Department of English

Welcome to The Department of English at BATNA University

August 2018

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Calendar Calendar

A Guide For Creative Thinking

Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:12 am by BHSoft

A Guide For Creative Thinking by Brian Tracy
Einstein once said, “Every child is born a genius.” But the reason why most people do not function at genius levels is because they are not aware of how creative and smart they really are.I call it the “Schwarzenegger effect.” No one would look at a person such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and think how lucky he is to have been born with such …


Africain Literature

Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:15 pm by Lily

Things Fall Apart is a 1959 English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. The title of the novel comes from [url=http://www.answers.com/topic/william-butler-yeats-3]


Algeria's Newspapers ...

Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:11 pm by Lily

study study study study



http://www.algeria press.com/
http://www.algeria press.com/alkhabar.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/elwatan.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/echoroukonline.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/elmoudjahid.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/liberte.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/horizons.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/el-massa.htm
[url=http://www.algeria-press.com/ech-chaab.htm]…


Algerian Vote

Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:39 pm by Lily

Algerians are voting in a presidential election which opposition groups have described as a charade.












American English

Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:00 pm by Maria

Going to is pronounced GONNA when it is used to show the future. But it is never reduced when it means going from one place to another.

We're going to grab a bite to eat. = We're gonna grab a bite to eat.
I'm going to the office tonight. = I'm going to the office tonight.

2. Want to and want a are both pronounced WANNA and wants to is pronounced WANSTA. Do you want to can also be reduced …

American Slangs

Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:54 pm by Maria

airhead: stupid person.
"Believe it or not, Dave can sometimes act like an airhead!"

amigo: friend (from Spanish).
"I met many amigos at Dave's ESL Cafe."

ammunition: toilet paper.
"Help! We're completely out of ammunition!"

antifreeze: alcohol.
"I'm going to need a lot of antifreeze tonight!"

armpit: dirty, unappealing place.


An Introduction to the British Civilization

Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:54 am by Maria

University of Batna First Year
English Department G: 6-7-8-9
General Culture

[center]An Introduction to the British Civilization

*The United Kingdom :

Full Name : The UK's full and official name is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

Location: The United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country …

Announcements and News

Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:55 am by Lily


"Dear students , we would like to inform you that , from now on , your marks can be consulted through your Website ...Let's surf ! bounce bounce Wink

Applying for Research Study in the Department of English

Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:32 pm by Lily

Applying for Research Study in the Department of English

The process of applying for a research studentship begins with the identification of a potential supervisor. If you already know a staffmember who is willing to work with you to develop a research proposal,please start by contacting them. If you do not have a supervisor inmind already, …



    Today in History

    Share
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:40 pm

    Today in History

    Jefferson Memorial
    -Edict of Nantes: Henry IV granted freedom of religion to the Huguenots of France (1598); the edict was repealed by Louis XIV in 1685
    -Messiah: Handeloratorio premiered in Dublin's New Musick Hall; proceeds went to local hospitals for the mentally ill (1742)
    -Jefferson Memorial: was dedicated in Washington, DC, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth (1943)
    -Tiger Woods: won his first major golf tournament, the Masters, by a record 12 strokes, at age 21 (1997)
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:54 pm

    Today in History

    Galileo Galilei


    • Galileo: Italian scientist's heresy trial began during the Inquisition (1633)
    • US Civil War: started when Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter (1861)
    • Yuri Gagarin: cosmonaut became the first human in space, orbiting Earth in 89 minutes aboard the Vostok I (1961)

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:03 pm

    1951:President Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur from hiscommands during the Korean War after the general publicly criticized the administration's war policy.
    Learn more about Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

    1970:Apollo 13 blasts off toward the moon; an explosion two days later forces astronauts to abort the mission and make a daring return to Earth.
    Learn more about the Apollo program.

    1979: Idi Amin is overthrown as president of Uganda; during his brutal regime, an estimated 300,000 civilians were killed.
    Learn more about Idi Amin.

    2006: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, announces that his country has successfully enriched uranium for the first time.
    Learn more about Iran.
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:10 pm


    Emiliano Zapata
    Today in History

    • Titanic: luxury liner set out on its ill-fated maiden voyage (1912)
    • Emiliano Zapata: Mexican revolutionary leader known for his battle cry of "land and liberty" was killed by soldiers (1919)
    • The Beatles: Paul McCartney announced the group's disbandment (1970)
    • Euthanasia: the Netherlands legalized mercy killings and physician-assisted suicide for patients enduring unmanageable pain or terminal illness (2001)
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    A letter By Saddam Hussein

