NevadaCaliforniaEncyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Hawaii: A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)United States Department of Agriculture: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with improving and maintaining farm income and developing and expanding markets for agricultural products. Through inspection and grading services it safeguards and insures standards of quality in food supply and production.Northern Territory: Territory in north central Australia, between the states of Queensland and Western Australia. Its capital is Darwin.Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Telephone surveys are conducted to monitor prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. The data collected is in regard to actual behaviors, rather than on attitudes or knowledge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 1984.United States Department of Homeland Security: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to domestic national security.Northwest Territories: A federally administered division of Canada. Its capital is Yellowknife. The former northern and eastern-most parts of the Territory comprise the new territory of Nunavut, effective April 1, 1999.Supreme Court Decisions: Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.Jurisprudence: The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.Civil Rights: Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from http://www.usccr.gov/ accessed 1/31/2003)Criminal Psychology: The branch of psychology which investigates the psychology of crime with particular reference to the personality factors of the criminal.Paternity: Establishing the father relationship of a man and a child.Jehovah's Witnesses: Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.Crime: A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.Sequoia: A plant genus of the family TAXODIACEAE known for including some of the tallest trees.Sierra Leone: A republic in western Africa, south of GUINEA and west of LIBERIA. Its capital is Freetown.Sequoiadendron: A plant genus of the family TAXODIACEAE known for tall trees like the SEQUOIA redwoods.Glomeromycota: A phylum of fungi that are mutualistic symbionts and form ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAE with PLANT ROOTS.Dissent and Disputes: Differences of opinion or disagreements that may arise, for example, between health professionals and patients or their families, or against a political regime.TexasAbortion, Induced: Intentional removal of a fetus from the uterus by any of a number of techniques. (POPLINE, 1978)Abortion, Legal: Termination of pregnancy under conditions allowed under local laws. (POPLINE Thesaurus, 1991)Liability, Legal: Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.Nobel PrizeOregonAwards and PrizesHistory, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.History, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.Allergy and Immunology: A medical specialty concerned with the hypersensitivity of the individual to foreign substances and protection from the resultant infection or disorder.History, 21st Century: Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.TennesseeAmerican Civil War: 1861-1865 conflict between the Union (Northern states) and the 11 Southern states that seceded and were organized as the Confederate States of America.Confederate States of America: The area of those states which seceded in 1861 from the union of the United States of America. They include South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee.AlabamaImitative Behavior: The mimicking of the behavior of one individual by another.War: Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.
  • For 1860, Nevada was again enumerated in New Mexico and Utah Territories. (familysearch.org)
  • The formal beginning of Roman Catholicism in the territory that would eventually become the State of Nevada dates back to Aug. 16, 1860, when Archbishop Joseph Sadoc alemany of San Francisco sent the Reverend Hugh gallagher to establish a mission at Carson Valley. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. (tufts.edu)
  • Delight in an opportunity to paint "en plein air" in the heart of Yosemite. (roadscholar.org)
  • Later in the century, Carleton Watkins's 1861 photographs of Yosemite contributed heavily to Lincoln's decision in 1864 to secure the valley forever "for public use, resort and recreation," the first time any government anywhere set aside land to benefit the public. (nytimes.com)
  • In 1859 a prospector laid claim to a silver deposit in Six Mile Canyon in Nevada, a claim that turned out to be the rich Comstock Lode. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Discovery of rich silver veins in the Nevada Comstock lode prompted greater attention to the Summit Valley's future mineral potential and a flurry of claim staking resulted. (mt.gov)
  • Silver prospectors, gamblers and adventurers founded this mining town in 1864, but Eureka has never seen a fortune-hunter quite like Liu Han.Mr. Liu, a little-known Chinese business mogul, is the primary financier for a $1.3 billion plan to blast the top off a hill called Mount Hope just north of Eureka to remove its lode of metal called molybdenum. (sinocism.com)
  • In May 1864 prospectors G. O. Humphreys and William Allison located placer claims along Missoula Gulch, although gold mining did not actually occur until later that summer. (mt.gov)
  • Three years later, in 1853, Nevada was transferred to the archdiocese of San Francisco when Bishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany became the first prelate of that new archdiocese. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Carson (River) Trail 1848 (aka Mormon Emigrant Trail ) crossed the Forty Mile Desert past the west side of the Carson Sink to pick up the Carson River near Fallon, Nevada up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. (familysearch.org)
