Last Week In History

Monday January 15th On this day in 2001, online encyclopedia website Wikipedia was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The name is a portmanteau of the words ‘wiki’ (a collaborative website) and ‘encyclopedia’ (a book or series of books that give information on particular subjects). At the time of writing, Wikipedia is the 5th…

Last week in history…

6th of November On this day, in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States of America. He became the first President to run as a Republican, and defeated his rival Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckinridge and John Bell. Lincoln winning the election widened the division between North &…