    Post by Lily on Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:30 am




    To the great nation, to the people of our country, and humanity, Many of you have known the writer of this letter to be faithful, honest, caring for others, wise, of sound judgment, just, decisive, careful with the wealth of the people and the state ... and that his heart is big enough to embrace all without discrimination.
    You have known your brother and leader very well and he never bowed to the despots and, in accordance with the wishes of those who loved him, remained a sword and a banner.
    This is how you want your brother, son or leader to be ... and those who will lead you (in the future) should have the same qualifications.
    Here, I offer my soul to God as a sacrifice, and if He wants, He will send it to heaven with the martyrs, or, He will postpone that ... so let us be patient and depend on Him against the unjust nations.
    Remember that God has enabled you to become an example of love,forgiveness and brotherly coexistence ... I call on you not to hate because hate does not leave a space for a person to be fair and it makes you blind and closes all doors of thinking and keeps away one from balanced thinking and making the right choice.
    I also call on you not to hate the peoples of the other countries that attacked us and differentiate between the decision-makers and peoples. Anyone who repents - whether in Iraq or abroad - you must forgive him.
    You should know that among the aggressors, there are people who support your struggle against the invaders, and some of them volunteered for the legal defence of prisoners, including Saddam Hussein ... some of these people wept profusely when they said goodbye to me.
    Dear faithful people, I say goodbye to you, but I will be with the merciful God who helps those who take refuge in him and who will never disappoint any faithful, honest believer ... God is Great ... God is great ... Long live our nation ... Long live our great struggling people ... Long live Iraq, long live Iraq ... Long live Palestine ...Long live jihad and the mujahedeen (the insurgency). Saddam Hussein President and Commander in Chief of the Iraqi Mujahed Armed Forces Additional clarification note:
    I have written this letter because the lawyers told me that the so-called criminal court — established and named by the invaders — will allow the so-called defendants the chance for a last word. But that court and its chief judge did not give us the chance to say a word, and issued its verdict without explanation and read out the sentence — dictated by the invaders — without presenting the evidence. I wanted the people to know this.
    — Letter by Saddam Hussein

    صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:04 am


    Saddam Statue Toppling
    Today in History


    • Public library: America's first tax-supported public library was founded in Peterborough, New Hampshire(1833)
    • US Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ending the war (1865)
    • Saddam Hussein: statue of Iraqi dictator was toppled in Baghdad, signifying the end of the Baath regime (2003)
    • Prince Charles: married Camilla Parker-Bowles (2005)
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:57 am

    Today in History

    • Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co.: US Supreme Court ruled that the income tax in effect at the time was unconstitutional (1895)

    • Times Square: Manhattan area was renamed in honor of then-tenant The New York Times (1904)

    • Clint Eastwood: movie star was elected mayor of Carmel by-the-Sea (1986)

    Carmel, California
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:06 am

    Today in History

    The 'Mars Odyssey'

    • World Health Organization: was established by the United Nations (1948)
    • domino theory: US President Dwight Eisenhower first articulated the idea that if one country fell to Communism, the surrounding ones would as well (1954)
    • Rwandan genocide: 100-day massacre began; more than a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu extremists (1994)
    • Mars Odyssey: robotic satellite took off; it continues to orbit the red planet (2001)
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:39 pm


    Pocahontas
    Today in History

    • Pocahontas: Algonquian princess married English colonist John Rolfe, a tobacco planter (1614)
    • veto: was used by a US president for 1st time — by George Washington; it was another half century before Congress first overrode a presidential veto (1792)
    • Akashi Kaikyō Bridge: Japanese "Pearl Bridge" opened; it links Kobe to Awaji Island and is the world's longest suspension bridge (1998)


    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:56 pm


    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • NATO: was established with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty by 12 Western nations (1949)
    • The Beatles: held all of the top 5 places on the Billboard Hot 100 (1964)
    • Martin Luther King, Jr.: was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis,Tennessee, where he was supporting striking sanitation workers (1968)
    • World Trade Center: a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the opening of the Twin Towers (1973)
    • Microsoft: software behemoth was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico (1975)

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:55 pm

    Today in History

    • Jesse James: outlaw met his end, shot in the back by a member of his own gang (1882)
    • Marshall Plan: President Truman signed over some $13 billion in aid for post-war Europe (1948)
    • TV Guide: was published for the first time, with the infant Desi Arnaz, Jr., on the cover (1953)
    • Unabomber: mail-order anti-technology terrorist Theodore Kaczynski was arrested in his cabin outside Lincoln, Montana (1996)

