A Continuation of The Gift Of The Magi
– It was one week from Della’s 30th birthday and Jim didn’t have enough money to buy her a present. "Well," Jim thought, “if I don’t have a watch then why should I have a chain for one?” So, he sold his watch chain in order to have money for Della’s present. “Now, what do I buy Della?” he asked himself. “I think I’ll go to the flea market and look for something, because one little rusty old chain won’t buy me very much,” Jim stated as he started riding his bicycle to the market. At the market Jim found many things, some very pretty and expensive, some very pretty and cheap, and some just plain ugly things that had been there awhile and always would be until they were finally thrown a…
J.M.W Turner and the Walton Bridge.
– Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775-1851, born the son of a London Barber and Wigmaker, is considered one of the greatest European artists of the 19th century. Turner, the English romantic landscape painter, watercolourists and printmaker, was regarded as a controversial and revolutionary figure by his contemporaries despite his training being similar to other artists of the time. His work ‘Walton Bridge’, Oil on Canvas 1806-10, reflects much of his training as a young artists as well as his well-known Romantic style….
The Boston Massacre
– On March 5, 1770 a fight broke out in the streets of Boston, Massachusetts between a patriot mob and British soldiers. Citizens attacked a squad of soldiers by throwing snowballs, stones and sticks. British Army soldiers in turn killed five civilians and injured six others. The presence of British troops had been stationed in Boston, the capital of Province of Massachusetts Bay since 17681. The British existence was increasingly unwelcome. The British troops were sent to Boston in order to protect and support the crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation….
Hans Christian Oersted
– Hans Christian Oersted was born in Rudkobing on August 14, 1777 to Soren Christian Oersted and Karen Hermansen. His father was an apothecary and did not have the time to properly raise Oersted or his brother so they were raised by a German wigmaker. When he turned eleven, he went to work for his father at his pharmacy, where his first interest in science began. Without any prior schooling, except what he learned informally through others, he passed the entrance exam to University of Copenhagen, where he graduated with honors….
History of Advertising
– History of Advertising The earliest form of advertising was simply people receiving information about goods and services by word of mouth from traders. Word of mouth advertising was used throughout the centuries and still is today, but something was introduced in the 15th century that would revolutionise the way of life. In the 15th century the printing press was introduced. In Europe printing was introduced in the 15th century, that movable type was reinvented by Johannes Gutenberg in Germany….