Arthur Kilworth Flack was born in the inner London area of St Pancras, now Kings Cross on 20 April 1990 and became a famer in his early years before leaving behind his parents, William and Clara, and older siblings, George, Edith, Edwin and Walter, to migrate to Australia. In 1911 at 21 years of age Flack set sail from Liverpool, England, aboard the SS Persic by White Star Line headed for Australia arriving in Sydney on 15 September. By 11 December that same year Arthur had become a Constable in the New South Wales Police Force.
Flinders Street Station is one of the most iconic and heavily used public space in Melbourne. Prior to Flinders Street Station, there was a station called the Melbourne Terminus which was made of weatherboard sheds. Flinders Street Station was built in 1899 when there was a competition held to redesign the Melbourne Terminus. The winner of the competition was the architect, James Fawcett, and engineer, H.P.C Ashworth. Their design was called “the green light” and was completed in 1910.
Have you ever heard of the Stanley Hotel? It is 142 room hotel that was built to resemble the colonial revival era. The hotel was built by Freelan Oscar Stanley after he was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1905. He was told he wasn't going to have a lot of time left to live and needed fresh air. What better place to build a hotel for everyone to enjoy the fresh mountain air than Estes Park, Colorado.
According to the History Channel, “By the late 19th century, the first monument built to honor those who died on prison ships-on Hudson Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood known as Vinegar Hill-had fallen into disrepair, and plans were made to build a new memorial in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, a new public space designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Funds were raised by the end of the century, and the architectural firm of McKim, Meade and White were commissioned to design the monument itself”In 1908, President William Howard Taft dedicated the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, an obelisk standing some 150 feet high at the center of Fort Greene Park, on the former site of the Revolutionary War-era Fort Putnam. Beneath the monument was a crypt with 20 coffins containing bone fragments from the thousands who died on the Jersey and other prison
Easter Island stretches 64 kilometres long and is situated in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located 2,300 kilometres from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 kilometres east of Tahiti. The island was originally known as Rapa Nui by its inhabitants who held the same name as the Island, but its name was later changed when the Dutch explorers discovered it in 1722 to Paaseiland which is Dutch for the current name 'Easter Island' to commemorate the day they found it. Easter Island’s main source of income comes from tourism, and the most popular tourist attraction is an array of almost 900 giant stone figures that date back centuries. The statues reveal that the Rapa Nui people were master craftsmen who had a distinctive style, unlike any other Polynesian
Raiders from the north is their first fiction novel. Raiders from the north starts from the time Babur’s father the ruler of Ferghana died when a dovecot fell on him followed by an earthquake in 1494. Babur is the only child of Umar-shaikh and Kutlugh Nigar, At the age of twelve he was crowned the prince of Ferghana with the help of his maternal grand mother Esan Dawlat, who claims to be a descendant of Genghis Khan, his mother Kutlugh Nigar and his military guide and mentor Wazir Khan. As Ferghana was always under threat from the uzbeks and Shaibani Khan many felt that Babur was inept to rule, he and his chief bodyguard Wazir Khan worked together and eliminated all those who opposed him being a ruler of Ferghana including his grand Vizier.
At this time, John Carver was chosen as the colony 's first governor. It was Carver who had chartered the Mayflower, and being the most respected and affluent member of the group, his is the first signature on the Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower Compact was the seed of American democracy and has been called the world 's first written constitution.in the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc. and in1620 place names mentioned by Bradford Land was sighted on November 9, 1620.
The Nimrod Expedition, was the first of the three expeditions to the Antarctic, which was led by Ernest Shackleton in 1907–09. Its main target was to be the first to the South Pole, which unfortunately, was not attained, but the expedition 's southern march reached a Farthest South latitude of 88 degrees, just 180.6 km from the pole. Even though, the expedition lacked governmental or institutional support and relied on individual contributions and private loans, it was by far the longest southern polar journey to that date and its achievements attracted nationwide interest and made Shackleton a public hero. Shackleton managed to overcome the Royal Geographical Society 's initial scepticism and received many public honours, including a
They soon settled in Australia and eventually went on to control one of the largest empires in history. The Age of Imperialism was a time period beginning around 1700. During that time, modern nations were taking over the less developed areas, colonizing them or influencing them in order to expand their own power. This was what was happening back then. Historians John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson put the ideas of imperialism forward during the 20th century.
Within the next few years, there was a fortress getting constructed. To protect Alcatraz Island, there were more than 100 cannons installed around San Francisco Bay. By the late 1850s, the Army had started to hold military prisoners at the island. At that time in history, Alcatraz had the most advanced security. Some of the first metal detectors became used at Alcatraz.
Australia was found in 1770 when Captain James Cook sailed along the east coast and claimed it for Great Britain. Although it was found in 1770, it wasn’t unit January 26, 1788, what is now celebrated as Australia Day, in which the first ship of settlers arrived at present day Sydney to set up a British penal colony. The first fleet of eleven ships led by Captain Arthur Phillip carried over 1,500 people, with over half of them being convicts, to the new colony which led to the formal proclamation of the first city with the establishment of the Colony of New South Wales on February 7. It didn’t take very long for the new settlers to make the new land a home, by 1820 many of the soldiers, officers, and convicts that had arrived turned the land they received from the government into thriving farms.
It started as an idea from L’Enfant in 1791. A stone from Bethlehem became the foundation stone. The construction of the National Cathedral began in 1907 and took eighty-three years to build, finally finishing in 1990 (History Staff). Another great historic site is Ford’s Theatre. It is where John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.
Duke Kahanamoku was an Olympic surfer from Hawaii, he was born August 24, 1890 in the Kalia District of Honolulu. Kahanamoku introduced surfing to the world after it almost died out with other local Hawaiian traditions in the nineteenth century. European people came to Hawaii around 1778 and adored the traditions of the native people and quickly joined in riding the waves on flat boards. Christian missionaries later had the local Hawaiians believe that surfing was uncivilized and tried to ban the sport. Disease it the island with great power, taking the population rom 300,000 to 40,000 in 1893.
Sandra Kay Yow is one of the most inspirational coaches. When she was in high school she once scored 52 points in a game. Her coach then predicted that she would make history in basketball. She thought it was insane at the time. In 1965 she began coaching at Allen Jay High school.
The Governmental Legend of the South “What the people want is very simple they want an America as good its promised. “Barbara’s parents were Arlyne and Benjamin she had two older sisters, Bernie and Rose Mary. Barbara was born on February 21, 1936.Barabra was a critized by her parents by not speaking correct English. They urged her to become a music director or a teacher, because they said that was only good for a black women at the time. Her sister did become a music teacher.