In 1696, Henry Every was an English pirate who vanished after perpetrating one of the most profitable pirate raids in history; despite a worldwide manhunt and an enormous bounty on his head, Every was never heard from again.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed in 1949 to protect Western Europe from Soviet aggression. It was countered in 1955 by the Warsaw Pact, formed by the Soviet Union and its European satellites. Shown here is President Truman signing the treaty that created NATO.
Shannon Ryan offers this general history as an introduction to early Newfoundland. The economy and social, military, and political issues are dealt with in a straightforward narrative that will appeal to general readers as well as students of Newfoundland and Labrador history.
Three students from Bethune-Cookman U. attended the People’s Inauguration, a rally organized by NAACP chapters and Howard U. students a day after President Trump was inaugurated. The rally, which preceded the Women’s March on Washington, expressed opposition to Mr. Trump's administration and the policies he proposed as a candidate.
Christopher Columbus (unknown; before 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements in the island of Hispaniola.
https://flic.kr/p/cnxXQo | The Death of General Wolfe at Quebec (1759) | Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 The Seven Years' War began as a conflict in North America between the French and British colonial forces. It spread to the European continent, and is considered to be the first global war. The initial outbreak of hostilities occurred in 1754, but Britain did not formally declare war May of 1756. Battles were fought throughout the areas that we now know as the northeastern United States…