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War of Independence Timeline: Military Dates

War of Independence Timeline: Military Dates

Many historians accept a distinction made by John Adams between the American Revolution and the War for Independence. The major events of the armed conflict are summarized in the table below.The events that transformed colonists into an independent people are summarized in the American Revolution timeline.

Yuchanyan and Xianrendong Caves - Oldest Pottery in the World

Yuchanyan and Xianrendong Caves - Oldest Pottery in the World

Xianrendong and Yuchanyan caves in northern China are the oldest of a growing number of sites which support the origins of pottery as having occurred not just in the Japanese island Jomon culture of 11,000 to 12,000 years ago, but earlier in the Russian Far East and South China some 18,000-20,000 years ago.

Here's How to Cover a Journalism Beat Effectively

Here's How to Cover a Journalism Beat Effectively

Most reporters don't just write about anything and everything that pops up on any given day. Instead, they cover a “beat,” which means a specific topic or area. Typical beats include the cops, courts, and city council. More specialized beats can include areas like science and technology, sports or business.

Plaster Model of Human Head

Plaster Model of Human Head

This human head and its face were modeled in plaster and the mouth area was filled in completely. The eye sockets were inlaid with bivalve shells, divided into two halves. Many human bodies were found...

A Reading List of the Best 19th Century Novels

A Reading List of the Best 19th Century Novels

The novels of the 19th century remain some of the most taught literary works of any period. They not only continue to influence the canon but also cinema and popular culture. Get better acquainted with these groundbreaking works with this reading list, categorized by author. The most popular authors from the era--Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne--appear on this list in alphabetical order.

French Expression "Métro, Boulot, Dodo" Explained

French Expression "Métro, Boulot, Dodo" Explained

The informal French expression métro, boulot, dodo (pronounced [may tro boo lo do do]) is a wonderfully succinct way of saying that you live to work. Métro refers to a subway commute, boulot is an informal word for work, and dodo is baby talk for sleeping. The English equivalents-the rat race, the same old routine, work work work-don't quite capture the same sense of constant movement, and a more literal English translation, "commute, work, sleep," isn't as poetic as the French.