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  • The Ainu are generally viewed as peripheral to Japanese history, but in reality, they were engaged in cultural, economic, and environmental exchanges with Japan that were very historically relevant.

    Importance of the Ainu People in Japanese History

    Importance of the Ainu People in Japanese History

    by Christy Kirwan4

  • Austro-Hungarian armies lost their battles in 1914 in a bloody and lopsided fashion, and then ultimately lost the Great War. The reasons behind this are explored below.

    The Austro-Hungarian Army in 1914

    The Austro-Hungarian Army in 1914

    by Ryan Thomas2

  • In 1918, the British introduced the Whippet, a light tank armed with four machine guns. During the few months they were in use they established themselves as one of the best tanks of the war.

    World War 1 History: The Medium Mark A Whippet Tank

    World War 1 History: The Medium Mark A Whippet Tank

    by David Hunt2

  • George Washington played a role in two whiskey rebellions. The first occurred, when Yankee distillers began making whiskey from grain, while the second was the actual revolt of whiskey makers in PA.

    George Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion

    George Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Rosemary Kennedy, the little known and sometimes forgotten Kennedy lived in a place known as St. Coletta of Wisconsin for most of her life. Brain damaged by a botched lobotomy at the very young age of 23, she needed lifetime care afterwards. My son worked at St. Coletta for over three years while in college, and I remember the day he came home to visit for the weekend and told us that the most famous resident of St. Coletta, Rosemary Kennedy, had passed away.

    Rosemary Kennedy and St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children of Wisconsin

    Rosemary Kennedy and St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children of Wisconsin

    by KathyH17

  • Explore Ancient Greece through fun, hands-on activities your homeschoolers or classroom students will love. Learn about the Gods, myths, geography and geometry. Come step back to Greeks of Old...

    Ancient Greece: A Unit Study

    Ancient Greece: A Unit Study

    by Evelyn Saenz31

  • Medieval medicine was based largely on inaccurate theories like humorism and sympathetic magic. Many of the herbs and techniques used were as deadly as the illness.

    Medieval Remedies

    Medieval Remedies

    by Jenna Ivy0

  • In ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, few virtues were more respected and revered than wisdom. While its exact definition varied from culture to culture, it was nevertheless an ideal in which to aspire to, and those possessing it exhibited...

    The Pursuit of Wisdom in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel

    The Pursuit of Wisdom in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel

    by Jason Reuter5

  • One of the most famous and recognizable monuments in the world, Stonehenge continues to fascinate and induce awe. Here are some interesting facts about the prehistoric stone circle.

    15 Interesting Stonehenge Facts

    15 Interesting Stonehenge Facts

    by Paul Goodman3

  • 50 years have come and gone since the day a bullet took the life of President Kennedy spraying blood all over Jackie's pink suit. That outfit still exists but you'll never see it in your lifetime.

    Whatever Happened to Jackie Kennedy's Pink Suit?

    Whatever Happened to Jackie Kennedy's Pink Suit?

    by Jason Ponic2

  • Princess Margaret Rose was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Margaret was born into wealth and fame but neither could give her happiness. As she grew into womanhood, Margaret was to find her life restricted and her world turned into a fish...

    The Queen's Tragic Sister: The Story of Princess Margaret

    The Queen's Tragic Sister: The Story of Princess Margaret

    by Notrum3

  • Metals have a variety of physical traits that limit the shapes and forms into which decorative metal works can be fashioned.

    History of Decorative Metal Works

    History of Decorative Metal Works

    by artsofthetimes3

  • During the scourge of warfare, defenseless children are often exploited in the most ruthless scenarios. Whether evacuated to safer places, tested for ethnic purity or imprisoned, they suffer.

    Displaced Children: Victims of WW2

    Displaced Children: Victims of WW2

    by Colleen Swan14

  • The early administration of the federal government under the U.S. Constitution would look back on Shays’ Rebellion as a “healthy and essentially harmless expression of popular discontent by American farmers” which “prompted an excessive and...

    Support for Shays' Rebellion in the Declaration of Independence

    Support for Shays' Rebellion in the Declaration of Independence

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • The Thames is perhaps the UK's most famous river and it's certainly the longest in England. However, there are a lot more interesting facts to learn about the River Thames.

    Interesting Facts About the River Thames

    Interesting Facts About the River Thames

    by Judith Hancock31

  • The other day, as I was surfing through pictures of medieval torture devices (don't ask), I kept noticing that many such tools were invented by, or at least used in, the Spanish Inquisition. Soon I found myself jumping from one site to another...

