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  • Data Processing Services Directory
    Visit this data processing service provider directory for information about data processing services in the United States of America. The illustration on this page depicts a 20th century mainframe computer used for data processing.
  • Artist Careers
    This fine art artist page comprises information about artist careers in the United States of America plus a portrait of a fine arts artist in 16th century garb.
  • American Revolution
    The American Revolution was fought against the British Empire in the 18 century, in order for the 13 original colonies to gain independence from Great Britain.
  • Barometers
    Photo of an aneroid barometer. Barometers were invented during the 17th century by Evangelista Torricelli, and modern barometers operate similarly to those early mercury barometers.
  • Capotain thumbnail Capotain (Illustration)
    Line drawing of a pilgrim hat, or capotain, which is a slightly conical hat with a tall crown and narrow brim. This type of hat was popular in England during the early 17th century.
  • Credit Card Debt
    Consumer use of credit cards rose dramatically during the late 20th century, fueled in part by real estate price increases that made homeowners wealthier. With the recent drop in home values, credit card debt has become a serious problem.
  • The Game of Golf
    Golf has come a long way since its roots in 15th century Scotland, where it was played with a bent tree branch and a small leather bag filled with feathers.
  • Discovery of DNA
    DNA wasn't recognized as genetic material for nearly a century after it was discovered. This website gives information about the history of DNA.
  • Fly-Fishing Tips
    People have been putting dinner on the table via fly-fishing since the third century AD, when wooden rods and lines made of horsehair were used.
  • Squash Equipment
    Invented in England early in the 19th century, squash came to North America in 1885. English-speaking countries have tended to dominate championship play.
  • Racquetball
    The game of racquetball was developed, in primitive form, in 19th century England. This page discusses the history, playing environment, and rules of racquetball.
  • Squash
    The game of squash was first played in England during the 18th century. This page discusses the history, playing environment, and rules of squash, as well as the differences between American squash and English squash.
  • Watercolor Art History
    The history of watercolor art is first documented in early cave dwelling paintings, but modern watercolor painting techniques emerged during the 15th century with the landscape paintings of Albrecht Durer.

Century News

  • The Kilogram is Dead. Long Live the Kilogram!
    After a vote (and a century of research), the standard measure for mass is redefined, and the long reign of Le Grand K is ended.
    Xiaozhi Lim.  New York Times.  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 01:50:10 GMT.
  • Federer must wait for 100th title, but happy with season
    Defeat by Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Saturday left Roger Federer stuck on 99 career titles, but despite missing out on his century the Swiss said he was happy with his season.
    Reuters.  Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:17:52 -0500.
  • Trump visits devastation of the deadly California wildfires
    President Donald Trump arrived in Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for.
    Yahoo.  Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:18:16 -0500.
  • Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive
    Researchers claim the awful year was likely caused by a cataclysmic volcanic eruption in Iceland and it kick-started a century of economic misery, disease, death and suffering.
    Daily Mail.  Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:36:22 +0000.
  • Midterm Elections See Highest Turnout In More Than A Century [Infographic]
    Political engagement among the U.S. public has spiked with turnout at the midterm elections reaching its highest level since 1914.
    By Niall Mccarthy, Contributor.  Forbes.  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:41:00 -0500.

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