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Nantasket ScStr - History

Nantasket ScStr - History

Nantasket(ScStr: dp. 1,129; 1. 216& 39;; b. 31& 39;; dr. 12& 39;; cpl. 114; s. 10.5 k.; a. 6 9-pdrs.)Nantasket, a screw steamer, was laid down at Boston Navy Yard in 1864; launched 15 August 1867; sponsored by Miss Emma Hartt; and commissioned 22 October 1869, Lt. Comdr. F. M. Bunee in command.Assigned to the North Atlantic Squadron, the ship was stationed at Samana Bay, Santo Domingo for the next two years.

Did Shakespeare Really Write His Own Plays?

Did Shakespeare Really Write His Own Plays?

Most scholars accept that William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, and spent time acting in London before returning to Stratford, where he lived until his death in 1616. But actual documentation of his life is pitifully scarce: little more than several signatures, records of his marriage to Anne Hathaway and the birth of their children, a three-page will and some business papers unrelated to writing.

13,000-year-old human footprints found in Canada

13,000-year-old human footprints found in Canada

During the last Ice Age (which ended 11,700 years ago), humans moved to the Americas from Asia through what was then a land bridge to North America, according to data provided by different studies. they would reach what is now the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, as well as the southern coastal regions.

GENERAL JOHN GRAY FOSTER, USA - History

GENERAL JOHN GRAY FOSTER, USA - History

VITAL STATISTICSBORN: 1823 in Whitefield, NH.DIED: 1876 in Nashua, NH.CAMPAIGNS: Fort Sumpter, Roanoke Island, New Berne, Knoxville Siege,Savannah and Charleston.HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED: Major General.BIOGRAPHYJohn Gray Foster was born on May 27, 1823, in Whitefield, New Hampshire. He and his family moved to Nashua, New Hampshire, and he received his early education there.

Venus of Brassempouy

Venus of Brassempouy

The Venus of Brassempouy is one of the earliest known realistic representations of a human face. It belongs to the Gravettian culture of Upper Palaeolithic Europe and was probably carved between c...

Suez Canal opens

Suez Canal opens

The Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean and the Red seas, is inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony attended by French Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III.In 1854, Ferdinand de Lesseps, the former French consul to Cairo, secured an agreement with the Ottoman governor of Egypt to build a canal 100 miles across the Isthmus of Suez.