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Punch and Judy is a show iconic with English culture and particularly the English seaside resort. It is a puppet show usually performed by one puppeteer performing the movements of each puppet as well as the various voices and musical accompaniments. It became a popular form of entertainment originally for adults but later families and particularly children. As political correctness developed the popularity of the shows went into decline but in recent years the Punch and Judy show has made a com...
Published by John Smither 65 months ago in History | +14 votes | 5 comments
The Indian Air Force was formed on 8 October 1932 on the recommendations of the Skeene Committee which gave its report in 1925. At that time it started with 1 squadron equipped with West Land Wapiti aircraft. Subsequently the IAF expanded with other aircraft like the Hawker Hurricane and The Vultee Vengeance and saw action in Burma against the Imperial army. In 1947 India became free and a new era began
Published by Madan G Singh 65 months ago in History | +5 votes | 1 comments
Newspaperarchive.com is an online provider of historical newspaper content. Online users searching for authoritative information on heritage will find that Newspaperarchive.com is one of the only sites offering access to global databases and archival records.   All newspapers maintain records of their own published materials, but it’s rare to find a single source where information hunters can search and locate family history, historical events and memorable moments...
Published by Iris McCammon 65 months ago in History | +6 votes | 3 comments
The Indian army has a checkered history and some of its regiments are over 200 years old. One of the regiments the Deccan Horse, a cavalry unit is among the oldest regiments of the British Indian army. Formed in 1790 the Deccan Horse covered itself with glory during the wars in the 18th and 19th century. It also took part in the last cavalry charge at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
Published by Madan G Singh 65 months ago in History | +2 votes | 1 comments
Before 1789, France was being ruled by the King. The Monarchy faced huge challenge between 1789 and 1799. There were lot of reason for peoples resentments including financial crisis, France's involvement in American War, volcanic eruptions. The article speaks about the causes of French Revolution and the after-effects after the revolution ended. Even the positive effects and negative effects were discussed.
Published by Dr. Souvik Chatterji 65 months ago in History | +5 votes | 7 comments
History of animosity between India and Pakistan is very long as it started since their independence in 1947. These conflicts started with the violent partition of British India in 1947. There are three major wars that have taken place between the two states in 1947, 1965 and the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained by a number of historical and political issues.
Published by Amera Khanam 65 months ago in History | +11 votes | 4 comments
One hundred and fifty years ago on the 29th of April 1862 in the small town of Dumfries in the south west of Scotland, Mary Timney became the last woman to be executed in view of a watching crowd in Scotland. She had earlier been tried and sentenced to death for the murder of her neighbour.
Published by John Smither 65 months ago in History | +17 votes | 9 comments
This article is written in response to a question posted asking what were the top five inventions of Thomas Edison. Throughout his life he developed 1,093 patents for his many inventions. His most famous inventions were to be found in the fields of the phonograph, electricity and film, read on to learn of his greatest achievements.
Published by John Smither 65 months ago in History | +12 votes | 5 comments
The City of Baltimore, with an interesting history of its own, played a critical role in the early development of the United States of America. It was the site of the Second Continental Congress, which adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812 against the British was the inspiration for the song that was to become the National Anthem, Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner.
Published by Kimberly Martin 65 months ago in History | +5 votes | 3 comments
We all studied the temperance movement in our history classes. It was often simplified, dumbed-down because we obviously weren't old enough to understand the movement completely. Though the movement started earlier, prohibition lasted from 1919-1933. The 18th amendment to the U.S. constitution banned the manufacture, distribution, and sale of "intoxicating liquors"
Published by Audra Jones 65 months ago in History | +10 votes | 0 comments
Throughout history, from ancient to modern times, the world has known numerous rulers who have become infamous for what they had done. The following are five men and five women rulers belonging to historical periods ranging from classical antiquity up to the early middle ages, who have become well known for their notoriety and ruthlessness.
Published by Eddie Go 65 months ago in History | +6 votes | 1 comments
Hudson, New York was originally settled by Quakers from Nantucket who were looking for a safe port where they would be out of range of the British Navy to refine whale oil. For many years this was the most important industry in Hudson, but when the Quakers left it was up to the townfolk to find a new industry, the girls did turning the town into a den of iniquity.
Published by John Carter 65 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
This article discusses the history of egg cartons including who invented them and the strange reason why. Readers will also learn about what materials are used to make egg boxes, the different tray sizes manufactured and unusual uses for egg cartons - including making a campfire, using egg boxes as sound mufflers and the green idea of stapling to the walls of your home for insulation.
Published by Taylor Rios 65 months ago in History | +7 votes | 8 comments
The most important battle of the second Sikh war was the battle of Chillianwala. The battle fought on 13 February 1849 resulted in a tactical defeat for the British. Sher Singh the Sikh general did not capitalize on this victory by pursuing the British. Sir Hugh Gough was removed from command, but he made amends by winning the battle of Gujarat
Published by Madan G Singh 65 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
Published by Review Summaries 65 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
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