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Hurricane Emily (2005)

Hurricane Emily was a very strong hurricane that occurred in the month of July in the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Emily is the only known category 5 hurricane in the month of July. Emily also broke the record for the strongest hurri ...

                                               

Hurricane Paloma

Hurricane Paloma was the seventeenth tropical cyclone, sixteenth tropical storm, eighth hurricane and fifth major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. It was also the last storm of 2008. Hurricane Paloma was the second strongest hurri ...

                                               

Hurricane Wilma

Hurricane Wilma was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in terms of pressure in the Atlantic Ocean. It destroyed parts of the Yucatan Peninsula and southern Florida during October in the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Wilma broke sev ...

                                               

Arauco War

The Arauco War was a conflict between colonial Spaniards and Mapuche people of Araucania region, of modern Chile. This conflict began at Reynoguelen in 1536, near the confluence of the Ñuble and Itata rivers. It was between an expedition of Diego ...

                                               

Caupolican

Caupolican was a leader of the Mapuche people of Chile, who decided to choose a supreme war leader in response to the Spanish threat. Caupolican supposedly won the position by demonstrating his superior strength by holding up a tree trunk three d ...

                                               

Church of the Company Fire

Church of the Company Fire is the largest fire accident ever by death toll in the world. It occurred on 1863 December 8 in Santiago, Chile. About 2000 to 3000 people are said to have been killed in the fire accident. Church of the Company of Jesu ...

                                               

Galvarino

Galvarino was a famous Mapuche warrior. In 1557, he fought in the Battle of Lagunillas against the an army of Spanish conquistadors. The battle took place in Chile near the Bio River. He was taken prisoner along with one hundred and fifty other M ...

                                               

Lautaro

Lautaro was a Mapuche military leader and relevant actor the Arauco War. His tactics are today studied in many war academies in the world. Lautaro was also a son of a mapuche Lonco chief. When he was young, he was captured by the spanish coloniza ...

                                               

2008 Sichuan earthquake

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake was a big earthquake in China on May 12, 2008. Thousands of people were killed, thousands more people were missing and thousands were hurt. Millions of people were left homeless after their houses fell down. The earthq ...

                                               

Chinese economic reform

The Chinese economic reform refers to the economic reforms in the Peoples Republic of China between the 1970s and 1990s. They were led by the Communist Party of China and Deng Xiaoping and started in December 1978. They were also called "Socialis ...

                                               

FARC

FARC is the abbreviation of Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - Ejercito del Pueblo. This is the name of a guerrilla organisation operating in Colombia. The group says it has Marxist- Leninist roots. When the name of the group is transl ...

                                               

Hurricane Beta

Hurricane Beta was the twenty-third named storm, fourteenth hurricane, and seventh major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It formed in the southwestern part of the Caribbean Sea on October 26 and made landfall on the eastern coast ...

                                               

SAM Colombia Flight 501

SAM Colombia Flight 501 was a SAM Colombia Boeing 727-46 that crashed on May 19, 1993, killing all 132 on board, including several Panamanian dentists on their way to a convention. The crew reported over the Abejorral NDB beacon at FL160, approac ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Costa Rica

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed to have spread to Costa Rica on 6 March 2020, after a 49-year-old woman tourist from New York, United States, tested positive for the virus. As of 13 May 2020, Costa Rica has reported 815 positive ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Croatia

The COVID-19 pandemic in Croatia is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The first case in the Republic of Croatia was reported in Zagreb on 25 February, when a pati ...

                                               

Diego Velazquez de Cuellar

For the Spanish painter, see Diego Velazquez. Diego Velazquez de Cuellar was a Spanish soldier and colonial administrator.He conquered and governed Cuba for Spain. He is often called Diego de Velazquez by Dominican historians. He was born in Cuel ...

                                               

Nicolas de Ovando

Nicolas de Ovando was a Spanish soldier from a noble family and a knight of the Order of Alcantara. He was governor of Hispaniola from 1502 until 1509.

                                               

List of presidents of the Dominican Republic

The President of the Dominican Republic is both the head of state and head of government of the Dominican Republic. This page contains a list of presidents of the Dominican Republic.

                                               

2017 Ecuadorian general election

Voters elected a new President and National Assembly. Incumbent President Rafael Correa of the PAIS Alliance was not eligible for re-election, having served two terms. In the first round of the presidential elections, PAIS Alliance candidate Leni ...

                                               

2019 Ecuadorian protests

The 2019 Ecuadorian protests are an ongoing series of protests and riots against the end of fuel subsidies and austerity measures by President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno and his administration. The protests began on 3 October 2019, as taxi, bus and ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador

The COVID-19 pandemic was reported to have spread to Ecuador on 29 February 2020. That was when a woman in her 70s tested positive for the virus. Ecuador was described in April as the growing "epicentre" of the pandemic in Latin America.

                                               

1948 Arab-Israeli War

The 1948 Arab–Israeli War was the second and final stage of the 1947–49 Palestine war. It began after the end of the British Mandate for Palestine, at midnight on 14 May 1948. The Israeli Declaration of Independence had been issued earlier that d ...

                                               

Capital of Egypt

This article is about the Egyptian national capital in general. For the current capital, see Cairo. The Capital of Egypt is Cairo. In the course of history, the national capital has been in many locations other than Cairo.

                                               

Egyptian language

The Egyptian language was an Afroasiatic language that was spoken in Ancient Egypt. It has been written 5000 years, which makes it one of the oldest written languages known today. The Coptic language is the modern form of the Egyptian language. T ...

                                               

Kingdom of Egypt

The Kingdom of Egypt was the de jure independent Egyptian state created under the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in 1922. The kingdom was created after the Unilateral Declaration of Egyptian Independence by the United Kingdom. Until the Anglo-Egyptian trea ...

