On January 18, 1778, the English explorer Captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands when he sails past the island of Oahu.
Who discovered the vaccine for polio?
Jonas Salk. Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. He was born in New York City to Jewish parents.
What year did Oregon become a state?
An autonomous government was formed in Oregon Country in 1843, Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. It is the 9th largest and 27th most populous state. Its capital is Salem, third most populous of its cities.
Who is the second man on the moon?
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon. The 1st man on the moon was the Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong, who made history on July 20, 1969. The Apollo 11 mission consisted of Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin and Commander Neil Armstrong.
What does RSVP stand for in English?
RSVP is short for, “Respondez, s’il vous plait,” which means, simply, “Please respond” in French. That means you should respond either way, whether you’re able to make it or not.
Do cashew nuts come from a fruit?
The top end of the cashew apple is attached to the stem that comes off the tree. The bottom end of the cashew apple attaches to the cashew nut, which is encased in a shell. In botanical terms, the cashew apple is an accessory fruit that grows on the cashew seed (which is the nut).
Who sings Burning Love in Lilo and Stitch?
“Burning Love” is the closing Elvis Presley song of Lilo & Stitch, sung by Wynonna Judd.
What great lake caught on fire?
When Lake Erie – or more exactly the Cuyahoga River which flows into Lake Erie – caught fire in 1969, it ignited a firestorm of public outrage over the indiscriminate dumping of sewage and industrial chemicals into the Great Lakes.