Marine

Treasurer of the Navy

The Treasurer of the Navy, originally called Treasurer of Marine Causes or Paymaster of the Navy, was a civilian officer of the Royal Navy, one of the principal commissioners of the Navy Board responsible for naval finance from 1524 to 1832. The treasurer was based at the Navy Pay Office.

Somasteroidea

The Somasteroidea, or Stomasteroidea, is an extinct order of asterozoan echinoderms first defined in 1951 by W. K. Spencer. Their first appearance in the fossil record was in the Early Ordovician (Tremadocian) and they had become extinct by the Late Devonian (Famennian). They are similar to the asteroids in that their bodies are flattened dorsoventrally …

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Banana Massacre

The Banana Killing was a massacre of United Fruit Company workers that took place between December 5 and 6, 1928 in Ciénaga, Colombia, near Santa Marta. On November 12, 1928, the workers went on strike, refusing to work until the corporation reached an agreement with them to provide them with respectable working conditions. After several …

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