    Jesse James
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:59 am


    Florida
    Today in History

    • Florida: Juan Ponce de León discovered this state's flowery coast, naming it for Pascua florida ("flowery Easter"); he was searching for the Fountain of Youth (1513)
    • "The world must be made safe for democracy": with these words, US President Woodrow Wilson urged Congress to enter WWI (1917)
    • Falkland Islands War: Argentina invaded British-occupied Falkland Islands; Argentina's defeat within a few months discredited its military government, and civilian rule was restored the following year (1982)

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    April Fools' Day

    Post by Lily on Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:49 pm

    The first mention of this custom is a curt note in Aubrey: ‘Fooles holy day. We observe it on ye first of April. And so it is kept in Germany everywhere.(Aubrey, 1686, 1880: 10). It must have reached England from Germany or France in the mid-17th century, and quickly became very popular under the name All Fools' Day; 18th-century writers call it ‘universal’. At this period it was an adult amusement; people tried to trick one another into going on ridiculous errands, seeking nonexistent objects such as pigeon's milk or a biography of Eve's mother, and so on.Individual hoaxing of this kind grew rare among adults in the 19th century, but in recent decades impersonal media hoaxes have become popular; every year, press and television produce a crop of plausible, poker-faced absurdities ingeniously disguised as news items. On 1 April 1970 BBC radio broadcast a tribute to a non-existent scholar and philanthropist, in which various celebrities took part.The Times, abandoning its rule that hoaxes should be ignored, did report this one; readers were amused, not angry. The idea was increasingly imitated, for example by the Guardian's n1977 account of the delightful but imaginary island of Sans Serif.Children's tricks can be directed either against adults or against one another.Some are novel, as when some Bradford sixth-formers in 1970 advertised their school as being for sale, but most are traditional in form; they give false warnings and disconcerting news, and mock those who believe them, play simple practical jokes, send people on futile errands (Opie and Opie, 1959: 243-7). As with other children's customs, there is a time limit; anyone attempting a trick after midday is taunted:April Fool is gone and past,
    You're the biggest fool at last.
    April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day,holiday of uncertain origin, known for practical joking and celebrated on the first of April. Prior to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1564, the date was observed as New Year's Day by cultures as varied as the Roman and the Hindu. The holiday is considered to be related to the festival of the vernal equinox, which occurs on Mar. 21. The English gave April Fool's Day its first widespread celebration during the 18th cent.April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokesfriends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: like UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool".Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day. Another origin is that April 1 was counted the first day of the year in France. When King Charles IX changed that to January 1, some people stayed with April 1. Those who did were called "April Fools" and were taunted by their neighbors.
    Origins


    Wikipedia's Main Page on April 1, 2007. The featured article write-up purposely confuses U.S. President George Washington with an inventor of the same name.The origin of April Fools' Day is obscure. One likely theory is that the modern holiday was first celebrated soon after the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar; the term referred to someone still adhering to the Julian Calendar which it replaced.In many pre-Christian cultures May Day.In the eighteenth century the festival was often posited as going back to the times of Noah.An English newspaper article published on April 13th, 1789 said that the day had its origins when he sent the raven off too early, before the waters had receded. He did this on the first day of the Hebrew month that corresponds with April. A possible reference to April Fools' Day can be seen in the Canterbury Tales (ca 1400) in the Nun's Priest's tale, a tale of two fools: Chanticleer and the fox, which took place on March 32nd.
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:31 am


    Biplanes of the RAF
    Today in History

    • US House of Representatives: achieved a quorum for the first time and elected its first Speaker, Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania (1789)

    • Royal Air Force: branch of the British Armed Forces was formed (1918)

    • Apple Computer: was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (1976)

    • Gmail: Google's web-based email service was launched (2004)
    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:48 pm


    Popeye
    Today in History

    • Popeye: a statue of the spinach-loving cartoon character was erected in his honor in Crystal City, Texas (1937)
    • Bangladesh: declared independence from Pakistan (1971)
    • Camp David Accords: Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement was signed at the White House (1979)




    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:17 pm

    Today in History

    • Robert the Bruce: became king of not-yet-independent Scotland; in 1328, after many battles, England's King Edward III finally recognized Scotland's independence and Bruce as its king (1306)
    • Coxey's Army: the first popular protest march on Washington left Massillon, Ohio, led by Jacob Coxey; the men sought legislation to create jobs in a depression year (1894)
    • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire: a factory fire caused the deaths of 146 female workers; the disaster led to the creation of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, which fought for better working conditions (1911)
    • Bed-In for Peace: John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrated their marriage with their first weeklong stay in bed, in an Amsterdam hotel with the press onlooking (1969)
    • European Economic Community: was established with the Treaty of Rome; it comprised W. Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg (1957)

