Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
[i] Astor was the first millionaire in the United States.
[ii] There were four partners of the company: Duncan McDougall, David and Robert Stuart, and Alexander McKay. Additionally there were 12 clerks and 13 Canadian voyageurs, plus four tradesmen: Augustus Roussel, a blacksmith, Johann Koaster a carpenter, Job Aitkem a boat builder, and George Bell a cooper.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
[i] Isabella was an author and outspoken advocate of women’s suffrage.
[ii] She wrote the groundbreaking novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin
[iii] He is buried in Brooklyn, New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery
[iv] He would become the state of Florida’s superintendent of public education.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
[i] Geronimo’s given name in his tribal language of was Goyaałé, which translates as 'One Who Yawns'
[ii] In 1918, Geronimo’s remains were stolen. When recovered, the Indian chief's great-grandson, Harlyn Geronimo of New Mexico, wrote to President Bush, the Elder, requesting his help in returning the remains:
According to our traditions the remains of this sort, especially in this state when the grave was desecrated ... need to be reburied with the proper rituals ... to return the dignity and let his spirits rest in peace.
[iii] Miles would later lead the Army in the December 29, 1890 Battle of Wounded Knee in which more than 200 Sioux men, women and children were slaughtered.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
[i] They are in ascending order: Vatican City, Monaco, Nauru, and Tuval