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Randalls Island
Randalls Island (also called Randall's Island) and Wards Island are conjoined islands, collectively called Randalls and Wards Islands, in the New York City
New York City
borough of Manhattan,[1][2][3] separated from Manhattan
Manhattan
by the Harlem
Harlem
River, from Queens
Queens
by the East River
East River
and Hell Gate, and from the Bronx
Bronx
by the Bronx
Bronx
Kill. The two islands were formerly separate, with the channel between them, Little Hell Gate, being filled in by the early 1960s.[4] The island had a population of 1,648 living on 2.09 square kilometers (520 acres) in 2010.[5] Most of the island is parkland, spanning a total of 432.69 acres (175.10 ha)
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Bumpkin Island
Bumpkin Island, also known as Round Island, Bomkin Island, Bumkin Island, or Ward's Island, is an island in the Hingham Bay
Hingham Bay
area of the Boston
Boston
Harbor. In 1902, Albert Burrage, a Boston
Boston
philanthropist, had a summer hospital opened on the island for children with physical disabilities.[1] During World War I
World War I
the island was used by the U.S. Navy. Starting around 1940, the island was used as a facility for polio patients. However, the hospital closed during World War II
World War II
and burned down in 1945.[2] Since 1996, it is part of the Boston
Boston
Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The island has an area of 30 acres (120,000 m2), plus an intertidal zone of a further 31 acres (130,000 m2)
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John Montresor
Captain John Montresor
John Montresor
(22 April 1736 – June 1799) was a British military engineer and cartographer in North America.Contents1 Early life 2 French and Indian Wars 3 Revolutionary-era America 4 Retirement and death 5 Family 6 Fiction 7 References7.1 General7.1.1 Family and fiction8 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in Gibraltar
Gibraltar
22 April 1736 to British military engineer James Gabriel Montresor and his first wife, Mary Haswell, John Montresor spent his early life there (and presumably on Menorca, where his father was briefly stationed). He was in England
England
between 1746 and 1750, attending Westminster School
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Electric Zoo Festival
Electric Zoo
Zoo
is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day weekend in New York City
New York City
on Randall's Island. The festival represents all genres of electronic music, bringing top international DJs and live acts from multiple countries to four stages. In its 2009 inaugural year, 26,000 people attended to see artists Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, David Guetta
David Guetta
and Ferry Corsten
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Long Island City
Long Island
Long Island
City (LIC) is the westernmost residential and commercial neighborhood of the New York City
New York City
borough of Queens. LIC is noted for its rapid and ongoing residential growth and gentrification, its waterfront parks, and its thriving arts community.[1] LIC has among the highest concentration of art galleries, art institutions, and studio space of any neighborhood in New York City.[2] It is bordered by Astoria to the north; the East River
East River
to the west; Hazen Street, 49th Street, and New Calvary Cemetery in Sunnyside to the east; and Newtown Creek—which separates Queens
Queens
from Greenpoint, Brooklyn—to the south. It originally was the seat of government of the Town of Newtown, and remains the largest neighborhood in Queens
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Greater Astoria Historical Society
The Greater Astoria Historical Society
Greater Astoria Historical Society
(GAHS) is a non-profit cultural and historical organization located in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York, United States, dedicated to preserving the past and promoting the future of the neighborhoods that are part of historic Long Island City, including the Village of Astoria, Blissville, Bowery Bay, Dutch Kills, Hunters Point, Ravenswood, Steinway Village, and Sunnyside.Contents1 Mission 2 Programs2.1 Preservation 2.2 Collections 2.3 Historic preservation3 Facilities 4 References 5 External linksMission[edit] The mission of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, founded in 1985, is to discover, procure and preserve the history of historic Long Island City, which was incorporated into the City of Greater New York in 1898
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Native Americans Of The United States
American Indian and Alaska
Alaska
Native (2010 Census Bureau)[1] One race: 2,932,248 are registered In combination with one or more of the other races listed: 2,288,331 Total: 5,220,579 ~ 1.6% of the total U.S
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Wouter Van Twiller
Wouter van Twiller
Wouter van Twiller
(May 22, 1606 – buried August 29, 1654) was an employee of the Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
and the Director of New Netherland from 1633 until 1638. He succeeded Peter Minuit, who was recalled by the Dutch West India authorities in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
for unknown reasons. Life and career[edit] Van Twiller was born in Nijkerk, the son of Ryckaert and Maria Van Rensselaer Van Twiller. Kiliaen van Rensselaer was his maternal uncle.[1] He was appointed to the position because he had made two voyages to New Netherland
New Netherland
colony before. He was a clerk in the warehouse of the Dutch West India company
