Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593-date unknown, 1653) was an Italian Baroque painter who worked in the Caravaggist style. She was the first female painter admitted to the prestigious Accademia de Arte del Disegno. Gentleschi's art is often discussed in connection to her biography: she was raped by an artist colleague of her father and she participated in the prosecution of the rapist, two facts that many critics connect with the themes of her work.
Virginia, one of the thirteen original colonies, became the 10th U.S. state on June 25, 1788. Virginia was the location of the first permanent English settlement, Jamestown. When English colonists arrived in the state in 1607, it was inhabited by a variety of Native American tribes such as the Powhatan, the Cherokee, and the Croaton.
From September 6-12, 1914, just one month into World War I, the First Battle of the Marne took place just 30 miles northeast of Paris in the Marne River Valley of France. Following the Schlieffen Plan, the Germans had been moving swiftly toward Paris when the French staged a surprise attack that began the First Battle of the Marne.
Question: Is There Really a Chemistry of Love? Answer: Scientists haven't developed any magic love potions that you can use to make someone fall in love, but chemistry does play an important role in how a relationship progresses. Chemistry and Stages of Love First, there's attraction. Nonverbal communication plays a big part in initial attraction and some of this communication may involve pheromones, a form of chemical communication.
Have you ever wanted to make your own fireworks? These are instructions for fireworks projects so you can make your own homemade fireworks. Make Homemade Firecrackers Isabel Pavia/Moment Open/Getty Images It's easy and inexpensive to make firecrackers yourself. This is a great pyrotechnics project, perfect for do-it-yourself types or persons who can't find firecrackers where they live.
Even in the 18th century, much of the interior of Africa was unfamiliar to Europeans. Most of their time in Africa was limited to trade along the coast, first in gold, ivory, spices, and later slaves. In 1788 Joseph Banks, the botanist who'd sailed across the Pacific Ocean with Cook, went as far as to found the African Association to promote the exploration of the interior of the continent.