On Jan. 9, 2002, in Oregon City, Oregon, 12-year-old Ashley Pond disappeared on her way to meet the school bus. It was just after 8 a.m. and Ashley was running late. The bus stop was just 10 minutes from the Newell Creek Village Apartments where Ashley lived with her mother, Lori Pond-but Ashley Pond never got on the bus and never made it to Gardiner Middle School.
Banastre Tarleton (August 21, 1754-January 15, 1833) was a British Army officer during the American Revolution who became notorious for his actions in the southern theater of the war. He gained his reputation for brutality following the Battle of Waxhaws, where he reputedly had American prisoners killed.
English has a lot of words of Latin origin. In fact, 60 percent of the English language comes from Latin. Some of the Latin words (nouns) for clothing are as follows: amictus, -us m. mantle, cloak anulus, -i m. a finger-ring armilla, -ae f. a bracelet balteus, -i m. belt bracae, -arum f. pl. breeches calceus, -i m.
The Ottoman Empire was an imperial state that was founded in 1299 after growing out of the breakdown of several Turkish tribes. The empire then grew to include many areas in what is now present-day Europe. It eventually became one of the largest, most powerful and longest-lasting empires in the history of the world.
At the turn of the 20th century, intense social pressure due to increasing foreign influence in Qing China led to an upsurge of participation in the Righteous Harmony Society Movement ( Yihetuan ), called the "Boxers" by foreign observers. From their base in drought-ravaged northern China, the Boxers spread across the country, attacking foreign missionaries, diplomats, and traders, as well as Chinese Christian converts.
The Hundred Years War was a series of connected conflicts between England, the Valois kings of France, factions of French nobles and other allies over both claims to the French throne and control of land in France. It ran from 1337 to 1453; you've not misread that, it is actually longer than a hundred years; the name derived from nineteenth-century historians and has stuck.