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Arranged marriage

Arranged marriages have been employed to unite enemy nations and create a culture of peace

Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault was almost 70 years old when he wrote his Histoires ou Contes du temps passé (also known as Mother Goose Tales).

Donatist

The Donatists were the first Christian movement to oppose the union of church and state

Dr. Seuss

The real name of the popular author of children's books, Dr. Seuss, was Theodor Seuss Geisel

Gustav von Schmoller

German economist Gustav von Schmoller was concerned with social challenges posed by rapid industrialization and urbanization

Arapaho

The Arapaho fought in the Indian Wars alongside the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne in the northern plains and together with the Southern Cheyenne were victims of the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado

Michael Argyle (psychologist)

Michael Argyle suggested the idea that social skills can be learned

Ashoka

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

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan believed that Heaven had commissioned him to establish a world empire

Contact lens

The first corrective contact lenses were made of blown glass

Eggplant

The eggplant or aubergine is widely used in Indian cuisine where it is called brinjal, and is considered the "King of Vegetables"

Tuareg

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.

Dravidian peoples

The origin of the Dravidian languages, spoken by over 200 million people located primarily in Southern India, has remained unclear and controversial

Prejudice

Prejudice is a prejudgment based on membership in a group

Mary I of Scotland

Mary, Queen of Scots became queen when she was six days old, and died by beheading, convicted of treason against England as part of a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I

Magnetism

The phenomenon of magnetism was known in ancient times but it was not until the nineteenth century that the connection was made between magnetism and electricity

Tempo

Before the invention of the metronome, words were the only way to describe the tempo of a musical composition

Personality assessment

Greek philosopher Hippocrates recorded the first known personality model basing his four "types" on the amount of body fluids, or "humors," an individual possessed.

Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer

Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands and Guam are the northernmost islands of Micronesia

Wake Island

Wake Island has no indigenous inhabitants, its population consisting entirely of military and civilian contractors who maintain the airfield and facitilities

Zanzibar

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

French Revolution

The French Republican Calendar, created and implemented during the French Revolution, declared 1792 as "Year I" and had a ten-day week

Bookselling

The earliest booksellers were scribes who copied books as they were demanded

Kiowa

Kiowa ledger art originated from captive Kiowa artists' use of the white man's record keeping books (ledgers) to preserve their history using traditional pictographic representations

Joseph Haydn

Haydn has been called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet"

Flag of India

The Flag of India has at its center the Ashoka Chakra, taken from the Lion Capital of Asoka sculpture

Augustus Caesar

Augustus Caesar ended a century of civil wars and gave Rome an era of peace, prosperity, and imperial greatness, known as the Pax Romana, "Roman peace"

Eagles

The Eagles are the highest-selling American band in U.S. history

Jogging

Jogging is considered a means towards improved health and fitness

Vaclav Havel

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

Mohawk

As original members of the Iroquois League, or Haudenosaunee, the Mohawk were known as the "Keepers of the Eastern Door" who guarded the Iroquois Confederation against invasion from that direction

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock became Lord Avebury in recognition of his efforts to preserve the Avebury archaeological site

Norman Bethune

In his lifetime Norman Bethune was virtually unknown in his homeland of Canada but received international recognition when Chairman Mao Zedong wrote about his work in China

Exercise

Physical exercise is beneficial to both physical and mental health

Marriage

Traditionally, marriage has been a prerequisite for starting a family, which then serves as the building block of a community and society

Toby Riddle

Toby Winema Riddle, one of few Native American women to be so honored, received a military pension by congressional act acknowledging her role as a key participant and mediator during peace and war

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

Vocational education

The general philosophy of vocational education stands in stark contrast to the ideology of a liberal arts education.

Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey is the first known person to be voluntarily contacted by a mountain gorilla