Posts Tagged ‘Detailed’

McLean House

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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Categories : Civil War, Historical
On July 21, 1861, the first major battle of the American Civil War took place on farmland owned by Wilmer McLean. It was called the First Battle of Bull Run. Seeking to get away from the war, McLean, ...Read More »

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 »

Jim Creighton

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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Categories : People, Sports
Jim Creighton was the first superstar in baseball, as well as the first professional baseball player, playing in the mid 1800s. Creighton excelled as both a hitter and a pitcher. His fastball was unthinkably quick, so much so ...Read More »

June 1962 Alcatraz escape

{ Article added: 01/04/2010 }
On June 11, 1962, three men escaped from Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, taking a makeshift raft into the waters of San Francisco Bay and disappearing. Along with a fourth man who was unable to participate because he could ...Read More »

Dieter Dengler

{ Article added: 01/04/2010 }
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Categories : People, Vietnam War
Dieter Dengler was a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War whose capture and imprisonment in Laos as a POW was the subject of the film Rescue Dawn. The prison camp was operated by the Pathet Lao, and Dengler was ...Read More »

List of Saturday Night Live episodes

{ Article added: 11/21/2009 }
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Categories : Lists, Television
Beginning with the first episode, airing October 11, 1975, and hosted by George Carlin with musical guests Billy Preston and Janis Ian, this list is a complete representation of the host and musical guest(s) for each episode of the American ...Read More »

Spite house

{ Article added: 11/21/2009 }
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Categories : Places & Locations
A spite house is a building that is designed, constructed, or modified in such a way as to cause a purposeful disturbance or annoyance to the area. These spite houses are not intended to be comfortable dwellings but instead ...Read More »