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The institution of ten-year prices

The institution of ten-year prices

Establishment of ten-year prizes. © Photo RMN-Grand Palais (Institut de France) - Gérard Blot Publication date: September 2009 Historical background A competition aborted On September 11, 1804, Napoleon decreed the institution of prizes intended to reward "the men who participated the most in the brilliance of science, letters and the arts ”, prizes which will be awarded“ from ten years to ten years, on the anniversary of 18 Brumaire ”.

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The "velocipédomanie" under the Second Empire

Velocipedomania.DARJOU Alfred (1832 - 1874) S.A. the Prince Imperial strolling in a velocipede in the reserved garden of the Tuileries LAMPI Charles © Photo RMN-Grand Palais - G. BlotClose Title: SA the Prince Imperial walking in a velocipede in the reserved garden of the Tuileries Author: LAMPI Charles (-) Date shown: Dimensions: Height 18 - Width 25 Technique and other indications: Print.

Official Records of the Rebellion

Official Records of the Rebellion

310 No. 18.Report of Brig. Army, of reconnaissance toward Yorktown, April 6, with indorsements. Report - Indorsement Indorsements. HEADQUARTERS NEAR FOUR CORNERS,April 10, 1862.Respectfully forwarded. The attention of the brigadier-general commanding the Fourth Army Corps is called to the handsome and thorough manner in which Brigadier-General Hancock, commanding the reconnaissance, conducted it.

Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes

Biography of Richard Stokes

A Brief History of Penmanship on National Handwriting Day

A Brief History of Penmanship on National Handwriting Day

Borrowing aspects of the Etruscan alphabet, the ancient Romans were among the first to develop a written script for transactions and correspondence. By the fifth century A.D. it included early versions of lowercase letters and sometimes flowed like modern cursive. After the Roman Empire fell, penmanship became a specialized discipline that primarily blossomed in monastic settings, specifically the medieval scriptoria that churned out Christian and classical texts across Europe.

Neil Armstrong - History

Neil Armstrong - History

Neil Armstrong1930-2012First Man On The MoonAstronaut Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He went to Blume High School and took flying lessns while there. He began his naval career as a navy cadet at Purdue University. He was called to active duty during the Korean War, during which he flew 78 combat missions.