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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was buried with full military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York

Atlantis

There have been dozens—perhaps hundreds—of locations proposed for Atlantis

John Wesley Powell

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

Tlingit

Tlingit spirituality is expressed through art, especially in the form of detailed carvings on totem poles

Chichen Itza

The pyramid "El Castillo" at Chichen Itza was constructed so that on the equinoxes the rising and setting sun casts a shadow in the shape of a plumed serpent, representing the feathered-serpent god Kukulcan or Quetzalcoatl, that slides down th

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

Hawaii

Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States in 1959

Forced labor

Slave trading, often referred to as "human trafficking," remains a major problem in the modern world.

War

In accord with Just War theory, wars between nations should be declared by the legitimate government authority

Aardwolf

The aardwolf is a hyena-like African mammal, that eats insects especially termites

Joshua Nkomo

Joshua Nkomo was declared a national hero in recognition of his leading role in the struggle to establish Zimbabwe's independence

Cairo

Cairo is nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture

Inuit

Inuit is a term that encompasses the Indigenous peoples who live in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Greenland, and Canada, and Siberia although some prefer to be called by their own name, such as Kalaallit in Greenland and [[Inupiat]

Remembrance Day

Artificial poppies are worn as a symbol of remembrance on Remembrance Day (Veterans Day)

Satan

Abrahamic religions do not consider Satan to be a wholly evil being, but rather one who became the adversary of his creator, God

Donald O. Hebb

Donald O. Hebb's work laid the foundation for neuropsychology as he sought to understand how neurons in the brain contributed to [[psychology

Emanuel Swedenborg

Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening

Nation-state

A nation-state is a political entity (sovereign state) that governs a cultural entity (nation) by successfully serving all its citizens

Centaur

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.

Whale

Whales are the largest mammals, the largest vertebrates, and the largest known animals in the world.

Tunisia

Tunisia has been significant since ancient times: from the Phoenician city of Carthage through its role in the Roman Empire, its time as a pirate stronghold, rebuilding under the Ottoman Empire, and more recentl

Golf

Modern golf is considered to be a Scottish invention

Navajo

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

Biome

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

Haida

The Haida people are well known as skilled artisans of wood, metal, and design

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

Aleut

Many Aleuts became Christian, joining the Russian Orthodox Church during the years when Russian fur traders settled in Alaska

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh wrote over 600 letters to his brother Theo

Cape Breton Island

The residents of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia in Canada, can be grouped into five main cultures: Scottish, Mi'kmaq, Acadian, Irish, and English

Due process

The right to due process is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and [[U.S. Bill of Rights

A. S. Neill

Scottish educator A. S. Neill founded Summerhill School as an experiment in free learning

World Cup

The host nation for the World Cup final tournament is automatically qualified to play in the tournament

Moai

Scientists have come up with several theories to explain how the Moai of Easter Island "walked" from the quarry to their stone platforms

Sulfuric acid

Sulfuric acid was known to medieval European alchemists as "oil of vitriol"

Head Start

The Head Start program was initated as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty

Abnormal psychology

Many early societies attributed abnormal behavior to the influence of evil spirits.

Kelvin

Zero on the Kelvin scale is known as Absolute zero, the temperature at which nothing could be colder

Robert E. Lee

General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, is commonly viewed as signifying the end of the American Civil War

Francisco Goya

Spanish painter Francisco Goya is both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the modern artists

Neolithic Age

The term "Neolithic" was invented by John Lubbock in 1865 as a refinement of the three-age system of stone, bronze, and iron ages