Saturday, February 09, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
The Oregon Printing Association published the paper. The association consisted of William G. T'Vault (No! That is not a typo even if my spell check insists that it is), James W. Nesmith, John P. Brooks, George Abernethy, John H. Couch, Robert Newell, and John E. Long. The paper’s first editor was T'Vault who was also the president of the group. Nesmith would go on to represent the glorious state of Oregon as a United States Senator and Abernethy would become Oregon’s first governor.
Monday, February 04, 2008
This Nautilus was the first nuclear-powered submarine.
A league is equal to three nautical miles.
Verne named the submarine, which he also used in his books The Mysterious Island and In Search of the Castaways, after the real submarine Nautilus that had been commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte and was built by Robert Fulton in 1800.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Daniel Shay held the rank of captain when he fought on the side of the colonists at the battles of Bunker Hill, Ticonderoga, Saratoga and Stony Point during the revolution which would lead to the United States’ independence. He was given a ceremonial sword by the Marguis de Lafayette as a token of appreciation for his service to the new nation.