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The natives of North America already smoked tobacco 1,200 years ago

The natives of North America already smoked tobacco 1,200 years ago

The first cigarettes began to be commercialized in mass 140 years ago, but the relationship between humans and this plant is much older. However, little is known about the historical origin of tobacco use. A new study has analyzed the 1,200-year-old stone pipes found off the western shores of North America, where today the incidence of smoking is very high among the native populations.

What were the key factors to the fall of domestic socialism in the USA?

What were the key factors to the fall of domestic socialism in the USA?

During the late 1800s, and early 1900s the United States saw the rise of trade union membership, the coming and going of the populist party, and watched the progressive era come to institute reform…

Clermont APA-143 - History

Clermont APA-143 - History

ClermontA county in Ohio.(APA-143: dp. 6,720, 1. 445& 39;, b. 62& 39;; dr. 24& 39;; s. 17 k.;epl. 536: a. 1 5& 34;, cl. Naskell)Clermont (APA-143) was launched 25 November 1944 by California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, Calif. under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. F. Wells; acquired by the Navy 27 January 1945 converted at Kaiser Co.

History Rewind: First Polaris Firing, 1960

History Rewind: First Polaris Firing, 1960

Nuclear submarine USS George Washington tests the Polaris missile in 1960. The missile was fired 1100 miles from it& 39;s target.FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness. But if you see something that doesn& 39;t look right, click here to contact us! HISTORY reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it is complete and accurate.

The Oregon Question

The Oregon Question

The Oregon question was a matter of diplomatic concern starting with the first European exploration of the area. The two countries with the greatest interest were Britain and the United States, although both Spain and Russia viewed themselves as having some claim to the Oregon territory.The first British contact with the Oregon country took place in 1778, when Captain James Cook sailed along the coast of present-day Oregon and Washington states on his third expedition.

Takos YTB-546 - History

Takos YTB-546 - History

Takos(YTB-546: dp. 260, 1. 101& 39;; b. 28& 39;; dr. 11& 39;; s. 12 k.;cpl. 10; cl. Hisada)Takos (YTB-546) was laid down on 10 October 1944 by Ira S. Bushey Bi Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.; launched on 30 July 1945; and commissioned on 11 October 1945.The large harbor tug was assigned to the New York Navy Yard on 15 November 1945 and operated there until mid-summer of 1946.