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Deepwater Horizon oil spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is also called the BP oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, or the Macondo blowout. It was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest marine oil spill in history. The spill was caused by an oil gusher when ...

Northern Virginia military shootings

The Northern Virginia military shootings were several attacks by a man shooting a rifle at empty military buildings. The shots were fired in October and November 2010. Experts looked at the bullets left at the various places. They could see that ...

Twicket

Twicket was a village cricket match. It was shown live on the Internet. It could be watched form anywhere on the world. That happened on Easter Monday, 25 April 2011. The organisers did that to show that very fast broadband is useful. Very fast b ...

2011 Virginia earthquake

The 2011 Virginia earthquake was a magnitude 5.8 earthquake in the U.S. state of Virginia on August 23, 2011, at 1:51 PM EDT. The focus was 60 kilometres northwest of Richmond and 8 kilometres from the town of Mineral, Virginia. The earthquake wa ...

Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd

Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd is a 2011 case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was a civil lawsuit filed in federal court. It argued that holding Muslim-Americans after the September 11 attacks was unconstitutional.

2011 Tucson shooting

The 2011 Tucson shooting was a mass murder in Tucson, Arizona. The mass shooting happened on January 8, 2011. Nineteen people were shot. Six of the nineteen people died. Another person was injured. U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was holdi ...

Pastygate

Pastygate is the name given to a political scandal in the United Kingdom in March 2012. The government had said that it was going to place a 20% VAT charge on hot pasties. A Labour Member of Parliament asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Conse ...

38th G8 summit

The 38th G8 summit was held at Camp David, Maryland in the United States on May 18-19, 2012. The summit venue was moved from Chicago to rural Maryland in March 2012.

2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks season

The 2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks season was the teams 87th season in the National Hockey League. The season was shortened to a 48 games instead of the usual 82 games because of the 2012–13 NHL lockout. The team won the Western Conference championsh ...

UFC 160

The main fight was a rematch between current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. In their first fight at UFC 146 in 2012, Velasquez won with a first round TKO. Alistair Overeem was going to face Junior dos Santos at the eve ...

2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats mens basketball

The 2014–15 Kentucky Wildcats mens basketball team represented the University of Kentucky in their 39th season. They played their home games at the Rupp Arena. The team was led by John Calipari for 6 seasons in a row. The 2014-2015 team won all 3 ...

Bill Nye–Ken Ham debate

The debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham on the question "Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?" was held February 4, 2014. The event took place at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Ham is the founder and chief executive officer of the ...

2015 South Indian floods

2015 South Indian floods is a disaster happened in South India.The heavy floods were resulted due to heavy rainfall by the annual northeast monsoon in November–December 2015.The mainly affected regions are Coromandel Coast region of the South Ind ...

2015 United Kingdom general election

The United Kingdom general election of 2015 elected the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was held on 7 May 2015. The three main political parties after the election are the Conservatives, the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party. ...

Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX was an American football game in which the New England Patriots, winners of the American Football Conference for the 2014 season, beat the Seattle Seahawks, winners of the National Football Conference, 28–24 to become winners of t ...

BBC Three

BBC 3 redirects here. For the radio station, see BBC Radio 3. BBC Three was a British television channel from the BBC. BBC Three was described by the BBC as a channel for New drama, talent, comedy, films, and accessible news. It ran from 19:00 to ...

2016 Republican Party presidential primaries

The 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries and caucuses were held between February 1 and June 7, 2016. Sanctioned by the Republican Party, this series of elections selected the 2.472 delegates to the Republican National Convention, which se ...

January 2016 United States blizzard

The January 2016 United States blizzard was a severe weather event. The weather caused multiple states in the Mid-Atlantic to declare a state of emergency. The blizzard happened between January 20 and 25, 2016. On January 20–22 the governors of e ...

2017 UK Independence Party leadership election

The 2017 UK Independence Party leadership election was held on 29 September 2017. UKIP members voted for who they want to lead the party. Henry Bolton won the election after receiving 30% of the vote. The election was called for after the partys ...

2017 United Kingdom general election

A general election was held on the 8 June 2017 to elect all 650 members of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. It ended in a hung parliament, with the Conservative Party winning the most seats. They had a confidence-and-supply agreement w ...

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey was a 2017 tropical cyclone, the 8th named storm, 3rd hurricane, and the 1st major hurricane of the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Harvey was also the 3rd consecutive hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season - ...

SummerSlam (2017)

SummerSlam was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It took place on August 20, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It was the thirtieth event under the Su ...

Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI was an American football game in which the New England Patriots, winners of the American Football Conference for the 2016 season, beat the Atlanta Falcons, winners of the National Football Conference for the 2016 season, 34-28 to be ...

2018 FIFA World Cup seeding

The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place on 1 December 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia to determine the groups in which the 32 qualified national teams will play in at the start of the tournament. The teams were put into ...

