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British South Africa Company

The British South Africa Company was founded by Cecil Rhodes and chartered by the UK government in 1889 to administer British colonies in southern Africa that later became Rhodesia.

                                               

Buddhas of Bamiyan

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two 6th century monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff. They are in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan. They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by t ...

                                               

First Bulgarian Empire

The First Bulgarian Empire was a medieval Bulgarian state founded in AD 632 in the lands near the Danube Delta and which disintegrated in AD 1185 after its annexation to the Byzantine Empire.

                                               

Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Bureau of Indian Affairs was formed in 1824 to deal with Native Americans inside the United States. The BIA manages land and natural resources for Native Americans. It is responsible for the U.S. governments relationship with Native American ...

                                               

Burgundian Netherlands

In the history of the Low Countries, the Burgundian Netherlands means a number of Imperial and French fiefs. These were ruled in personal union by the House of Valois-Burgundy and their Habsburg heirs in the period from 1384 to 1482. The area was ...

                                               

Burke and Wills expedition

The Burke and Wills expedition, officially called the Victorian Exploring Expedition, was the largest and best equipped in Australian history. Led by Robert OHara Burke and William John Wills, they crossed the continent of Australia from south to ...

                                               

Burning of Parliament

The Burning of Parliament was a great fire in London on 16 October 1834. The Palace of Westminster, the medieval royal palace used as the home of the British parliament, was largely destroyed. The blaze was caused by the burning of small wooden t ...

                                               

Bush Doctrine

The Bush Doctrine is a term which many people use to describe several foreign policy and national defense decisions that President George W. Bush made. The Bush Doctrine is usually used to describe how Bush invaded Iraq in what is known as pre-em ...

                                               

Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic was one of fifteen constituent republics of the Soviet Union. In 1922, it was one of the four founding members of the Soviet Union. The other three were the Ukrainian SSR, the Transcaucasian SFSR and the ...

                                               

Cabinda War

The Cabinda Province is a part of Angola. In is an exclave, and has no direct borders with Angola. The Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda wants the province to become an independent state. Before Angola became independent from Por ...

                                               

California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush started when James Wilson Marshall was building a water powered sawmill for John Sutter in 1848. When he finished building the sawmill, he went to the river to fetch some water. He saw some shiny little flakes of gold in ...

                                               

Cambodian Civil War

The Cambodian Civil War was a five-year-old war that lasted from 1970 to 1975 and took place in Cambodia. The Khmer Republic was friendly with South Vietnam and the United States and they were fighting against the Khmer Rouge who were friendly wi ...

                                               

Cape Colony

The Cape Colony was the name of a colony based around the Cape of Good Hope, in southern Africa. It was first established in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck as a governorate of the Dutch East India Company. It was captured by the British in 1795 and ret ...

                                               

Capetian dynasty

The Capetian Dynasty includes any of the direct descendants of Hugh Capet of France. King Felipe VI of Spain and the grand duke of Luxembourg are members of this family, both through the Bourbon branch of the dynasty. The direct Capetians ruled F ...

                                               

Carcassonne and Trebes attack

Redouane Lakdim, a 25-year-old French-Moroccan, shot the two occupants of a car in Carcassonne, killing the passenger and hijacking it. He then opened fire on four police officers, seriously wounding one. Lakdim drove to nearby Trebes, where he s ...

                                               

Carolingian Empire

Carolingian Empire is a historiographical term for the realm of the Franks under the Carolingian dynasty in the Early Middle Ages. This dynasty is seen as the predecessor of modern day France, Austria and Germany. Its beginning date is based on t ...

                                               

2016 Cascade Mall shooting

On September 23, 2016, five people were killed in a mass shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, U.S. The gunman was identified as Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old who emigrated from Turkey as a child with his family. He was arrested th ...

                                               

Catalina affair

The Catalina affair was a military confrontation and diplomatic crisis in June 1952 between the USSR and Sweden. It was during the Cold War. Soviet fighter aeroplanes shot down two Swedish Air Force aeroplanes over the Baltic Sea. Both aircrafts ...

                                               

Caucasian Albania

Albania is name is for the historical region of the eastern Caucasus. The native name for the country is unknown. It was on the land of present-day Azerbaijan and partially southern Dagestan.

                                               

Causes of World War I

The First World War lasted from 1914 to 1918. It was caused by the buildup of tension between countries. The three long-term causes were the formation of empires, the accumulation of armies and weapons, and alliances. The trigger cause was the as ...

                                               

Cavaliers

Cavaliers was a nickname for the people who fought for King Charles I of England during the English Civil War. They fought against the Roundheads and Parliament. At first the name applied only to the royalist cavalry; the words are similar becaus ...

                                               

CBGB

CBGB was a New York City music nightclub. The letters "CBGB" stand for country, bluegrass, blues. The club was opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal. CBGB, soon afterward, became a place where new wave and punk rock bands played. These included Patti S ...

                                               

Centaur

A centaur is a creature in Greek mythology. It has the upper body of a human, but below the waist it has the body of a horse. There are also female centaurs. Famous centaurs are Chiron and Nessus.

                                               

Centennial Olympic Park bombing

The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a terrorist bomb attack on the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27 during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The blast claimed 1 life and injured 111 people, while another person died of a heart a ...

                                               

Federal Republic of Central America

The Federal Republic of Central America was known as the United Provinces of Central America in its first year of creation. It was an independent nation in Central America. It was made up of the former territories of the Captaincy General of Guat ...

