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  • The sinking of a British naval vessel gave rise to the notion that men should be the last into lifeboats even if it means sacrificing their lives. But this doesn't happen that often.

    Women and Children First: The Origin of the Myth

    Women and Children First: The Origin of the Myth

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • Immigration from Italy and the rest of Europe beginning in the 1950s for 50 years hence is known as THE SECOND WAVE of European Immigration. America was not even 100 years old yet in 1850!

    Italian Immigration to America in the 1850s

    Italian Immigration to America in the 1850s

    by Patty Inglish41

  • During the early 20th century the “discovery” of an ancient stone appeared to prove that Scandinavians had colonised part of what is now the United States in the 14th century.

    The Kensington Runestone Hoax

    The Kensington Runestone Hoax

    by John Welford0

  • During the opening weeks of Hitler's war on the Western Front, thousands of soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force and the French First Army, with their backs to the sea, were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk in nine desperate days of fighting.

    World War II: The Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk

    World War II: The Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk

    by James Kenny17

  • 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

  • In the 1890s, an immigrant to the United States thought it was a good idea to import every bird species mentioned in Shakespeare’s collected works.

    Shakespeare’s Birds in America

    Shakespeare’s Birds in America

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Why is a zodiac symbol in an ancient Jewish synagogue? Did the Jews worship the zodiac, was this a break away Jewish cult? The mystery of the synagogue zodiac may be far easier to solve.

    Was the Zodiac Part of Jewish Beliefs?

    Was the Zodiac Part of Jewish Beliefs?

    by Tom Raley2

  • In 58 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rhine and met people who he would come to call the Germans and the Gauls. Caesar's Gallic Wars would forever shape our views of these people, so who were they?

    Who Were Caesar's Gauls and Germans?

    Who Were Caesar's Gauls and Germans?

    by Daniel White1

  • An Ohio woman started killing her family members in the 1920s and afterwards is said to have claimed, “The only fun I ever had was after I kilt people.”

    Martha Wise: Serial Killer

    Martha Wise: Serial Killer

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • During the Great War, it slowly dawned on the military that the conditions of combat were causing men to develop serious mental health problems.

    Understanding Battle Fatigue

    Understanding Battle Fatigue

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • An affair of the heart led to a scheme to get rid of the other woman, in this case a wife, in a crime that caused a sensation in Victorian England.

    Christiana Edmunds: Victorian Poisoner

    Christiana Edmunds: Victorian Poisoner

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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

  • The mystery of what happened to the colony of Roanoke has baffled historians, scientists, and anthropologists for centuries. Will the mystery ever be solved?

    The Mysterious Roanoke Colony

    The Mysterious Roanoke Colony

    by Kayla Ronzani2

  • How did the US end up in the Vietnam War? The answers are many and long, ranging from underestimation of its enemy, to overestimation of itself, and a way of thinking that forced but one course.

    The Causes of American Intervention in Vietnam

    The Causes of American Intervention in Vietnam

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Locks were invented thousands of years ago to stop thieves from stealing people’s stuff. Learn about the various locks through the ages and new digital locks that could be the death of metal keys.

    Locks and Keys: History of securing stuff

    Locks and Keys: History of securing stuff

    by Thomas Dowling21

  • Medieval Europeans believed nutmeg had curative powers and Arabs loved it for its scent and flavour; the spice was worth more than its weight in gold and this led to bloodshed.

    The Blood-Soaked History of Nutmeg

    The Blood-Soaked History of Nutmeg

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Abolitionist, slave, activist, women's rights advocate. A life journey to free other slaves, a fight for African-American's rights to land ownership, suffrage, and many other issues of her time.

    Women in History—Sojourner Truth

    Women in History—Sojourner Truth

    by Sherrie Weynand6

  • 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

  • Although mid-winter celebrations and festivals had taken place for centuries prior to the Victorian age, Christmas and its symbols and traditions did not really become common place until the Victorian era. Many factors influenced the way British people began to practice activities such as gift giving, tree decorating and the sending of cards.

