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It tells of his efforts to have legislation reversed, during a period in which automobiles were banned on Prince Edward Island. At nineteen two years after the last spike had connecting Eastern Canada to the West he accepted a position as station agent and dispatcher in Port Arthur now Thunder Bay with Canadian Pacific serving there during and In he married Margaret Sinclair , of Summerside when both were twenty-one, and the young couple moved to Sandpoint, Idaho where he had a similar role as station agent with the Northern Pacific Railway from While part of a growing state, compared to the comforts of established communities on the East Coast it was a desolate wilderness location for his young wife, and thus they returned home after three years, bringing home souvenirs of their western adventures. A tomahawk with several notches apparently indicating scalps taken by the original owner and a stuffed caribou head trophy were reminders of their western experience. Their first child was born in in Summerside; eventually they had four children. On Prince Edward Island again, he embarked on a business career, starting as a bookkeeper for a firm of merchants, and from there he moved into a role as insurance agent in Summerside.

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History of Technology Heroes and Villains – A little light reading Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved. You may find the Search Engine , the Technology Timeline or the Hall of Fame quicker if you are looking for something or somebody in particular.

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Chinese prehistory Archaeological evidence suggests that early hominids inhabited China between , and 2. Chinese tradition names the first dynasty Xia , but it was considered mythical until scientific excavations found early Bronze Age sites at Erlitou in Henan Province in Some of the thousands of life-size Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty , ca.

The Great Wall of China was built by several dynasties over two thousand years to protect the sedentary agricultural regions of the Chinese interior from incursions by nomadic pastoralists of the northern steppes. The first Chinese dynasty that left historical records, the loosely feudal Shang Yin , settled along the Yellow River in eastern China from the 17th to the 11th century BC. The oracle bone script of the Shang Dynasty represent the oldest forms of Chinese writing found and the direct ancestor of modern Chinese characters used throughout East Asia.

The Shang were invaded from the west by the Zhou , who ruled from the 12th to the 5th century BC, until air centralized authority was slowly eroded by feudal warlords. Many independent states eventually emerged out of the weakened Zhou state, and continually waged war with each other in the Spring and Autumn Period , only occasionally deferring to the Zhou king. By the time of the Warring States Period , are were seven powerful sovereign states, each with its own king, ministry and army.

The Qin Dynasty lasted only fifteen years, falling soon after Qin Shi Huang’s death, as its harsh legalist and authoritarian policies led to widespread rebellion.

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This is also the most precipitation received for any calendar day in Jan. Temperatures remained at freezing or slightly below over some sections of the S’rn portion of E’rn PA as rain and drizzle fell. This caused a coating of ice on roadways which resulted in hundreds of injuries and 3 deaths in auto accidents.

London Metropolitan Archives (formerly Greater London Record Office), 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB – holds the archives of the Greater London Council, the London and Middlesex County Councils and their predecessors. Note it is usually closed first two weeks of November for stocktaking.

Edit President Lincoln signed into law two Confiscation Acts , the first on August 6, , and the second on July 17, , that safeguarded fugitive slaves from the Confederacy that came over into Union lines and gave them indirect emancipation contingent if their masters continued insurrection against the United States. The laws allowed the confiscation of lands for colonization from those who aided and supported the rebellion. However, these laws had only had limited effects; were not funded by Congress; or entirely enforced by Attorney General Edward Bates.

In July , President Lincoln authorized the recruitment of freed slaves into the Union army and seizure of any Confederate property for military purposes. This was done under the authority of the Confiscation Acts and an amended Force Bill of Lincoln was concerned that Freedmen would not be well treated in the United States by Whites both in the North and South.

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History of Traffic Signal Design Control of traffic has been an issue in larger cities for centuries. Even before motor vehicles, police had to keep the movement of horse drawn vehicles, streetcars and pedestrians safe and orderly. Typical traffic control was provided by police officers who wore white gloves and blew whistles.

In illuminated traffic signal was installed in London near the Houses of Parliament. It was designed to aid the traffic policeman there, particularly during hours of darkness when visibility was poor. The device had semaphore arms to signal drivers and pedestrians during the day and it had red and green lenses illuminated by gas for viewing at night.

Matthew “Matt” Anderson was the third team leader for the Anomaly Research Centre; following its revival and Danny Quinn’s disappearance. Though loyal to the ARC, he was also an agent; secretly sent from the future to stop an apocalypse with the Anomalies from destroying all life on Earth.

