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Seventeen Provinces

The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 15th century and 16th century. The lands were about the same as the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France, and a small part ...

                                               

Shays Rebellion

Shays Rebellion was a rebellion in central and western Massachusetts from 1786 to 1787. The rebellion is named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolution who led the rebels, also known as "Shaysites" or "Regulators". Most of the Sha ...

                                               

Ship of the line

A Ship of the line was a kind of warship. Most ships of the line were built between the 17th and 19th century. At that time, battles were fought by many such ships, which sailed in a line. At first, such ships were sailing boats, but from about t ...

                                               

Shooting of Breonna Taylor

On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers. That day, three police officers came to her appartment. The officers wore everyday clothing, ...

                                               

Shunga Empire

Sunga Empire was founded by Pushyamitra Sunga who betrayed his master Brihadratha Maurya and defeated him in a war. He killed the Mauryan emperor and destroyed the Mauryan empire completely. Its capital was Pataliputra. Pushyamitra Shunga ruled f ...

                                               

Siege of Tobruk

The Siege of Tobruk was a battle in Libya during the North African Campaign of World War II. It lasted for 241 days. The battle was between Axis and Allied Forces. The battle started on 11 April 1941, when Tobruk was besieged by an Italian and Na ...

                                               

Sigebert IV de Franks

Sigebert IV Plantard and Sigebert IV de Raze is a fictional prince of the Franks. He is supposed to be the son of king Dagobert II and Gesela de Raze, a Visigothic princess. According to the pseudohistorical Dossiers Secrets dHenri Lobineau alone ...

                                               

Singapore strategy

The Singapore strategy was a strategy about defending the British Empire in the Asian Far East, mainly against the Empire of Japan. The strategy involved a number of different plans and stages, developed between 1919 and 1941. The basic idea was ...

                                               

Sino-Soviet split

The Sino-Soviet split was a time when the relations between the Peoples Republic of China and the Soviet Union weakened during the Cold War. Eventually, Chinas leader, Mao Zedong, decided to break the alliance with the Soviet Union. The Soviet le ...

                                               

Skara Brae

Skara Brae is a large stone-built Neolithic settlement on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of mainland Orkney, Scotland. It consists of ten houses, and was occupied from roughly 3100–2500 BC. It is Europes most complete Neolithic village. The ...

                                               

Slave breeding in the United States

Slave breeding was long a part of slavery. As in other slave countries, its purpose was to make more slaves. Slave breeding became more important in the United States the 19th century when the Atlantic slave trade ended. As with other commodities ...

                                               

Socialist Republic of Romania

From 1947 to 1989, Romania was a socialist republic. From 1947 to 1965, it was called Romanian Peoples Republic. In 1965, Nicolae Ceaușescu came to power. He succeeded Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, who died of cancer that year. To reflect the change, t ...

                                               

Songhai Empire

The Songhai Empire dominated the western Sahel in the 15th and 16th century. At its peak the empire was one of the largest in both Islamic and African history. The Songhai people were the ruling elite in the empire. Gao was the capital of the emp ...

                                               

1994 South African general election

The South African general election of 1994 was an election held in South Africa. The election was conducted under the direction of the Independent Electoral Commission. At the end of the general election, President Nelson Mandela became the first ...

                                               

Southern Netherlands

The Southern Netherlands, also called the Catholic Netherlands, were part of the Low Countries. They were controlled by Spain, Austria and added into France. This area was most of modern Belgium, the Imperial Abbey of Stavelot-Malmedy, the County ...

                                               

Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War was a war in which General Francisco Franco and his troops successfully took control of Spain. Many different groups worked together to help the government, the Spanish Republic, to stop him, including socialists, communists ...

                                               

Spanish conquest of Yucatan

The Spanish Conquest of Yucatan was the campaign undertaken by the Spanish conquistadores against the Late Postclassic Maya states. This part of the conquest and colonization of the Americas began in the early 16th century, but it took more time ...

                                               

Spanish Republican government in Exile

The Spanish Republican government in Exile was a group of politicians who went into exile in France when the dictator Francisco Franco took power in Spain after the Spanish Civil War. They wanted to continue the government of the Second Spanish R ...

                                               

Srebrenica massacre

The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide, was the July 1995 genocide Bosniaks, mainly military aged men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. The killings were done by units of the Bosnian Se ...

                                               

Sri Lankan Civil War

The Sri Lankan Civil War was a war fought in the island of Sri Lanka. It started on 23 July 1983. There was a revolt against the government by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. They fought to create an independent state for Tamil people calle ...

                                               

SS Eastland

The SS Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours on the Chicago River. On July 24, 1915, the ship rolled over onto her side while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what ...

                                               

Stamp Act

A stamp act is a law that puts a tax on the transfer of some documents. Those that pay the tax get an official stamp on their documents. Many products have been covered by stamp acts such as playing cards, patent medicines, cheques, mortgages, co ...

                                               

Stamp Act 1765

The Stamp Act of 1765 was made by the parliament in 1765, that affected things like paper and prints or any legal document, and needed to be payed in British currency. To show that they paid, every paper had to have a revenue stamp on it. The pur ...

                                               

State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs

The State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs was a country that was created in October 1918, in Southeast Europe. Before that, its land was a part of Austria-Hungary. When Austria-Hungary lost the World War I, it was broken up. Slovenes, Croats and Se ...

                                               

State of Vietnam

State of Vietnam was a former autonomous state controlled by France. It was established in 1949. It was an associated state and a constitutent territory of the French Indochina until 1954. From 1954, it became fully independent from France since ...

                                               

Claus von Stauffenberg

Claus Philipp Maria Justinian Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was a German army officer and Catholic aristocrat. von Stauffenberg was a leader of the failed 20 July plot of 1944. This aimed to kill the German dictator Adolf Hitler, and remove the Na ...

