The state of Ohio adopted its official flag in 1902. The Ohio burgee distinguishes itself from the other American state flags because of its swallowtail design. It is the only American state flag with a non-rectangular shape, and it is full of symbolism. The creator of the unique Ohio burgee was an architect, John Eisemann.
The timeline of American history traditionally begins with the Declaration of Independence from the British in 1776 (though in the history of America, the first settlement was by the Europeans in 1565). This article details a short US history timeline dating from 1780 to 2010.
The Abundant Life Church is a large Christian neo-charismatic church based in Bradford in Yorkshire, England. It is a part of the British New Church Movement. This article explores the church and its history.
The war in Iraq has been raging on since 2003. As a result, there has been many pieces of war footage shot and many of these war videos become famous for one reason or another. This article explains two pieces of footage that stand out from the war in particular. Interestingly, neither of these are of combat footage.
Along with Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, one of the most famous and familiar landmarks of London, is the big clock tower affectionately known as the Big Ben. In fact, some of the most iconic pictures of London often include an image of this historic building. Here are some interesting facts about the Big Ben.
The Battle of Algiers was a conflict between Algerian rebels determined to free Algeria of French rule and the French rulers, though it was complicated by clashes within the Algerians themselves. French counter-insurgency forces used retaliatory tactics against the Algerians, including torture. This stimulated Algerian response all the more, and in the end, French rule ended after a referendum. Learn more about the history of The Battle of Algiers.
History, which covers human activities, begins with prehistory, the age before written records, which lasted until about 5000 years ago. The next period, which we might describe as the period before the modern era, includes the bronze and iron ages and the development of civilisations. The modern era includes the latter part of the Roman period up to modern times.
Christmas is one of the major Christian holiday festivals, established according to a church doctrine in honour of Jesus Christ's birth. In some countries, it is celebrated on the 25th of December (so-called Gregorian calendar), in others it is celebrated 7th January (Julian calendar). This article makes a round of the origins of Christmas and ways of celebrating it.
A.M. and P.M., meaning ante-meridian and post-meridian, were never established by law or scientific decision, they simply evolved in the course of time. The measuring of time is linked to the instruments used to measure it, so it is linked to clocks. The meridian is related to Greenwich meantime, that was once the international standard. Learn more in this article.
The political theorist Robert Dahl has growing doubts about how democratic the American Constitution is. This article discusses his concerns that it does not guarantee political equality for all groups and individuals. The problem is that rich groups and people have more access to power than others do.
John Bercow MP is a prominent faces in British politics. He has been an encumbent Speaker of the House of Commons since June 2009, as well as a Member of Parliament since the 1997. This article outlines Bercow's pre-Political career and his achievements since entering Westminster, showing how he has become a notable public figure.
Ben Wallace is a British politician and has been Conservative Member of Parliament for Wyre and Preston North since the 2010 General Election. He had previously served as an MP Lancaster and Wyre, and also as a Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament. This article outlines Wallace's early years and education, his political career in Scotland and in England, and his achievements in the field.
The Engineering News Record (ENR) is published weekly by The McGraw-Hill Companies and provides news, analysis, commentary and data for construction industry professionals.
British army ranks are divided into commissioned and non-commissioned officers, along with ordinary and unranked soldiers. Commissioned officers start from second lieutenant and move up to field Marshall. Non-commissioned ranks start from lance corporal and move up through the special ranks of warrant officer to Warrant officer class one. Each unit has a share of commissioned and non-commissioned officers.
Top secret clearance is the process of being vetted to view restricted or classified information. Part of this top secret clearance involves a thorough background check of the individual. An individual who has undertaken a top secret clearance however, has to justify why he needs to see the information and provides valid reasons for doing so.