16MAY 2018
Trench warfare in World War One

Trench warfare in World War One

Trench warfare trench warfare: British soldier in a trench on the Western Front, World War IHulton Archive/Getty Images warfare in which opposing armed forces attack, counterattack, and defend from relatively permanent systems of trenches dug into the ground. The opposing systems of trenches are usually close to one another. Trench warfare is resorted to when the superior firepower…

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12MAY 2018
Revolutionary War Facts Timeline

Revolutionary War Facts Timeline

Source: Troiani, Don. Library of Congress National Archives Axelrod, Alan. The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past 2009 Cause Effect British Parliament enacts Repressive Legislation and Actions Unexpected Colonial rejections begin an unintended chain of events. 1763 Proclamation prohibiting colonial expansion to Appalachian Mountains boundary. Desired…

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08MAY 2018
Feynman Manhattan Project

Feynman Manhattan Project

Feynman’s own stories of his wartime work are centered around things other than the work itself. So he describes doing calculations, but doesn’t really say what they were for. He describes going to Oak Ridge, but only as a pretext for a story about dealing with generals and engineers. He describes the Trinity test, but a lot of that is about his claim to being the only person who…

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04MAY 2018
World War One Aviation

World War One Aviation

Image caption The Fokker DR-1 tri-plane was one of Germany s most famous fighter aircraft in WW1 When the world went to war in 1914 the Wright Brothers had only made the world s first powered flight little over a decade before. But the remarkable advances made in aviation during World War One are still at the core of air power today, says Dr Peter Gray. To say the first aeroplanes…

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30APR 2018
Ottoman Empire after World War 1

Ottoman Empire after World War 1

Few events in world history have had a more profound impact than that of World War One (1914-8). Although the German attempt to dominate Europe was thwarted in the end, the equilibrium of the region was also destroyed by the fierce fighting between its different elements. The Middle East was no less affected by the conflict. After four centuries of continuous rule, the Ottoman Empire…

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26APR 2018
Who won the Revolutionary War?

Who won the Revolutionary War?

The Fourth of July—a time we Americans set aside to celebrate our independence and mark the war we waged to achieve it, along with the battles that followed. There was the War of 1812, the War of 1833, the First Ohio-Virginia War, the Three States War, the First Black Insurrection, the Great War, the Second Black Insurrection, the Atlantic War, the Florida Intervention. Confused?…

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22APR 2018
Why did World War One start?

Why did World War One start?

Today I found out what started World War I. The commonly held notion that it was started out of outrage over the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie at the hands of Serbian nationalist secret society known as the “Black Hand” isn’t entirely correct. In fact, the Emperor Franz Josef himself expressed relief over the assassination because it rid…

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18APR 2018
First ever moon landing

First ever moon landing

SpaceIL is one of 16 entrants in the Google (, Tech30) Lunar XPrize competition. The teams are competing to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon, something that has so far only been achieved by governments - U.S., China, and the former Soviet Union. SpaceIL said this week it s the first to lock in plans for liftoff. The XPrize Foundation - whose backers includes the likes of…

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14APR 2018
History of American Women

History of American Women

The U.S. women’s movement had its beginnings in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the Seneca Falls Convention in New York to “discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman.” Stanton and Mott had broad ranging goals for this first-ever women’s convention, as detailed in their “Declaration of Sentiments.” Modeled after the U.S. Declaration…

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