                                               

Stonehaven derailment

The Stonehaven derailment was a railway accident. It happened at around 09:40 BST on 12 August 2020. It happened near Carmont. Carmont is west of Stonehaven. They are in Aberdeenshire, in Scotland. At least three people died. Six others were inju ...

                                               

Stonewall Brigade

The Stonewall Brigade was an infantry brigade in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. It got its name from Thomas J. Jackson, the first commander of the brigade. At the First Battle of Bull Run, Jackson got the nickname of "Stonewa ...

                                               

List of subcamps of Sachsenhausen

The list of subcamps of Sachsenhausen shows forced labour facilities of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Neuengamme Usedom Neubrandenburg Berlin Beerfelde in Steinhofel Brux Bad Saarow Schonwalde Biesenthal Oranienburg Bornicke in Nauen Witt ...

                                               

SuccessTech Academy shooting

The SuccessTech Academy shooting was a attempted murder-suicide at SuccessTech Academy in Cleveland, Ohio on October 10, 2007. Asa Coon, a student at the school, came to school armed with two handguns and three tactical folding knives. After bein ...

                                               

Sumgait pogrom

The Sumgait pogrom was a pogrom by the local Azerbaijanis that targeted the Armenian population living in the Azerbaijani seaside town of Sumgait on February 1988. An estimated 30 were killed. But most say 200.

                                               

Summer of Love

The Summer of Love is the name for the summer of 1967 in the United States, especially in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, California. Thousands of young people from all over the world went to San Francisco to help create a hippie co ...

                                               

HMS Supply (1759)

HMS Supply was a small ship, an armed tender which sailed with the First Fleet. She was intended to be a support ship for HMS Sirius. The First Fleet carried the convicts and soldiers to Australia to start a penal colony. The ships left England i ...

                                               

Taihō Code

The Taihō Code was a group of laws in Japan. It was the law during the 700s c.e., which was the Nara period in Japan. Here, "code" means "set of rules." The Taihō Code had two kinds of laws. It had ritsu which were laws about crime and how to arr ...

                                               

TAM Airlines Flight 3054

TAM Airlines Flight 3054 was a flight from Porto Alegre to São Paulo, Brazil by an Airbus A320 airplane. On July 17, 2007 the plane missed the runway at São Paulo and crashed into a TAM Express building and a Shell gas station. This was because o ...

                                               

Tea Act

Tea Act of 1773 was a law made by the Parliament of Great Britain. The law was made to help the East India Company which had massive amounts of tea stored in London which they could not sell. The law would make the companys tea cheaper than other ...

                                               

Tear down this wall!

Tear down this wall! was the challenge made by United States President Ronald Reagan to Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to destroy the Berlin Wall. The speech was made at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987. It was ma ...

                                               

Temple of Hera at Olympia

The Temple of Hera is a temple dedicated to Hera, the Greek goddess of marriage. She was the wife of Zeus, the greatest of the Greek gods. The temple was built about 600 BC at Olympia, Greece. It is one of the oldest temples in Greece. It measure ...

                                               

Templo Mayor

The Templo Mayor was one of the main temples of the Aztecs. It was in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica. The temple was called the huei teoc ...

                                               

Temptation of Christ

The temptation of Christ is detailed in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. After His baptism, Jesus went into the desert where he didnt eat for 40 days. Then He was temped by Satan who told him to change stones into bread. Jesus didnt do it e ...

                                               

Terra (mythology)

Terra is the Roman form of Gaia. She is the goddess of the Earth. Her husband is Caelus, an ancient god of the sky. They are the parents of the Titans & giants. One day, thousands of years ago, Terra convinced her son, Saturn, to take his fathers ...

                                               

Tet Offensive

The Tet Offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War. It was started on 30 January 1968 by communist forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnam against South Vietnam, the United States and their allies. The purpose of it was to surpris ...

                                               

Teutonic Knights

The Teutonic Knights are a Roman Catholic military order. It was formed at the end of the 12th century in Acre, Palestine, during the Crusades. The Teutonic Knights are now a clerical order based in Vienna, Austria. In 1226 Konrad of Masovia brou ...

                                               

Texas City disaster

The Texas City Disaster of 1947 was a major and very deadly incident. It happened on Wednesday, April 16, 1947, and was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions to hit the United States. The incident began as a late morning fire on the French ve ...

                                               

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday in the United States and Canada when people give thanks. In the United States, it is on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada, it is on the second Monday of October. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln said the last Thursday o ...

                                               

Third Battle of Panipat

The Third Battle of Panipat was a major battle of Indian history, fought on 14th January 1761. It was fought between the Afghan forces of Ahmad Shah Durrani along with his local Rohilla and other Pathan and Oudh allies, against the Maratha Empire ...

                                               

Tiberius Claudius Cogidubnus

Tiberius Claudius Cogidubnus was a 1st century king of the Regnenses in early Roman Britain. Cogidubnus ruled at Chichester. When the Roman Emperor Claudius conquered Britain he set himself up at Colchester and received the submission of the vari ...

                                               

Tocharians

The Tocharians were an ancient people who lived in the Tarim Basin. They spoke an Indo-European language. The region they live in was closer to the Far East than that of any other Indo-European-speaking regions.

                                               

Tower of David

The Tower of David is an ancient citadel located in Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. It was originally during the 2nd century BC. It was destroyed and then rebuilt several times, in the Christian, Muslim, Mamluk and Ottoman periods in Jer ...

                                               

Town privileges

Town privileges were important things. They were special treaties or royal charters used in the Middle Ages. In such a charter, a sovereign, a monarch granted the town or city special rights. These usually included Some people who permanently liv ...

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