    Torture Techniques of the Spanish Inquisition

    Torture Techniques of the Spanish Inquisition

    by JamesRay48

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  • Most people have heard the story of the Mary Celeste but few know that of the Resolvin, A welsh merchant vessel discovered adrift and deserted off the coast of Newfoundland, August 29, 1884.

    The Mystery of the Resolven, the Welsh Mary Celeste

    The Mystery of the Resolven, the Welsh Mary Celeste

    by Stephen Barnes4

  • Causing the death of another human being by deliberate poisoning, if proved to a court’s satisfaction, constitutes incontrovertible evidence of premeditated murder.

    Criminal Law - Murder by Poison

    Criminal Law - Murder by Poison

    by Colleen Swan7

  • He is the most famous pirate of all time, yet many of the stories told about Blackbeard are more myth than fact. This hub examines several myths about Blackbeard, and reveals the truth behind these stories.

    Myths and Facts about Blackbeard the Pirate

    Myths and Facts about Blackbeard the Pirate

    by Glen Nunes11

  • Vlad III Dracula was known after his death as Vlad the Impaler (Tepes) and had a reputation of being an evil and sadistic madman who resorted to unusual, brutal and bizarre methods of killing his victims. What was Vlad really like as a ruler and warlord?

    Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia: Evil Villain or Hero?

    Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia: Evil Villain or Hero?

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns42

  • The soldiers of WWI were unprepared for the Horrors of life in the trenches, In the war to end all wars the soldiers in the trenches were living in what was called "Hell on earth"

    World War One Trench Warfare

    World War One Trench Warfare

    by James Paterson916

  • Down in the hollow one may hear echos of the drills that bore into the hillsides, eking out mines with seams so narrow in some places that miners had to move through on their knees. If anyone could go down into the mines now, there might be sounds from the distant past -- pick axes, hammers and other tools still chinking away in the dark underground.

    Old Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia Linger in the Past

    Old Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia Linger in the Past

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns22

  • We have all heard about the various inventions of Edison. Not many know about the contributions of Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a genius and deserves more credit and respect than what was given to him.

    Why Nikola Tesla Was a Better Inventor Than Edison

    Why Nikola Tesla Was a Better Inventor Than Edison

    by Sudhir4

  • City life in Renaissance Florence, Italy provided the unique social and political environment necessary for so many talented artists to display their gifts so completely. Here's how.

    Artisan Culture in Renaissance Florence

    Artisan Culture in Renaissance Florence

    by Christy Kirwan5

  • A tribute to the Allied Merchant Navy in WW2, this article describes the convoy tactic that was fundamental during the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) as a defense against the German U.Boats and their so-called wolf packs. The losses to shipping escalated until 1942, when at last the Allies were able to tilt the balance. The merchant sailors were civilians who faced terrible conditions with a high loss of life. They deserve our deep respect and to be remembered with profound gratitude.

    World War II Convoys in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945

    World War II Convoys in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945

    by Joan Veronica Robertson21

  • The Titanic sunk as a result of a collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on that fateful night in 1912. The next day, icebergs with noticeable damage were found nearby and photographed.

    Answered: Where Did The Titanic Sink?

    Answered: Where Did The Titanic Sink?

    by Melanie Palen12

  • There’s a mariner’s graveyard in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence that rivals the Bermuda Triangle for lives lost, without being a manufactured mystery.

    Magdalen Islands Shipwrecks

    Magdalen Islands Shipwrecks

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • James Monroe, aka the last cocked hat, was the fifth president of the United States. He had a great impact on our country, playing an integral part in the Louisiana Purchase.

    James Monroe - 5th President

    James Monroe - 5th President

    by Angela Michelle Schultz9

  • Smithfield is an area of London known for its famous meat markets and quaint old streets and buildings. But did you know it was also where executions took place and heretics burned at the stake?

    Famous Executions at Smithfield

    Famous Executions at Smithfield

    by CMHypno11

  • If you had never heard the term, you may wonder what the fork spooning is.  Spooning is a type of hugging. Both people involved in the hug face in the same direction so that they look like spoons in a drawer.

    What Is Spooning? The History of a Welsh Tradition

    What Is Spooning? The History of a Welsh Tradition

    by Katie Butler17

  • We take it for granted that we can look out of our homes through glass windows and walk in and out through lockable doors. But when were the first windows made? Have we always had doors? Find out now!

