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Battle of Abydos, 411 BC

Battle of Abydos, 411 BC The battle of Abydos (411 BC) was a second Athenian victory won in the Hellespont during 411 BC, and played a major part in securing Athens& 39;s food supplies from the Black Sea and in restoring morale after the disaster at Syracuse in 413 BC (Great Peloponnesian War).This was the first battle to take place after Thucydides ends, and we thus have to rely on the accounts of Xenophon and Diodorus Siculus.
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Howard Florey

Howard Florey is as linked to penicillin as Sir Alexander Fleming is. Howard Florey, who developed a way of mass producing penicillin, should be seen as being as important as Jenner, Koch, Pasteur and Lister in the history of medicine. Florey was born on September 24th 1898, in Adelaide, Australia. He died on February 21st, 1968, at Oxford in England.
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Taft and the Far East

President Taft’s aims in the Far East were to protect the territorial integrity of China and to promote the Open Door policy. Underpinning those aims was a desire to advance American business interests; an altruistic concern for the Chinese was secondary, at best.Taft’s desire to see American entrepreneurs competing against the British and others in China, did not elicit much support in the business community, whose leaders saw the markets as distant and the risks immense.
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Carpellotti APD-136 - History

CarpellottiBorn 13 February 1918 in Old Forge, Pa., Louis Joseph Carpellotti enlisted in the Marine Corps 22 September 1940. Private First Class Carpellotti was killed in action at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 7 August 1942 when he led a detachment to deliver a flanking fire on a Japanese position, enabling the rest of his squad to assault and capture the position.
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Mozambique History - History

Mozambique& 39;s first inhabitants were San hunter and gatherers, ancestors of the Khoisani peoples. Between the first and fourth centuries AD, waves of Bantu-speaking peoples migrated from the north through the Zambezi River valley and then gradually into the plateau and coastal areas. The Bantu were farmers and ironworkers.
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