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A Brief History On December 5, 1847, Jefferson Finis Davis of Mississippi was elected to the United States Senate.  He had been appointed to the Senate by the Governor of Mississippi in August of 1847.  Davis went on to serve as the US Secretary of War (1853-1857) and was reelected to the Senate in 1857, serving until he resigned in 1861 due to the onset of the American Civil War.  Davis went on to the notoriety of being the only President of the Confederate States of America, the leader of a movement that would see the United States torn apart. …

A Brief History On December 4, 1791, the first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, was published.  Technology and business have always acted as inspirations for one another; a fact that is not too hard to determine on taking a look at history itself. On highlighting some of the most profound points of the technological influence on business, it should help us gauge the kind of impact that the following have had on not just business, but the course of history itself. Digging Deeper Paper The invention of paper is attributed to the ancient Chinese civilisation, sometime during…

A Brief History On December 4, 1829, the British Governor-General Lord William Bentinck, representative of the King of the United Kingdom in India, made a ruling that was vehemently opposed by local Indian people (presumably men) that made the traditional practice of suttee (also known as sati) illegal.  This practice being outlawed was a time honored Indian tradition of a widow sits or lays on top of the funeral pyre of her husband, sacrificing herself by being incinerated along with the body of her deceased spouse.  Suttee was a traditional practice in the Bengal region of India and had no…

A Brief History On December 3, 1775, the Alfred, a merchant ship purchased by the Continental Congress was commissioned under Captain Dudley Saltonstall and became the first to fly what would become the American Flag.  The US Navy marks October 13, 1775, as its birthday, the day when the Continental Congress passed the resolution that created the Continental Navy, the precursor to the United States Navy. Digging Deeper The Alfred was not the first ship purchased specifically for the Continental Navy, as that honor goes to the Cabot and the Andrew Doria (not to be confused with the doomed 20th…

A Brief History Today, as we all know that eating fish is good for health and it is excellent source of nutrients and protein in our body. But not all the fishes have the same benefits. On the other hand, some fishes are a danger for human beings. Are you looking for the tasty fish and confused which one you need to choose then read further. If you don’t know about this and want to eat a delicious dish of fish then read this article till the end. There are many places that are offering live tilapia for sale to people…

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