Syon House The Syon estate[ edit ] Syon House , the London residence of the Duke of Northumberland , is a large mansion and park in Syon ward, described above, that has long been shared with Isleworth. Some of its seasonally marshy land is now a public nature reserve. The estate has a hotel Hilton London Syon Park , visitor centre and garden centre. Syon Abbey , demolished and replaced with reworked gatehouses by the newer mansion, had the largest abbey church in England in the Middle Ages.

The location of Syon Abbey in the park was unknown until archeological investigations in the grounds in for the television series Time Team and revealed the foundations of the abbey church. It was larger than Westminster Abbey is now, but no above-ground structure remains.

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More people required ways to move about the city a situation which led to the opening of the underground in the same decade and businesses multiplied, requiring ways in which to transport goods from shops or warehouses by road to the closest train station. Markets increased in size and vendors had to carry more produce to sell, often they carried by hand, but usually a donkey and cart would be employed. By the middle of the decade, trains were beginning to surpass the waterways as a means to transport goods about the country, and as local shipping trades diminished in London , the trains took over, and traders needed to get their produce to the trains.

This invariably happened by road. On top of this, personal vehicle ownership was increasing as the upper classes purchased, or sometimes hired, carriages, and the increase in population AND tourism British people could now use the trains to visit their capital city rather than spend days travelling by horse gave rise in the number of cabs and public carriages — especially outside train stations, ready to ferry newly arrived tourists around.

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Some people compared the wild scene to rioting in downtown L. Whether it is a rap “concert,” basketball game, track-and-field event, a movie, or just a Saturday night in a shopping district, anything that attracts blacks will attract trouble. In Kansas City, Missouri, the Country Club Plaza is an upscale outdoor shopping center encompassing a few city blocks. It has a number of restaurants and stores, all of which are relatively pricey and attract large numbers of suburban whites, usually from Johnson County, Kansas.

Unfortunately, it is on the northern end of an oasis in a typical urban wasteland. If you go to the west you will find the bar district of Westport which is relatively safe because it attracts mostly whites , if you go south you will find expensive homes and yuppie neighborhoods. However, to the north and east are black ghettos. Due to private security and police, the Plaza had managed to remain relatively safe from black wildings that have plauged so many other locales around the United States.

On Saturday night, hundreds of Negro “youths” went rampaging like a bachelor herd of wildebeests. Between and Negroes swarmed the Plaza, damaging property, attacking actual shoppers, harassing motorists by banging on windows and jumping in front of cars, firing off guns or fireworks, breaking store windows, robbing people, seriously injuring at least one person, and fighting amongst themselves. The police had to block of roads and unleash pepper spray on these clowders of chaos.

Naturally, the liberal media referred to the Negroes as “youths” without detailing their rac e, but non-establishment sources revealed that they were black as most people who read the MSM stories probably suspected.

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Introduction The invention of the motor vehicle meant that roads were no longer meant for pedestrians and animal — drawn carts alone. The invention called for improvement of the state of the roads, which led to increased speeds and danger to road users. This then called for a proper control or channelization of traffic to increase efficiency of the roads in traffic performance.

The China Trade and the Asiatic Squadron John Quentin Feller CONTRARY to the prevailing notion that the Sino-American porcelain trade had declined by the eve of the Civil War.

GLIAS intends to support this proposal, and therefore if any previous contributors to the Newsletter objects to this, would they please raise their objection with the secretary at secretary GLIAS. The Mid-Kent Railway and the Addiscombe Railway The area of the London Borough of Croydon has had at one time or another something like 25 railway stations, of which 16 are still open for business. Of the short stretches of line closed for railway purposes, large parts of two, on the West Croydon to Wimbledon and Elmers End to Selsdon lines, are now in use by the Croydon Tramlink.

Part on one, the end of the former Central Croydon branch, has long been a public garden, the remainder and associated sidings now lying under the Fairfield Halls and adjoining converted car park. The kilometer of closed line from Woodside to Addiscombe is now being converted into a linear park. That undertaking, which hardly entered the fringes of the historic county of Kent and never laid any track in what is now the administrative county, was authorised by an Act of Parliament in , having designs on penetrating the county as an alternative route to the Channel port, and also the heart of Croydon: Plans to reach central Croydon were slightly more successful.

Under and Act a line was built, branching off the earlier Mid-Kent line at New Beckenham, to serve a terminus at Addiscombe opened in , this being short of central Croydon by about half a mile.