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:23 pm


    The Mir Space station
    Today in History



    • "Give me liberty or give me death": in Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Henry demanded freedom from England for the colonies (1775)

    • Pakistan: became the first Islamic republic (1956)

    • Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan announced a plan to protect the US from nuclear missiles, quickly dubbed "Star Wars"; the program is now called theBallistic Missile Defense Organization (1983)

    • Mir: the Russian space station ended 15 years of orbit, disintegrating and falling into the South Pacific ocean (2001)

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:44 am


    Comet Hale-Bopp
    Today in History



    • Equal Rights Amendment: was approved by US Congress; it was never ratified by the states (1972)

    • Flying Wallendas: patriarch Karl Wallenda fell to his death from a tightrope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1978)

    • Hale-Bopp: comet passed the closest to Earth till the year 4397 at a distance of 1.315 AU (1997)

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:29 am


    1804: The French Civil Code, later renamed the Code Napoléon, is promulgated, providing a uniform civil law.

    1918: The Second Battle of the Somme, the last major German offensives of World War I, is launched.

    1960: South African police open fire on a group of black protesters in the township of Sharpeville.

    1963: Alcatraz, a federal prison for dangerous criminals in the San Francisco Bay, closes

    1965: Martin Luther King, Jr. leads a protest march that begins in Selma, Ala.; it arrives in Montgomery five days later.


    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:59 pm


    The Iditarod
    Today in History


    • Uncle Tom's Cabin: antislavery novel was published by Harriet Beecher Stowe, whom Lincoln called "the little woman who started this big war" (1852)
    • "I shall return": was spoken by Gen. Douglas MacArthur as he left the Philippines during WWII; he did return, two years later (1942)
    • John Lennon: wed Yoko Ono in Gibraltar (1969)
    • Libby Riddles: became the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (1985)
    • Tokyo subway gas attack: Aum Shinrikyo group released sarin, killing 12 and injuring thousands (1995)

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:47 pm


    Wreckage From the Tri-State Tornado
    Today in History


    • Tri-State Tornado: the deadliest tornado in US history hit Missouri, Illinois and Indiana; nearly 700 were killed (1925)
    • Gideon v. Wainwright: the US Supreme Court ruled that poor defendants in felony cases have the right to a court-appointed lawyer (1963)
    • art theft: the largest museum heist in history took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, with the thieves dressed as police officers; it remains unsolved and a $5 million reward is still offered (1990)

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:13 pm


    Italy

    Today in History

    • Italy: the modern Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed; it lasted until the Republic was formed in 1946 (1861)
    • National Gallery of Art: museum designed by John Russell Pope was dedicated in Washington, DC (1941)
    • Californium: creation of radioactive element was announced by scientists at UC Berkeley; it was made by bombarding curium with helium isotopes (1950)


    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:54 am

    Today in History::
    Samoset: Native American made a sudden appearance among the Pilgrims atPlymouth Colony, greeting them in English (1622)

    West Point: the US Military Academy was established; graduates include US presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1802)

    Robert Goddard: physicist launched the first liquid fuel rocket, in Auburn, Massachusetts; "Nell" the rocket traveled 2.5 seconds and landed in a cabbage field (1926)

    My Lai massacre: US soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed civilians in the Vietnam village of My Lai (1968)


    Samoset Greets the Pilgrims





    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:03 pm

    Today in History

    • Ides of March: Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated, stabbed in the Senate house (44 BCE)
    • My Fair Lady: Lerner and Loewe musical debuted on Broadway, starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews (1956)
    • symbolics.com: the first Internet domain name was registered (1985)
    • Sedna: the press announced discovery of the "tenth planet," the farthest celestial body in the solar system (2004)

    Andrews and Harrison Backstage at the London Set of 'My Fair Lady'

    avatar
    Lily
    Admin

    Female
    Number of posts : 776
    Age : 41
    Location : Montreal/Canada
    Job/hobbies : University Teacher / Phd Student /Fitness Coach
    Humor : Optimist
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:45 pm

    Today in History

    • The Cradle of Liberty: Boston's Faneuil Hall hosted its first town meeting; the building hosted speeches by Revolutionary War figures who urged independence from Great Britain (1748)
    • cotton gin: machine designed to extract seeds from cotton was patented by Eli Whitney, contributing greatly to the economic development of the South (1794)
    • Ten Most Wanted: the FBI announced its top fugitives list for the first time; Osama bin Laden is currently on the list for attacks on American targets not related to 9/11 (1950)
    • Birmingham Six: Irishmen convicted in Birmingham pub bombings were freed after years in jail for pub bombings; the appeals court said police had fabricated evidence (1991)


    Sponsored content

    Re: Today in History

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:16 pm