On June 14, 1846, a small band of settlers marched on the Mexican garrison at Sonoma and took the commandant prisoner. They issued a proclamation which declared California to be a Republic independent of Mexico. This uprising became known as the Bear Flag Revolt (after the hastily-designed flag depicting a grizzly bear and a five pointed star over a red bar and the words “California Republic.”
Djibouti is a country located in the eastern part of Africa. The history of Djibouti is also characterized by ethnic conflicts and civil war and the French domination that forms an important part of the nation’s history.
The Islands were a well-known part of the ancient world and consolidated their fame when they became a necessary port of call for Christopher Columbus on his voyages of discovery to the Americas. This way, the Canary Islands became a bridge between Europe and America. The strategic situation made an important contribution to the history and culture of the Islands, exposing them to many different influences, especially European influences and later American and African ones.
The land that gave birth to the legendary Orpheus and Spartacus, Bulgaria is a country with a long, tumultuous and fascinating history. It has been invaded, conquered and settled by Greeks, Scythians, Romans, Byzantines, and Turks, all of whom left their indelible marks on the landscape.
The exact date of discovery of the archipelago Azores is unknown. In 1432, the Portuguese, Goncalo Velho Cabral, discovered the island of Santa Maria, and by the year 1457, all the islands had been visited by either Portuguese or Flemish explorers.
As the air gets colder and Christmas get closer, entire neighborhoods, towns and cities put up thousands of twinkling lights, wreaths, bows and pretty much anything red and green. While half the fun of the holidays is decking out your house in everything holly and jolly, all those festive adornments can get expensive! Instead of forking over hundreds of dollars for decorations that will sit in the attic for 11 months out of the year, check out the cheap, do-it-yourself Christmas decoration ideas below.
Early flagpoles were simply trees selected for their relative straightness that were cut down, stripped of bark and branches, and then replanted in the ground with a flag attached at the top.
The history of Argentina’s flag, which dates back to 1812, is wrapped in a curious mix of revolutionary fighting for independence from Spain and Incan sun worship. Argentine politician and revolutionary military leader, Manuel Belgrano designed the flag itself. He based the design on the cockade of Argentina that he created in 1812, a circular logo similar to the Argentine flag with a light blue circular band following its perimeter, a white inner band of the same width and a light blue dot in the middle creating bull’s-eye looking image.
There were many situations when the feeling of courage made men stronger in the history of humanity. Particularly in wartime, when some warriors did not feel well, they raised inspiration by shouting out and doing marvellous things; some shouting out the expressions of hurrah, and some by flying the banners of their country.