Date:28.06.2017, 06:34 Administered as a province of Massachusetts since 1647, the entrance of Maine as a free state was agreed to by Southern senators in exchange for the entrance of. 1917. Czar Nicholas II abdicates During the February Revolution, Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since 1894, is forced to abdicate the throne by the Petrograd insurgents, and a provincial government is. Janine M. Benyus If there is one thing clear about the centuries dominated by the factory and the wheel, it is that although the machine can make everything from a spoon to a landing-craft, a natural joy in earthly living is something it never has and never will be able to manufacture. Petersburg). Crowned on May 26, 1894, Nicholas was a relatively weak and ineffectual leader, which did not. World War II 1939 Nazis take Czechoslovakia On this day, Hitlers forces invade and occupy Czechoslovakiaa nation sacrificed on the altar of the Munich Pact, which was a vain attempt to prevent Germanys imperial aims. My Invented Isabel blog launched; authored by Sarah, shameless family spy. Isabel speaks at the National Book Fair, held September 25 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Isabel travels to Camp Hope in Chiles Atacama Desert on September 19 to speak via telephone to the 33 miners trapped underground following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the nation August.