    Who Invented Windows and Doors?

    Who Invented Windows and Doors?

    by Amanda Littlejohn8

  • Ancient Roman food is fascinating! Read on to be thrilled, intrigued, and potentially grossed out by the diet of the ancient Romans. Maybe you'll even want to try it.

    What Did the Ancient Romans Eat?

    What Did the Ancient Romans Eat?

    by Christy Kirwan16

  • One of the most famous ships in sailing history, the RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage in 1912. Here are 15 interesting facts about the ship and the disaster.

    15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic

    15 Interesting Facts About the RMS Titanic

    by Paul Goodman5

  • The lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).

    Celtic Lore of the Honey Bee

    Celtic Lore of the Honey Bee

    by James Slaven4

  • Although smoking is now socially akin to having two heads, when it was at its fashionable peak in the 20th century, many people were persuaded to believe it was the smart, sophisticated thing to do.

    Cigarettes and the Seduction of Women

    Cigarettes and the Seduction of Women

    by Jane Bovary32

  • "Stone Carvings of Cambodia" is a hub about the world-famous Khmer stone carvings, their history, and the culture that gave rise to them. Also discussed in this hub are the rise and fall of Angkor and Angkor Wat.

    Stone Carvings of Cambodia

    Stone Carvings of Cambodia

    by truefaith713

  • After the end of World War Two, Japan was utterly devastated. History books might ignore them, but here's a tribute to the passionate people who helped rekindle the country's spirit.

    10 Japanese Post-War Heroes and Cultural Icons

    10 Japanese Post-War Heroes and Cultural Icons

    by Rachael Lefler1

  • Downton Abbey portrays a grand house with many servants, but what was life really like for a typical Victorian servant? Maids of all work were often the only servant and had to do all the work!

    The Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work

    The Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work

    by Ruthbro3

  • The dictionary definition of bleach is "the whiteness that results from removing colour from some thing." The process of bleaching is now extensively applied in science. It is a process that provides a handy solution to countless industrial...

    History of Bleach

    History of Bleach

    by hassam22

  • Thanksgiving 10,000 BC. Native American Nations from the First Nations in Canada to Native Americans in the USA to the Indigenous Peoples in Mexico and Central & South America are related to the global Circumpolar Peoples and their own traditions of Thanksgiving have carried along with them from one hemisphere to the other...

    Native American Harvest Feasts Before Thanksgiving

    Native American Harvest Feasts Before Thanksgiving

    by Patty Inglish7

  • Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.

    Alexander the Not-So-Great

    Alexander the Not-So-Great

    by ata151520

  • Americans often assume that most German civilians knew next to nothing about Hitlers Final Solution and were unaware that the SS controlled and administered the concentration camp system. While the death camps were located in conquered Poland, hundreds and hundreds of concentrations camps were scattered across the populated areas of Germany, most within walking or biking distance of towns and cities. They were not hidden; they served as public warning to opponents of the Nazi regime.

    What Did Most Germans Know About the Nazi Concentration Camp System?

    What Did Most Germans Know About the Nazi Concentration Camp System?

    by Theresa Ast194

  • Coughton Court in Warwickshire, is one of England's finest Tudor houses. Local folklore tells of how the crest falling marked a moment of great tragedy for the House and the Throckmorton family.

    The Fall of the Throckmorton Arms

    The Fall of the Throckmorton Arms

    by Pollyanna Jones5

  • According to Wikipedia, H.G. Wells wrote: "In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who call themselves "their highnesses," "their majesties", and "their exalted majesties" and so on. They shone for a brief...

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    by larryfreeman123

  • Find the list of great women achievers from history. All these women are from different fields and did extraordinary in their life and times.

    40 Greatest Women From Indian History

    40 Greatest Women From Indian History

    by Kannan Reddy2

  • How has Switzerland remained neutral for almost 200 years? It’s not because they declared their neutrality; it’s because they have ensured that invaders would pay dearly for attacking it.

    Fortress Switzerland

    Fortress Switzerland

    by David Hunt16

  • Feminism in the 21st Century is a mix of many different feminist beliefs. From the influence of the first movement that took root in 1840 to present times, the end-state goal of the women’s movement has not strayed from its intense desire to...

    The Rise of Feminism

    The Rise of Feminism

    by Sherri Tuck5

  • Winston Churchill was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Despite a privileged upbringing, he was a low achiever at school and had a rocky military and political career.