    Victorian Christmas

    Victorian Christmas

    by Ruthbro20

  • 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

  • On July 19, 1553, Mary I officially became Queen of England. This was after the Nine Day Queen, Lady Jane Grey, had been deposed and was with the help of Mary's half-sister, Elizabeth.

    Lady Jane Grey Is Deposed by Mary I of England

    Lady Jane Grey Is Deposed by Mary I of England

    by Alexandria Ingham1

  • 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

  • The two greatest events in term of magnitude in Germany and in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries revolved around the ideas and actions of two men: Otto von Bismarck and Adolf Hitler. These men pulled Germany together and gave it a...

    Bismarck's Impact on Europe

    Bismarck's Impact on Europe

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Author of "The Souls of Black Folk," and a founder of the NAACP, W.E.B. Du Bois was a scholar, writer and activist who had a profound and continuing impact on American society.

    Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

    Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

    by Ronald E Franklin8

  • The women found in this article are legendary for being the greatest bitches in history. They lived hard and loved hard. They remained committed in the face of great struggles and may serve as great inspiration for women today.

    Great Bitches in History

    Great Bitches in History

    by Haunty28

  • The Christmas Truce of 1914 happened at the dawn of WWI. The German and British forces put down their guns along the Western Front and celebrated Christmas together.

    The Christmas Truce of 1914

    The Christmas Truce of 1914

    by Kaili Bisson12

  • Every military commander to follow him in history has revered Alexander the Great. He is the standard by which every conqueror has not only been judged by historians but also by themselves.

    Alexander the Great: Military Genius or God

    Alexander the Great: Military Genius or God

    by Anita Smith11

  • Thomas Edison ranks as one of the greatest inventors that has walked the face of the earth. He is responsible for inventing many of the creature comforts we have come to enjoy in our daily lives.

    The Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

    The Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

    by Doug West0

  • Sigmund Freud was one of the most controversial yet groundbreaking individuals in psychology. This is a paper that I wrote for my undergrad (I have a Bachelor's in Psychology). Please enjoy.

    Sigmund Freud—His Life, Work, and Theories

    Sigmund Freud—His Life, Work, and Theories

    by IrisUnveiled0

  • Edwin Booth, the great Shakespearean actor, achieved his fame through tragedy. Ironically, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln by his younger brother nearly undermined his success.

    Edwin Booth: 19th Century Tragic Actor

    Edwin Booth: 19th Century Tragic Actor

    by Brian Lokker6

  • 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

  • George Washington relinquished near-absolute political power when equally ambitious but less principled men would have reached for more. He was the epitome of gravity, propriety, patriotism, and patient virtue. President Washington was morally...

    The Founding Fathers

    The Founding Fathers

    by James A Watkins288

  • Franklin Pierce's presidency was wrought with tragedy and conflict, despite having entered his presidency during a relatively peaceful time.

    Franklin Pierce: 14th President

    Franklin Pierce: 14th President

    by Angela Michelle Schultz1

  • France won the First World War, but the year of 1914, despite the "Miracle of the Marne", was a partial defeat. What were the causes behind this loss?

    The Problems of the French Army in 1914

    The Problems of the French Army in 1914

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • It is the disaster of which everyone has heard. There have been greater losses of life, and catastrophes which have changed the world in more fundamental ways, yet none stay in the collective memory in the way that Titanic does. Why should this be so?

    The Unsinkable Legend of the Titanic—100 Years After the Disaster

    The Unsinkable Legend of the Titanic—100 Years After the Disaster

    by Greensleeves Hubs10

  • The catalyst for the first Persian war stemmed from a revolt by Greek Ionians. It was instigated by Aristagoras, economic burdens, and a feeling of being treated unfairly by the Empire. Athens came to the Ionians aid. During the rebellion, one of...

    Causes of Greco-Persian Wars

    Causes of Greco-Persian Wars

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • History is littered with really bad weapons that have actually been taken into battle. Despite the mortal danger that these design flaws pose, there is something humorous about their Wile E. Coyote nature. Here are 10 of my absolute favorites.

