The state of Delaware derived its name from the Delaware Bay, which was designated in honor of Sir Thomas West, Lord De La Warr. De La Warr was the 12th baron De La Warr in England.
Due to his prominent stature in society and sizable investment in the Virginia Company of London, De La Warr received an appointment as Virginia's first governor and permanent captain-general. In March 1610, De La Warr sailed for the colonies, with Samuel Argall at the helm. It was during their Mid-Atlantic journey when Argall discovered a bay and named it after the governor. The Delaware River and Delaware Native Americans also took their names from De La Warr.Learn More
According to the Plimouth Plantation, the Wampanoag tribe taught the Pilgrims how to grow Indian corn. Indian corn is a different variety of corn than the type that is familiar to most Americans.Full Answer >
Albert Einstein was not buried; he was cremated, and the location of his ashes is unknown. Einstein died in 1955 at a New Jersey hospital at the age of 76. The cause was internal bleeding, stemming from a burst aneurysm.Full Answer >
The Reverend Jim Jones claimed that his high cheekbones and dark hair were due to the Cherokee blood from his mother's side. He stated that his immediate family was interracial by adoption and that he was a man of many racial and ethnic streams, but did not further specify ethnicity.Full Answer >
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in the racial and ethnic equality of all people, nonviolent protest and the beloved community. King was a pacifist who patterned his protests after Mahatma Gandhi, who worked for social change without using violence.Full Answer >