In the San Francisco Bay Area, locals woke to an apocalyptic, orange-tinged sky Wednesday. This as more than 90 major fires have burned an area of land about the size of Connecticut.
The horrific wildfires that are burning up and down the coast of California have the caused skies over San Francisco to turn into eerily shades of red and orange.
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The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close.
The Queen’s Speech on coronavirus: Full text of Her Majesty’s address
The Queen has spoken to the UK about the crisis over the coronavirus. Here is the full text of what she said.
“I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time.
“A time of disruption in the life of our country:
@BorisJohnson 24 January 2020:
“Today I have signed the Withdrawal Agreement for the UK to leave the EU on January 31st, honouring the democratic mandate of the British people. This signature heralds a new chapter in our nation’s history.”
Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako become the Emperor and Empress following the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito
In 1989, Emperor Akihito pledged to protect the Constitution and fulfill his duties. He also expressed his hopes for national prosperity, global peace and the well-being of humanity.
Some fifty years before the Mayflower left port, a band of French colonists came to the New World.
Like the later English Pilgrims, these Protestants were victims of religious wars, raging across France and much of Europe. And like those later Pilgrims, they too wanted religious freedom and the chance for a new life. But they also wanted to
“Never was so much owed by so many to so few” was a speech made by the British prime minister Winston Churchill on 20 August 1940 during World War II. The name stems from the specific line in the speech, Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, referring to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force crews