Formed out of LaSalle County in 1836 -- named for Elias Kane US Senator from Illinois and the first Secretary Of The State Of Illinois -- Elgin is the birthplace of actor Bruce Boxleitner and Factacularian Allan R. Matthes (both in 1950), phlanthropist Max Adler (Adler Planetarium) and Washington Post journalist Tom Shales
Establishes rules for the treatment of battlefield casualties.
Specifies the treatment of wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of armed forces at sea.
Establishes rules for the treatment of prisoners of war.
Establishes rules for the protection of civilians during wartime.
Also known as the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.
Also known as "Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War".
Also known as the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. "Women shall be treated with all the regard due to their sex and shall in all cases benefit by treatment as favourable as that granted to men."
Because of the swelling of the Ebro, Po, Tagus, Tiber and RhÃ´ne And because of the pond of Geneva and Arezzo, The two great chiefs and cities of the Garonne, Taken, dead, drowned: human booty divided.
1828-1910. Banker, was the founder of the International Red Cross. Died in a hospice
Served 9.96 million passengers in 2006. A major hub for easyJet.
7000 pieces from Tribal and Classical antiquity
Devoted to the work of Henry Dunant
1712-1778. He was the most important writer of the Age of Reason