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1673 Father Jacques Marquette and fur
trader Louis Joliet reached the junction of
the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers.
1775 The Battle of Bunker Hill was
1917 King George V of Great Britain
announced that the royal family would from that
time on be known as the House of Windsor.
1972 Five men were arrested
while breaking into Democratic National Committee
headquarters at the Watergate hotel and office complex.
Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva was an
important advisor to Dom Pedro I, the first
Emperor of the independent Kingdom of Brazil. The
nation's first constitution was based largely on
principles he proposed.
Equatorial Africa (Afrique
was a federation of French colonial possessions
in central Africa, extending northwards from the
Congo River to the Sahara Desert.
West Africa (Afrique
was a federation of eight territories in western
Africa that were administered by France from 1895
to 1958. Those territories were Dahomey (now
Benin), French Guinea (now Guinea), French Sudan
(now Mali), Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger,
Senegal, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso).
is the fifth smallest of the seven
United Arab Emirates, covering just 440 square
miles (1,150 sq km), as well as the second least
populous, with a population of only about
140,000. Unlike the other Emirates, Fujaryah is
located on the Gulf of Oman (as opposed to the
Arabian Sea), and is mountainous rather than
Darussalam: Facts and Figures Local
Official Name Negara Brunei Darussalam. Area
5,765 sq mi. Population 415,717. Capital
Bandar Seri Begawan. Independence from Great
Brotaon Achieved January 1, 1984.
Monastery was founded in the 10th
century by St John of Rila, a hermit canonized by
the Orthodox Church. His ascetic dwelling and
tomb became a holy site and were transformed into
a monastic complex which played an important role
in the spiritual and social life of medieval
is the largest member of the
Rutaceae (citrus) family, and the progenitor
of the grapefruit (which is a hybrid originally
created by crossing the pomelo with the orange).
Native to southern China
and Malaysia (and possibly other parts of
southeast Asia), it is now cultivated in many
tropical and semi-tropical countries.
was the Roman goddess of grain,
the harvest, and agriculture. She was the daughter
of Saturn and Ops, and the wife of Jupiter, her
brother, with whom she had one daughter,
is a symbol of the French
state and values, especially the values of
liberty, brotherhood, and egalitarianism. She is
usually depicted wearing a close-fitting cap
known as a Phrygian cap. These caps were
once worn by freed slaves in Roman society, and
as a result, they have come to be associated with
is the fruit of a woody herb that grows up to 33
feet tall. Papayas are very nutritious, providing
about 103% of the recommended daily allowance of
vitamin C (far more than provided by either
oranges or lemons), and significant amounts of
vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin E,
potassium, calcium, and dietary fiber.
X held the throne of Denmark through
both world wars. His daily rides through the
streets of Copenhagen during the first two years
of German occupation helped keep Danish spirits
high. Other major events during his reign include
the granting of the vote to women and the
recognition of Iceland as an independent kingdom.
Castle once helped
protect the Danish island of Funen. The oldest
part of the castle dates to around 1200. The
Danish National Assembly met here for almost 200
years, and Denmark's first constitution was
signed there in 1282.
of Ecuador: Facts and Figures Local
Name República del Ecuador. Area
109,484 sq mi. Population 15,439,429. Capital
Quito. Independence from Spain Achieved
May 24, 1822.
Farouk Farouk Foud Ismai'l succeeded
his father, King Fuad, in 1936. Initially popular
with the people, his popularity waned
significantly during his reign due to an
extravagant lifestyle and inefficient government.
He was ousted in a military coup in 1952.