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What were Catherine the Great's orders to von Böhm?

What were Catherine the Great's orders to von Böhm?

In about 1773, Catherine the Great appointed Magnus Karl von Böhm (or Behm, depending on the roundtrip transliteration) governor of Kamchatka. The peninsula had been pacified and the natives were b…

Ancient Book Teaches Amazing Mental Abilities

Ancient Book Teaches Amazing Mental Abilities

There have been many books over the eras that promise other worldly powers to those that read it.Many people could not read so the words on the paper were inherently mysterious.The knowledge gained by

Henry Clay

Henry Clay

Henry Clay was born into a middle-class family in Hanover County, Virginia, on April 12, 1777, the seventh of nine children. He studied law with the noted George Wythe, mentor of Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall. At age 20, Clay moved to Lexington, Kentucky and quickly established himself as a successful lawyer.

Is it true that Winston Churchill said 'I bet my head on Crete' (or a similar statement)?

Is it true that Winston Churchill said 'I bet my head on Crete' (or a similar statement)?

Long ago, I saw a Nazi propaganda caricature showing a headless Churchill serving his own severed head on a plate, the joke being that he foolishly claimed the Germans would be unable to take Crete…

Lawrence Textile Strike

Lawrence Textile Strike

Lawrence Textile Strike

Biography of Anna Anderson and her fraud as Grand Duchess Anastasia

Biography of Anna Anderson and her fraud as Grand Duchess Anastasia

The Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia was born on June 18, 1901, being the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alejandra Fiódorovna.Anastasia is known worldwide for the legend that raised the possibility that she had survived the murder of her family . For believers in these legends, it ended in 2007, when the bodies of Grand Duchess Anastasia and her little brother, Tsarévich Alexei, were finally found.