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History at a Glance

Updated on February 16, 2018

DISGRACE TO THE NATION

British with the help of Mir Sadiq were able to conquer kingdom of Mysore. Allama Iqbal had written poetry which means Mir Sadiq of Deccan was disgrace to the nation. Mir Sadiq held the post of a minister in the cabinet of Tipu Sultan of Mysore in India. In the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War(1799), he betrayed the sultan by siding with the British. Mir Sadiq was killed immediately following the defeat.

SAMURAI WARRIORS

The samurai were the old warrior class of Japan. From an early age children were taught to fight using a curved two-handed sword called katana. The real power in the land was held by the strongest of the samurai leaders who took the title of shogun. In 1854, a treaty was signed with the USA. After that the samurai had no real place in Japan and ended in 1877.

LEARNED LANGUAGE IN LESS THAN A MONTH

Zayd learned the Hebrew language in less than a month after that he began to write letter for the Prophet to the Jews whenever the need arose and he would read and translate their letter to him. Thus, the young Zayd became "The Translator Of The Prophet (peace be upon him)".

DISCOVERY MADE HISTORY

Space Shuttle discovery made its final touchdown at Kennedy Space Center on March 9, 2011. Discovery had flown 148 million miles in 39 missions and spent 365 days in orbit in over 27 years. No other spacecrafts has been launched on its first mission on August 30, 1984.

SWAHILI LANGUAGE BY TIME

Swahili language is spoken mainly in East Africa. Swahili is a language based on Bantu, with a lot of words from Arabic and other languages brought into it by trades and other travellers. Around 5 million people speak Swahili as a native language. It is spoken I Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, Kenya and other countries. One famous bit of Swahili is the "hakuna matata" phrase from the Lion King movie.

POLO IN ARGENTINA

British cattlemen introduced the game to Argentina. In Buenos Aires every December as many 30,000 polo fans attend the Argentina Open, the world's most prestigious tournament. In land of the gaucho, boys play polo as soon as they learn to ride; consequently, the majority of top-ranked players are Argentines. The ninth edition of the World Polo Championship took place in Argentina during October 2011 and was won by Argentina.

SHORT SPANISH ACCOUNT

According to records the Celts and the lberians were the first one to dwell in Spain. But during the Middle Ages, Germans occupied Spain and later Muslims ruled the country for over 800 years till 1492. Spain became the leading world power in the 16th Century, the French invaded Spain and independence movements started by Spanish people.

A MISTAKE ON THE FLOOR

One day in 1801, a worker in a factory forgot to put the lid on a pot of paint. The following day, Frederick Walton, the factory-owner's son, discovered the point and noticed that a hard skin had formed on the surface. He experimented with this and eventually produced the world's first lino floor-covering.

"BE!"

Long long ago, there was no earth, no sky, no sun or moon. There was just darkness. When God said "Be!" all the galaxies and stars began to spread out into the darkness. Then our bright sun and the earth and the moon came into being. God wanted this to happen, so it happened. The dry land began to emerge above the seas and oceans. The lovely blue sky spread up above them and plants and animals began to appear.

NO SINGLE INVENTOR

Baseball doesn't have one single inventor. People have been hitting balls with sticks and running between bases for hundreds of years. The game we now know as baseball mix of very old games called "base" or "rounders". The basic rules of modern baseball were made official in 1845 by several amateur teams playing in New York

MODERN HISTORY

Modern History, or the modern era, describes the historical timeline after the Middle Ages. The modern era began approximately in the 16th century. Many major events caused Europe to change around the turn of the 15th to 16th century, starting with the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, the fall of Muslim Spain and the discovery of the Americans in 1492, and Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation in 1517. Early modern European history is usually seen to span from the turn of the 14th to 15th century, through the Age of Reason and the Age of Enlightenment in the 17th and 18th centuries, until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century.

CUNNING AND CLEVER

Duke of Richelieu (died 1642) was a French cardinal and statesman, usually known as simply Cardinal Richalieu. The brilliant and clever Richalieu played a major role in King Louis XIII's administration, decisively shaping the destiny of France for the next 25 years. To reduce the power of the provincial dukes and princes, he ordered the destruction of their strongholds. The Cardinal de Richelieu was often known by the title of the King's "Chief Minister" or "First Minister". As a result, he is considered to be the world's first Prime Minister, in the modern sense of the term.

© 2018 Junaid Khan

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