From New World Encyclopedia
In the Genesis story Ham is not cursed directly but rather his youngest son, Canaan
The most famous buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright include the private home "Fallingwater" and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City
"America's Mermaid," Esther Williams, was famous for movies featuring "water ballet" now known as synchronized swimming
Mirabeau the Elder was known as the "friend of mankind" who believed that the wealth of a nation was its population
Catherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII
Some policies adopted as affirmative action, such as quotas for race or gender
admissions, have been criticized as a form of reverse discrimination
The Ethical Culture movement is founded on the premise that moral tenets are not necessarily grounded in religious or philosophical dogma
James Watt's improvements to the Newcomen steam engine provided much of the impetus for the Industrial Revolution
Structural engineering has advanced significantly through the study of structural failures
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"
The Florida Seminoles are the only American Indian tribe never to sign a formal peace treaty
with the United States
"Dolmen," a type of megalithic tomb
, means "stone table"
The term "sari" is derived from a Sanskrit
word meaning "strip of cloth"
In the seventeenth century, Transylvania was an autonomous state and passed through a "Golden age" for religions
Jane Goodall discovered that chimpanzees
use tools, an ability previously thought to be uniquely human.
Ewha Womans University was founded by American Methodist
missionary Mary Scranton as Ewha Girls School (Pear Blossom Academy)
Milton Friedman is considered the most influential economist of the second half of the twentieth century
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
Alexander the Great was called "the Two-Horned One" in Islamic
and Arabic-language sources and "Alexander the Cursed" in Zoroastrian
The word "gentile," used to translate the Hebrew "goy," derives from the Latin word "gentilis" meaning descended from a common ancestor
The Netherlands is often called "Holland" although this is not accurate; North and South Holland in the western Netherlands are only two of the country's twelve provinces
Constantine the Great was the first Roman Emperor to accept Christianity
Legend says that if the six resident ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the Tower and the British kingdom will fall
The first corrective contact lenses were made of blown glass
Joseph Campbell's philosophy is often summarized by his phrase "Follow your bliss"
The Northern Mariana Islands and Guam
are the northernmost islands of Micronesia
A nation-state is a political entity (sovereign state) that governs a cultural entity (nation) by successfully serving all its citizens
Aikido can be understood as "the way of spiritual harmony" and a path to peace
Diverse cultures include variations on the phoenix, a bird with the ability to be reborn
The town of Orono in Maine
takes its name from the great Penobscot chief or sagamore, Joseph Orono
Benito Mussolini was Europe’s first fascist
leader, and ruled Italy
as a totalitarian state using the title "Il Duce" ("the leader")
The Mandate of Heaven, requiring rulers to rule justly, was introduced by the Zhou Dynasty of China
The geographical and historical isolation of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands has resulted in the development an ecosystem
with unique floral and faunal
News-oriented journalism has been described as the "first rough draft of history"
Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451', envisioned many technological innovations in his writings
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