12JUL 2024
Definition of Louisiana Purchase

Definition of Louisiana Purchase

French and American representatives faced a vexing issue when they met in Paris in April 1803 to negotiate a treaty by which the United States would purchase the province of Louisiana from France. Since most of the territory to be exchanged had never been explored, surveyed, or mapped by any European nation or the United States, the negotiators were unable to include within the…

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08JUL 2024
Stuff about World War 2

Stuff about World War 2

SUPPLIED Keith Thiele, who died this month aged 94, was a decorated New Zealand war hero. One of New Zealand s most decorated World War 2 flying heroes has died, aged 94. Christchurch-born Keith Thiele awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and three Distinguished Flying Crosses (DFC), one of…
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04JUL 2024
About the World War 2

About the World War 2

What did these German soldiers believe? There is a lot in the news at the minute about the power of religious faith as a motivational factor. But we mustn’t forget that a study of Nazism teaches us that it is perfectly possible to have fanatical faith without believing in a traditional religion at all…
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30JUN 2024
First Successful moon landing

First Successful moon landing

In July 2014 we are celebrating 45 years since the first lunar landing, a remarkable event that extended the limit of mankind’s abilities. With technology advancing daily, the boundaries to what humanity can do and where human beings can venture sometimes seems to be becoming limitless. Much of the technology…
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26JUN 2024
Manhattan Project begins

Manhattan Project begins

Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Metals The summer of 1942 proved to be troublesome for the fledgling bomb project. Col. James C. Marshall, with the Syracuse, New York Army Corps of Engineers, was picked to direct the new Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Metals (DSM). Marshall immediately moved from Syracuse to New York City where he set up the Manhattan…

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22JUN 2024
World War 2 Manhattan Project

World War 2 Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project Alamogordo: first atomic bomb test, 1945Jack Aeby/Los Alamos National LaboratoryU.S. government research project (1942–45) that produced the first atomic bombs . American scientists, many of them refugees from fascist regimes in Europe, took steps in 1939 to organize a project to exploit the newly recognized fission process for military purposes. The first contact…

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18JUN 2024
Underlying Causes of the American Revolution

Underlying Causes of the American Revolution

A few people may be a little unclear about the argument of my last post on secession as a principle of liberty (or not, as I argue). Its inspiration was the fact that it seemed curious for Americans to long for Scottish secession when the Scots themselves had voted against it. Whatever was being expressed was not sympathy for the Scottish people, so what was it? The answer was a…

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14JUN 2024
Jefferson And Louisiana Purchase

Jefferson And Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was first signed in Paris on April 30, 1803. It later had to be ratified by the United States. Signing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty sculpture by Karl Bitter, displayed at the 1904 World’s Fair. Missouri Historical Society. The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was officially announced to the people of the United States on July 4, 1803. That day, subscribers…

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10JUN 2024
Important World events

Important World events

If you answered ‘no’ to that question, you certainly aren’t alone. It’s not Christmas, Thanksgiving or Halloween. There are no big celebratory meals, and you likely won’t be getting any gifts. Nevertheless, World Backup Day is a very real event and it’s something that we take seriously here at Carbonite. Why? Because in this new tech-everywhere world, where many businesses’ most…

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