Bahrain, which means “two seas,” is an archipelago in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia. The islands, for the most part, are level expanses of sand and rock. A causeway connects Bahrain to Saudi Arabia. The Dilmuns were powerful and influential people. Situated along popular trade routes between southern Iraq and India … Read more
In 1427, one of the captains sailing for Henry the Navigator rediscovered the Azores, possibly Gonçalo Velho, but this is not certain. The colonization of the then-unoccupied islands started in 1439 with people mainly from the continental provinces of Algarve and Alentejo; in the following centuries settlers from other European countries arrived, most notably from … Read more
Numerous banners have flown over Florida since European pilgrims initially arrived here in the mid-sixteenth century. Among these have been the banners of five countries: Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States, and the Confederate States of America. The first people to enter the Florida peninsula around 12,000 years ago were not explorers, adventurers, or settlers, but nomads following the big game animals upon which their survival depended on. Sea level was lower and rainfall less plentiful than today.
The war vessel U.S.S. Arkansas was to be authorized and the Pine Bluff part of the Daughters of the American Revolution voted to show an Arkansas State Flag to the boat. The board obediently sent a letter off to Secretary of State Earl W. Hodges to take in more about the banner. They got an answer to their letter clarifying that Arkansas had no state banner.