection.

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28. June 2017

20th / 21st century | Politics

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China – Return of a Former World Power

China is the first new-yet-old world power. Remarkably, its re-emergence so far has been accomplished without armed conflict. Asia expert Urs Schoettli on the revival of the Middle Kingdom.

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21. May 2017

20th / 21st century | Sports

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In the line of fire

Swiss goaltender Gérald Rigolet wrote ice hockey history in 1971 when he played out the Pool B final without a mask.

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