Lipinski donned her first pair of skates at age six. Habibullah had succeeded his father, Abd-ar-Rahman,... In mid-February 1942, the Lexington sailed into the Coral Sea.
Ansel Adams discovered his love of photography and the West during a family trip... Prior to the American Revolution, correspondence between parties depended largely upon hired private couriers, friends and the help of merchants.Cameroon was once a German colony and Nigeria had been ruled by the British empire; in 1913, the two European powers had negotiated the border between these West African colonies.Cameroon argued that this agreement put the peninsula within their borders. Cameroon's yellowed maps were apparently more persuasive; it won the case, and will officially absorb the Bekassi Peninsula into its borders next month.When the nations of Nigeria and Cameroon went to settle a border dispute in 2002, in which both countries claimed an oil-rich peninsula about the size of El Paso, they didn't cite ancient cultural claims to the land, nor the preferences of its inhabitants, nor even their own national interests.Rather, in taking their case to the International Court of Justice, they cited a pile of century-old European paperwork.is successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut. Attempts to dig a channel tunnel between Britain and France date back to 1883, and Napoleon drew blueprints for a tunnel in 1802.