Archive for the ‘Historical’ Category:

Bushranger

{ Article added: 03/21/2010 }
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Categories : Crime, Historical
Originally, bushrangers were convicts on the run in the British penal colony of Australia. These escapees lived in the bush and used their survival skills to evade capture. The term evolved to refer to outlaws who used the ...Read More »

Essex (whaleship)

{ Article added: 11/21/2009 }
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The Essex was an American whaling ship that was sunk by a sperm whale in 1820 and provided the inspiration for the novel Moby-Dick. The vessel was 87 feet long and was hunting in the Pacific Ocean with twenty-one ...Read More »

Mary Campbell

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Categories : Historical, People
Mary Campbell was a young girl from Pennsylvania who, at the age of 12, was kidnapped by the Lenape, a band of Delaware Indians. She was taken by this tribe to the Western Reserve, a section of land in ...Read More »

Bisbee Deportation

{ Article added: 09/27/2009 }
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In 1917, approximately 1,300 striking mine workers were illegally kidnapped from Bisbee, Arizona, and transported to Hermanas, New Mexico. The workers, who had been rounded up by over 2,000 vigilantes (called the largest posse ever formed), found themselves over ...Read More »

1996 Everest disaster

{ Article added: 09/27/2009 }
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Categories : Disasters, Weather
On May 10-11, 1996, freak weather conditions and a bottleneck of climbers led to what has been called the 1996 Everest disaster, when eight people died on Mt. Everest while attempting to reach the summit. The principle parties involved ...Read More »

List of shortest reigning monarchs of all time

{ Article added: 09/06/2009 }
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Categories : Government, Historical, Lists
Organized here is a list of the rulers who were in power for the shortest period of time, and those who reigned for under one year. King Louis XIX of France held the throne for approximately twenty minutes on ...Read More »

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

{ Article added: 07/11/2009 }
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Categories : Disasters
Nicknamed "Galloping Gertie", the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940, only months after it opened. It had been the third longest suspension bridge in the world at the time. The collapse was triggered by a phenomenon ...Read More »