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Director Of New Netherland
This is a list of Directors, appointed by the Dutch West India Company, of the 17th century Dutch province of New Netherland (Nieuw-Nederland in Dutch) in North America. Only the last, Peter Stuyvesant, held the title of Director General. As the colony grew, citizens advisory boards - known as the Twelve Men, Eight Men, and Nine Men - exerted more influence on the director and thus affairs of province. There were New Netherland
New Netherland
settlements in what later became the US states of New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, with short-lived outposts in areas of today's Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania
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Netherlands
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
(/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen); Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ( listen)), also known informally as Holland, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million
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New Netherland
New Netherland
New Netherland
(Dutch: Nieuw Nederland; Latin: Nova Belgica or Novum Belgium) was a 17th-century colony of the Dutch Republic
Dutch Republic
that was located on the East Coast of North America. The claimed territories extended from the Delmarva Peninsula
Delmarva Peninsula
to extreme southwestern Cape Cod, while the more limited settled areas are now part of the Mid-Atlantic States of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut, with small outposts in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and Rhode Island. The colony was conceived by the Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
(WIC) in 1621 to capitalize on the North American fur trade. It was settled slowly at first because of policy mismanagement by the WIC and conflicts with American Indians
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Danish People
Danish (mutually intelligible languages incl. Norwegian, Swedish, Faroese, Icelandic)Religion Lutheranism
Lutheranism
(Church of Denmark)[21] Further details: Religion in DenmarkRelated ethnic groupsSwedes, Norwegians, Germans, Frisians, English, Faroese, Icelanders Other Germanic peoples Danes
Danes
(Danish: danskere) are the citizens of Denmark, most of whom speak Danish and consider themselves to be of Danish ethnicity. The first mentions of Danes
Danes
are from the 6th century in Jordanes' Getica, by Procopius, and by Gregory of Tours
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Military Engineering
Military engineering
Military engineering
is loosely defined as the art, science, and practice of designing and building military works and maintaining lines of military transport and communications. Military engineers are also responsible for logistics behind military tactics. Modern military engineering differs from civil engineering. In the 20th and 21st centuries, military engineering also includes other engineering disciplines such as mechanical and electrical engineering techniques.[1] According to NATO, "military engineering is that engineer activity undertaken, regardless of component or service, to shape the physical operating environment. Military engineering
Military engineering
incorporates support to maneuver and to the force as a whole, including military engineering functions such as engineer support to force protection, counter-improvised explosive devices, environmental protection, engineer intelligence and military search
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Toronto Islands
The Toronto
Toronto
Islands (formerly known as Island of Hiawatha
Hiawatha
and also known as Menecing, meaning "On the Island" in the Ojibwa language)[1][2] are a chain of small islands in Lake Ontario, south of mainland Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Comprising the only group of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario, the Toronto
Toronto
Islands are located just offshore from the city centre, and provide shelter for Toronto
Toronto
Harbour. The islands are home to parkland, the Billy Bishop Toronto
Toronto
City Airport, several yacht clubs, Centreville Amusement Park, and Hanlan's Beach. The island community is considered to be the largest urban car-free community in North America, although some service vehicles are permitted
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British Army
The British Army
Army
is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2017, the British Army comprises just over 80,000 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 26,500 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[4] Since April 2013, Ministry of Defence publications have not reported the entire strength of the Regular Reserve; instead, only Regular Reserves serving under the fixed-term reserve contracts have been counted.[5] The modern British Army
Army
traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the English Army
Army
that was created during the Restoration in 1660
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American Revolutionary War
Allied victory:Peace of Paris British recognition of American independence End of the First British Empire British retention of Canada
Canada
and GibraltarTerritorial changesGreat Britain cedes to the United States
United States
the area east of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
and south of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and St
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