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The valley of the Clyde is closely confined by hills, and the city extends far over these, the irregularity of its site making for picturesqueness. The commercial centre of Glasgow, with the majority of important public buildings, lies on the north bank of the river, which traverses the city from W. The uppermost is Dalmarnock Bridge, dating from , and next below it is Rutherglen Bridge, rebuilt in , and superseding a structure of

Norwegian emigration leaped from 4, in to 15, in ; Swedish departures increased dramatically to 21, in from 5, the previous year; and Danish emigration, though not as spectacular in terms of numbers, more than doubled from to , from 2, to 4,

She reigned for more than 60 years, longer than any other British monarch. Her reign was a period of significant social, economic and technological change, which saw the expansion of Britain’s industrial power and of the British empire. It was the most significant radical pressure group of the 19th century. Abolitionists campaigned against the system and in the Caribbean there were widespread protests. When the apprenticeship period ended in , over , slaves were freed in the British Caribbean.

The former slaves received nothing. The completion of the Kilsby Tunnel enabled the full mile line, designed by the engineer Robert Stephenson, to be opened. London-Birmingham was the first railway line into the capital city, with passengers disembarking in the newly-designed Euston station. The line precipitated the first of the great railway booms.

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The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds: The graveyard was attached to Ynysgau Independent Chapel, which was built in and inaugurated in The remains of those buried at Ynysgau Chapel were exhumed between 10th – 27th October , and re-interred at the Ffrwyd section of the Cefn Cemetery.

The old church building sat next to the original church site on Pownal St. for 20 years serving the congregation as a meeting space during the construction period and as a church hall until the new hall was added to the stone church in ‘s.

The first known traffic signal appeared in London in near the Houses of Parliament. Designed by JP Knight, it featured two semaphore arms and two gas lamps. The earliest electric traffic lights include Lester Wire’s two-color version set up in Salt Lake City circa , James Hoge’s system US patent 1, , installed in Cleveland by the American Traffic Signal Company in , and William Potts’ 4-way red-yellow-green lights introduced in Detroit beginning in New York City traffic towers began flashing three-color signals also in Garrett Morgan’s cross-shaped, crank-operated semaphore was not among the first half-hundred patented traffic signals, nor was it “automatic” as is sometimes claimed, nor did it play any part in the evolution of the modern traffic light.

Gas Mask Garrett Morgan in ? The invention of the gas mask predates Morgan’s breathing device by several decades. Early versions were constructed by the Scottish chemist John Stenhouse in and the physicist John Tyndall in the s, among many other inventors prior to World War I. Peanut Butter George Washington Carver who began his peanut research in ?

Peanuts, which are native to the New World tropics, were mashed into paste by Aztecs hundreds of years ago. Evidence of modern peanut butter comes from US patent issued to Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec in , for a process of milling roasted peanuts between heated surfaces until the peanuts reached “a fluid or semi-fluid state.

Louis, manufactured peanut butter and sold it out of barrels. Kellogg, of cereal fame, secured US patent in for his “Process of Preparing Nutmeal,” which produced a “pasty adhesive substance” that Kellogg called “nut-butter.

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He told them that they were the possessors of a magnificent tradition of education, beauty, rule of law, freedom, decency, and self-discipline but that tradition could not be saved, and did not deserve to be saved, unless it could be extended to the lower classes in England itself and to the non-English masses throughout the world. If this precious tradition were not extended to these two great majorities, the minority of upper-class Englishmen would ultimately be submerged by these majorities and the tradition lost.

To prevent this, the tradition must be extended to the masses and to the empire.

20 American Inventions That Changed the World. Updated on October 25, Jameshank. more. An early version of the traffic light was introduced in London in ; however, it was declared a public health hazard after a police officer was badly injured while operating it, and the project was immediately stopped. Players would control a.

Print version This is, to the best of our knowledge, the world’s first open content US History Textbook. The users are invited to tweak and refine this book until there is nothing better available. The authors are confident that this will happen because of the success of the Wikipedia site. Europeans “discovered” and colonized the North American continent and, even after they lost political control over its territory, their influence has predominated due to a common language, social ideals, and culture.

Therefore, when endeavoring to understand the history of the United States, it is helpful to briefly describe their European origin. Greece and Rome See also: By BCE, various Greek city-states, sharing a language and a culture based on slavery, pioneered novel political cultures. In the Greek city of Athens, by about BCE, the male citizens who owned land began to elect their leaders. These elections by the minority of a minority represent the first democracy in the world.

Other states in Greece experimented with other forms of rule, as in the totalitarian state of Sparta. These polities existed side by side, sometimes warring with each other, at one time combining against an invading army from Persia. Ancient Athens is known for its literary achievements in drama, history, and personal narrative. The individual city-states did not usually see themselves as a single entity. The conqueror Alexander the Great, who called himself a Greek, actually was a native of the non-Greek state of Macedon.

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