Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
Whittier, Alaska: A Small Town Inside This Building...

(Photo: Begich Towers by Reed Young)In 1956, the US Army built this building as a barracks. The Army is gone now, but the town that grew up around the small base still lives there. Almost all of the residents of Whittier...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/08/Whittier-Alaska-A-Small-Town-Inside-This-Building/
This Is the Check That Paid for Alaska...

(Photo: US National Archives)It's Treasury Warrant #927. With it, the United States government purchased Alaska from the Tsar of Russia on March 30, 1867. The document instructs the Treasury to give Edouard de Stoeckl, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/05/This-Is-the-Check-That-Paid-for-Alaska/
200 Years Ago Today: The Treaty of Ghent Ends the War of 1812...

(The Signing of the Treaty of Ghent by Amedee Forestier)The headline is a bit truncated. Although the treaty which ended the war between the United States and the United Kingdom was signed on Christmas Eve of 1814, it di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/24/200-Years-Ago-Today-The-Treaty-of-Ghent-Ends-the-War-of-1812/
1782: The American Plot to Kidnap the Future King of England...

(Painting of King William IV by Sir Martin Arthur Shee)Prince William Henry was the son of George III, the King of Great Britain and Ireland and the man whom the United States Declaration of Independence called a tyrant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/19/The-American-Plot-to-Kidnap-the-Future-King-of-England/
During World War I, British Tanks Were Designated as "Male" or "Female"...

(Photo: Imperial War Museum)How would a soldier know if his tank was male or female? It would be necessary to make an anatomical inspection. Heavy tanks with cannons were male. Lighter tanks with multiple machine guns we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/30/During-World-War-I-Tanks-Were-Designated-as-Male-or-Female/
This Is What a Computer Looked Like in 1957...

This photo, according to a document from the government Norfolk County, UK, is a photo of the city of Norwich taking delivery of its first computer. It's an Elliott 405, a computer manufactured by Elliott Brothers, a now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/14/This-Is-What-a-Computer-Looked-Like-in-1957/
The Submarine That Sank a Train: The Extraordinary Raid of the USS Barb...

The USS Barb was a Gato-class submarine operated by the United States in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Under the leadership of Commander Eugene B. Fluckey, who would be awarded a Medal of Honor and 4 Navy Crosse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/The-Submarine-That-Sank-a-Train-The-Extraordinary-Raid-of-the-USS-Barb/
How George Washington’s Bad Teeth Helped Win the Revolutionary War...

(Portrait by Rembrandt Peale)As he aged, George Washington gradually lost his teeth. Throughout his life, he consulted a variety of dentists to provide dentures for him.In 1781, General Washington commanded the army watc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/How-George-Washingtons-Bad-Teeth-Helped-Win-the-Revolutionary-War/
The American Monument to an Enemy Spy...

(Photo: Rolf Müller)In the village of Tappan...  ...y Condemned Him To Death Just The Same." Military History 21.2 (2004): 18. Biography Reference Bank. Web. 4...  ...ican Revolution 1775-1783: An Encyclopedia. 1985. History Study Center. Web. 4 Nov. 2014.“Andre Monum...  ...iot For Whom? Benedict Arn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/05/The-American-Monument-to-an-Enemy-Spy/
Torghatten—The Mountain with a Hole in It...

(Photo: Tristan Schmurr)This is Torghatten, a mountain in Brønnøy, Norway. There’s a hole that goes right through the center of it. The hole is 160 meters long, 20 meters wide, and 25 meters high.(Pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/31/TorghattenThe-Mountain-with-a-Hole-in-It/




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