    20 Facts About Winston Churchill

    20 Facts About Winston Churchill

    by Paul Goodman3

  • This lens is about Gill Sans, the most well known of the typefaces designed by Eric Gill. With its classical proportions, clean lines and high legibility, Gill Sans was an immediate success when it was created in 1928, and remains a firm favourite...

    The History and Characteristics of the Gill Sans Typeface

    The History and Characteristics of the Gill Sans Typeface

    by freyalou3

  • The Puritans, led by John Winthrop and John Cotton, lived by the highest standards in a bond of brotherly affection to establish a city upon a hill as God had bestowed His blessings of liberty.

    The Puritans

    The Puritans

    by James A Watkins79

  • The telephone is an amazing piece of technology that has shaped our lives in more ways than we can possibly imagine. It is such a common item today that we barely even think about it - we just take for granted that we will have access to a...

    A History of the Telephone System in the UK: 1875-1914

    A History of the Telephone System in the UK: 1875-1914

    by melissiaoliver3

  • Harriet Lane was one of only a few First Ladies who were not married to a president. When her uncle, James Buchanan, moved into the White House, Harriet became the First Lady of the United States.

    Harriet Lane: Unmarried First Lady of the United States

    Harriet Lane: Unmarried First Lady of the United States

    by Thelma Raker Coffone4

  • Great Lakes steamer Rising Sun sailed from High Island to Benton Harbor, Michigan in October, 1917. It was her last voyage. Here is the story plus photos contributed by a reader of the article.

    Rising Sun: An Account of a Great Lakes Shipwreck

    Rising Sun: An Account of a Great Lakes Shipwreck

    by Chris Mills26

  • In the progress of human civilization, two major historical trends have been consequential: the transition to agriculture, and the industrial revolution. These two major events are primarily responsible for certain regions and societies becoming wealthier and more powerful than others. Human progress and advancement continues with ongoing improvements in technology and science.

    Human Civilization, Progress and Advancement

    Human Civilization, Progress and Advancement

    by secularist1029

  • Discover the lives of three ancient queens who changed the course of history: Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Olympias of Macedonia, and Amanirenas of Kush.

    Three Awesome Ancient Queens

    Three Awesome Ancient Queens

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt0

  • Religion wasn't always lacking LGBT figures and themes! Records of ancient mythology indicate many gods and legendary heroes - of every color in the rainbow.

    LGBT Themes in Ancient Mythology

    LGBT Themes in Ancient Mythology

    by aliasis8

  • This is a discussion about the most well known of the Mughal rulers and compares each one's varying degrees of religious tolerance.

    Religious Toleration in Mughal India

    Religious Toleration in Mughal India

    by Beverly Hollinhead2

  • Was there a secret language of hand fans? This article looks at the historical references and discusses whether it was a common practice or just a romantic fabrication.

    Fanology: The "Secret" Language of Hand Fans

    Fanology: The "Secret" Language of Hand Fans

    by Emma0

  • Winter, 1926. In his tiny London laboratory, John Logie Baird turned down the lights on his small, invited audience. Moving images appeared in the darkness. The audience gasped. Television was born...

    John Logie Baird: The Man Who Invented Television

    John Logie Baird: The Man Who Invented Television

    by Amanda Littlejohn13

  • On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus along with the 88 members of his crew and their families attended Mass in the Church of St. George the Martyr in the Andalusian town of Palos de la Frontera on the southern coast of Spain. Here they prayed...

    The First Voyage of  Christopher Columbus

    The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    by Chuck Nugent5

  • The old expression to “set a thief to catch a thief” certainly applied to Jonathan Wild, who prowled the streets of London in the 18th century operating on both sides of the law.

    Jonathan Wild—Thief Taker

    Jonathan Wild—Thief Taker

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • The first people in Ireland were hunter gatherers, and they almost certainly migrated from Britain to Ireland as the last ice age ended. The earliest known site of human habitation in Ireland is at Mountsandel, near Coleraine in Northern Ireland....

    A Brief History of Ireland's First People

    A Brief History of Ireland's First People

    by Marie McKeown12

  • Eilley's dream home all too soon filled with sadness and her happy life had changed to one of sorrow and loneliness.

    Eilley Bowers' Mansion of Sorrows

    Eilley Bowers' Mansion of Sorrows

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns19

  • The Native Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa, has crisscossed the Pacific Ocean and reinstilled pride in a native culture. Now she & her skilled crew are on a worldwide voyage without instruments.

