The Declaration of Independence, written in 1776, is one of the founding documents of the United States. This timeline describes the important events associated with the Declaration, and they are illustrated with U.S. postage stamps.
This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and history events from the year 1957. Find out about popular TV shows, movies, music, books, cars, foods, sports facts, and other pop culture trends to get the right mix of questions and answers for your 1950s-themed trivia quiz.
Thousands of years ago the buffalo roaming the plains and allowed Native Indians survival. They became skilled using buffalo jumps reaping the benefits of herding hundreds together to benefit a tribe for food, clothing, tools, and for their tepees.
There are many that now refer to themselves as Karaites. It does not matter if you were born as such or have converted to Karaism. What does matter is that you understand what it is to be a Karaite. To do so you must appreciate our history which is the thread that binds us.
General Cariappa was the first Indian to hold the post of commander-in-chief Indian Army after independence. He retired in 1953 but a decade and a half later in his papers which have now come out reveal that the general favored military rule for India and the abolition of linguistic states.
In June 1938 the British Purchasing Commission put in an order for 200 long-range reconnaissance aircraft. Lockheed responded by developing the Hudson from the Model 14 Super Electra airliner. The first Hudson flew on December 10, 1938. Lockheed produced 2,000 for the British.
The Imperial army occupied Nanking also called Nanjing during 1937-38 and unleashed a fury unseen even under Attila the Hun.
The island of Malta was a thorn in the axis plan for domination and plans were drawn up by Hitler and Mussolini to invade the island but a changing scenario and lack of priority resulted in the invasion being cancelled.
The American election is on and it is not sure who is going to win. It could be Joe Biden or Donald Trump but is the world really concerned about who wins? as both, are past their prime and it requires a superhuman effort to face up to the dragon. Have both got the G for it?
The Westward expansion of the United States saw an influx of immigrants, some with mining experience, others with none, most seeking a better life working in the mines. Ten percent of Arizona mining activity was in silver.
Almost forgotten, Charles Wilkes commanded the Wilkes Expedition in 1838 lasting four years giving America scientific and mapping contributions critical to our history.
It is laughable how anybody could be persuaded to accept that New York Times editorial board’s bias and foul-mouthing against President Donald Trump is an expertise, well researched and hotly debated conclusion meant to defend and protect longstanding values
Though the war ended on eighth me yet to submarines of the German navy surfaced many months later of the Argentina coast and surrendered creating a mystery as to what they were doing all these months.
Civil War, also called "The Boys War" because of the ages of some of the drummer boys. Some as young as nine, some even awarded the Medal of Honor for their valiant roles. They played an important role and became loved by all.
Otto Skorzeny was the most chequered secret agent and commando. The man who not only rescued Mussolini but also after the war helped Mossad and maybe was the Soviet double agent. You can't get a more adventurous man then Otto Skorzenhy
The battle of Nordwind was part of the Battle of the Bulge and it petered out but not before the prowess of the German Tiger tank became apparent in its combat with the Sherman tanks
About 900 soldiers of the imperial army were trapped in the swamps of the island of Ramree which were infested with salt water crocodiles. Only 500 survived.
Ninth Army had been defeated in the battle of Berlin and it regrouped in a pocket south of the city, It was soon surrounded by the Red Army, and to avoid capture it made a desperate attempt to break out towards the American lines and in the bargain disobeyed the order of Hitler.
The Consolidated PBY Catalina made its first flight on March 23, 1935. This twin-engine flying boat was built in the United States and under license in Canada and The Soviet Union. It was the most widely produced flying boat in history.
Every country has its share of renegades and the second world war did see a few Americans who became part of the SS though a George Washington Legion never existed.
The Indian government entered into a deal with Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors in March 1986 for the purchase of 400 howitzer guns of 155 mm make at a cost of Rs 1,437 crore. It stirred a huge political controversy in India and the Nehru-Gandhi family was accused of profiteering.
An insight into how an impending famine in a drought stricken region provided fertile grounds for politics and diplomacy.
Hitler's Indian Regiment was a coup by the Germans and completely surprised the British. The legion was raised with the ostensible object of fighting in India but with the collapse of the North African campaign the dream collapsed and the Legion was used for duties in France and Italy.
The Japanese occupied the Andaman Islands from 1942 to 45 and their occupation continued even after the surrender of Japan on 15th August 45 till October 45'
American explorer, photographer, and writer faced discrimination because she was a woman. Became known as the "Mrs. Marco Polo"' at a time women should be 'homemakers'.
The Channel Islands just close to the Normandy coast were the only British de jure area that was occupied by the Germans for five years.
Propaganda is a highly effective tool for stirring the emotions of a populace during war. This Article explores the use of propaganda during World War I; however, a great deal of the turmoil we face in America today is a result of propaganda efforts much like those used during WWI. Frightening!
The polar bear descended from the Irish Brown Bear some 150,000 years ago. The polar bear lives in the Arctic sea ice and is vital to our environment and the Arctic people for their survival.
Field Marshal Paulos surrendered on 31 January 1943 but he refused to ask troops still fighting to surrender and about 11000 German troops continued a fanatical fight for another two months in pockets.