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Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi

On May 8, 1541, south of present-day Memphis, Tennessee, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River, one of the first European explorers to ever do so. After building flatboats, de Soto and his 400 ragged troops crossed the great river under the cover of night, in order to avoid the armed Native Americans who patrolled the river daily in war canoes.

13 December 1940

13 December 1940

13 December 1940December 1940 >January Occupied EuropeLeval is dismissed from the Vichy government by PetainHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 13 December 1940 , http://www.

Jules Michelet, father of French history - Biography

Jules Michelet, father of French history - Biography

Considered one of the masters of French and European romanticism, Jules Michelet (1798-1874) is above all presented both as the "father" of the history of France but also as the "teacher" of this nation. A man of the people, dedicated to the people, the historian has always believed that his mission was to enlighten them, to endow the still nascent republican institutions with a national history.

Fire breaks out on former RMS Queen Elizabeth

Fire breaks out on former RMS Queen Elizabeth

On January 9, 1972, the ship Seawise University (formerly the RMS Queen Elizabeth) sinks in Hong Kong Harbor despite a massive firefighting effort over two days.The Queen Elizabeth, named after the wife of King George VI, was launched on September 27, 1938; at the time, it was the largest passenger steamship ever constructed.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

About 15,000 years ago, lobes of the last Pleistocene glacier gouged the basins of the Great Lakes. Further melting filled the other basins to create the world& 39;s largest system of freshwater lakes.Lake Michigan, the second largest Great Lake, is the only one entirely within the United States. The lake& 39;s northern tier is in the colder, less developed upper Great Lakes region, while its more temperate southern basin contains the Milwaukee and Chicago metropolitan areas.

Why didn't carrier based fighters support bombers?

Why didn't carrier based fighters support bombers?

Why weren't aircraft carriers used to launch fighter planes to support bombers to targets in Germany? They could have gotten the fighter planes closer. Might have solved the range problem until the