On November 16, 1532, Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer and conquistador, springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa.
With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro lures Atahualpa to a feast in the emperor’s honor and then opens fire on the unarmed Incans. On this day in 1776, Hessian Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen and a force of 3,000 Hessian mercenaries and 5,000 Redcoats lay siege to Fort Washington at the northern end and highest point of Manhattan Island.
The car’s builder and pilot, an engineer named Andrew Riker, managed to coax his machine one mile down the straight...
On this day in 1863, Confederates under General James Longstreet fail to defeat a Union force under General Ambrose Burnside at the Battle of Campbell Station near Knoxville, Tennessee.
Rosario is the third most populous city in the country, and is also the most populous city in Argentina that is not a provincial capital.
With a growing and important metropolitan area, Greater Rosario has an estimated population of 1,276,000 as of 2012 One of its main attractions includes the neoclassical architecture that has been retained over the centuries in hundreds of residences, houses, and public buildings.
Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia,allowed Longstreet to...The game also marked the first time in more than 120 games that Oklahoma didn’t score a single point. One of the league’s most active supporters was Nicolai’s friend, the great physicist Albert Einstein.Together, Einstein and Nicolai had written a pacifist answer to...) is the largest city in the province of Santa Fe, in central Argentina.
It is located 300 km (186 mi) northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Paraná River.
She was the first woman leader of a Muslim country in modern history. Rowling’s star creation–bespectacled boy wizard Harry Potter–makes his big-screen debut in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which opens in movie theaters across the United States.