John James Audubon planned to catalog and paint all the birds of North America
Kwakwaka'wakw have made great efforts to revive their traditional culture—their language, dances, masks, totem poles
, and the previously outlawed potlatch
Diwali, or the "Festival of Lights," is a Hindu
celebration signifying the triumph of good over evil
Despite having a single monarch since the Union of the Crowns in 1603, Scotland
had separate governments until the Acts of Union were finalized in 1707
Distance education has been around at least since Isaac Pitman
taught shorthand in Great Britain
via correspondence in the 1840s.
King Edward VII was known as the "uncle of Europe" as he was related to nearly every other European monarch
Pluto, considered the solar system
's ninth planet
since its discovery in 1930, was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006
The first tube of the Lincoln Tunnel opened to traffic in 1937
The first human being in space was Russian
cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
in 1961 and the first person to set foot on the moon
astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969
Eli Whitney is famous for patenting the invention of the cotton gin but he made no money from it
John Lubbock became Lord Avebury in recognition of his efforts to preserve the Avebury
Zero on the Kelvin scale is known as Absolute zero
, the temperature at which nothing could be colder
The Donatists were the first Christian movement to oppose the union of church and state
Scientists have come up with several theories to explain how the Moai of Easter Island
"walked" from the quarry to their stone platforms
Bahadur Shah II, the last Moghul
emperor of India
, had little political power and was finally exiled
by the British
The name "Paris" is derived from its early inhabitants, the [[Celts
Urie Bronfenbrenner believed that children need sustained interaction with their parents and a supportive society in order to develop into successful adults
Baekdu (Changbai) Mountain, a dormant volcano
between China and North Korea
, has one of the highest crater lakes in the world, called "Heaven Lake"
Plain round halos typically have been used to signify saints
while square halos were sometimes used for the living
The archipelago of Zanzibar was a separate state which united with Tanganyika to form Tanzania
and still enjoys a high degree of autonomy within the union
Altamira is the only cave where paintings extend into the area where the occupants lived.
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.
The supercontinent Pangaea
is thought to have formed near the end of the Paleozoic era
The importance of academic freedom became apparent during the Scientific Revolution in Europe.
Physical exercise is beneficial to both physical and mental health
"Mehndi" is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration
Richard Felton Outcault created the cartoon
characters "The Yellow Kid" and "Buster Brown"
The story of Noah
's flood may not be the most ancient of the flood stories that exist in cultures around the world
Socialist revolutionary Che Guevara was born in Argentina
and received the nickname "Che" because of his frequent use of the Argentine word Che
, meaning "pal" or "mate"
For over two millennia, the Tuareg operated the trans-Saharan caravan trade connecting the great cities on the southern edge of the Sahara to the northern Mediterranean
coast of Africa.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. outlived four of his children, who met tragic deaths while in the prime of their lives