Category Archives: History – Politics

A bark is a sailing vessel with three masts. The three large British White Star liners "Titanic," "Olympic" and "Britannic" were the largest ships afloat for over twenty years between 1913 and 1935. Who were The Big Three during World War II?

Palaestrae

palaestraeThese establishments were used for training youths in boxing and wrestling and were also frequented by Socrates and other philosophers. This article contains a discussion of the locations of the palaestrae (wrestling schools) that are known to have existed in Athens, and the the function of these establishments.
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The three tailors of Tooley Street

Canning says that three tailors of Tooley Street, Southwark, addressed a petition of grievances to the House of Commons, beginning Continue reading The three tailors of Tooley Street

Three Wise Monkeys

The three monkeys are Mizaru (見猿), covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru (聞か猿), covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru (言わ猿), covering his mouth, who speaks no evil.
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foreign aid

economic, military, technical, and financial assistance given on an international, and usually intergovernmental level. U.S. foreign aid programs have included at least three totally different objectives: rehabilitating the economies of war-devastated countries, strengthening the military defenses of allies and friends of the United States, and promoting economic growth in underdeveloped areas. Aid may be given as a grant, with no repayment obligation, or a loan. 1 Continue reading foreign aid

Ethiopian emblem – threepointed star

three pointed star This sign is known as an Ethiopian emblem. This is the only version of a threepointed star the author of this work has ever seen. Otherwise the caltrap,caltrap, is about as structurally similar a sign as can be found.

Three Rivers, Texas

Three Rivers traces its beginnings to July 4, 1913 with a grand opening and first sale of land by Charles R. Tips.  Tips, a University of Texas graduate and employee of the First National Bank of Seguin, came to the Brush Country at the urging of Mrs. Annie Hamilton of Cuero.  Mrs. Hamilton owned a tract of land where Three Rivers now sits.  The fledgling  community was named Hamiltonburg, until the U.S. Post Office insisted that the name was too similar to "Hamilton", thus the change. Tips suggested Three Rivers because of the nearby confluence of the Atascosa, Frio and Nueces Rivers.
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Table Talk

QUOTATION: The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are, Continue reading Table Talk

The State of German Literature, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1839-1857).

QUOTATION: The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion. Continue reading The State of German Literature, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1839-1857).

My Thirty Years

QUOTATION: Three characteristics mark all confirmed expatriates: Continue reading My Thirty Years