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The Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889

The Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889

Although some sources of the day erroneously reported that the fire started in the paint shop of James McGough, which happened to be on the floor above Clairmont`s workshop, the true source of the holocaust.The unusually good weather in the spring of 1889, proved disastrous for Seattle. Little rain and consistent temperatures in the 70s (F.

Churchill Subscriber Quiz

Churchill Subscriber Quiz

This week we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of Churchill becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and his famous first speech in the House of Commons.Churchill was known for his military leadership ability and was appointed British prime minister as the replacement for Neville Chamberlain – who resigned after losing a confidence vote in the House of Commons.

Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley

Biography of Henry Morton Stanley

What percentage of slaves originally brought from Africa were purchased from slave traders as opposed to having been captured by Europeans?

What percentage of slaves originally brought from Africa were purchased from slave traders as opposed to having been captured by Europeans?

I was engaged in a debate over slavery in America yesterday and the following proposition I put forward was being contested: a majority of slaves brought to America from Africa were sold to Europea…

Charles Wentworth Dilke

Charles Wentworth Dilke

A detailed biography of Charles Wentworth Dilke that includes includes images, quotations and the main facts of his life. GCSE Modern World History. A-level.

Fall of Ft Washington Hessian Account - History

Fall of Ft Washington Hessian Account - History

Journal of John Reuber, Hessian soldier in the regiment of Colonel Johann Rall.& 39;7 November, in the morning before day-break, all the regiments and corps were assembled, the Hessians on the right wing at the north haven; the English troops upon the left wing at the south haven. When it was now day and the Americans perceived us, but nothing more very plainly, at once these two ships of war, on both sides, made their master-strokes upon the fort, and we began at the same time on the land with cannon, and all the regiments marched forward up the hill and were obliged to creep along up the rocks, one falling down alive, another being shot dead.