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A Brief History On September 21, 1971, Bhutan became a member of the United Nations.  Bhutan is a state located on the Asian continent, between China and India. The Bhutanese capital is Thimphu. It has about 758 288 inhabitants belonging to different ethnic groups: the Ngalop – 50% of the population; Nepalese – 35% and the remaining 15% correspond to migrant or indigenous tribes of the area. Known as the happiest country in Asia, Bhutan is a small country, smaller than Rio de Janeiro, located in the south of the Asian continent, which borders China, India and the eastern end…

A Brief History On October 15, 1910, the non-rigid airship, America, set off from Atlantic City, New Jersey on the first attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by humans in a powered aircraft.  After a flight of over 1300 miles, not all in the right direction, and after a harrowing 71 hours of flight, the crew of 5 managed to signal a ship passing below them and along with their cat, entered the lifeboat carried aboard the airship and abandoned the ill fated blimp, watching it drift away never to be seen again. Digging Deeper The “genius” behind the record…

A Brief History On October 11, 1910, with aviation still in its infancy, President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt took a flight in a Wright Brothers airplane piloted by Archibald Hoxsey, a former auto mechanic from Illinois.  The flight, which took place near St. Louis, Missouri, was the first time an American President had ever flown in an airplane, starting a long tradition of US Presidents flying to vacations, international meetings, campaign events, and whatever other reason the Executive needs to travel. Digging Deeper Oddly enough, Roosevelt’s flight was not the first ever by a national head of state, as the Tsar…

A Brief History On October 10, 1933, a United Airlines Boeing 247 airliner was blown out of the sky over Chesterton, Indiana, the first known instance of an airliner being deliberately taken down by a bomb.  On this deadly flight, only 7 people died, the 3 crew members and the 4 passengers.  (Not a misprint, there were only 4 passengers on the then state of the art twin engine airliner!)  Apparently, terrorists and assassins have also embraced the idea of blowing up airliners to kill their target person or persons or to make their point, because in the years since…

A Brief History On July 2, 1776, The Thirteen British Colonies voted to declare themselves independent from the crown. And two days after the historic vote, the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the United States of America was formed.  Today, the United States of America is known as a North American nation that is the world’s most dominant economic and military power. If you want to learn more about the history of this country, you should visit its historic places. In fact, there are so many beautiful cities in the United States. And it might be difficult for you…

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