A chronological record from the Creation to the present time


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Seite 417 - I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.
Seite 70 - Gregory ordained, in 1582, that that year should consist of 365 days only; and to prevent further irregularity, it was determined that a year beginning a century should not be bissextile, with the exception of that beginning each fourth century: thus, 1700 and 1800 have not been bissextile, nor will 1900 be so; but the year 2000 will be a leap year.
Seite 319 - I am one of those who have probably passed a longer period of my life engaged in war than most men, and principally in civil war ; and I must say this, that if I could avoid, by any sacrifice whatever, even one month of civil war in the country to which I was attached, I would sacrifice my life in order to do it.
Seite 157 - ... nine millions of years to reach one of them, supposing there was nothing to hinder it from pursuing its course thither. As light takes about eight minutes and a quarter to reach us from the Sun, it would be above...
Seite 179 - Thomas, Duke of Clarence; John, Duke of Bedford; Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Blanche, who was married to the Duke of Bavaria; and Philippa, who was married to the King of Denmark.
Seite 434 - Puissant, and Most Illustrious Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, Duke of Saxony, Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay ; Earl of Chester, Carrick, and Dublin ; Baron of Renfrew and Lord of the Isles, Great Steward of Scotland, Principal Knight Companion of the Most Illustrious Order of St.
Seite 271 - November 1, 1795, and held the executive power four years. It was composed of five members, and ruled in connection with two chambers, the Council of Ancients and Council of Five Hundred, which see.
Seite 213 - This bill recognised all the legal privileges of the subject ; and notwithstanding the employment of all manner of arts and expedients to avoid it, Charles was constrained to pass it into a law. The Bill of Rights, declaratory of the rights of British subjects, passed 1 William and Mary, Feb.
Seite 170 - Europe, with regard to trade, before the passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope and America was discovered.
Seite 40 - Constantinople ; he laid seige to that city both by sea and land, and took it by assault after it had held out fifty-eight days. The unfortunate emperor, seeing the Turks enter by the breaches, threw himself into the midst of the enemy, and was cut to pieces; the children of the Imperial house were massacred by the soldiers, and the women reserved to gratify the lust of the conqueror; and thus terminated the dynasty of the Constantines, and commenced the present empire of Turkey, May 29, 1453.

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