Browsing: September 9

A Brief History On September 9, 2022, King Charles III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland gave his first speech as king.  The previous day, on September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom died and her eldest son, Charles, Prince of Wales, automatically assumed the title of King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, known more simply as the United Kingdom. Digging Deeper Charles is currently 73 year old, having spent nearly his entire life preparing for the moment he became King.  Charles is the oldest person to ever assume the throne in…

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A Brief History On September 9, 1942, the mainland of the United States was bombed by a Japanese military aircraft when a float plane dropped incendiary bombs on Oregon near Brookings. Digging Deeper While the US avoided the devastating bombing attacks suffered by many other countries during World War II, US territory was indeed attacked, shelled and bombed outside of the continental or “contiguous” states, including the islands of Alaska.  As for the mainland of America, the Oregon bombing incident, known as “The Lookout Air Raids,” conducted by a Yokosuka E14Y launched from a submarine caused minimal damage and the…

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A Brief History On September 9, 2015, a new record was broken!  On this historic date, Queen Elizabeth II (r. 1952-present) became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.  The preceding line was our opening line in our 2016 article commemorating the achievement by Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, on becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history.  Today we take a look at some of the travails the Royal Family has gone through under her reign. Digging Deeper For starters, during her reign she has lost the sovereignty over many realms, losing her title as Queen of Pakistan, Queen of Ceylon,…

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A Brief History Admitted to the Union on September 9, 1850, California is known as “the El Dorado State” or “the Golden State”. The name was given after finding plenty of gold years ago; however, being one of the most populated states, California remains a mother lode of making a fortune. The unhappy point is that the money that you can earn are not always honest money. The thing is that California is known as one of the states with widespread network of drug producers and traffickers. The reasons for this are geographical position, rather high income of inhabitants and…

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A Brief History On September 9, 1991, the Tajik SSR declared its independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) as part of the disintegration of the USSR and became the sovereign nation of Tajikistan.  The first part of the name of the new nation is no mystery, it reflects the majority ethnicity of the people in that region, people calling themselves Tajiks.  The ending part of the name of the country, and the names of so many other countries in the region, “stan,” derives from the Persian word for “place.”  Thus, Tajikistan pretty much means “Place of the…

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