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Formed in 1959, The Ventures gained national fame
with "Walk, Don't Run," which peaked at
#2 on the Billboard Singles Chart in 1960. Since
then they have charted no fewer than 14 singles
and 38 albums, making them the most successful
instrumental rock group of all time.
Fought on January 3, 1777, George Washington's
success at Princeton allowed the Americans to
regain control of New Jersey, and greatly
improved their morale.
served in the U.S. House of Representatives
multiple times between 1799 and 1833, as well as
in the U.S. Senate from 1825 to 1827. Although
his tenure in the Senate was short, it was marked
by the first Senate filibuster in history.
Created in 1806, White County was named for
Revolutionary War soldier and early settler John
White. The county seat and largest city is
On August 23, 1784, three counties in what was
then western North Carolina declared themselves
independent of North Carolina. After establishing
a provisional government, the counties then
petitioned for admission to the Union as the
State of Franklin. The petition failed, but
Franklin did ultimately become part of what is
of Guilford Courthouse
was fought on March 15, 1781 near present-day
Greensboro, North Carolina. The losses suffered
by the British at this battle ultimately led to
the surrender of Liutenant General Lord Charles
Cornwallis at Yorktown.
Named for John Sevier, the first Governor of
Tennessee, Sevier County was formed in 1794.
Despite Tennessee being a Confederate state
during the Civil War, most of the county's
residents remained loyal to the Union during the
Civil War. The county seat is Sevierville, the
eighth-oldest city in the state.
State of Bavaria
is the largest state in Germany, with an area of
27,197 square miles. Home to a number of
international corporations, the state has one of
the largest economies in all of Europe. The
capital and largest city is Munich.
developed a process for extracting vitamins from
food sources while doing research into a disease
called beriberi. His process resulted in the
isolation of what is now known as Vitamin B1, the
lack of which in a diet is a leading cause of
began buying and selling cheese in 1903 and by
1909 had established the foundations of what is
now the second largest food and beverage company
in the world. In 1916 he patented a process for
pasteurizing cheese so that it would resist
spoilage and could be shipped long distances.