George Steinbrenner changed the manager of the New York Yankees twenty times during his first twenty-three seasons.
Milton Friedman is considered the most influential economist of the second half of the twentieth century
Bryce Canyon has one of the highest concentrations of hoodoos of any place on Earth
The Kalash people of North-Western Pakistan
are a small non-Muslim
ethnic group with a very different culture from those surrounding them
When he brought the Elgin Marbles to Britain Lord Elgin was accused of vandalism by his contemporaries
The term "turbine" comes from the Latin "turbo" which means vortex
The Akkadian Empire has been described as the first true empire in world history
In the Genesis story Ham is not cursed directly but rather his youngest son, Canaan
Nancy Pelosi was the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In Greek mythology
Hades has been used to refer both to the "underworld" or Hell
and the deity that rules the dead
When George W. Bush won the electoral vote without winning the popular vote in 2000 it was the first time this had happened since 1888.
Mount Sinai is the name of a mountain where scripture states Moses
spoke to God, saw the burning bush, and received the Ten Commandments
of Ancient Greece, from the period of around one thousand years ending with the rise of Christianity, is considered the foundation of Western civilization
The Navajo word for hogan (hooghan)
means "the place home"
So rare is a full list of pharaoh names that the Table of Abydos has been called the "Rosetta Stone" of Egyptian archaeology
Spanish painter Francisco Goya is both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the modern artists
Passamaquoddy are known for their arts and crafts, such as jewelry
, basketry, wood carving, and building birch bark canoes
Greta Garbo was one of the few actors or actresses of the silent film era to make a successful transition to the "talkies"
Dian Fossey is the first known person to be voluntarily contacted by a mountain gorilla
The village of Lidice was destroyed and its people killed in retribution for the killing of one of Hitler
The aeolian harp is a stringed musical instrument that is "played" by the wind
Violin makers are called "luthiers"
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
, was a seminal event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
said "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" after victory in the Battle of Britain
The Great Pyramid was the world's tallest building for four millennia
Aikido can be understood as "the way of spiritual harmony" and a path to peace
Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of children's stories such as 'The Secret Garden' in which the characters suffer hardships before finding happiness, herself suffered great hardship and loss in her own life leading her to a spiritual quest for healing
The First Persian Gulf War was between the armed forces of Iraq
and lasted from September 1980 until August 1988
Calvin's doctrine of predestination
teaches that salvation is given only to those whom God has chosen, and that it is a free gift not contingent on anything they have done or will do
Antoinette Brown Blackwell was the first woman to be ordained as a Christian minister in the United States
The giant panda is classified as a carnivore
but its diet is almost exclusively bamboo
Diwali, or the "Festival of Lights," is a Hindu
celebration signifying the triumph of good over evil
The New York Stock Exchange building on Broad Street opened on April 22, 1903 and was designated a National Historic Landmark on June 2, 1978