Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blog Post #12

Since I plan on being a history teacher I decided to create a history assignment.

These are the directions to my assignment: Go to: and search the year of your birth and another year of your choice. Describe 10 interesting facts from each year.

My Assignment:

1990 (birth year)
- The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from a space shuttle and goes into orbit 370 miles (600 km) above the earth.
- UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher, by now at odds with many in her cabinet, is challenged in a leadership contest and loses.
-Iraqi troops cross the border into Kuwait and are soon in control of the whole country and its oil wells.
- Mary Robinson is elected president of the republic of Ireland, the first woman to hold the post.
-East and West Germany are united in a new Federal Republic of Germany.
- Expelled from his own country, Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden moves to Sudan where he continues to develop al-Qaeda
- Panama's dictator, Manuel Noriega, is captured by US troops and taken to Miami on drug trafficking charges
-Nelson Mandela is given an ecstatic reception on his release after twenty-six years in prison on Robben Island, near Cape Town
-The aged president, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, wins the Ivory Coast's first democratic elections
-Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins an overwhelming victory in Burma's general election but the military refuse to hand over power

-French scientist Georges Cuvier introduces scientific paleontology with his Research on the Fossil Bones of Quadrupeds
-The British prime minister, Spencer Perceval, is assassinated in the lobby of the House of Commons by John Bellingham.
-After the death of Perceval, Lord Liverpool begins a 15-year spell as Britain's prime minister.
-Napoleon launches an attack on his ally, the Russian tsar Alexander I, with an army of more than 600,000 men.
-Damage to US trade by British orders in council prompts war (the War of 1812) between the two nations .
-After victory at Borodino, Napoleon enters Moscow to find the city abandoned and burning
-Napoleon begins the retreat from Moscow, in arctic conditions and harried by guerrilla attacks
-The British capture Detroit in an early engagement of the War of 1812
- The Spanish Cortes in Cadiz produces a strikingly liberal new constitution for Spain
-The Spanish authorities recover control of Venezuela, ending the region's first brief spell of independence


  1. By now, actually long before now, you links should be working links!

  2. Check your links to make sure they work! I also like your idea especially for history! I have also enjoyed looking around your blog, you seem to have put a lot of effort! Good luck in the rest of class!