Shinto is commonly translated as "the Way of the Gods"
The Mandate of Heaven, requiring rulers to rule justly, was introduced by the Zhou Dynasty of China
For his killing of civilians, Idi Amin was called the "Butcher of Uganda," although he preferred to call himself Dada—"Big Daddy"
Harriet Tubman was buried with full military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York
Morse code has been in use for more than 160 years — longer than any other electronic encoding system
The Yellow River is known as the "Mother River of China" and "the Cradle of Chinese Civilization"
The term "Ivy League" came from the ivy
plants that cover many of these institutions' buildings
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) began as a defense against [[Communism
The Talmud contains the opinions of hundreds of rabbis, often including strong disagreements on many subjects. Like the Bible itself, it can be used to support varying positions on many subjects.
Willie Mays is the only Major League player to have hit a home run in every inning from the first through the sixteenth. He finished his career with a record 22 extra-inning home runs.
Most of Dickens' major novels were first written in installments in journals and later reprinted in book form
The Jews of Europe were the main victims of the Holocaust in what the Nazis called the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question"
Vincent van Gogh wrote over 600 letters to his brother Theo
The Pueblo Indians successfully revolted against Spanish colonization in the seventeenth century. Although this success lasted only 12 years it deterred the Spanish from attempts to eradicate their culture and religion.
John Locke believed human beings start life "from scratch," with the mind
at birth a "tabula rasa
" or blank slate, which is then filled with knowledge
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was an ardent admirer of Mahatma Gandhi
despite their differences
The US Supreme Court convened for the first time on February 2, 1790.
Antoinette Brown Blackwell was the first woman to be ordained as a Christian minister in the United States
Cyril Burt claimed that individual differences in intelligence
The color of deepest mourning among medieval
European queens was white rather than black
The recorder, originally popular in Medieval
music, was revived in the twentieth century
Kiowa ledger art originated in the captive Kiowa artists' use of the white man's record keeping books (ledgers) to preserve their history using traditional pictographic representations
Before the arrival of the British there were at least 300,000, and possibly 1 million, Indigenous Australians living in Australia
Social work as a profession emerged in the nineteenth century in response to societal problems that resulted from the social and economic upheaval brought about by the Industrial Revolution
A nation-state is a political entity (sovereign state) that governs a cultural entity (nation) by successfully serving all its citizens
The term "Fascism" derives from fasces
, a bundle of rods used in the Roman Empire
to symbolize strength through unity
The Veil of Veronica is said to have an imprint of the face of Jesus
, imprinted on the cloth when Saint Veronica wiped the sweat of his face on the way to Calvary
Tsimshian people of the Pacific Northwest lived on salmon
, which were plentiful prior to commercial fishing, and used Western Redcedar for most of their needs
In some cultures, adultery was defined as a crime only when a wife had sexual relations with a man who was not her husband; a husband could be unfaithful to his wife without it being considered adultery.
The capital and largest city of Albania is Tirana
Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961
Mother's Day is celebrated on different days in almost every month throughout the world.
Jeremy Bentham, jurist, philosopher, legal and social reformer, and English gentleman, is regarded as the founder of modern Utilitarianism
Naphthalene is the primary ingredient in mothballs
Clarence Darrow tried two important cases (the Scopes Trial
and the Ossian Sweet case) after announcing retirement