                                               

Hurricane Mitch

Hurricane Mitch was the most powerful storm of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Mitch was one of the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Mitch was the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane because it killed 11.000- ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Finland

The first case of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Finland was confirmed on 29 January 2020, when a Chinese tourist visiting Ivalo from Wuhan tested positive for the virus.

                                               

Espoo shopping mall shooting

Espoo shopping mall shooting was a mass shooting in the Sello shopping mall, in Espoo, near Helsinki, Finland on 31 December 2009. The shooter killed five people, including his ex-wife, and then killed himself.

                                               

Eurovision Song Contest 2007

The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Helsinki, Finland, following Lordis win at the 2006 contest in Athens, Greece with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah". The contest was held ...

                                               

Finnish Civil War

The Finnish Civil War was a civil war in Finland between January 27 and May 15 in 1918. The war was fought between the Reds and the Whites. The Reds were led by a section of the Social Democratic Party and were supported by Soviet Russia. The Whi ...

                                               

Karelia

Karelia is an area in eastern Fennoscandia. It is to the east from where Finnish people live. There are many opinions about what places exactly belong to Karelia. Most of Karelia belongs to Russia today. Small parts of Karelia belong to Finland. ...

                                               

Old Rauma

Old Rauma is a wooden city centre. It is located in the town of Rauma, Finland. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area of Old Rauma is about 0.3 km². It has approximately six hundred buildings including both proper houses and smal ...

                                               

2017 Turku stabbings

On 18 August 2017, around 16:00 local time, several people were stabbed in central Turku, Finland. Alarm was first raised at 16:02 and by 16:05 the suspect had been captured. At least two people died in the attack. On 18 August 2017, at 16:02 loc ...

                                               

Kingdom of France

The Kingdom of France is the name given to various political entities of France in the Middle Ages and modern times. According to historians, three major events started the Kingdom of France: the advent of Clovis I in 481, the Treaty of Verdun an ...

                                               

Bastille

The Bastille was a prison in Paris, France. It was destroyed during the French Revolution on 14 July 1789. It was attacked by rebels from the "third estate". This event is considered the beginning of the French Revolution. Today in France, the 14 ...

                                               

Capital of France

This article is about the French national capital in general. For the current capital, see Paris. The capital of France is Paris. In the course of history, the national capital has been in many locations other than Paris.

                                               

Count of Flanders

The Count of Flanders was the ruler or leader of the county of Flanders from the 9th century until the French Revolution in 1790. The first count was Baldwin I "Iron Arm". By expanding its borders the early counts managed to keep Flanders indepen ...

                                               

Edict of Nantes

The Edict of Nantes was a law that allowed people to be Protestants in France from 1598 to 1685. It was signed in Nantes by King Henry IV in April 1598, although some provinces blocked it until 1610. The purpose of the law was to make peace after ...

                                               

English claims to the French throne

From 1340-1800 many English and later British monarchs claimed the throne of France. The origin of the claims come from Edward IIIs territorial claims of France which he claimed gave him the right to be king. He tried to take the throne of France ...

                                               

List of titles and honours of the french crown

The french crown was a number of titles of the crown of France. Before the kingdom of France was the kingdom of the Franks ruled by Clovis I. Clovis was the first king of the Franks. After Cloviss death he split his kingdoms between his sons. His ...

                                               

Man with the iron mask

The Man with the iron mask was a prisoner of Louis XIV whose identity is not known. The man was imprisoned from 1669 until his death in 1703. The man was forced to wear a black cloth over his face most of the time; no one saw his face. The prison ...

                                               

Our Lady of La Salette

Our Lady of La Salette is a title given to the Virgin Mary who is believed to have appeared at the village of La Salette, France. The apparition was reported by two children, Maximin Giraud, and Melanie Calvat. In French she is called Notre-Dame ...

                                               

Poitou

Poitou was a province of France of west-central France whose capital city was Poitiers. There is a marshland called the Poitevin Mar on the Gulf of Poitou, on the west coast of France, just north of La Rochelle and west of Niort. Many of the Acad ...

                                               

Ponthieu

Ponthieu is a former province in northern France. Its chief town is Abbeville. It lies centered on the mouth of the Somme River. It includes the townships of Crecy-en-Ponthieu, Nouvion-en-Ponthieu and Ailly-le-Haut-Bell.

                                               

The Spirit of the Laws

The Spirit of the Laws is a book published in 1748 by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. It is a book about law, comparing different ideas. The Books published by Montesquieu were subject to censorship. For this reason, the book was publi ...

                                               

Treaty of Amiens

The Treaty of Amiens temporarily ended hostilities between France and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. It was signed in the city of Amiens on 25 March 1802 by Joseph Bonaparte and Marquess Cornwallis as a "Definitive Treat ...

                                               

Treaty of Lambeth (1212)

The Treaty of Lambeth was signed on 4 May 1212 by King John of England and several French counts. The Treaty of Lambeth of 1212 should not be confused with the Treaty of Lambeth of 1217, also known as the Treaty of Kingston. By 1212 John had lost ...

                                               

Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte

The Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte was signed in the autumn of 911. It was a treaty between Charles the Simple and Rollo, one of the leaders of the Vikings living in Neustria. It was to protect Charles kingdom from any new invasion by the "Northm ...

                                               

Visigoths

The Visigoths were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe. Both were among the loosely-defined Germanic tribes that fought the Roman Empire during the Migration Period. Most famously, a Visigothic force, led by King Alaric ...

                                               

2008 South Ossetia war

The 2008 South Ossetia war is a military conflict that started on 8 August 2008, between Georgia, South Ossetian secessionists and Russia. South Ossetia and Abkhazia are territories within Georgia that declared independence from Georgia and have ...