The World's Progress; An Index to Universal History and a Cyclopaedia of Facts, Dates and General Information, Being a Chronological and Alphabetical Record of All Essential Facts in the Progress of Society, from the Creation of Volume 1

The World's Progress; An Index to Universal History and a Cyclopaedia of Facts, Dates and General Information, Being a Chronological and Alphabetical Record of All Essential Facts in the Progress of Society, from the Creation of Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...eighteen hours in the air, descended at Weilburg, in the duchy oi' assau, Nov. 7, 1836. BALTIMORE, the third city in population and fifth in commerce in the United States; founded 1729; named from lord Baltimore, the proprietor of the Maryland patent. In 1765 it contained but 50 houses; chartered as a city in 1797. Population in 1790. 13.503; in 1810, 85,583; in 1880, 80,625; in 1840, 102.313, including 8,199 slaves. A handsome monument in the city commemorates its successful defence against the attack of the British under general Ross. Sept. 12. 1814. BALTIMORE, Burns or, between the British army under general Ross and the Americans; the British in making an attack upon the town were unsuo cessful, and afler a desperate engagement were repulsed with cat lol; the gallant general who led the enterprise was killed, Sept. 12, 1 14. BANK. The first established was in Italy, 11. n. 808, by the Lombard Jews, oi whom some settled in Lombard-street, London, where many bankers still reside. The name bank is derived from bu-111:0, a bench, which was erected in the marketplace for the exchange of money. The mint in the tower of London was anciently the depository for merchants' cash, until Charles I. laid his l1ands upon the money, and destroyed the credit of the mint, in 1640. The traders were thus driven to some other place of security for their gold, which, when kept at home, their apprentices frequently absconded with to the army. In 1645, therefore, they consented to lodge it with the goldsmithl in Lombard-street, who were provided with strong chests for their own valuable wares; and this became the origin of banking in England.--Bank of Venice formed--' 1157 Bank of Hamburglr--1619 Bank of Geneva---1345 Bank of...show more

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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 562g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872924
  • 9781236872920