What year was America settled?

What year was America settled?

British colonization of the Americas (including colonization by both the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland before the Acts of Union, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707) began in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia and reached its peak when colonies had been established throughout the Americas.

Why was Ken Mattingly replaced for the Apollo 13 mission?

Mattingly’s first assignment was to be the Command Module Pilot on the Apollo 13 mission. Three days prior to launch, he was removed from the mission due to exposure to German measles (which he never contracted) and was replaced by the backup CM pilot, Jack Swigert.

When was baseball invented?

You may have heard that a young man named Abner Doubleday invented the game known as baseball in Cooperstown, New York, during the summer of 1839. Doubleday then went on to become a Civil War hero, while baseball became America’s beloved national pastime.

Why did they use mercury to make hats?

The origin of the phrase, it’s believed, is that hatters really did go mad. The chemicals used in hat-making included mercurous nitrate, used in curing felt. Prolonged exposure to the mercury vapors caused mercury poisoning.

Who wrote the first modern chemistry textbook?

Antoine Lavoisier (lah-vwah-ZHAY), 1743-1794, introduced quantitative measurement into the study of chemistry with his discovery of the law of conservation of mass. He discovered the role of oxygen in combustion and established the principles for naming chemicals. He wrote the first modern chemistry textbook in 1789.

When did the great fire of London take place?

The Great Fire of London started on Sunday, 2 September 1666 in a baker’s shop belonging to Thomas Farynor. Although he claimed to have extinguished the fire, three hours later, at 1am, his house was a blazing inferno. Farynor’s bakery was situated in Pudding Lane.

Do your eyes see upside down?

The human eye actually sees everything upside down. Light enters the eye through the cornea and is further refracted when it hits the lens. Here it is flipped upside down and projected onto the retina.

When did Paul Revere say the redcoats are coming?

On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and instructed to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them.