2018 FIFA World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is the second stage of the competition, just after the group stage. It began on 30 June with the round of 16 and ended on 15 July with the final match, held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The top ...

2018 United States Senate election in Arizona

The 2018 United States Senate election in Arizona took place on November 6, 2018. The election was between Republican Martha McSally, and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Kyrsten Sinema won the election.

Subtropical Storm Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto was the first tropical cyclone of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm was the first tropical or subtropical cyclone to enter the Gulf of Mexico since 1976. It was also the strongest in terms of barometric press ...

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence was a major tropical cyclone, powerful and Cape Verde hurricane in the Atlantic that caused severe and extensive damage in the Carolinas in September 2018. The storm threatened the East Coast of the United States with major and ...

Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII was an American football game in which the Philadelphia Eagles, who were winners of the National Football Conference in the 2017 season, beat the New England Patriots, who were winners of the American Football Conference in the 201 ...

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock-pop band, started in Liverpool, England in 1960. The members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Most people say they are the most successful and influential band in the history of ...

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill was a battle in the American War of Independence. It took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breeds Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after Bunker Hil ...

Connecticut Compromise

The Connecticut Compromise was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that established a two-house legislature under the United States Constitution. It retained the bicameral legislature as p ...

Virginia Plan

The Virginia Plan was a proposal made by Virginia delegates at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. James Madison drafted the plan for a government with 3 subdivisions, or branches that would be equal in power. It also proposed states with larg ...

Marbury v. Madison

In the 1800 United States Presidential election, Thomas Jefferson won over John Adams. Days before Adams had to leave office, he wanted to give a number of people jobs so that Jefferson could not give these jobs away. The United States Senate app ...

Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition was an expedition by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, two men chosen by United States President Thomas Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Purchase, which the country had just bought from France. They left Saint L ...

1821 Norfolk and Long Island hurricane

The 1821 Norfolk and Long Island hurricane was one of several known tropical cyclones that have affected New York City. The storm was first seen off the coast of the Southeastern United States on September 1. It had winds near 135 miles per hour ...

Webster-Hayne debate

The Webster-Hayne debate was a famous debate in the United States between Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Senator Robert Y. Hayne of South Carolina. It happened on January 19-27, 1830. It was about protectionist tariffs. The speeches ...

John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry

John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry was an effort by white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859. He attacked and captured the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Browns raid, accompanied by 21 men in his part ...

Camp Curtin

Camp Curtin was a military training camp in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War. It was the largest Union Army training camp during the war. There was also a supply depot, hospital and prisoner-of-war camp.

First Battle of Bull Run

The First Battle of Bull Run was the first large battle of the American Civil War. It was fought on July 21, 1861. The battle took place near a stream called Bull Run. The battle actually has two names: the First Battle of Bull Run and First Batt ...

Fort Wise Treaty

The Treaty of Fort Wise of 1861 was a treaty signed between the United States and six chiefs of the Southern Cheyenne and four of the Southern Arapaho Indian tribes. Many Cheyenne people hated this treaty because only a minority of Cheyenne chief ...

Battle of Wilsons Creek

The Battle of Wilsons Creek, also called the "Bull Run of the West", was a battle of the American Civil War. It was the first battle that took place west of the Mississippi River. Nathaniel Lyon, the Union general, was the first general killed in ...

Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam was an important battle in the American Civil War.It is also called the Battle of Sharpsburg by South historians. The battle was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland. It was also considered the bloodiest ...

Battle of Shepherdstown

The Battle of Shepherdstown was fought on September 19 and 20, 1862. It was the last of four battles that made up the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War.

Battle of South Mountain

The Battle of South Mountain was fought on September 14, 1862 in Maryland’s South Mountain between Confederate and Union forces. The Battle of South Mountain was a very important battle. It was the first major battle fought north of the Potomac R ...

Special Order 191

Special Order 191 was issued by Robert E. Lee in early September 1862. It was a handwritten order detailing Lees planned troop movements during his Maryland Campaign intended to win the American Civil War. The document was recovered by Union sold ...

Battle of Honey Springs

The Battle of Honey Springs was an American Civil War battle and fought on July 17, 1863. It was an important victory for Union forces in their efforts to gain control of the Indian Territory. The battle was also unique in the fact that white sol ...

Bristoe Campaign

The Bristoe Campaign was a series of minor battles fought in Virginia during October and November 1863, in the American Civil War. Major general George G. Meade, commanding the Union Army of the Potomac, began an unsuccessful attempt to defeat Ge ...

Battle of Chancellorsville

The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle in the American Civil War. It is generally considered to be Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory over the Union Army. But the Confederate victory was lessened by the loss of Lieute ...

Battle of Falling Waters

The Battle of Falling Waters, also called the Battle of Williamsport and the Battle of Hagerstown, was fought as part of the Gettysburg Campaign during the American Civil War. It was an inconclusive battle in that it did not end in a clear victor ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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