Haiti proclaimed its independence on Jan. 1, 1803, when Jean-Jacques Dessalines and his revolutionary forces defeated the French colonial forces. Dessalines renamed the island, then known as Saint-Domingue, Haiti. Haiti ... More » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism

Experts believe that the ancient Mesopotamians pickled, which dates the pickle to at least about 2,400 B.C. Pickling served to preserve food before the widespread availability of cooling techniques. More » Food Food Facts Food History

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Haiti is a mountainous, tropical island with long coastlines and very rugged terrain. Haiti encompasses the western third of Hispaniola Island in the Caribbean Sea and is primarily made up of two peninsulas separated by ... More » Geography Caribbean