    Top 10 Worst Military Weapons in the History of Modern War

    Top 10 Worst Military Weapons in the History of Modern War

    by Blake Atkinson17

  • The 19th century ideologies were very important and swayed France dramatically. Voltaire has been historically known as “a defender of religious freedom, free trade, civil liberties, [and] social reform.” (1) His time spent in England opened his...

    Ideologies Influence on French Revolution

    Ideologies Influence on French Revolution

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • 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

  • Sometimes, death doesn't put an end to someone's grudge against another. And that was clearly illustrated when a pope put his predecessor on trial in which the body was dug up for the Cadaver Synod.

    The Cadaver Synod: When a Dead Pope Was Put on Trial

    The Cadaver Synod: When a Dead Pope Was Put on Trial

    by Dean Traylor0

  • 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

  • Self-proclaimed Emperor Norton I, "Emperor of these United States and Protector of Mexico" was a character who was probably tolerated only because of the prosperity following the gold rush.

    Who Was Emperor Norton?  San Francisco History Bits

    Who Was Emperor Norton? San Francisco History Bits

    by Liz Elias20

  • For thousands of years, our ancestors hesitated on the fringes of the European continent, seemingly unable to penetrate this frozen frontier. But an important cultural and technological revolution changed all that. Humans entered Europe...and they discovered a land of plenty: vast swathes of windswept grassland, teeming with megafauna...

    The European Megafauna

    The European Megafauna

    by James Kenny14

  • One of the most famous "nonconformist" of all time, Galileo was a rebel. Hence, he suffered the slings and arrows of daring to think differently, holding different beliefs from those of the masses.

    Biography of Galileo Galilei

    Biography of Galileo Galilei

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD8

  • 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

  • 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

  • Among the great last stands of determined military forces against overwhelming odds throughout the history of warfare, the Battle of Shiroyama in 1877 does not top many lists as the most well-known. However, it could easily rank high among a list of the most tragic.

    The Battle of Shiroyama: Last Stand of the Samurai

    The Battle of Shiroyama: Last Stand of the Samurai

    by Matt Weeks0

  • For the bow and spear-wielding ancient Egyptian or Mesopotamian warrior, swords and blades were a rare commodity. Expensive to produce and requiring special skill to use, swords only became fashionable after 1000 BCE when Middle Eastern soldiers first came into conflict with enemy swordsmen from other regions.

    A Visual History of Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian Swords, Blade, and Axes

    A Visual History of Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian Swords, Blade, and Axes

    by Haunty0

  • Science did not have the power that superstition had over Medieval society. The unknown allowed superstition to fill in the gaps and give explanations for events: “a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic...

    Superstition and Medieval Medicine

    Superstition and Medieval Medicine

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • 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

  • To understand Luther and the Protestant Reformation, one has to understand humanism. This Renaissance was a movement that would have man taking control of their own lives and souls: “man was now the creator of his own destiny.” This was the...

    Martin Luther's Humanism Education

    Martin Luther's Humanism Education

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • 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

  • Topeka's Rochester Cemetery has been a favorite of ghost hunters and Halloween thrill seekers since at least 1967. They come here hoping to see the infamous Albino Woman who roams the cemetery as well as the surrounding neighborhood, supposedly searching for her lost child. But Rochester Cemetery is much more than the home of a famous ghost.

    Topeka's Rochester Cemetery: More Than the Ghost of Albino Woman

    Topeka's Rochester Cemetery: More Than the Ghost of Albino Woman

    by Joanna McKenna61

  • 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

  • Everybody knows the United States of America. But where do the names of all the states come from? The aim of this page is to chart the origins and meanings of the names of all 50 States of the Union.

    The Origins of the Names of All 50 U.S. States

    The Origins of the Names of All 50 U.S. States

    by Greensleeves Hubs12

  • The fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory changed the way the public looked at workers' rights. Workers locked in a garment mill could not escape the inferno that erupted when a scrap bin ignited.