    Hōkūle'a Breeds a New Generation of Voyaging Canoes

    Hōkūle'a Breeds a New Generation of Voyaging Canoes

    by Stephanie Launiu5

  • Brownies and House Elves feature prominently in the folklore of Northern Europe. But, they weren't always cuddly. In fact, poltergeist activity was often attributed to an angry brownie!

    When Brownies Turn Bad

    When Brownies Turn Bad

    by Carolyn Emerick5

  • The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible - Ivan IV Vasilyevich of Russia was married 8 times, but can he be blamed for the execution or divorce of the wives he replaced?

    The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible

    The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible

    by Thomas Swan20

  • With a few millennia of history, China has a long list of glorious heroes. Here are five of the most famous Chinese heroes. Beloved for their moral uprightness, sense of justice and patriotism.

    5 Chinese Heroes You Should Know About

    5 Chinese Heroes You Should Know About

    by Kuan Leong Yong0

  • A brief History of Chicago Illinois: Great Chicago Fire, L Train, the Loop, Old Town, Maxwell Street, Stock Yards, world's first skyscraper, Windy City, Great Migration, Jane Addams, and World's Fair.

    The History of Chicago, Illinois

    The History of Chicago, Illinois

    by James A Watkins173

  • The Frisco and the KCS railroads had a major impact on the growth of Southeastern Oklahoma. This tells a little about their early development.

    Early Railroads of Southeast Oklahoma

    Early Railroads of Southeast Oklahoma

    by Eric Standridge2

  • A history of the Jack O'Lantern explaining the connection to old Samhain, the spirit realm, folklore, and religious attempts to stifle the old ways.

    The Lost History of the Jack O'Lantern

    The Lost History of the Jack O'Lantern

    by Carolyn Emerick11

  • Starting in 1992, Sarajevo, capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was under siege that lasted from 1992 to 1996, the longest in modern history-- longer even than the Siege of Leningrad.

    The Siege of Sarajevo

    The Siege of Sarajevo

    by David Hunt12

  • The rights of individuals or groups of human beings have been denied through exploitation by others throughout time, but it is incredible the extent to which some abusers will go. The Dionne Quintuplets suffered from several...

    Human Exploitation - How The Dionne Quintuplets Were Abused

    Human Exploitation - How The Dionne Quintuplets Were Abused

    by Patty Inglish43

  • Of all the great historical figures that have shaped the world down the ages. Which ten have had the most profound effect on both human and natural history.

    10 People Who Changed History

    10 People Who Changed History

    by James Kenny94

  • Chinese Empresses seldom feature prominently in the history of the Middle Kingdom. When they do, however, they leave legacies that horrify or inspire for centuries.

    Top 5 Chinese Empresses You Should Know About

    Top 5 Chinese Empresses You Should Know About

    by Kuan Leong Yong2

  • Terrible food, miserable living conditions, brutal discipline, and the strong possibility of an early violent death were the lot of Eighteenth Century sailors.

    Harsh Life Aboard Navy Sailing Ships

    Harsh Life Aboard Navy Sailing Ships

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • Arizona's state seal features a miner for good reason. Hard rock gold mining, placer gold prospecting, and gold as a byproduct of copper mining have yielded huge treasure for the state.

    Gold—Legends and Finds in Arizona

    Gold—Legends and Finds in Arizona

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • In the elite graves surrounding the great pyramid of Khufu so-called 'reserve heads' were found. To this day, their purpose is shrouded in mystery, but a compelling new theory may solve the riddle.

    The Reserve Heads: An Ancient Mystery Unraveled

    The Reserve Heads: An Ancient Mystery Unraveled

    by Dieselnoi1

  • St John of the Cross was named the patron of Spanish poets in 1952 by the Spanish Ministry of National Education. His most beautiful poem was composed while suffering in prison.

    A Poet in Prison: Saint John of the Cross

    A Poet in Prison: Saint John of the Cross

    by Bede6

  • A British soldier of the Great War might have saved the world a great deal of pain if he had squeezed the trigger on his rifle at the right moment.

    How Hitler Cheated Death–for a While

    How Hitler Cheated Death–for a While

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • These are eight Australian and Tasmanian Aboriginals that have made a lasting impression on me with their determination to pursue reconciliation of Aborigines and whites through government, first contact interactions, sports, music, fine arts, writing, and acting.

    Famous Aborigines

    Famous Aborigines

    by Patty Inglish67

  • Young British men from upper-class families flocked to the colours in the First World War; for most, life in uniform was miserable and short.

