From New World Encyclopedia
The most common theory of the origin of centaurs is that when non-riding cultures first saw nomads mounted on horses they thought they were half-horse, half-man creatures.
Jiang Qing, better known as Madame Mao, studied literature and drama and was a successful actress prior to marrying Chairman Mao Zedong
During his time as United States vice-consul to Yucatan
, Edward Herbert Thompson purchased the plantation that included the site of the ancient Mayan
city of Chichen Itza
Artificial poppies are worn as a symbol of remembrance on Remembrance Day (Veterans Day)
The banshee's appearance may be that of an old hag or a beautiful young woman, but her cry has always been understood to herald death.
Slave trading, often referred to as "human trafficking
," remains a major problem in the modern world.
During Mohammad Reza Shah's reign, Iran
celebrated 2,500 years of continuous monarchy
since the founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great
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
Graham Greene's intense focus on moral issues, politics, and religion, mixed with suspense and adventure, became the trademark of his popular novels.
Patrick Henry is best known for his speech "Give me liberty, or give me death!" advocating American independence
Haydn has been called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet"
In 1954 a teenage Elvis Presley
made his first (and only) performance at the Grand Ole Opry
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 distinctive civilization of Sri Lanka can be traced back to the sixth century B.C.E.
Genghis Khan believed that Heaven had commissioned him to establish a world empire
In the United States both federal and state levels of government can claim, or waive, sovereign immunity.
Daniel arap Moi is popularly known as "Nyayo," a Swahili word for "footsteps" which he used to describe his philosophy
The British Empire was known as "the empire on which the sun never sets"
Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, died after being shot by Vice President Aaron Burr
in a duel
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
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
The symbol of the city of Ljubljana is the dragon
, which is found in the coat of arms, on top of the tower of the Ljubljana Castle, and on the Dragon Bridge
Ahilyabai Holkar was one of India
's great women rulers
Robert Joffrey started his career in dance with tap dancing but was quickly guided to ballet
Sir Isaac Newton, generally regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential scientists in history, wrote more on religion
than on science
Georges Perec's detective novel La disparation
was written entirely without using the letter "e"
The Abenaki largely relied on horticulture when it came to their diet, which is why villages often were located on or near river floodplains.
Constructivist architects aimed to instill the avant-garde in everyday life, constructing the spaces in which a socialist utopia
could be achieved
Jujutsu means "gentle art" and is rooted in the ancient cultural traditions of Japan
The importance of academic freedom became apparent during the Scientific Revolution in Europe.
Although Herod the Great did much good as a ruler, including rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem
, he is best remembered as a cruel tyrant who murdered his family members and ordered the massacre of infant boys in Bethlehem
at the time of the bir
The Northern Mariana Islands and Guam
are the northernmost islands of Micronesia
Marcus Daly was an Irish-born American businessman known as one of the three "Copper Kings" of Butte, Montana
The host nation for the World Cup final tournament is automatically qualified to play in the tournament
Like all art forms in Indian
culture, Carnatic music is believed to have a divine origin
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