Spacecraft to return from lunar orbit

A Soviet moon probe, which went to the moon and returned from the moon, making a soft landing in September 1968, in the Soviet Union, was the Spacecraft called Zond 5. Continue reading

Hideki Yukawa

He was born as Hideki Ogawa in Tokyo and grew up in Kyoto with two older brothers, two older sisters, and two younger brothers. Continue reading

On-line course of study

The Western Behavioural Sciences Institute’s School of Management and Strategic Studies in San Diego, CA, USA, offered in 1981, an on-line course of study. Continue reading

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (/ˈjɛltsɪn/;[3] Russian: Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцин; IPA: [bɐˈrʲis nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ ˈjelʲtsɨn] ; (1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Continue reading

Slaves in the New World, were imported African slaves

Christopher Columbus on his second voyage, on his second voyage, in 1493, imported slaves to the New World (other than indigenous people enslaved by other indigenous people), they were African slaves. They were followed by European slaves imported by Spanish settlers of the colony in Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola (now the capital of the Dominican Republic). Then in 1502, a man by the name of Nicolas de Ovando, the first royal governor of the West Indies, received official authorization from the queen of Spain to import African slaves “born in the power of Christians.” Even though Ovando had already instituted a system of peonage for the natives of the island, the Africans were brought in because they were thought to be more productive labourers than the Indians.

Date:
      1493, 1502
Name(s):
      Nicolas de Ovando,
Occupation:
      Royal Governor of the West Indies
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain,
      Explorer,
      Importer
Location:
      New World


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Woman to become president of Malta

First woman elected as president of Malta happened on February 16, 1982. Continue reading

Yasser Arafat

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Disastrous flood caused by war

The war which occurred in 1642 at Kaifeng, China, when anti-Ming rebels under command of Li Tzucheng destroyed the seawall there, killing more than 300,000 people in the ensuing flood. Continue reading

Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine, a monthly magazine

The first Housekeeping magazine was The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine. Continue reading

Dictionary of English slang

Captain Francis Grose, published in England in 1785, the Dictionary of English slang, which he titled “A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue”. Continue reading