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James Forrestal

James Forrestal

Biography of James Forrestal

Narragansett

Narragansett

When the first European settlers arrived in the region around Narragansett Bay (present-day Rhode Island) around 1635, they encountered a number of native peoples, including the Algonquian-speaking Narragansett. In 1636, the tribe’s chiefs granted Roger Williams land-use rights to establish Providence; a year later, the Narragansett joined with the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony and Connecticut in a war against the Pequot, their longtime rivals for territorial control.

Is spontaneous human combustion real?

Is spontaneous human combustion real?

For several centuries, people have debated whether human beings can spontaneously combust, or burst into flames without being ignited by an external source. Though the first known accounts of spontaneous human combustion (SHC) date all the way back to 1641, the phenomenon gained wider exposure in the 19th century after popular author Charles Dickens used it to kill off one of the characters in his novel “Bleak House.

Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talkers

Successful warfare depends on effective communication among fighting units. Encryption: coding information so that it can only be decoded by someone who has the know-how, was used to conceal the meaning of communications. Codes have often been deciphered in military history.A brief summaryNavajo Code Talkers were instrumental in U.

Canada in the Second World War

Canada in the Second World War

Canada

How Washington's Farewell Address Inspired Future Presidents

How Washington's Farewell Address Inspired Future Presidents

Hyper-partisanship. Excessive debt. Foreign influence in our elections. Sounds like a litany of some of America’s greatest challenges.But some threats never end and these topped the list of what kept George Washington up at night, fearing for the future of the nation he helped found.They were cautionary touchstones of Washington’s final revolutionary act: a Farewell Address in which the nation’s first president voluntarily stepped down from power, establishing the two-term tradition.