In both voyages only one of the ships survived with most of the crew being either lost of dead. Both Drake and Magellan had some trouble with their crew. Thomas Doughty was accused of plotting against Sir Francis Drake and was forced into custody and held for a formal trial. Doughty was guilty of treason and was offered three options by Sir Francis Drake, "Whether
In 1800 she was captured by the ‘Tartar’, a privateer, Captain Le Cocq out of Guernsey, a few days after her departure from Cadiz, ‘where she was fitted out in the completest manner by the Spanish South Sea Company on a voyage to Lima’. The ship and cargo were auctioned at Guernsey on 2 April, when she was described thus, ‘She was formerly the ship Sea Horse, built in the River Thames, near 300 tons, coppered, and pierced for 16 guns’. The cargo consisted of a very considerable assortment of bale goods, consisting chiefly of velvets, silk stockings, satins, silk handkerchiefs, ribbons, laces, broad cloths, white and printed linens, thread and cotton stockings, hats, drugs, books, paper, powder blue, wax and a great variety of other articles. She was bought by Faulder and Co. John Faulder being a signatory to a letter establishing the society of Ship-Owners of Great Britain published in the Naval Chronicle in
Though two inmates actually made it off of the island, they were found quickly and brought back to Alcatraz. A total of seven inmates were shot and killed during their escape attempts. There were two inmates found dead who had drowned, and five inmates that remained unaccounted for. “The best-known escape was led by mastermind Frank Morris and recreated in the Clint Eastwood film “Escape from Alcatraz.” It took place on June 11, 1962” (Zaremba). Frank Morris and the Anglin Brothers, one of the most famous Alcatraz escapes, all three men became successful at swimming
For this cultural report, I will be talking about my experience when I visited a significant and historical architectural site. On July 21st, I visited the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or “El Morro” in San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Morro is a fort built by the Spanish during the mid 1500s, and was used to defend Puerto Rico from outside forces. The fort was attacked by the English and Dutch in the 1590s, and suffered significant damage from the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American war, where the lighthouse was destroyed but rebuilt again. The structure of the walls reminded me of the battlements on typical medieval castles which were used as an opening to shoot weapons through, such as cannons.
There were 110 men willing to risk everything they had to have a new lease on life. These men were headed to Jamestown, the first permanent settlement. By the end of December only 40 settlers would survive. So, why did so many colonist die? Well many colonists died because of their water supply, their relationship with the natives, and because of their knowledge of survival.
In all the thirty three years of operation, only one hundred and eleven deaths occurred. Six inmates died from suicide, five from a work accident, two were murder from another inmate, and eight inmates died trying to escape and fatally shot by the guards trying to stop them from escaping. Fact about those eight people who died, they were counted as one of the one hundred and forty inmates that tried escaping and out of those one hundred and forty inmates, only twenty six were successful and escaped. Anyways, one prisoner was executed in the Yuma courtyard, and the rest were natural deaths, like disease, old age, tuberculosis, and many other reasons. ( Tuberculosis: The Real Killer
Jamestown increased in its defenses. The indian that had warned him (pace) his name was not recorded at all in any way of the accounts. Though legend have named him “chanco”, it might be misidentification. During the Powhatan surprise attack, the tribes attacked a bunch of their smaller communities, also including Henricus and their college for children of natives and settlers. At Martin’s Hundred, they’ve killed way more than half of their population in Wolstenholme Towne where just two houses and part of a church were left still standing.all, the Powhatan tribe killed about four hundred colonists (a third of the population) and they also took 20 women in as captives, Their captives lived their lives and worked hard and tried to be good Powhatan Indians until they died or their ransom took place.
The Milwaukee Cannibal was sentenced to 15 terms in prison for the murder of 17 men and boys in 1992, which adds up to approximately 957 years in jail. Dahmer was “...charged with four counts of first-degree intentional homicide…” after a victim escaped, and reported Dahmer to the police. The Milwaukee police found a tub full of acid, human remains, and gruesome photographs of Dahmer’s murders. After years of molesting, drugging, cannibalism, and performing necrophilia, Dahmer was killed in jail by another inmate in 1994 (Maranzani). Not all serial killers are men; Myra Hindley is an example of a female serial killer, also known as "The Moors Murderer" and "The Most Evil Woman in Britain" (The Most Famous Female Serial Killers).
Holding Police Accountable for their Killings of Unarmed People of Color Fruitvale Bart Station is where I begin and end my day. The infamous platform in Oakland, California where bart police murdered Oscar Grant, a fully restrained unarmed African American who was celebrating New Year 's Day with his friends and girlfriend. Johannes Mehserle, the police officer involved in the shooting was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Thus, having to spend the minimum two years in prison but being he had time served he only would only spend seven months in jail with possible bail. Murder?
Vargas was arrested on 07/21/1998. He was charged with rape, sodomy and kidnapping Teresa R. and assault with intent to rape Edith G. and Karen P. In June 1999, Vargas went to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. By that time, three other sexual assaults had occurred in similar fashion in the same geographic area, but the police failed to disclose those crimes to the defense. On 06/15/1999, the jury convicted Vargas of all counts. The judge then sentenced Vargas to 55 years in
How would you like to be forced out of your home and then sent to a location where you were forced to live there for an unknown amount of time? Well about 120,000 Japanese Americans were taken from their homes and sent to internment camps during World War II. The United States has been one of the most powerful and most imitated Nation throughout the world. However the United states is not perfect as it has made mistakes and unpolitical decisions that were based on fear and prejudeuce. Two months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had signed the Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-Americans to evacuate the West Coast.
He christened it “La Isla de los Alcatraces,” which meant Island of the Pelicans. Almost a century later, America procured it for military use in the 1850s. From 1861 to 1865 it held many prisoners during the American Civil War, such as confederate sympathizers. In the 20th century, a new cell house was constructed by inmates which contained 600 cells, a mess hall, hospital, and other typical prison buildings. At the time of its completion, it was the biggest reinforced concrete building ever made.
In 1587, John White led a group of one hundred women, men, and children in an attempt to build a colony in the new world. After White sailed back to England a year later to bring more supplies, and didn 't return for another three years, the colony mysteriously vanished. There are many theories as to what happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Some say that the settlers were driven out by violence, other’s think that they all died of disease. Personally, my partner and I believe that there were multiple factors that contributed to the Colony’s disappearance.
As Elbert Hubbard once said, “truth is stranger than fiction.” The truth about Jamestown is that it was fated to be unsuccessful. In 2014, 320,090,857 people lived in the United States; back in 1607, a small group of 100 men from England inhabited the same land in the new world. Aspiring to be the first permanent English settlement in The New World, colonist filled three boats and set sail up the Chesapeake Bay and landed in Jamestown, Virginia. Colonists had three major troubles when settling in Jamestown: controversial relationships, lack of skill, and environmental problems. The settlers had a problematic start to their journey causing almost 80% of the population to die in the initial stages of Jamestown.