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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Engineering. (search)
canal still irrigates lower Egypt. The great wall of China, running for 1,500 miles over mountains and plains, contains 150,000,000 cubic yards of materials and is the greatest of artificial works. No modern building compares in grandeur with St. Peter's, and the medieval cathedrals shame our puny imitations. Railways. The greatest engineering work of the nineteenth century was the development of the railway system which has changed the face of the world. Beginning in 1829 with the locriter was once allowed to climb a ladder and look at the construction of the dome of the Pantheon, at Rome. He found it a monolithic mass of concrete, and hence without thrust. It is a better piece of engineering construction than the dome of St. Peter's, built 1,500 years later. The dome of Columbia College Library, in New York, is built of concrete. Hydraulic engineering. This is one of the oldest branches of engineering, and was developed before the last century. The irrigation w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Faribault, John Baptist 1769-1860 (search)
Faribault, John Baptist 1769-1860 Pioneer; born in Berthier, Quebec, about 1769; entered the service of the American Company, of which John Jacob Astor was president, in 1796, and was assigned to the Northwest. After traversing the country he located at Des Moines, Ia., and later on removed to Saint Peter, Minn. After ten years service with the American Company he went into business on his own account, and soon accumulated a fortune, but lost it all in the War of 1812 through the fact of his having taken the American side during the contest. The English seized him at Mackinac as a trader and kept him confined for a short period. He died in Faribault, Minn. (which city had been founded by his son Alexander), in 1860.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Free thought. (search)
roof of a democratic republic, the animating spirit of which was freedom, intellectual and spiritual as well as political, while the wit of its people was proverbially keen and their nationality was jealous as well as strong. The papacy may call itself universal; in reality, it is Italian. During its sojourn in the French dominions the popes were French: otherwise they have been Italians, native or domiciled, with the single exception of the Flemish Adrian VI., thrust into the chair of St. Peter by his pupil, Charles V., and by the Italians treated with contumely as an alien intruder. The great majority of the cardinals always has been and still is Italian. She has not thrust the intolerance and obscurantism of the encyclical in the face of the disciples of Jefferson. She has paid all due homage to republican institutions, alien though they are to her own spirit, as her uniform action in European politics hitherto has proved. She has made little show of relics. She has abstai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howe, George Augustus, Viscount 1724- (search)
iconderoga. At the head of an advanced party, he met a detachment of French troops in the forest between the foot of Lake George and Ticonderoga, and in a skirmish with them was killed at the outset on July 8, 1758. His body was taken back to the head of the lake, and thence to Albany, by Maj. Philip Schuyler, where it was entombed in the family vault of the Schuylers. There it remained several years. The remains were finally placed in a leaden coffin and deposited under the chancel of St. Peter's Church, in Albany. When his remains were taken from the vault his hair, which had been cut short as an example for his soldiers, had grown to long, flowing and beautiful locks. The province of Massachusetts erected a monument to his memory in Westminster Abbey. Lord Howe was elder brother of Richard and William Howe. His fall was regarded as an ill omen in the army, and produced almost universal consternation and languor. Mante says: With him the soul of the expedition seemed to ex
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi River. (search)
d the river to a point within three days journey of its mouth. Father Hennepin explored it from the mouth of the Illinois River up to the falls of St. Anthony in 1680, and in 1682 La Salle descended it to the Gulf of Mexico, and took possession of the country drained by it and its tributaries in the name of the French King, and named the great stream River Colbert. In 1699 Iberville built Fort Biloxi near its mouth, and in 1703 the first settlement of Europeans in that region was made at St. Peter's, on the Yazoo branch. New Orleans was laid out in 1708, and the building of levees was commenced there. In Civil War time. The gunboats of Commodore Farragut and the mortar-fleet of Commodore Porter attacked Fort Jackson, 60 miles below New Orleans (q. v.), on April 18, 1862. Fort Jackson opened the conflict by a shot, when a bombardment was commenced by twenty mortarvessels. Porter, on the Harriet Lane, directed the firing. This conflict was continued several days, assisted b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ojeda, Alonzo de 1465-1515 (search)