    Fashion History: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Fashion History: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    by Dolores Monet6

  • Tecumseh's death in 1813 is one of the most significant moments in American history depicted in a frieze in the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol. His death marked the end of his pan-Indian confederacy.

    Fallen Star: The Great Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh

    Fallen Star: The Great Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh

    by Mark Caruthers0

  • The lure of the spice trade was based on the wealth that came from ginger, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, etc. It cost many people their lives.

    Sinking of the Batavia

    Sinking of the Batavia

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Between 1414 and 1532 about a dozen people were burned at the stake because they wanted the right to read the Bible in English.

    Amersham Martyrs Executed for Heresy

    Amersham Martyrs Executed for Heresy

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A brief article outlining the history of the Little Entente.

    The Little Entente

    The Little Entente

    by nomenklatura0

  • The land known as Mesopotamia lies between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, which flow through modern day Iraq.

    Ancient Mesopotamia

    Ancient Mesopotamia

    by Chelsea Vogel6

  • Queen Ahmose Nefertari was a powerful queen in Ancient Egypt and could be viewed as the mother of the 18th dynasty. Find out more about Ahmose Nefertari and her life in Ancient Egypt.

    Ancient Egyptian Queens - Ahmose Nefertari

    Ancient Egyptian Queens - Ahmose Nefertari

    by CMHypno13

  • The farmers involved in Shays’ Rebellion and other similar gatherings throughout Massachusetts found their inspiration in the leaders of the American Revolution.

    American Revolution Inspired Shays Rebellion

    American Revolution Inspired Shays Rebellion

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Liubo was once one of the most popular games in China, played by men and women alike. Recent discoveries are telling us more about this ancient game.

    The Mysterious Game of Liubo

    The Mysterious Game of Liubo

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt1

  • It was in 1541 when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto ventured through Southeastern Oklahoma.  With a little less than 300 men, de Soto set out on a quest to find El Dorado, or "the gilded one." This is the story of Spiro Mounds in Southeastern Oklahoma.

    Spiro Mounds: Spanish Gold, Empires, and Southeast Oklahoma

    Spiro Mounds: Spanish Gold, Empires, and Southeast Oklahoma

    by Eric Standridge3

  • The intent of this article is to provide some history about a Cold War-era defense radar project in which I participated—the AN-FPS 24 Search Radar System.

    Searching the Skies During the Cold War Era

    Searching the Skies During the Cold War Era

    by Conley Stallard5

  • Many famous people who died in 2016 had their passing extensively covered and eulogised by the popular media. But these are the remarkable stories of just six who have been regrettably overlooked.

    Six Lesser Known 'Celebrity' Deaths of 2016

    Six Lesser Known 'Celebrity' Deaths of 2016

    by Greensleeves Hubs22

  • For sailors and mountaineers, knowledge of dozens of different knots is critical to staying alive; the rest of us can get by with nothing more than a granny knot.

    A Brief History of Knot Tying

    A Brief History of Knot Tying

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • After over five years of war and more than 55 million deaths, the most feared empire in modern history met its end in Berlin. At its center was the paranoid, drug-transformed emperor, Adolf Hitler.

    Berlin April 1945 : The Devil's Cauldron

    Berlin April 1945 : The Devil's Cauldron

    by Mark Caruthers2

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  • Abraham Lincoln held the White House during what may have been the American nation's darkest hour. A divided nation cut short Lincoln's second term by three years, yet still the country survived.

    A Few Facts About Abraham Lincoln

    A Few Facts About Abraham Lincoln

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • 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

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  • Hazrath Abdullah Bin Abbas was one of Prophet Muhammad's cousins and one of the early Qur'an scholars. A young man of maturity. Beloved companion of Prophet (pbuh).

    Who Was Hazrath Abdullah Bin Abbas?

    Who Was Hazrath Abdullah Bin Abbas?

    by Zoya Ammar2

  • The consequences of the Industrial Revolution seemed answered by Social Darwinism. But, through Carnegie and Alger, we see that Populism and Progressivism were responses to strengthen the Republic.

