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Francis Cabot Lowell

Francis Cabot Lowell

Francis Cabot Lowell was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on April 17, 1775, the son of John Lowell, noted jurist and delegate to the Continental Congress.Lowell became a successful merchant and traveled to England, where in 1810 he acquired information about the Lancashire power looms& 39; inner workings.

Prince Napoleon (1822-1891)

Prince Napoleon (1822-1891)

Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul Bonaparte, Prince Napoléon (1822-1891). © Photo RMN-Grand Palais - D. Arnaudet Date of publication: March 2016 Historical background Prince Napoleon, nicknamed "Plon-Plon" by his entourage, was the son of Jérôme, King of Westphalia, and his second wife, Princess Catherine of Wurtemberg.

Aerial Reconnaisance Proves Successful  - History

Aerial Reconnaisance Proves Successful - History

In one of the earliest campaigns of World War I aerial reconnaissance proved its value. The German counterattack against Russian forces in East Prussia proved successful as a result of information provided by the reconnaisance of the German air force.

Willard Keith I DD- 775 - History

Willard Keith I DD- 775 - History

Willard Keith I(DD-775: dp. 2,220, 1. 376& 39;6& 34;; b. 41& 39;2& 34;; dr. 15& 39;8& 34; (max.); s. 34 k.; cpl. 336; a. 6 5& 34;, 12 40mm., 11 20mm., 2 dct., 6 dcp., 10 21& 34; tt.; cl. Allen M. Sumner)Willard Keith (DD-775) was laid down on 5 March 1944 at San Pedro, Calif., by the Bethlehem Steel Co.

A family is brutally attacked on a walk in England

A family is brutally attacked on a walk in England

Dr. Lin Russell, her two daughters, Josie and Megan, and their dog, Lucy, are all brutally attacked by a man wielding a hammer on their way home to Nonington Village, Kent, England, after a swimming gala. Forcing them to sit down in the woods, the attacker blindfolded and tied up his victims with their torn towels, and then bludgeoned them one by one.

Reverse of medal celebrating Prussian victory at Chotusitz, 17 May 1742

Reverse of medal celebrating Prussian victory at Chotusitz, 17 May 1742

Reverse of medal celebrating Prussian victory at Chotusitz, 17 May 1742This picture shows the reverse of a medal struck to commemorate the battle of Chotusitz of 17 May 1742. The text at the base reads VICTORIA AD CHOTTUSITZ D.17 MAI 1742.This picture was provided by Richard Humby, who possessed the medal until it was stolen in 1991.