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Basil Hall Chamberlain

Basil Hall Chamberlain was a British academic, editor, translator, and Japanologist. Chamberlain is best known as the author of Things Japanese, which was first published in 1890

                                               

Chapman Pincher

Pincher was born on 29 March 1914 in Ambala, Punjab. His father was from Britain and his mother was American. Pincher studied at Darlington Grammar School and Kings College London.

                                               

Ernest Satow

In an overview of writings by and about Ernest Mason Satow, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 200+ works in 300+ publications in 9 languages and 4.000+library holdings. This list is not finished; you can help Wikipedia by adding to it. A Guide to Diplo ...

                                               

Laurent Mailhot

Born in Saint-Alexis on 22 September 1931, Mailhot studied at the Seminaire de Joliette. He earned a masters degree from the Universite de Montreal and a doctorate from the University of Grenoble. He began teaching at the Universite de Montreal i ...

                                               

Hendrik Willem van Loon

Hendrik Willem van Loon was a historian and childrens writer. He was born Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He moved to the United States in 1902.

                                               

Edmund Papinot

Jacques Edmund-Joseph Papinot was a French Roman Catholic priest, academic, historian, editor, Japanologist. Papinot is best known for creating an Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan which was first published in French in 1899. The wo ...

                                               

Jean de Venette

Jean de Venette was born in Venette, France. He was a chronicler of the Hundred Years War. He also recorded the events of the Black Plague, the revolt of the Jacquerie, and other historical events that occurred in his lifetime. Venette studied at ...

                                               

Eugen Ewig

Eugen Ewig was a German historian who researched the history of the early Middle Ages. He taught at the University of Mainz and Bonn University. He was considered an expert in the Merovingian period. In 1958, he founded the German Historical Rese ...

                                               

Parisa Damandan

Parisa Damandan, or Parīsā Damandān Nafīsī̄ is an Iranian photographer and art historian. She is the author of Portrait photographs from Isfahan: Faces in transition, 1920-1950, a book illustrating the history of Isfahan in the early 20th century ...

                                               

Santo Monti

Santo Monti was an Italian priest and historian. Monti was born in Como. He studied for the Catholic priesthood at the Villoresi di Monza seminary. He was ordained as a priest in 1879. The Bishop of Como encouraged Monti to study theology in Rome ...

                                               

Salvador de Madariaga

Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo was a Spanish diplomat, writer, historian and pacifist. He was the father of Nieves Mathews and professor/historian Dr. Isabel de Madariaga. He was the grandfather of Javier Solana.

                                               

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower is a tall structure in Blackpool, a North England seaside town. It was built in the style of the Eiffel Tower. Building started in 1891 and finished in 1894. It cost £45000 around $70000, is 518 ft tall and weighs 2586 tons. It is ...

                                               

Offas Dyke

Offas Dyke is a large earthwork that roughly follows the current border between England and Wales. The structure is named after Offa, the 8th century king of Mercia. He is believed to have ordered its construction. Its original purpose is not kno ...

                                               

Wats Dyke

Wats Dyke is an ancient defensive earthwork between Wales and England. The dyke is earlier than Offas Dyke, but runs along similar lines, just inside the line of the later dyke. It now looks insignificant, but originally it was a considerable con ...

                                               

Crazy Horse Memorial

The Crazy Horse Memorial is the worlds largest mountain sculpture in progress. It is in the Black Hills of South Dakota, USA. The statue depicts Crazy Horse, a famous Lakota warrior. Korczak Ziolkowski started the project in 1948 at the request o ...

                                               

Eternal Silence

Eternal Silence is a monument in Chicagos Graceland Cemetery. It is also known as the Dexter Graves Monument or the Statue of Death. The statue is a bronze sculpture set on and backdropped by black granite. It was created by American sculptor Lor ...

                                               

Four Freedoms Monument

The monument is a symbol for the Four Freedoms human beings everywhere in the world should have. This part of his speech has therefore been named the Four Freedoms Speech as well. This was before the American participation at World War II. The Fo ...

                                               

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is the biggest reflecting pool in Washington, D.C. It is right next to the Lincoln Memorial. The reflecting pool is long and can be seen in many photographs of the Washington Monument. There are paths and tree ...

                                               

Batalhão Cemetery

Batalhão Cemetery is a cemetery located in the city of Campo Maior, Piaui, Brazil. It is a historical heritage site, listed in 1938 by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute and named National Monument in 1990 by the president Jose ...

                                               

Chauchilla Cemetery

Chauchilla Cemetery is a cemetery that has prehistoric remains of prehispanics. Their bodies, which are mummified, contain artifacts. The cemetery is 30 kilometres south of the city of Nazca in Peru.

                                               

Find a Grave

It was started by Jim Tipton, in 1995 to help people who wanted to visit the graves of famous people. After some time, an online forum was created on the site. The site claims to have over 121 million burial records from all over the world.

                                               

Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard is a cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. It surrounds Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town. Burials have been held since the late 16th century. The kirk and its monuments are protected as a category A-listed building. The kirkyard is ...

                                               

Saburtalo Pantheon

The Saburtalo Pantheon is a cemetery in Tbilisi, Georgia, where some of the most prominent writers, artists, scholars, scientists and political activists of Georgia are buried. It was opened in 1970s. It closed but opened in 2002 again. The panth ...

                                               

INS Dakar Memorial

The INS Dakar Memorial is a memorial dedicated to the 69 soldiers of the Israeli Navy of the submarine INS Dakar who died in the Mediterranean Sea in 1969. The remains of the submarine were found in 1999. The memorial is located in the Garden of ...

                                               

Memorial for the Defenders of the Old City of Jerusalem

The memorial for the Defenders of the Old City of Jerusalem is a memorial dedicated to the Israeli soldiers who fought for the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The memorial is located at the entrance t ...