                                               

Central Bank bombing

The Central Bank bombing was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks of the civil war in Sri Lanka between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The attack happened on January 31, 1996, in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. ...

                                               

Cerberus

In Greek mythology, Cerberus is the monstrous, multi-headed dog that guards the entrance to the Underworld, preventing the souls of the dead from leaving. Often called the "hound of Hades", Cerberus was one of the numerous offspring of the monste ...

                                               

Chalcedon

For the Ecumenical Council of 451, see Council of Chalcedon. Chalcedon was an ancient maritime town of Bithynia, in Asia Minor, almost directly opposite Byzantium, south of Scutari. Today, in modern Turkish, Chalcedon is called Kadıkoy and a dist ...

                                               

April 2017 Champs-Elysees attack

On 20 April 2017, three police officers were shot by an assailant with a Kalashnikov rifle on the Champs-Elysees, a shopping street in Paris, France. One was killed and two others, along with another person, were seriously injured before the atta ...

                                               

June 2017 Champs-Elysees attack

On 19 June 2017, the driver of a car containing guns rammed the car into a police vehicle on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. He was immediately killed by police. The Champs-Elysees was the site of the an attack in April. At 3:40 pm Paris loc ...

                                               

Chaplain–Medic massacre

The Chaplain-Medic massacre was a crime in the Korean War. It happened on a mountain in South Korea. Thirty unarmed, and critically wounded United States Army soldiers and an unarmed chaplain were killed by people of the North Korean army during ...

                                               

Chappaquiddick incident

The Chappaquiddick incident was a car crash that happened at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, on Friday, July 18, 1969. The accident was caused by Senator Ted Kennedys drunk driving, and resulted in the death of his 28-year-old passenger, Ma ...

                                               

Charles VIII of France

Charles VIII of France was the son of Louis XI, King of France and Charlotte of Savoy. He was born on June 30, 1470 in the Chateau dAmboise, France. Charles became King when aged 13. Because Charles was a minor, his older sister Anne acted as his ...

                                               

Charleston church shooting

On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, that was the first church for black people ever in America, in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Nine people at the church were ki ...

                                               

Charlotte (ship)

The Charlotte was one of six convict transport ships in the First Fleet. The First Fleet carried the convicts and soldiers to Australia to start a penal colony. This was the start of European settlement of Australia. The Charlotte was built on th ...

                                               

Chartist

The Chartists were people who wanted to get more rights for working class people in the mid-19th century. They were called Chartists because they wrote their main aims down in the Peoples Charter of 1838.

                                               

Charybdis

Charybdis is a sea monster in Ancient Greek mythology. It was said that she was a daughter of Poseidon and that when she breathed in and out the sea would rise and fall. She was also the sister of Scylla.When angry she would turn into a whirlpool ...

                                               

Chera dynasty

The Chera dynasty was one of the ancient Tamil dynasties who ruled the southern India from ancient times until around the fifteenth century CE. The Early Cheras ruled over the Malabar Coast, Coimbatore, Karur and Salem Districts in South India, w ...

                                               

Chicago flood

The Chicago flood happened on April 13, 1992. It was caused when the damaged wall of a utility tunnel beneath the Chicago River opened into a breach which flooded basements and underground facilities throughout the Chicago Loop with an estimated ...

                                               

Chicago Tylenol murders

The Chicago Tylenol murders were a series of poisoning deaths resulting from drug tampering in the Chicago metropolitan area in 1982. The victims had all taken Tylenol-branded acetaminophen capsules that had been laced with potassium cyanide. A t ...

                                               

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza was a large Mayan city by the Maya civilization. It is on the Yucatan Peninsula, about 120 km to the east of Merida. Some of the most famous parts of Chichen Itza include: the temple of Kukultan, the Plumed Serpent pictured. This is ...

                                               

The Childrens Blizzard

The Childrens Blizzard, also known as the Schoolchildrens Blizzard, School Childrens Blizzard, or Schoolhouse Blizzard, was a severe blizzard that hit the U.S. plains states on January 12, 1888. The blizzard came unexpectedly on a relatively warm ...

                                               

Chiron (mythology)

Chiron is a centaur from Greek mythology who helped train demigods. Chiron is a respected centaur because of his kindness and intelligence. He is a son of Cronus and lives in Mount Olympus. Chiron also helped train Heracles before he went to the ...

                                               

Chola dynasty

The Chola dynasty was a Tamil dynasty that ruled in southern India until the 13th century. The dynasty came from the fertile valley of the Kaveri River. Karikala Chola was the most famous among the early Chola kings, while Rajaraja Chola, Rajendr ...

                                               

Christmas truce

                                               

Church of Ireland

The Church of Ireland is the Anglican church in Ireland. It is an independent member of the Anglican communion. During the kingdom of Ireland it was the state religion. It continued to be during the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, wh ...

                                               

Cimmerians

The Cimmerians or Kimmerians were ancient horse-riding nomads of Indo-European origin. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Cimmerians lived in the north of the Caucasus and the Black Sea during the 8th and 7th centuries BC. They lived ...

                                               

City of David

The City of David, called in Arabic: وادي حلوه ‎, Wadi Hilweh, is an archaeological site in Jerusalem. It is next to the south-eastern corner of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The site is attributed to the palace of king David, and inclu ...

                                               

City upon a Hill

A City upon a Hill is a phrase from the Salt and Light in Jesuss Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 5:14, he tells his listeners, "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." It has become popular with American po ...

                                               

Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist. He helped start the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

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