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The Battle of the Basque Roads was fought April 11-13, 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars. Assaulting the French fleet in Basque Roads, the British opened the battle by attacking with fireships. These forced many French ships in Basque Roads ashore and though some were taken, the British failed to ful
Henry Clay was perhaps the most powerful American who never served as president, though he ran for the office several times.
Still-life images of fruit, long been a subject for painters, allows artists to display their particular gifts by trying their hand at a common subject. Some paintings bring out of the vibrant colors of the fruit, while others cast them in shadow, using their hues as counterpoint to a dark scene.
Although tradition has focused on the Bible's patriarchs, the women of the Torah played equally important roles as ancestors of Israel. Indeed, without the matriarchs Sarah, Rebekah, Leah and Rachel, there could have been no fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham that he would be the ance
Merriam Webster defines the term "drama queen" as "a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions." You've probably met someone who fits this description. Dressing up as a drama queen, for Halloween or for a party, allows the drama queen within you to come out, if only for a
A picture of the navigator and pilot of a Fifth Air Force B-26 Invader preparing for a night-intruder mission over enemy territory in Korea, during the Korean War.
Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes was a noted Confederate naval commander during the American Civil War. First making a name for himself as commander of the raider CSS Sumter, Raphael Semmes later earned international fame as captain of CSS Alabama. Defeated off Cherbourg in 1864, Raphael Semmes returned