  • European explorers traveled through Nevada in the early 19th century, but it was not until 1851 that the first settlements were established. (careersingovernment.com)
  • On this date in 1890, an affectionate married couple hanged together in Elko, Nevada, for a murder they insisted they had not authored. (executedtoday.com)
  • After a month in the Elko, Nevada, slammer, the female prisoner was out on bail in late February 1870, but her legal problems continued to mount. (historynet.com)
  • 1864 Jan 10, George Washington Carver (d.1943), American botanist and a former slave who became a scientist and inventor, gave the world peanut butter, was born. (timelines.ws)
  • Nevada executed Floyd McKinney in its gas chamber on this date in 1943. (executedtoday.com)
  • 1864 Feb 17, Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (d.1941), Australian poet and journalist, was born. (timelines.ws)
  • State of Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. (nv.us)
  • In this unit study supplement, you will learn fun facts about Nevada, geography, educational field trip opportunities, free printable downloads, and more that will enhance your study of the state. (time4learning.com)
  • Nevada was one of two states that was accepted into the Union during the Civil War (hence the nickname: Battle Born State). (time4learning.com)
  • Today, Nevada is the nation's seventh largest state in land area. (careersingovernment.com)
  • The reverse side has a Beige 'fabric texture' background with a silhouette of the state and caption 'EST.1864 Nevada', in Brown and White. (createforless.com)
  • The top military official from the Kingdom of Tonga is in the Silver State marking his country's unique partnership with the Nevada National Guard. (kunr.org)
  • The diligent application of these abilities culminated in his reaching the station of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada and United States Senator from the State of Nevada. (nv.us)
  • Resolved, That a duly certified copy be prepared by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada and be transmitted forthwith to the bereaved family of the deceased. (nv.us)
  • At a recent conference at the University of Nevada, Reno, Governor Brian Sandoval spoke to nearly a hundred of the state's education leaders about improving early childhood education. (kunr.org)
  • KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Charleston from Nevada is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now. (kayak.com)
  • Collectively labeled Snakes by white settlers, the tribes had historically resisted the influx of immigrants and opened the 1864-68 Snake War at Oregon's Wildhorse Creek in April 1864. (historynet.com)
  • Earlier this month, 1864 Tavern of Reno introduced two craft cocktails built with terpenes - essential oils that give cannabis and other plants distinctive aromas and flavors (and effects). (rgj.com)
  • Her colorful New Mexico years have received the most attention, but earlier she made her mark in Nevada and Colorado. (historynet.com)
  • The terpenes used in the 1864 cocktails are created by BotanaVista, a company that's a project of Prank bar and Nevada Botanical Science, a Reno-based firm with a production complex in Panther Valley, northwest of the city. (rgj.com)
  • The fighting spilled into northern Nevada near Walker Lake in March 1865, and Paiutes attacked settlers in Paradise Valley less than a month later. (historynet.com)
  • Another Franciscan, Fray Francisco Garcas, following the Colorado River, is credited with having said the first Mass near what became Laughlin, Nevada, that same year. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The percentage of adults without a usual place of medical care ranged from 2.8% in Vermont to 26.7% in Nevada. (cdc.gov)
  • The proportion of working-age adults with arthritis who reported that the disease was severe enough to limit their ability to work ranged from 25.1 percent in Nevada to 51.3 percent in Kentucky, the report said. (cdc.gov)
  • If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Charleston from Nevada up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. (kayak.com)
  • 1864 Jan 8, David O. Dodd (17), an Arkansas teenage spy, was hanged by Union forces the grounds of his former school. (timelines.ws)
  • 1864 Feb 9, 109 Union prisoners escaped through a tunnel from the Confederate Libby Prison in Richmond, Va., including Lt. James M. Wells of Michigan. (timelines.ws)
  • 1864 Feb 17, Confederate officer George Dixon used the submarine H.L. Hunley to sink the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, S.C. 5 Union soldiers died on the Housatonic as did the 9-man crew of the Hunley as it soon sank. (timelines.ws)
  • 1864 Feb 27, First Union prisoners arrived at Camp Sumpter prison near Andersonville, Georgia. (timelines.ws)
  • Nevada might not have come into existence so soon had it not been for the discovery of silver. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In late 1864 William L. Farlin staked the Asteroid claim (later known as the Travona), which a decade later would launch a silver boom in Butte. (mt.gov)
  • You can also download our list of PreK-12 interactive lessons that align with your study of interesting facts about Nevada. (time4learning.com)
  • 1864 Jan 14, General Sherman began his march to the South. (timelines.ws)
  • Tradition holds that Susie strapped her wounded husband to a horse, killed two of the attackers and hauled Tom 60 miles south to safety at Camp Dun Glen, then under the protection of a detachment of Nevada volunteers. (historynet.com)
  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Nevada to Charleston? (kayak.com)
  • 1864 Tavern is serving cocktails crafted with flavor blends that contain terpenes, an energizing organic compound found in cannabis and other plants. (rgj.com)
  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Nevada to Charleston? (kayak.com)
  • At this time the population of Nevada was centered mostly around the area of Carson County. (encyclopedia.com)