The hostage crisis reached a climax after failed attempts to negotiate a release of the hostages, the United States military attempted a rescue operation using ships such as the USS Nimitz and USS Coral Sea that were patrolling the waters near Iran. By the 1950s, the Shah was engaged in a power struggle with the Prime Minister, ..
Gerald “Gerry” Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) was a Scottish singer-songwriter best known for his solo hits “Baker Street”, “Right Down the Line” and “Night Owl”, as well as “Stuck in the Middle with You” recorded with the band Stealers Wheel. His mother taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs as ..
Geronimo was born to the Bedonkohe band of the Apache, near Turkey Creek, a tributary of the Gila River in the modern-day state of Arizona, then part of Mexico, though the Apache disputed Mexico’s claim. His grandfather (Mahko) had been chief of the Bedonkohe Apache. He had three brothers and four sisters. Geronimo was a ..
The Fresh Beat Band (formerly The Jump Arounds) is an American preschool television series created by Scott Kraft and Nadine van der Velde for Nickelodeon. The Fresh Beats are Shout, Twist, Marina, and Kiki, described as four best friends in a band who go to music school and graduate together as musicians who are determined ..
French Revolution was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799. The causes of the French Revolution are complex and are still debated among historians. Following the Seven Years War and the American Revolutionary War, the French government was deeply in debt and attempted to restore its ..
Cuban missile crisis was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba. An election was underway in the U.S. and the White House had denied Republican charges that it was ignoring dangerous Soviet missiles 90 miles from Florida. These missile preparations were ..
On January 29, 1850, Whig Senator Henry Clay gave a speech which called for compromise on the issues dividing the Union. However, Clay’s specific proposals for achieving a compromise, including his idea for Texas’ boundary, were not adopted in a single bill. Upon Clay’s urging, Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Democrat of Illinois, divided Clay’s bill ..
The American colonies had houses of worship, but what the people learned in those church services depended on where they lived. The Anglicans were already established in most of the colonies and were even part of the group of people that were “victimized” by the Puritans. However, after the dispersement of the Puritans, the number ..
Colonial history of the United States covers the history of European settlements from the start of colonization of America until their incorporation into the United States. In the late 16th century, England, France, Spain and the Netherlands launched major colonization programs in eastern North America. Non-British colonies were taken over and the inhabitants were all ..
Columbus’s voyage of discovery inaugurated a series of developments that would have vast consequences for both the Old World and the New. It transformed the diets of both the eastern and western hemispheres, helped initiate the Atlantic slave trade, spread diseases that had a devastating impact on Indian populations, and led to the establishment of ..