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USS Edsall (DD-219)

USS Edsall (DD-219)

USS Edsall (DD-219) USS Edsall (DD-219) was a Clemson class destroyer that served in the Middle East and Far East in the interwar period, then took part in the disasterous attempt to defend the Dutch East Indies before being sunk by overwhelming Japanese naval forces on 1 March 1942.The Edsall was named after Norman Eckley Edsall, a sailor on the Philadelphia who was killed during an American intervention on Samoa on 1 April 1899.

Jean Froissart

Jean Froissart

Jean Froissart travelled to France and Italy and eventually settled in the Netherlands. It was while he was in retirement in the Netherlands that he wrote his most famous work. Written in four volumes, Froissart's Chronicles deals with the history of Europe between 1326 and 1400.

V-1 'ski site' at Boise Carre, Yvrench

V-1 'ski site' at Boise Carre, Yvrench

V-1 & 39;ski site& 39; at Boise Carre, Yvrench Here we see an aerial photograph of the first of the V-1 & 39;ski sites& 39; to be identified, in the Bois Carre just east of the village ofYvrench. They got their name from the V-1 storage buildings, which had a curved entrance to protect the V-1s from bomb damage.

Leonardo da Vinci - Biography, works, inventions

Leonardo da Vinci - Biography, works, inventions

Leonardo da Vinci is closely linked to "The Mona Lisa", the most famous work of the Renaissance Florentine artist and humanist. His passion for science, mathematics and geometry is reflected in all of his creations. Besides the paintings in which this great artist wanted to reproduce nature as he felt it and "real" individuals in a harmonious atmosphere, he practiced in fields as diverse as anatomy, mechanics, science, botany, the flight of planes, war machines and paves the way for Copernicus and Galileo for gravitation, star twinkling and the movement of the earth.

Broad and deep historical causes of gang violence in Mexico and El Salvador

Broad and deep historical causes of gang violence in Mexico and El Salvador

Rigth now, both Mexico and El Salvador seem to be either failed states or on the slippery slope toward becoming failed states. Some areas of Mexico are prosperous and orderly, but the US State Depa…

Kentucky Resolutions - History

Kentucky Resolutions - History

SECOND ANNUAL ADDRESS.UNITED STATES, December 8, 1798.Gentlemen of the Senate and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:While with reverence and resignation we contemplate the dispensations of Divine Providence in the alarming and destructive pestilence with which several of our cities and towns have been visited, there is cause for gratitude and mutual congratulations that the malady has disappeared and that we are again permitted to assemble in safety at the seat of Government for the discharge of our important duties.