A&W Root Beer Stands Reference library
Andrew F. Smith
On 20 June 1919, Roy Allen opened a root beer stand in Lodi, California, brewing the beverage from a
Aachen (North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany) Quick reference
Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of Grannus were named after the Celtic god of healing and later used as baths by the Romans. The ‘la-Chapelle’ of the French name refers to the fact that ...
Aalsmeer (The Netherlands) Quick reference
A municipality with a name meaning ‘Eel Lake’ from aal ‘eel’, and meer ‘lake’ which was known for its eels....
Aarau (Switzerland) Quick reference
Located on the River Aare from which it gets its name. Au is a form of Aue ‘meadow’. Founded in ...
Aargau (Switzerland) Quick reference
A canton which joined the Swiss Confederation in 1803. It is drained by the River Aare from which it takes its name with the additional German ...
Aaron (1698) Reference library
Eva Maria Siebert–Johnson
The first ordained Protestant Indian pastor, Aaron was the son of Chokkanathan, a well-to-do businessman. Aaron's Hindu name was
Aasiaat (Greenland/Denmark) Quick reference
‘The Spiders’ in Inuktitut. The original Inuktitut name was Asiaat. In the centre of a populated region on the west coast of Greenland, the name gives the idea of a spider’s web, although the spiders that live here do not spin webs. It was named in ...
Abacus Reference library
Considered to be the first computer, the abacus has been used since ancient times by a number of civilizations for basic arithmetical calculations. It is still used as a reliable reckoner (and one that does not require electricity or batteries) by merchants and businesspeople in parts of Asia and Africa.