Within two years , there was a celebration of the winter sports week. Since then winter games occur after every four years. At the 1920 Olympics, ice hockey, and figure skating were the official events and Canada took home the first hockey gold medal. In efforts to expand the event, organizers in Berlin came up with a plan of introducing a skiing Olympia meant to feature Nordic events in the Black Forest. However, World War 1 cancelled the planned event.
As stated earlier, sailing expeditions became popular during the Viking Age as the Vikings searched for new lands to conquer and settle in. This led to the discovery of the uninhabitable lands Iceland and Greenland. Iceland was discovered by Naddodd, a Norwegian who was one of the first settlers in the Faroe Islands. Naddodd had set a course back to Norway from the Faroes, but a storm knocked him off course, and he landed in present-day Iceland. He didn’t see anyone else living there and claimed it for Norway.
It is known that the Nazi U 977 and the 530 submarines went aground in Argentina after carrying supplies to the Antarctic a few weeks after the end of the war. They also allegedly supplied ships operating out of neutral Spain carrying hundreds of Germans to Antarctica and South America. The Byrd Expedition from 1928-1930 was the first Antarctica expedition since 1840. Nazi ships were reported headed South at the end of the war and the Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and the Secretary of the Navy on August 7, 1946 approved Operation Highjump. The memorandum prepared for the meeting stated that “Navy proposed to send an expedition to the Antarctic early in 1947.
He is one of the first players that went on to be inducted into the Hockey Wall of Fame when it was founded in 1945. Unfortunately, this star died young, at the age of 26. Despite dying at such a young age, Baker left an inspiring image for people everywhere to follow. He enrolled at Princeton University where he excelled on the hockey and football teams, he played for three national championship teams in both hockey and football and he became commander of the 141st Aero Squadron while he served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Unfortunately, in December 1918 he died while test-piloting a plane that
The most famous expeditions on his life are operation Highjump and operation Deep Freeze I. Operation Highjump was held from 1946 to 1947 and it was the largest operation to explore the Antarctic held by US naval and was led by admiral Richard E. Byrd with the fleet consisting of 13 Navy support ships, 23 aircrafts, and 4700 men. Are you
His first step in his plan was to capture the fur outpost of Manitoba, where the Métis scouts very good bond with the Hudson’s Bay Company. James Dickerson left Buffalo, New York with 60 Volunteers on August of 1836, by the time he reached Manitoba in December all but 12 volunteer’s deserted him. Dickerson disappeared in February of 1837, his men were offered jobs working for the Hudson’s Bay Company several of them becoming distinguished local leaders (James Erwin, 5 Dec
Introduction In novels, characters’ values may be conveyed through their environment. The surrounding environment in Alistair MacLeod’s No Great Mischief is rural Cape Breton, a rocky island that is unsuitable for agriculture, thus work revolves around fishing and logging. However, during Canada’s industrialization, these traditional professions could no longer sustain people’s welfare, thus forcing them to emigrate in search of employment. MacLeod’s No Great Mischief underlines this migration with the MacDonald clan, as they are compelled to leave Cape Breton, much as their Scottish ancestors left Moidart in search of economic stability. This forced emigration is evident in MacLeod’s No Great Mischief: the sister marries an engineer and moves to Calgary; the older brothers move to Sudbury to work in the mines, and the narrator, Alexander joins his brothers in the mines, before adopting a career as an orthodontist in Ontario.
“The Hateful Eight” is a western written by famous writer and director Quentin Tarantino taking place 4 to 12 years after the Civil War. The script begins by showing a black union soldier known as Major Marquis Warren riding on a horse in an effort to get three dead bodies to the town of Red Rock where he can exchange them for a bounty. As snow pours down it becomes apparent there is a blizzard coming, Warren hurries only to find a carriage coming along, he hurries to the rider and asks if he can come in as he realizes he won’t be able to make it to Red Rock through a blizzard. The rider informs him that the people inside the carriage have paid him handsomely for a private ride and to ask them if he may join. As Warren pulls up to the side he is met with a gun.
My father died fighting laryngeal cancer when I was ten years old. Despite the traumatizing experience of my father’s illness and his subsequent death, I have always seen my mother as a symbol of courage. She always used to say, “no matter how difficult the situation may seem, never give up. Keep moving and doors will open for you”. I was compelled to join a nursing school due to financial restraints, but my dream of becoming a doctor always lived in my heart.
Frankenstein begins when a man named Captain Walton takes a ship into the Arctic Ocean. He is hoping to make important scientific discoveries. His ship gets stranded for a few days when a she device forms all around it. To his amazement, he and his crew see a gigantic man about eight feet tall driving a dog sled across the ice until it disappears in the distance. A little later they see a normal sized man on another dog sled chasing the first one.