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Rare Ergotism or “Holy Fire” Disease Mysteriously Strikes Indian Woman

Rare Ergotism or “Holy Fire” Disease Mysteriously Strikes Indian Woman

We have all heard of Bubonic plague, smallpox and typhoid, but between 990 and 1130 AD it is estimated that over 50,000 people died from the so-called “Holy Fire” disease in southern France alone, according to a Microbiology Society article.

Valeria Messalina Timeline

Valeria Messalina Timeline

Explore the timline of Valeria Messalina.

Japanese Military History Timeline to 1400 AD

Japanese Military History Timeline to 1400 AD

Japanese Military History Timeline to 1400 AD10,000 BCJomon Culture emerges, hunter gatherer society300 BCYayoi Society, agricultural society with well developed regional politics.189 ADJapan known as Wa by Chinese. Warrior Queen called Himiko (or Pimiko) takes the throne. Weapons described as a Halberd and wooden shield and bow.

Segregated Lunch Counters

Segregated Lunch Counters

A detailed history of the fight against Segregated Lunch Counters that includes includes images, quotations and the main facts of his life. Key Stage 3. GCSE. A-level. Civil Rights. Black History. Last updated: 2nd September, 2020

The Silk Road

The Silk Road

The Silk Road is an ancient trade route connecting China to the shores of the Mediterranean. By the Chinese, the Silk Road then designates the routes by which goods pass from the Far East to Syria. The main product, silk, gives its name to these paths still taken in the Middle Ages.

Massachusetts begins ill-fated Penobscot Expedition

Massachusetts begins ill-fated Penobscot Expedition

On July 19, 1779, Massachusetts, without consulting either Continental political or military authorities, launches a 4,000-man naval expedition commanded by Commodore Dudley Saltonstall, Adjutant General Peleg Wadsworth, Brigadier General Solomon Lovell and Lieutenant Colonel Paul Revere. The expedition consisted of 19 warships, 24 transport ships and more than 1,000 militiamen.