On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C.
On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan.
In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide.
Ø May 10. Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia.
Ø June 14. Continental Congress creates Continental Army
Ø June 17. Battle of Bunker Hill.
Ø July. Congress offers the Olive Branch Petition in attempt at reconciliation with king.
Ø American armies march on Montreal and Quebec.
The makeup of Cuba in the late nineteenth century is much the same as it is today. Nearly 66% of the population are white and of Spanish descent. About 22% are of mixed racial heritage, and 12% of the populace is black. Cuba lies to the south of the United States, and is most easily accessible by boat from the Florida region. It is this naval quali
· 1940 Germany Invades Norway – German forces invaded Norway and Denmark. Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Naravik were rapidly taken. Navarik was retaken by a British force, but the British were soon forced to withdraw from the town.
By the end of the month, the Germans had broken the stiff Norwegian opposition, and the Norwe
In 1954, many barriers were broken that made this a year of success. One of the major achievements is the cure for Polio being discovered which saved many lives and made the disease extinct. Other successes include the revolution of music and the birth of Rock & Roll. Other achievements this year were the invention of the first 2-seated sports car,
Following the death of Josef Stalin in 1953, the harsh policies he implemented in not only the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, but also its many satellite nations began to break down. There was a movement to distance all of the socialist nations from Stalin?s sadistic rule. In the Peoples? Republic of Hungary, there was much disillusionment
In 1988, my paper focused on sexual discrimination and the wage difference. For example, in 1998, women received 63% of the pay men received for the same job. I remember finding that out and asking my dad why that was happening. My father, parent of two daughters who instructed them never to be dependent on a man, did not have a good explanatio
During the second half of the nineteenth century, the United States experienced an urban revolution unparalleled in world history up to that point in time. As factories, mines, and mills sprouted out across the map, cities grew up around them. The late nineteenth century, declared an economist in 1889, was not only the age of cities, but the age o
Contrary to recent impressions, Russia’s Western (American-German) orientation is at least as old as Gorbachev’s reign. It was vigorously pursued by Yeltsin. Still, 2002 marks the year in which Russia became merely another satellite of the United States – though one armed with an ageing nuclear arsenal.
1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Located approximately 50km south of Baghdad, Iraq on the east bank of the Euphrates River. King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC), grandson of the famous King Hammurabi, is credited to have commissioned the construction of the gardens. Although no tablets were found in Babylon referring to the Gardens, accountings
Out of all the ethnic groups in the world, the English were the ones who played the most pivotal role in immigrating to the United States. Not only were they the ones who established colonies in which the United States cultivated from, their offspring formed the largest component of the Republic and the foundations they laid influenced all subseq
My Dear Fellow Clergymen:
While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other t
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the Moon. The United States and more over the world, reveres astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong for walking on the Moon. But if all we do is remember their moonwalk, then we will have missed the most important mission objectives. Indeed, ther
A Peoples History of the United States 1492 Present by Howard Zinn takes a realistic viewpoint that is not seen in many textbooks, and that is exactly the point. Zinn writes about the dark sides of United States icons, which students are rarely taught about. Through historical examples, such as Christopher Columbus treatment of Native American
THE FIFTIES: A period of time between 1948 and 1964. The fifties are more a state of mind than an actual span of years.
THE FIFTIES: A time when men were men,
and women were women.
THE FIFTIES: A time when everyone knew who they were. A time when you went to school, graduated, (or dropped out) got a job, got married and had ki
The rise of Adolf Hitler to the position of dictator of Germany is the story of a ambition that plunged the world into the worst war in history. Only an army corporal in World War I, Hitler became Germany’s chancellor 15 years later.
He was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria, of German descent. His father Alois was the
With the conclusion of World War II emerged two victorious super powers, who had two completely different ideologies: the democratic U.S. and the communist Soviet Union. This inevitably began the era of icy tensions (Cold War) between the two countries where both countries constantly threatened and attempted to outdo the other. By 1952 when Preside
From as far back as the emergence of civilization until the present industrial age, Africa has had a presence and an influence in world affairs. If a civilization is regarded as an advanced state of a society possessing historical and cultural unity, and if political institutions, economic life, and social organizations are considered to be vita
Agent orange was an herbicide used in Vietnam. It was use to kill overgrown trees and shrubs that were in the way of advancing United States troops. Agent orange got its name from the barrel it was transported in; the barrel had a large orange stripe running across it.
Agent orange was heavily used; in fact, it was the most used of all herb
Organized crime was not so organized up until the 1920s. When the 1920s arrived, the American lifestyle changed dramatically. People started investing money in home appliances and automobiles, womens skirts became higher and drinking became very popular. Also, organized crime came to a rise in the 1920s. And in the high ranks of organized crime w