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Nigeria Basic Facts - History

Nigeria Basic Facts - History

Population 2009 ......................................149,229,090GDP per capita 2008 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........2,300GDP 2008 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 220.3Unemployment.....................................................................28 Average annual growth 1991-97Population ( ) .

The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre

On the cold, snowy night of March 5, 1770, a mob of American colonists gathers at the Customs House in Boston and begins taunting the British soldiers guarding the building. The protesters, who called themselves Patriots, were protesting the occupation of their city by British troops, who were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce unpopular taxation measures passed by a British parliament that lacked American representation.

Gallo-Roman Museum of Fourvière (Lyon)

Gallo-Roman Museum of Fourvière (Lyon)

The Gallo-Roman Civilization Museum, designed by architect Bernard Zehrfuss and inaugurated in 1975, exhibits works dating from the Roman presence in Gaul discovered in Lyon and its region. It is located near the city's Roman theater and Odeon, on Fourvière hill, not far from the basilica of the same name.

Roman Ruins of Milreu

Roman Ruins of Milreu

The Roman Ruins of Milreu (Ruinas Romanas de Milreu) are an important Portuguese archaeological site in the Algarve housing remains dating from the 1st to the 6th centuries AD. A luxurious manor house turned thriving farm in the 3rd century, the Roman complex at Milreu is extensive and includes agricultural buildings, a temple, and a baths complex as well as several well-preserved mosaics.

Molasses Act

Molasses Act

The Molasses Act was a British law of 1733 imposing a prohibitive duty of six pence a gallon on rum and five shillings a hundredweight on sugar imported from the foreign colonies of the West Indies into the English colonies of America. Since the colonies needed exports to offset their adverse trade balance with the mother country, they developed the so-called & 34;Triangle Trade,& 34; which in its simplest form involved the purchase of rum (or sugar which could be converted into rum) from the West Indies, combined with the export of rum and trinkets to Africa in return for African slaves that could then be sold in the West Indies.

Celebrated actress Katharine Hepburn is born

Celebrated actress Katharine Hepburn is born

On May 12, 1907, Katharine Hepburn, who due to her performances in such films as The Philadelphia Story and On Golden Pond, will become one of the most celebrated actresses of the 20th century, is born in Hartford, Connecticut.The daughter of New England intellectuals who stressed rigorous exercise and independent thinking, Hepburn studied at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and went on to become a stage actress.