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Author Edith Wharton is born

Author Edith Wharton is born

On January 24, 1862, Edith Wharton is born to an old and wealthy New York family. She grew up in an opulent world where pre-Civil War society tried to keep the nouveau riche at bay. Wharton, expected to become a typical wife, mother, and hostess, instead showed intellectual talent and began to write at an early age.

Garrison And His Liberator(183l) By Goldwin Smith - History

Garrison And His Liberator(183l) By Goldwin Smith - History

Emancipation immediate, unconditional, and without compensation—such was the platform on which Garrison had now taken his stand, and such were the doctrines which the Liberator, as soon as it got fairly under way, began to preach. The first article followed upon the belief in the utter wrongfulness and sinfulness of slavery, which was the necessary basis of the moral and religious movement, and in grasping which Garrison had fasped the sole and certain assurance of victory.

Bollinger APA-234 - History

Bollinger APA-234 - History

BollingerBollinger is a county in Missouri.(APA-234: dp. 6720; 1. 455& 39;; b. 62& 39;; dr. 24& 39;; s. 17.5 k.;cpl. 536; a. 15& 34; ; cl. Haskell)Bollinger (APA-234) was launched 19 November 1944 by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. T. Mead; transferred to the Navy 8 December 1944; and commissioned the next day, Commander C.

Kublai Khan - Biography, Death and Achievements

Kublai Khan - Biography, Death and Achievements

Kublai Khan was the grandson of Genghis Khan and the founder of the Yuan Dynasty in 13th-century China. He was the first Mongol to rule over China when he conquered the Song Dynasty of southern China in 1279. Kublai (also spelled Kubla or Khubilai) relegated his Chinese subjects to the lowest class of society and even appointed foreigners, such as Venetian explorer Marco Polo, to important positions over Chinese officials.

Gordon Hodgson

Gordon Hodgson

Biography of footballer Gordon Hodgson

Book of Exodus

Book of Exodus

Fragment of the book of Exodus, Text page, Walters Manuscript W.739, fol. 1r This fragment from the Book of Exodus is a bifolium presenting the text of Exodus 21:16-35a on fol. 1 and 23:5b-21a on...