Lord Wakeham was commissioned by the Labour government to head a Royal Commission which was to present a report to the House of Commons on the possible second stage of reforms in the House of Lords. Wakehams' report would be recommendations only - not 'this will be done'. The report was delivered to the government on December 28th 1999 and made public in January 2000.
Homosexuality was classed as a “degenerate form of behaviour” in Nazi Germany that threatened the nation's “disciplined masculinity”. Under Nazi law, homosexuality was deemed non-Aryan and as such homosexuals were far more persecuted in Nazi Germany than under the Weimar regime. Ironically it had been the support of Ernst Rőehm, a known homosexual, and his SA followers that had greatly helped Hitler gain power on January 30 th 1933.
The Wessex helicopter was the general workhorse of the military for many years. The Wessex was used in the Falklands War though it tended to be overshadowed by the Sea King helicopter. The first flight of the Wessex was in July 1958. It usually had a crew of two and at sea level the Wessex had a maximum speed of 132 mph.
Alexander Kolchak Alexander Kolchak was one of the White leaders during the civil war that followed the November 1917 Revolution. Kolchak was an admiral in Russia's navy and had been a follower of Alexander Kerensky and his Provisional Government that governed before the Bolshevik takeover. Kolchak was born in 1874 in the city of St.
A common assumption to explain the cause of the American Civil War was that the North was no longer willing to tolerate slavery as being part of the fabric of US society and that the political power brokers in Washington were planning to abolish slavery throughout the Union. Therefore for many people slavery is the key issue to explain the causes of the American Civil War.
William Rosecrans was a senior Union general during the American Civil War who played a major part in the so-called Western Theatre of the war. Rosecrans was born on September 6 th 1819 in Delaware County, Ohio. His father ran a tavern and worked a farm. He had little education in his early years and left home at the age of thirteen to work as a store clerk.