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Eli Whitney patents this invention, which revolutionizes agriculture in the southern US states.
1795
Cotton gin
88.1%
Chain pump
1.5%
Threshing machine
5.8%
Reaper
2.5%
England grants a patent for Providence Plantations, which would become this modern-day US state.
1644
Rhode Island
83.4%
New York
3.8%
Connecticut
7.2%
Maine
4.9%
This ship, carrying Charles Darwin on his return voyage from the Galápagos Islands, leaves Australia for England.
1836
HMS Beagle
76.7%
HMS Victory
6.5%
HMS Goldfinch
5.9%
HMS Origin
7.7%
Nazi Germany dissolves this independent republic.
1939
Czechoslovakia
60.9%
Bulgaria
9.8%
Bosnia and Herzegovina
8.5%
Yugoslavia
16.8%
This US president becomes the first to pay taxes.
1923
Warren G. Harding
28.3%
Woodrow Wilson
26.7%
Calvin Coolidge
27.4%
William Howard Taft
13.8%
Catherine Corano, the queen of this nation, sells her kingdom to Venice.
1489
Cyprus
24.2%
Malta
15.1%
Andorra
7.7%
Sicily
52.8%
President Roosevelt issues a proclamation that bans laborers from this country entering the United States.
1907
Japan
23.5%
Mexico
29.5%
China
41.3%
Canada
2.1%
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