                                               

Gettysburg National Cemetery

Gettysburg National Cemetery is on Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A short time after the Battle of Gettysburg the place was bought. The Union dead were moved from shallow burial places on the battlefield to the cemetery. It was suppor ...

                                               

Eoarchaean

The Eoarchaean is the first geological era in the Archaean eon that began 4 billion years ago, and ended 3.6 billion years ago. Before it was the Hadean It is followed by the Palaeoarchaean. The Eoarchaean is the earliest period of geology after ...

                                               

Brixton riot (1981)

Brixton in south London was a very poor inner-city area with many problems - high unemployment, much crime, bad housing. Many black people, mostly of Caribbean origin, lived there. Many people there did not like the police.

                                               

1994 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot

The 1994 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot was a riot that took place on June 14, 1994 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was the first riot in Vancouver since the tour opener for The Rolling Stones which lead to a clash between police officers ...

                                               

2001 Bradford riots

The Bradford Riots were a short but intense period of rioting which began on 7 July 2001, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It was a result of heightened tension between the large and growing ethnic minority communities and the citys white ma ...

                                               

2011 England riots

Rioting took place in several English cities, and towns, between 6 and 10 August 2011. Looting and arson also took place at this time. The riots started when a demonstration took place, on 6 August 2011, about the polices shooting of Mark Duggan ...

                                               

Balkan Wars

The Balkan Wars were a series of wars fought in the Balkan Peninsula in 1912 and 1913. The First Balkan War was fought by Greece, Serbia, Montenegro and Bulgaria the Balkan League against the Ottoman Empire. The main objective of the Balkan Leagu ...

                                               

First War of Scottish Independence

The First War of Scottish Independence lasted from the outbreak of the war in 1296 until the 1328. The Scots were defeated at Dunbar on 27 April 1296. John Balliol abdicated in Montrose castle on 10 July 1296. John was imprisoned in the Tower of ...

                                               

Second War of Scottish Independence

The Second War of Scottish Independence began in 1333 when Edward III of England did not accept the 1328 Treaty of Northampton any more, under which England recognised the legitimacy of the dynasty established by Robert Bruce. Edward was determin ...

                                               

Civil war

A civil war is a war that takes place between two or more groups in one country. While civil wars can take place for many of reasons, there are two common reasons. The first is because the different groups disagree about who should be in charge, ...

                                               

1999 East Timorese crisis

The 1999 East Timorese crisis was a conflict. Militia who did not like the independence in East Timor started the conflict when they attacked civilians. These attacks led to more violence all over the country. Most of the violence occurred in the ...

                                               

Darfur conflict

The Darfur conflict is an ongoing military conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, the third largest country in Africa. It is a conflict along ethnic and tribal lines that began in 2003. Many people and the United States Government, consider it t ...

                                               

Irish Civil War

The Irish Civil War followed the Irish War of Independence. It went along with the beginning of the Irish Free State. It was independent from the United Kingdom but stayed a part of the British Empire. The conflict was between two opposing groups ...

                                               

Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars fought over the throne of England between supporters of the House of Lancaster, the Lancastrians, and supporters of the House of York, the Yorkists. Both houses were branches of the Plantagenet ro ...

                                               

Battle of Chosin Reservoir

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir was an important battle in the Korean War. United Nations Command, led by the United States, occupied North Korea, after their attack on South Korea. China entered the war after issuing several warnings to the Unite ...

                                               

Korean Demilitarized Zone

The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a piece of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula almost in half, crossing the 38th parallel. The west end of the DMZ ...

                                               

First Battle of Maryang San

The Battle of Maryang San is known as Australias greatest accomplishment in the Korean War. The battle occurred when the US General George Fleet called for forces to capture some positions just prior to the signing of the truce at Panmanjan.

                                               

M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H was an American media franchise that had several novels and a movie. Several television series have also been based on it. These include M*A*S*H, M*A*S*H, AfterMASH and Trapper John, M.D.

                                               

M*A*S*H (TV series)

M*A*S*H is an American television sitcom made by Larry Gelbart about doctors in a mobile. It was inspired by MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. It stars Alan Alda as the main character. It was very popular, lasting 11 seasons, and having one ...

                                               

Civil disobedience act

In December 1929, the Indian National Congress Party agreed to start a movement for complete independence from British rule. The Party decided to start a movement named to disobey British rule. It became the civil disobedience movement. They deci ...

                                               

Frankfurt Parliament

The Frankfurt Parliament was the first freely elected parliament for all of Germany. Session was held from May 18, 1848 to May 31, 1849 in the Paulskirche, Frankfurt|Paulskirche at Frankfurt am Main. It was elected during the "March Revolution" i ...

                                               

French Revolution of 1848

The February 1848 Revolution in France ended the reign of King Louis-Philippe, and led to the creation of the French Second Republic. The revolution established the principle of the "right to work" droit au travail, and decided to establish "Nati ...

                                               

July Revolution

The French Revolution of 1830, also known as the July Revolution, was the throwing off of Charles X of France from power. His cousin Louis-Philippe, the Duc dOrleans became king. However, after 18 hard years on the throne, he, also, would be take ...

                                               

Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution was a series of revolutions in the Russian Empire during 1917. The events destroyed the Tsarist autocracy, and helped to create the Soviet Union. The first revolution was on 8 March 1917, but in Russia it was recorded as 28 ...

                                               

Seven Years War

The Seven Years War lasted from 1756 to 1763 and involved most of the great powers in Europe. At first, the war was made up of two conflicts. One was mainly between Britain and France, and the other was between Prussia and its enemies: France, Au ...