ⓘ Free online encyclopedia. Did you know? page 125




                                               

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 ...

                                               

Sewol

The ferry MS Sewol, travelling from Incheon towards Jeju Island off the south coast of South Korea, sank on April 16, 2014 near Jindo Island off the southwest coast, resulting in the death of 304 people.

                                               

Shamrock Summit

The Shamrock Summit was a summit meeting that took place in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada during March 1985. It was a meeting between Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney and President of the United States Ronald Reagan. It was nicknamed the "Sh ...

                                               

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 ...

                                               

Shekel

A shekel was an ancient currency. It was used in various places in North Africa and in the western Middle East. Nowadays it is the current of the state of Israel, the so-called new shekel.

                                               

Shimabara Rebellion

Shimabara Rebellion, was an uprising in southwestern Japan. It lasted from December 17, 1637 until April 15, 1638, during the Edo period. It largely involved peasants, most of them Catholic Christians.

                                               

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 ...

                                               

Siege of Vicksburg

The Siege of Vicksburg was a major battle of the American Civil War. It took place in Mississippi from May 18 to July 4, 1863. Union general Ulysses S. Grant surrounded the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Confederate Army, commanded by John C ...

                                               

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 ...

                                               

Sinking of MV Conception

On September 2, 2019, the 75-foot diving boat Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California. The boat was anchored in Platts Harbor, a small undeveloped bay on the north shore of the island, with over 30 passenger ...

                                               

Sino-Indian War

The Sino-Indian War was a war between India and China, in 1962, over a border dispute in the Himalayas. China won the war, but there were almost no changes in territory.

                                               

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 ...

                                               

South African Republic

The South African Republic, often informally called the Transvaal Republic, was a sovereign state in southern Africa ruled by the Afrikaners. It was defeated by the UK and its colonies, the British Cape Colony and the Colony of Natal in the Secon ...

                                               

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 ...

                                               

Southern Rhodesia

Southern Rhodesia was the a self-governing British colony in southern Africa. It existed at various times during the 20th century. It covered territory north of the Limpopo River and south of the Zambezi River.

                                               

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 ...

                                               

Albert Speer

Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer was a leading German architect in the Third Reich. Speer was born in Mannheim, Baden. Adolf Hitlers chief architect before he became the minister for munitions and armaments in 1942. He was also a member of Hi ...

                                               

Springfield Model 1855

The Model 1855 Springfield was a rifled musket used in the mid-19th century. This is a type of musket that was used to fire long-range shots, before the enemy could get close enough. It was produced by the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, Uni ...

                                               

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 ...

                                               

Statute of Labourers 1351

The Statute of Labourers was a law created by the English parliament under King Edward III in 1351 about labour shortage. It was first made known by Sir John Halles.

                                               

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 ...

                                               

2017 Stockholm attack

The 2017 Stockholm attack happened on 7 April 2017, at about 2:50 pm local time in central Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. According to SAPO, a speeding lorry drove through crowds along the Drottninggatan pedestrian street and smashed through t ...

                                               

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 ...

                                               

Stonewall riots

The Stonewall riots were a series of riots in New York City from 28 June to 6 July in 1969. They happened after the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. After this, many LGBT+ people protested being persecuted by the p ...

                                               

Strength Through Joy

Strength Through Joy was a large state controlled program of rest and play in Nazi Germany. It made the tourism industry richer after a long time of no tourists. Many cruise ships were created specifically for this program, such as the MV Wilhelm ...

                                               

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 ...

                                               

2020 Sudan floods

In September 2020, a large amount of rainfall in Sudan caused a massive flood across at least 16 Sudanese states with the Blue Nile reaching water levels not seen for a century. It is the most severe floods recorded in the region. A state of emer ...

                                               

Suffragette

A suffragette was a woman in the early 20th century who believed they should have the right to vote. This movement happened in the United Kingdom and United States. For many years women were not allowed to vote, and so they fought for their right ...

                                               

2021 Sulawesi earthquake

The 2021 Sulawesi earthquake hit the Majene Regency, in the province of West Sulawesi, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on 15 January at 02:28 WITA. It had a magnitude of M w  6.2. This earthquake was felt as far away as Makassar, the capital ...

                                               

Sultanate of Zanzibar

The Sultanate of Zanzibar was an Ibadite kingdom in East Africa. It was under the influence of the Omani Muscat Sultanate at first. It came to an end when the British East Africa colony was established. This means it ended at the turn of the twen ...

                                               

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.