If you are exploring your ancestry all the way back to the Colonial period in U.S. history, this Infographic will help—providing a timeline and facts to help you better understand the times your ancestors lived in. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/early-american-colonial-history-timeline-infographic.html
Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic
"Considering the Melungeons. Clusters of people who were designated "not black," but historically "not white," were scattered across the U.S. All of these groups, dubbed by anthropologists and sociologists as "tri-racial isolates," or "maroons," are an interesting part of our troubled racialized history and current notions of "race," "ethnicity," ancestry, and genetics."
J. Robert Oppenheimer, born on April 22, 1904, was the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. He strongly opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, however, and in 1953 was suspended from secret nuclear research as an alleged communist sympathizer, a case backed by Edward Teller. In 1963 he was reinstated and awarded the Enrico Fermi Award.
Cudjo Lewis (1841–1935) is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin). At age 14, he began his training as a soldier & was inducted into oro, the Yoruba secret male society; by age 19, he was undergoing initiation. His initiation training was cut short, however, in the spring of 1860 when soldiers from Dahomey raided his town, killing townspeople & taking prisoners.
Lewis, Kossola Cudjo (c. 1841–1935) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed
The Romanovs and the House of Windsor Queen Victoria's lifespan: 1819-1901 Prince Albert's lifespan: 1840-1861 Children: Edward VII | Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Alice of the UK | Princess Beatrice of the UK | Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha | Princess Helena | Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll | Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught | Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany | Princess Beatrice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria
The deadliest events in history, ranked by deaths per day
The deadliest events in history, ranked by deaths per day--I have heard that the San Fransisco death toll was way understated to not freak out east coast banks. I would think given how the city looked afterward that it was higher.