Famous first facts: a record of first happenings, discoveries, and inventions in American history

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H.W. Wilson, 1997 - 1122 páginas
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For over half a century, Joseph Nathan Kane's FAMOUS FIRST FACTS has been a staple of reference collections everywhere. The new FAMOUS FIRST FACTS, Fifth Edition features thousands of inventions, discoveries, & first happenings in American history -- including about 1,000 new entries -- plus a new format, to facilitate access for researchers. From 10,000 B.C.E., the date of the earliest human artifacts found in America, to 1997, when Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State, this resource has been thoroughly revised to reflect both contemporary developments as well as historical events that have come to light in recent years. Many entries from the previous edition have been revised to ensure clarity & consistency. Five indexes, including an all new subject index, help users find entries by subject heading, key words, year, day, names of persons, or state & municipality. To order, contact: The H.W. Wilson Company, 950 University Ave., Bronx, New York 10452. Tel: 800-367-6770. Fax: 800-590-1617. E-mail: custserv@hwwilson.com. Website: www.hwwilson.com.

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First published in 1933, this robust sixth edition covering 2006 back to 10,000 B.C.E. now includes more than 8500 entries (some 1000 of them new) and a bevy of new illustrations. While authors Steven ... Leer reseña completa

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Índice

Famous First Facts
1
AgricultureLivestockSheep
7
AnimalsBirds
13
ArtsDrama
19
ArtsMusic
23
AviationAirplanesFlights
36
AviationHelicopters
49
AwardsNobel Prizes
62
LawLawyers
316
LawPatents
317
MarriagesWeddings
330
MedicineMedical EquipmentSutures
343
Motor VehiclesGarages
387
NewsNewspapers
400
Paper and PrintingPrintingNewspapers
413
Population
418

AwardsSportsFootball
65
BooksMathematics
78
EducationScience and Technology 198
86
BooksWriters
91
BuildingsGovernment
98
Clothing
112
CommerceExpositions
125
CommerceRestaurants
129
ComputersHardware
135
CongressHouse of RepresentativesRepresentatives
142
Controlled Substances
148
CourtsJuries
154
CrimeDeath Penalty
160
DeathAutopsy
165
EducationColleges and UniversitiesPrograms
178
EducationMedicineSchools
191
EducationSocial Sciences
199
ElectionsVoting Rights
215
Engineering
228
EntertainmentSpectaclesDaredevils
238
Food
252
Foreign RelationsTreaties
264
Health and SafetyPoliceIdentification
277
Housewares and AppliancesFurniture
290
IndustryIndustrial ProcessesSteel
303
Postal Service
431
PresidencyFirst Ladies
444
RadioDistress Signal
457
RailroadsTrains
470
ReligionCatholic
471
ReligionProtestantPresbyterian
484
ScienceExploration
497
Ships and BoatsCommercial
512
Ships and BoatsFerries
514
SpaceAstronauts
527
Sports and RecreationBasketball
542
Sports and RecreationFootballEquipment
555
Sports and RecreationSkiing
568
States
578
TelecommunicationsTelephonesCommercial Service
591
TextilesCotton
604
WarsWar of 1812
617
WarsWorld War IIEurope
620
Subject Index
631
Index by Years
743
Index by Days
831
Index to Personal Names
905
Geographical Index
1015
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Joseph Nathan Kane is one of the foremost researchers in the field of American History. He is the author of the renowned Famous First Facts and Facts About the States.

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