Samuel Adams was an early patriot leader who led the British colonists into the American Revolutionary War and was key in setting up the new government of the United States.
The American patriot leader John Hancock was a wealthy New England importer and exporter of all types of goods. In 1768 he was accused of smuggling, and his ship the Liberty was seized by the British. This incident would add fuel to the already smoldering fire that became the American revolution.
The Civil War Battle Of Vicksburg gave the North a great strategic advantage, and brought US Grant to the top among Union generals, positioning him to finally win the war.
St. John of the Cross is the patron of Spanish poets. His most illuminative poetry emerged from the darkness of imprisonment.
The Complexities of Ancient Egyptian concepts "Neheh" and "Djet," contrasted with the Hebrew understanding of God's eternality.
Edward Jenner infected people with cowpox to protect them from smallpox. Mary Montagu gave people a mild case of smallpox to protect them from a serious one.
This article summarizes the career of legendary explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, who vanished in Brazil during 1925. The story also provides many theories explaining how and why he disappeared.
This article explores the top ten most powerful nuclear bombs ever designed (or detonated) in history.
George Washington Carver is one of America’s best-known agricultural chemists, educators, and botanists. He invented hundreds of agricultural products that are in use today and helped lift many southern farm families out of poverty through his extension work.
In 1968 Peanuts, the most popular comic strip in history, was still all white. But a concerned schoolteacher convinced Charles Schulz to bring a black kid into the cast.
An oral storytelling performance can be entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
This article explores the ten worst natural disasters in human history (excluding pandemics and famines), covering a period of approximately 2,000 years.
Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois both fought in different ways for African American equal rights. But Du Bois accused Washington of counseling blacks to accept second class status.
Royal babies are welcomed with joy in our modern world. Were things different in the Middle Ages? What was it like for medieval royal babies and their parents? How special was the eldest son and heir? What was it like for their younger brothers and sisters? Let's look at some of their stories.