Automobile fueled by methanol was the Chevrolet Lumina

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Horses in the New World

Christopher Columbus during his second voyage introduced Twenty horses, to the New World (he started with 34 stallions and mares when he left Spain). He unloaded then at the site to be the location of the future city of Santo Domingo (now in the Dominican Republic) on the island of Hispaniola.

Date:
      1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Explorter / Captain
Location:
      Island of Hispaniola.


Additional Information:

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    The evolution of the horse, a mammal of the family Equidae, occurred over a geologic time scale of 50 million years, transforming the small, dog-sized, forest-dwelling Eohippus into the modern horse.
  • Horses in the United States – Wikipedia
    Horses in the United States have significant popularity and status that is acknowledged by a number of observers and researchers.
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    Most of the evolutionary development of the horse (54 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago) actually took place in North America, where they developed the very successful strategy of grazing (eating grass) rather than browsing (eating softer succulent leaves).
  • Christopher Columbus – Wikipedia
    The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and, in Spanish, it is Cristóbal Colón.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada a cashless community experiment

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First Landscape in Art

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Sail Across-the-ocean race

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Peanuts Cultivation by Aztecs

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The Red Cross – the begining

The first international medical relief organization was the Red Cross, technically formed at the Geneva Convention of 1864 and the Red Cross still has headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The Red Cross Mission was based on the ideas of the Swiss humanitarian Jean-Henri Dunant, who had advocated the formation of national voluntary societies for huanitarian aid during wartime. During non war times, The Red Cross also performs such peacetime duties, as first aid training and disaster relief. After 1906 Red Crescent societies was first formed in Muslim countries.

Date:
      1864
Name(s):
      Jean-Henri Dunant
Occupation:
      Humanitarian
Location:
      Geneva, Switzerland

Additional Information:

  • Henry Dunant – Wikipedia
    Henry Dunant (born Jean-Henri Dunant; 8 May 1828 – 30 October 1910), also known as Henri Dunant, was the founder of the Red Cross, and the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Redcross.ca – Canadian Red Cross‎
    Official Canadian site
  • History – IFRC
    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in 1919 in Paris in the aftermath of World War I.

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