Several online resources are available to help a person determine what was happening on the day he was born. A general Internet search of the birth date often brings up some relevant results as well.Continue Reading
The History Channel website offers "This Day in History," which allows readers to search for what was happening on the day they were born by clicking the date on a calendar. For example, a person born on May 2 discovers that the infamous Loch Ness Monster was sighted along the shores of Loch Ness on May 2, 1933. Those born on January 5th learn that they share a birthday with the Golden Gate Bridge.
The History Channel website is one of the more reputable resources available, but it mainly focuses on important historical events. Many other websites offer insight into what was happening on specific days in history, but they may not have the same fact-checking standards. However, they often provide a wider spectrum of facts and interesting trivia about the day an individual was born, such as famous events, number-one movies and songs, and even the price of gas. Several sites also reveal the birthdays of celebrities and other famous people, allowing site visitors to find matches with their own date of birth.Learn more about US History
The major benefits of the Louisiana purchase were the vast expansion of the territory of the United States and the acquisition of an abundance of natural resources for a modest price. It removed France as a colonizing presence in the area and gave the United States the important port of New Orleans and the trading channel of the Mississippi River.Full Answer >
Good resources for American history include the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Source, the University of Houston's digital archives and Wikipedia. Between them these resources offer a blend of primary and secondary resources.Full Answer >
The Confederacy lost the Civil War for a variety of reasons, chief among them a lack of resources and manpower. The North had more soldiers, more manufacturing and agricultural capacity, and the ability to blockade Southern ports. The institution of slavery also made it difficult to generate political support overseas.Full Answer >
Some of the most significant natural resources of colonial Virginia included lumber, gold, tar, furs and iron. During the colonial period, Virginia was an important agricultural center, and it exported various agricultural products to other colonies.Full Answer >