The Pocket Guide to World History

Whiskey Ring. 1875. 110 convicted in US bribery scandal to save distillers excise taxes. [Read more ...]

Whistler, James. 1834-1903. US painter. Use of light and color influenced abstract art. Arrangement in Black and Grey, No 1 (Whistler’s Mother) 1871. [Read more ...]

Whitby, Synod. 664. Settled dispute, favoring Roman over Celtic church. Defined Easter date as first Sunday after full moon after vernal equinox. March 22 to April 25. Wilfrid. [Read more ...]

White, E. B. 1899-1985. US writer, Charlotte’s Web 1952. Revised Strunk’s Element’s of Style 1959. [Read more ...]

White, Patrick. 1912-90. Australian novelist, activist. The Aunt’s Story 1948. [Read more ...]

White Australia Policy. 1901-72. Anti-non-European immigration policies. [Read more ...]

Whiteboys. 1760. Irish peasants harass landlords, tax collectors, Protestant clergy. 1860-85. Secret Ribbonist movement. [Read more ...]

Whitefield, George. 1714-70. English evangelist, founder of Calvinistic Methodist Church. Stimulated 18C religious revival. [Read more ...]

Whitehall Palace. 1240. By Burgh. Burned 1697. [Read more ...]

Whitehead, Alfred. 1861-1947. English mathematician/philosopher. Metaphysical theory of reality. With Russell wrote Principia Mathematica 1913. Process and Reality 1929. [Read more ...]

Whitehead, Robert. 1823-1905. British engineer. Torpedo 1866. [Read more ...]

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