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1. Wes Craven briefly taught English at Westminster College
2. The Norman conquest of England in the 11th century introduced a heavy Norman French influence into the English language.
3. Norman French is still taught in a few colleges near Cherbourg.
4. On 19 June 1864, the Battle of Cherbourg, a naval engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama that was part of the American Civil War, took place in international waters off Cherbourg.
5. The American Civil War is considered by many historians as the first modern war because it was first to implement the widespread use of mechanized and electrified devices like railroad trains, aerial observation, telegraph, photography, torpedoes, mines, ironclad ships and rifles.
6. Modern landmines are explosive traps, but they trace their lineage from non-explosive predecessors such as spikes and stakes used by ancient armies as far back as 2,500 years ago.
7. 2,500 years ago, in 486 BC During his third consulate, the Roman consul Spurius Cassius Viscellinus proposes an agrarian law to assist needy plebeians, a measure violently opposed both by the patricians and by the wealthy plebeians, who have Cassius condemned and executed.
8. Thomas Jefferson promoted an agrarian society for the United States during the nation's early formation.
9. After Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, his only surviving daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph inherited his home, Monticello. The estate was encumbered with debt and Martha Randolph had financial problems in her own family because of her husband's mental illness.
10. Many terms for mental disorder that found their way into everyday use first became popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
11. At the dawn of the 17th century, in 1601: Matteo Ricci is given permission to live in Beijing.
12. Beijing has also been the location of many significant events in recent Chinese history, principally the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
13. In 1989, Wes Craven wrote and directed the lackluster movie, Shocker.