Tony Award winning star of musical theater
Ethel Merman never took singing lessons
Joseph Addison was a founder of the Kit-Kat Club an English club in London
with strong political and literary associations
Although Albert Bierstadt's paintings were not fully recognized in his lifetime, he is now regarded as one of the greatest landscape artists in history.
Robert K. Merton coined the expression "self-fulfilling prophecy"
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) began as a defense against [[Communism
Jujutsu means "gentle art" and is rooted in the ancient cultural traditions of Japan
Richard Felton Outcault created the cartoon
characters "The Yellow Kid" and "Buster Brown"
Romanticism, popular from the late eighteenth century through the nineteenth century, emphasized emotion and imagination in contrast to reason
that was the focus of the Enlightenment
Wovoka, also known as Jack Wilson, was a Paiute
shaman who received a vision of peace and instructions on how to perform the Ghost Dance
Dian Fossey is the first known person to be voluntarily contacted by a mountain gorilla
The University of Tokyo is commonly known as "Todai" in Japan
, an abbreviation of the Japanese characters that make up "Tokyo Daigaku," the Japanese name of the University
Alexander the Great was called "the Two-Horned One" in Islamic
and Arabic-language sources and "Alexander the Cursed" in Zoroastrian
The color of deepest mourning among medieval
European queens was white rather than black
Aikido can be understood as "the way of spiritual harmony" and a path to peace
Saint George was martyred for refusing to make a sacrifice to Pagan
Joshua Nkomo was declared a national hero in recognition of his leading role in the struggle to establish Zimbabwe
The American educational psychologist, Benjamin Bloom, carried out research that showed that a "decade of dedication" is more important than giftedness
in achieving success in a given field of learning
In the wild, horse societies are matriarchal
. At the center of the herd is the alpha or dominant mare (female horse).
Baba Yaga's "cabin on chicken legs" may be based on real buildings.
Bette Davis co-founded the "Hollywood Canteen," a club providing food, dancing, and entertainment by Hollywood stars for servicemen on their way to fight overseas in World War II
Solomon Asch's experiments uncovered the tendency to conform among many people, but they also revealed the existence of independence in the face of erroneous group opinion.
The city of Bogota, Colombia has been called the "Athens of South America"
Urbanization can be planned or organic.
There have been dozens—perhaps hundreds—of locations proposed for Atlantis
The British Empire was known as "the empire on which the sun never sets"
Author Charles Kingsley was one of the first to praise Charles Darwin
's book "On the Origin of Species," and seeking a reconciliation between science and Christian doctrine
Florence, well known for art and architecture, is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Many cultures have used sweat lodges for the purpose of purification, healing, and relaxation
newspaper gave Margaret Thatcher the nickname "Iron Lady," which she enjoyed as it reflected her uncompromising politics and steadfast leadership
David Glasgow Farragut was the first full admiral in the United States Navy
The term "Ivy League" came from the ivy
plants that cover many of these institutions' buildings
The birth of the Appalachian Mountains predates the formation of the American continent
Illusions are distortions of sensory perception
, "mocking" the senses
so that most people are deceived