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Unlike the Phoenix of the Western World, the Feng-Huang is immortal without needing to go through a cycle of death and re-birth.

Ancient Pueblo Peoples

The ancestors of the Pueblo people built incredible cities, cliff dwellings, along the walls of canyons as well as enormous "great houses" and roads along the valleys

Princeton University

Princeton University first admitted women as undergraduate students in 1969


Plain round halos typically have been used to signify saints and angels while square halos were sometimes used for the living

Michael Argyle (psychologist)

Michael Argyle suggested the idea that social skills can be learned

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe’s novel “Look Homeward, Angel” contained thinly disguised portrayals of many local people from his hometown

Distance education

Distance education has been around at least since Isaac Pitman taught shorthand in Great Britain via correspondence in the 1840s.

Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine has been ironically summarized in Latin America as "America for the Americans"

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn's own life provided material for many of her best selling songs and her autobiography, "Coal Miner's Daughter," was a best seller and was made into an Oscar-winning film


Some form of flute has been used in virtually every world culture and as far back in time as 40,000 years ago

Urie Bronfenbrenner

Developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner believed that children need sustained interaction with their parents and a supportive society in order to develop into successful adults

Marcus Daly

Marcus Daly was an Irish-born American businessman known as one of the three "Copper Kings" of Butte, Montana

Charles Kingsley

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

Electron microscope

The first electron microscope prototype was built in 1931 by German engineers Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is considered the greatest scientist of the twentieth century and was named "Person of the Century" by TIME magazine


Ashoka played a critical role in developing Buddhism into a world religion

Idi Amin

For his killing of civilians, Idi Amin was called the "Butcher of Uganda," although he preferred to call himself Dada—"Big Daddy"

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were one of Hollywood's most glamorous couples

Positive psychology

Positive psychology studies people's happiness rather than diagnosing mental illness and treating what makes them miserable

Alice Walker

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker was active in the Civil Rights Movement


Zerubbabel rebuilt the Temple in Jerusalem when the Israelites returned from exile in Babylon


The capital and largest city of Albania is Tirana

Janet Jagan

In 1997 Janet Jagan became the first woman President of Guyana

Vaclav Havel

Václav Havel was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic

Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden initially denied involvement in the infamous September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States

African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a seminal event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement


In Nagaland, a small state in India, over 90 percent of the population are Christian, predominantly Baptist

John Wesley Powell

John Wesley Powell led the first scientific expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon


The Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion, is a sacramental reenactment of the Last Supper between Jesus and his disciples, in which Christians partake in the "body" and "blood" of Christ

Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells' 1952 recording of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" led to the introduction of female stars in the male-dominated country music genre

Catherine Parr

Catherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII


Despite their cooperation with white settlers, which had earned them recognition as one of the Five Civilized Tribes, thousands of Cherokees were sent to their death on the Trail of Tears.


Gandhinagar, the capital city of the Indian state of Gujarat, was named after Mahatma Gandhi who was himself a Gujarati

Benjamin Bloom

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

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work after World War I in establishing the League of Nations, although the United States never joined the League

George Peter Murdock

Peter Murdock's research showed that the family of parents and children is a central social structure in all cultures

British Empire

The British Empire was known as "the empire on which the sun never sets"

Hadrian's Wall

The preservation of what remains of Hadrian's Wall can be credited to the town clerk of Newcastle upon Tyne, John Clayton, who bought land on which the Wall stood to prevent removal of its stones for reuse

Michael Faraday

Although Michael Faraday received little formal education he became one of the most influential scientists and one of the best experimentalists in the history of science


Navajo code talkers played a significant role in the Pacific Theater of World War II

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