It was destroyed 8 miles from the coast of Old head of Kinsale, Ireland. Built by John Brown and company of Clydebank, Scotland. First Launched Thursday, June 7, 1906. After the Sinking of Lusitania the U.S threatened war. The Lusitania was destroyed in the same was as the Titanic as they could not pull the boats into the sea and water kept rushing into the hull through the front where the torpedo hit as the boat couldn’t be stopped.
Elijah McCoy was born in Colchester, Ontario Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of former slaves who had fled from Kentucky before the U.S. Civil War. Educated in Scotland as a mechanical engineer, Elijah McCoy returned to the United States and settled in Detroit, Michigan. He began experimenting with a cup that would regulate the flow of oil onto moving parts of industrial machines. His first invention was a lubricator for steam engines, U.S. 129,843, which issued on July 12, 1872. The invention allowed machines to remain in motion to be oiled; his new oiling device revolutionized the industrial machine industry.
The purpose of the Ironclad warship was not new to the United Sates government. There had been previous attempts at making such a vessel, most notably by the Koreans. At the time of the Civil War there were two types of Ironclads the monitor and the casemate. As described “A monitor was a low-freeboard steamship with a small number of heavy guns in a turret. Low-freeboard meant the deck of the ship was very close to the water, and a turret was an armored cylinder or box that rotated to aim the guns” (Jenkins).
John Lethbridge (1675–1759) invented the first underwater diving machine in 1715. Lethbridge was a wool merchant based in Newton Abbot who invented the first successful diving machine. The machine was an airtight barrel made of oak and kept together with iron hoops and bolts. It was a cylindrical shape, about six feet long and two and a half feet in diameter. It had two armholes and a glass panel four inches in diameter and an inch and a half thick, to be used as a window.
The sand was less than 20 metres deep for up to a mile out to sea and the Armada's ships needed at least 20 metres. This meant that the ships couldn't pick up the army. That problem was soon solved when the army managed to get lightweight barges to transport the army across. A new problem arose, how they got across to the Armada without the Dutch fleet seeing them and attacking them. If they were spotted the Dutch could kill them all and the Armada couldn't do anything about it because of the shallow water.
It also heavily affected the rate at which the ship sunk. When the ship was first designed, as to speed up the production process, the steel of the hull was made by semi-kilned low carbon steel made in the open hearth process, which lead to high oxygen content and this lead to high brittle fracture. High brittle fracture can lead to very dangerous situatio... ... middle of paper ... ... non existent. Even if there were any precautionary methods taken, they were ill-conducted and relatively poor. The weather also had an absolutely huge effect on the sinking of the ship and how many people died in that ice cold water.
In May of 1776, Virginia took the lead by instructing the delegates in the Continental Congress to propose complete separation of America from Britain. Virginia took the lead because Britain and American forces have already clashed at Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill. The war of independence started in the spring of 1775, but with no formal documentation, America wanted to be separated from Britain. While the war was going on many state and local committees throughout the thirteen former colonies were busy drafting resolutions and manifestoes in favor of independence. In June of 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia moved the resolution “That these united colonies are, and ought to be, free and independent states.” The vote on Lee’s resolution was not voted on until July 1, in deference to delegations that were divided or that needed to confer with the respective colonial legislatures for guidance.
(2) Chevy was founded on November 3, 1911 by Louis Chevrolet as well as William Durant. The first automobile they came out with is the Model D 4 passenger roadster powered by a v8 engine. The first vehicle GMC manufactured was a commercial vehicle called the GMC Electric Furniture Delivery Truck that came out in 1913. Pontiac started as Pontiac Buggy Company in 1893 by Edward Murphy and they were building horse-drawn carriages. Later on in 1907 Murphy realized that the future was motor vehicles and decided to turn the buggy company into Oakland Motor Company.
To build and operate the original long distance telephone network, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company was incorporated on March 3, 1885 and was made a fully owned subsidiary of American Bell. The AT&T network was built from New York, where it reached its initial goal of Chicago in 1892, and then San Francisco in 1915. AT&T acquired the assets of American Bell on December 30, 1899 and became the parent company of the Bell System. AT&T was able to be built out to Denver, Colorado due to the inventions of loading coils. Thanks to the first practical electrical amplifiers in 1913, AT&T made international telephony possible.
Battle of Gettysburg This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by its end involved 160,000 Americans. Before the battle, major cities in the North such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and even Washington were under threat of attack from General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia which had crossed the Potomac River and marched into Pennsylvania. The Union Army of the Potomac under its very new and untried commander, General George G. Meade, marched to intercept Lee. On Tuesday morning, June 30, an infantry brigade of Confederate soldiers searching for shoes headed toward Gettysburg (population 2,400).