tral America into two provinces, and made Ojeda governor of one of them and Nicuessa of the other. Ojeda sailed from Santo Domingo late in the autumn, accompanied by Pizarro and some Spanish friars, whose chief business at the outset seems to have been the reading aloud to the natives in Latin a proclamation by the Spanish leader, prepared by eminent Spanish divines in accordance with a decree of the Pope of Rome, declaring that God, who made them all, had given in charge of one man named St. Peter, who had his seat at Rome, all the nations on the earth, with all the lands and seas on the globe; that his successors, called popes, were endowed by God with the same rights; that one of them had given to the monarchs of Spain all the islands and continents in the Western Ocean, and that the natives of the land he was on were expected to yield implicit submission to the servants of the King and Ojeda, his representative. The proclamation threat ened, in case of their refusal, to make wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roman Catholic Church. (search)
every age ever since St. Clement penned his famous epistle to the Corinthians, or St. Victor caused the Christian world to meet in special councils for the solution of a universal difficulty. It is no mere coincidence that, at the opening of the last century of this mystical and wonderful cycle of 2,000 years, the Bishop of Rome should again address the world in tones whose moderation and sympathy recall the temper and the arguments of St. Clement, his faraway predecessor and disciple of St. Peter. The year 1800 was a very disheartening one for Catholicism. It still stood erect and hopeful, but in the midst of a political and social wreckage, the result of a century of scepticism and destructive criticism that acted at last as sparks for an ungovernable popular frenzy, during which the old order appeared to pass away forever and a new one was inaugurated with every manifestation of joy. The tree of political liberty was everywhere planted, and the peoples of Europe promised them
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaty of Paris, (search)
war then recently closed, were most important in their bearings upon the history of the socalled New World. France renounced and guaranteed to Great Britain all Nova Scotia or Acadia, Canada, the Isle of Cape Breton, and all other islands in the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence. The treaty gave to the French the liberty of fishing and drying on a part of Newfoundland and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, at a distance of 3 leagues from the shores belonging to Great Britain; ceded the islands of St. Peter and Miquelon, as a shelter for French fishermen; declared that the confines between the dominions of Great Britain and France, on this continent, should be fixed by a line drawn along the middle of the Mississippi River, from its source as far as the River Iberville (14 miles below Baton Rouge), and from thence by a line drawn along the middle of this river and of the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, to the sea; guaranteed to Great Britain the river and port of Mobile, and everything on t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
J. Allen, with a detachment of dragoons, ascends the Des Moines River and crosses to the St. Peter (Minnesota) and Big Sioux rivers......1844 First meeting in Minnesota on the subject of claiming ention at Stillwater to consider territorial government......Aug. 26, 1848 H. H. Sibley, of St. Peter, elected delegate to Congress from Wisconsin Territory not included in the State......Oct. 30,ota formed......March 29, 1854 Duluth founded......1856 Bill to remove the government to St. Peter passes the House, but the council is dissolved without acting on the bill......1857 Inkpado near Vermilion Lake, in the northeast part of the State......1865 State insane hospital at St. Peter opened......Dec. 6, 1866 State reform school at St. Paul opened......1866 City of Minnea Anthony celebrated at Minneapolis......July 4, 1880 North wing of asylum for the insane at St. Peter destroyed by fire; thirty lives lost......Nov. 15, 1880 State capitol destroyed by fire....
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
rst governor of east Jersey under the new proprietary, with Thomas Rudyard as deputy......1682 Revenues of Matenicunk Island, in the Delaware opposite Burlington, set apart for education. This is believed to be the first school fund in America......1683 Perth Amboy laid out into lots......1683 First tavern or hotel in the province established at Woodbridge......1683 Site of Camden occupied by Messrs. Cooper, Runyon, and Morris......1684 First Episcopal church in New Jersey, St. Peter's, founded at Perth Amboy......1685 Byllinge dies, and Dr. Samuel Coxe, of London, purchases his interest in west Jersey......1687 First Baptist church in east Jersey built at Middletown......1688 Governor Barclay dies......Oct. 3, 1690 Presbyterian churches established in Freehold and Woodbridge......1692 First school law of the State enacted by the General Assembly of east New Jersey at Perth Amboy, to maintain a school-master within the town......Oct. 12, 1693 Burlingt
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