    Junior Officers in World War One

    Junior Officers in World War One

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • Apollo was the favorite son of Zeus and one of the second generation of gods and goddesses in Greek myth. His twin sister was Artemis. He was an archer, a lawyer, the Sun God, and played the lute.

    Apollo: Greek Archetype of Favorite Son and Archer

    Apollo: Greek Archetype of Favorite Son and Archer

    by Jean Bakula8

  • Who are some of the most notable First Ladies of the United States? How did they contribute to the success of their husband’s careers in politics and to the life of their country?

    First Ladies: The Wives of the U.S. Presidents

    First Ladies: The Wives of the U.S. Presidents

    by Catherine Giordano20

  • Matryoshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls, date back to the 19th century. There are different theories regarding their origin.

    A History of Matryoshka Dolls

    A History of Matryoshka Dolls

    by Natalie Cookson1

  • Celtic Ireland, the time between the Bronze Age and before the coming of Christianity in the 4th century AD, is often looked on as something of a golden age in Irish history. At this time, the island was home to a rich and flourishing culture with...

    History of Ireland: Life in Celtic Ireland

    History of Ireland: Life in Celtic Ireland

    by Marie McKeown6

  • What is the cost of war? A rundown of the financial and human costs of World War 1 by country.

    World War 1: The Cost of War

    World War 1: The Cost of War

    by James Paterson25

  • Fells Point, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a waterfront area filled with 18th-century homes. The National Historic Register of Places recognizes Fells Point's historic and architectural significance.

    Fells Point and the History of Baltimore, Maryland

    Fells Point and the History of Baltimore, Maryland

    by Dolores Monet2

  • Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, nor was he the first to realize that the earth is round. He was the first, however, in other exploits, namely genocide and the transatlantic slave trade. Doesn't sound familiar? Read on.

    The Truth About Christopher Columbus

    The Truth About Christopher Columbus

    by Faceless3951

  • In 1692, Father Kino and Papago Indians began the labor of building the mission, San Xavier del Bac. On completion, April 28, 1700, Kino learned of a silver mine nearby which, by legend, he worked.

    San Xavier del Bac Mission and the Esmeralda  Mine

    San Xavier del Bac Mission and the Esmeralda Mine

    by John R Wilsdon2

  • At the Reagan Presidential Library and the Reagan Ranch Center, one can see a remarkably personal symbol of Ronald Reagan the man, a clue to his character that reveals far more than armored limousines

    Trooper Ronald Reagan:                                     The Gipper's US Cavalry Legacy

    Trooper Ronald Reagan: The Gipper's US Cavalry Legacy

    by TankerCMD3

  • The Etruscans are a largely forgotten people that lived in Italy during the same time as the Greeks and Romans and witness both cultures. The demise of their people and culture can be seen in their beautiful sarcophagi that tell a very poignant story.

    Etruscan Sarcophagi: A Forgotten Tragedy Told in Death

    Etruscan Sarcophagi: A Forgotten Tragedy Told in Death

    by Shanna28

  • "I cannot tell a lie," "Play It Again, Sam," "Beam me up, Scotty..." Famous quotes from famous people or movies? Think again! You would be surprised to know how many famous MISQUOTES there are!

    Famous Misquotes: The Best Lines That Were Never Said

    Famous Misquotes: The Best Lines That Were Never Said

    by Ofwaterfallsandtrails Photography9

  • The last 100 years in its reign, the dynasty was riddled with problems and became weaker and weaker as timed progressed—however, China did not go down without a fight.

    The Decline and Collapse of the Qing Dynasty

    The Decline and Collapse of the Qing Dynasty

    by Sara Algoe15

  • How did the field of nursing go from a criminals' career to a modern-day hero's career? There were many women (and men) who have helped in facilitating the improvements and great strides toward success in the field of nursing in the past one hundred and fifty years. But just who were these great men and women nurses, and how did they aid in the institutionalization of nursing as we know it today?

    History of Modern Nursing: The Pioneers of Nursing

    History of Modern Nursing: The Pioneers of Nursing

    by Nicole Canfield15

  • The battle of the Somme is today synonymous with military folly and pointless bloodshed, but in truth there were good reasons to attempt the massive assault. The military balance at the time favoured the defender, but there seemed to be no other way to break the deadlock.

    World War I: The Battle Of The Somme

    World War I: The Battle Of The Somme

    by James Kenny13

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