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William Shirley

William Shirley

William Shirley was a noted British colonial administrator and military leader. His talents were quickly recognized in his new home and he was named an Admiralty judge in 1733. From this time forward, he became an implacable foe of the French.Shirley was named the royal governor of Massachusetts in 1741.

A sword that was believed medieval, turns out to be one of the oldest in the world

A sword that was believed medieval, turns out to be one of the oldest in the world

A 5,000-year-old sword was discovered in an Armenian monastery in the Italian city of Venice, according to a statement issued this Friday by Ca 'Foscari University. It was during a visit to the Museum of Saint Lazarus of the Armenians that Vittoria Dall 'Armellina, a doctoral student and specialist in the evolution of these weapons in the ancient Middle East, found the sword in a collection of medieval objects.

USS Wisconsin BB-9 - History

USS Wisconsin BB-9 - History

USS Wisconsin BB-9(Battleship No. 9: dp. 11,564 (n.); 1. 373& 39;10& 34;, b. 72& 39;2.5& 34;, dr. 23& 39;8.1& 34; (mean); s. 16 k., cpl. 531; a. 4 13& 34;, 14 6& 34;, 16 6-pdrs., 6 1-pdrs., 4 .30-cal. mg.;cl. Illinois)The first Wisconsin (Battleship No. 9) was laid down on 9 February 1897 at San Francisco, Calif.

Coat of Arms of Joan of Arc

Coat of Arms of Joan of Arc

The coat of arms of Joan of Arc (c. 1412 - 1431 CE). Eglise de la Trinite, Vendome, France.

Capricious Life of Anne Boleyn, The Woman Behind the Church of England

Capricious Life of Anne Boleyn, The Woman Behind the Church of England

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII and therefore a queen of England. In order to marry Anne, the English king broke away from Rome and formed the Church of England.

14 August 1944

14 August 1944

14 August 1944August War at SeaGerman submarine U-618 sunk with all hands off St. NazaireEastern FrontSoviet troops begin an offensive from the Vistula PocketHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 14 August 1944, http://www.