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Indiana is a state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States of America. The capital, and largest, city of the state is Indianapolis and this is located close to the geographical center of the state. The region now known as Indiana has a long history of Native American habitation, and the name of the state means “Land of the Indians.” Let’s take a brief look at the history of the region and find out when it officially became a state.
Rhode Island is a state in the New England region of the United States of America. It is the smallest state by area and is bordered by Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York (water boundary). Rhode Island is known as “The Ocean State” because of the many large inlets and bays in the area. The area was home to Native American people for many years, until the first European settlers moved into the region in the 17th century. Let’s take a look at a brief history of the area prior to statehood and how Rhode Island became a state.
Utah is a landlocked state located in the Western United State. It shares a border with Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and shares a corner with New Mexico. Utah is probably best known for having a high percentage of practicing members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as LDS or Mormons), who have greatly influenced the history and culture of this state. However, this history of Utah goes back far beyond the settlement of the Mormons. Let’s take a brief look at this history and find out when Utah was made a state.
New Jersey is a state found in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is one of the smallest states by area, but the 11th largest by population. New Jersey shares a border with New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Prior to the European discovery of the Americas the region had been inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years. In the 17th century the Dutch were the first to claim the area as a part of New Netherland and later Sweden purchased some of the area to form New Sweden. However, the entire region become part of England in 1664 when the English fleet, under the command of Colonel Richard Nicolls, sailed into New York Harbor and took control of the Dutch fort. Let’s find out when New Jersey became a state.
Kenya (officially title: Republic of Kenya) is a country located in East Africa along the equator. It is home to approximately 43,013,341 people and covers are area of 580,367 km2 (224,080 sq mi). The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi and it is located south western part of the country. Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa. The country is bordered by Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and has a coastline along the Indian Ocean. Kenya is home to Lake Victoria and the second highest mountain in Africa, Mt Kenya.
Colorado is a state in the southwestern United States. It is one of the largest states in the country by area and shares a border with seven other states (Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Arizona). It is estimated that Colorado has been inhabited by Native Americans for more than 10,000 years, but the European history of the country began in the 16th century when Spanish explorers first visited the region. The name Colorado comes from the Colorado River, which the Spanish named Rio Colorado because of the red colored silt that is carried down the river. Let’s take a look at the brief history of the area leading up to statehood and find out how it became a state.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., commonly known as Lehman Brothers, was a financial services firm serving the globe. It was the fourth largest investment bank in the United States and offered various services such as investment banking, equity, fixed income sales and trading, private banking, investment management and market research. It was founded in 1850 by the Lehman brothers, Henry, Emmanuel and Mayer. The headquarters of Lehman Brothers was in New York City. The company declared bankruptcy in 2008 and made history as the largest bankruptcy filing in United States History.
Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. It is bordered by Texas to the south and west, New Mexico to the west, Colorado to the northwest, Kansas to the north, and Missouri and Arkansas to the east. The European history of Oklahoma can be traced back to the Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1541, but it wasn’t claimed until 1683 when it came under French Rule. After this time it was ruled by the France and Spain at different intervals and it didn’t become part of the United States until the Louisiana Purchase when all of the French territory to the west of the Mississippi river was sold to the United States. However, it was still many years before this area become a state.
A hurricane is a severe tropical storm that can cause widespread damage. Due to the extraordinary amounts of rain and high winds, hurricanes can cause flooding, tidal surges and wind damage to any area it the path of the storm. Hurricane Sandy was the tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. At its strongest, it was classified as a category two storm and became the largest Atlantic hurricane (by area) on record, covering an estimated 1,100 miles (1,800 km). Hurricane Sandy intersected seven countries along its path and it is thought that at least 199 people lost their lives during the storm. Hurricane Sandy developed in the Caribbean Sea on October 20, 2012 as a tropical storm. It became a hurricane on October 24.
Idaho is a state located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is completely landlocked and is bordered by Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Idaho is the 14 largest state by area, but has a relatively small population of about 1.6 million. This means that the state has one of the lowest population densities in the country. Idaho was the last state to be explored by people of European descent, which meant that it was one of the last states admitted to the Union. Let’s take a brief look at the history of this state.