Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, or Freedom Day, is an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States It is observed annually on June 19 and its name is the linguistic blend of two words: June and nineteenth, a combination that is known as portmanteau word. On June 19, 1865, African Americans… Read More Juneteenth

“The Philadelphia Spelling Book” ⚓ (2. John Barry)

“The Philadelphia spelling book” was written by John Barry in1790. If we do a little bit of research we find out that John Barry (1745 –1803) “was an Irish-American officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy.” This officer was credited as “The Father of the… Read More “The Philadelphia Spelling Book” ⚓ (2. John Barry)

Young William Pitt

William Pitt the Younger (1759 – 1806) was British Prime Minister during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars and helped to define and strengthen the office of the prime minister. He suffered an affliction typical of many people born into wealth and power: he was named after his father, so he was known as “William… Read More Young William Pitt