воскресенье, 12 апреля 2009 г.

[Wikipedia] April 13: White Deer Hole Creek

White Deer Hole Creek is a 20.5-mile (33.0 km) tributary of the West
Branch Susquehanna River in Clinton, Lycoming and Union counties in the
U.S. state of Pennsylvania. A part of the Chesapeake Bay drainage
basin, the White Deer Hole Creek watershed drains parts of ten
townships. The creek flows east in a valley of the Ridge-and-valley
Appalachians, through sandstone, limestone, and shale from the
Ordovician, Silurian, and Devonian periods. As of 2006, the creek and
its 67.2-square-mile (174 km2) watershed are relatively undeveloped,
with 28.4 percent of the watershed given to agriculture and
71.6 percent covered by forest, including part of Tiadaghton State
Forest. There are opportunities in the watershed for canoeing, hunting,
and camping, and trails for hiking and horseback riding. Historically,
two paths of the native indigenous peoples ran along parts of White
Deer Hole Creek. Most development is in the eastern end of the valley,
with two unincorporated villages, a hamlet, and most of the farms (many
Amish).

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Today's selected anniversaries:

1598:

King Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom
of religion to the Huguenots.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edict_of_Nantes>

1873:

In the wake of a contested election for local political offices in
Colfax, Louisiana, USA, armed white supremacists overpowered freedmen
and the African American state militia trying to control the parish
courthouse, killing over 100 of them.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_massacre>

1919:

British Indian Army troops opened fire on a peaceful gathering at the
Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab, India, killing hundreds of
unarmed men, women and children.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre>

1943:

World War II: Germany announced the discovery of a mass grave of Polish
prisoners-of-war executed by Soviet forces in the Katyn Forest
Massacre, driving a wedge among the Allies, particularly the Polish
government-in-exile in London and the Soviet Union.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre>

1984:

Indian forces launched a preemptive attack on the disputed Siachen
Glacier region of Kashmir, triggering a military conflict with
Pakistan.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siachen_conflict>

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Wiktionary's word of the day:

ecumenical (adj):
1. General, universal, worldwide.

2. (ecclesiastical) Pertaining to the Christian Church in a worldwide
sense or of the desire to unite the denominations of the Christian
Church.

3. Interreligious or interdenominational
<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ecumenical>

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Wikiquote quote of the day:

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of
civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
--Thomas Jefferson
<http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson>


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