    The Industrial Revolution and Social Darwinism

    The Industrial Revolution and Social Darwinism

    by Karre Schaefer0

  • Bartholomew "Black Bart' Roberts although not the most famous pirate of the seven seas was certainly the most prolific pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy. He became a pirate not by choice but by force; however, he embraced his new career with fervor when he became captain of his own ship. Although he was a religious man, having a clergy man on board his ship, he was often cruel in his dealings with captives. Read on to discover more facts about Black Bart the Pirate.

    Facts on Pirate "Black Bart" Roberts

    Facts on Pirate "Black Bart" Roberts

    by Teresa Coppens5

  • He was a man of the west. His history recounts bravery, daring, keen observation, business acumen, and many other characteristics. But when it comes to his adventures in Arizona, gold led to failure.

    Buffalo Bill Cody and Arizona Gold

    Buffalo Bill Cody and Arizona Gold

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • Birmingham was the most racist city in the US in the 60s, according to Martin Luther King, Jr. He peacefully demonstrated here in 1963, was jailed and wrote about his plans for more peaceful protests.

    Rev. King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'

    Rev. King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'

    by Thomas Dowling20

  • The earliest inhabitants of Greece were probably Mousterian hunter-gatherers who roamed the region during the Middle Palaeolithic period. By 4000 BC Neolithic villages were established in most fertile lowland regions. The earliest cities date from...

    The Rise of Ancient Greece

    The Rise of Ancient Greece

    by Historia4

  • Cavanal Hill is known as the “World’s Highest Hill," reaching 1,999 feet above the surrounding terrain. Did you know that going up to the top can be an adventure in itself? Here's some trivia . . .

    Cavanal Hill Historic Trail

    Cavanal Hill Historic Trail

    by Eric Standridge2

  • 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

  • John F. Kennedy, the 35th President, was one of the most recognized Presidents of the United States. JFK, the youngest President ever to become elected, was assassinated during his term in office.

    John F. Kennedy: 35th President

    John F. Kennedy: 35th President

    by Angela Michelle Schultz2

  • 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

  • Some of Adolf Hitler's quotations regarding propaganda, leadership and religion and how they reveal the man and his methods. Some may find these chilling in light of the current state of the world.

    Adolf Hitler, in His Own Words

    Adolf Hitler, in His Own Words

    by David Hunt20

  • Here are five obscure facts pertaining to World War 1, including aircraft losses, chemical warfare, tanks, Sherlock Holmes (sort of), and the first and last British soldiers killed in action.

    Five Little-Known Historical WW1 Facts

    Five Little-Known Historical WW1 Facts

    by David Hunt16

  • "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." Those who assume that the first lady of etiquette was a proper person from a privileged background would...

    Emily Post: Society, Scandal, and Etiquette

    Emily Post: Society, Scandal, and Etiquette

    by Seabastian2

  • 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

  • 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

  • When Roman armies attempted to pacify Germany they were stopped at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. Under Publius Quinctilius Varus the Romans launched their last campaign to conquer the Germans.

    The Last Campaign: Rome in the Teutoburg Forest

    The Last Campaign: Rome in the Teutoburg Forest

    by ata15152

  • The democracy of Athens did not occur overnight but developed through many types of government. The democracy that we know today traveled from monarchy through oligarchy, through tyrants and eventually made its way to the classical form of Athenian...

    The Evolution of Athenian Democracy

    The Evolution of Athenian Democracy

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Captain Henry Morgan was such a successful pirate, or rather privateer, that even a famous beverage has been named after him. Having defeated Spain, his name will always stand in infamy.

    Captain Henry Morgan and the Maracaibo Raid

    Captain Henry Morgan and the Maracaibo Raid

    by Angela Michelle Schultz6

  • Imitating the successful model of the 1960 Nashville sit-ins, Memphis college students took the initiative to end racial injustice in their own city by staging peaceful, nonviolent sit-ins.

    The Memphis, TN Sit-Ins

    The Memphis, TN Sit-Ins

    by Robert Odell Jr0

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