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Saint Bernadette

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, patron saint of sick persons and of Lourdes in France, was a simple shepherd girl

Cyril Burt

Cyril Burt claimed that individual differences in intelligence were innate

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Amos Alonzo Stagg was an end on the first All-America team selected in 1889 and he was elected to both the charter class of the College Football Hall of Fame (1951) and the charter class of the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.

New Zealand

Maori settlers originally called the North Island of New Zealand "Aotearoa," a name which is now used for the entire country

Methuselah

Methuselah is famous for having lived 969 years, according to the Bible, a lifespan much beyond current human longevity and thus the subject of much speculation

Polyandry

Polyandry, the form of polygamy in which a woman is married to more than one husband, is the least frequent form of marriage in human society

Mary I of England

The execution of Protestants during the reign of Queen Mary Tudor earned her the nickname "Bloody Mary"

Kanji

Kanji are the Chinese characters used in the Japanese writing system

Mass

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

Matriarchy

True matriarchal societies were, and are, extremely rare

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi's name means "a bright collection of strange victories"

Kintpuash

Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack, was convicted of war crimes and executed for his actions in the Modoc War

John James Audubon

John James Audubon planned to catalog and paint all the birds of North America

Remembrance Day

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

Richard Felton Outcault

Richard Felton Outcault created the cartoon characters "The Yellow Kid" and "Buster Brown"

Abnormal psychology

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

Eagles

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

North Carolina

At 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell is the highest point in the U.S. East of the Mississippi River.

Proterozoic

One of the most important events of the Proterozoic was the build up of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere

Aurangzeb

During his reign Aurangzeb expanded the Mughal Empire and enacted a series of edicts based on Sharia (Islamic law) in India

Chemosh

Chemosh was the supreme Moabite deity who was believed to bring victory to his people when they honored him properly, but allowed their enemies to prevail when they fell into sin

Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie's work was not recognized in France until he received the Nobel Prize for his work on radiation, together with his wife Marie Curie and Henri Becquerel, at which point he was given a professorship at the Sorbonne

Saint George

Saint George was martyred for refusing to make a sacrifice to Pagan gods

Ljubljana

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

Judo

Despite the meaning of "judo" being "the gentle way," it is very demanding and injury can easily occur

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016

Transylvania

In the seventeenth century, Transylvania was an autonomous state and passed through a "Golden age" for religions and culture

Yahweh

Yahweh is the primary Hebrew name of God in the Bible

Joseph Warren

Joseph Warren died during the Battle of Bunker Hill, fighting in the front lines for the American Revolution

Big Ben

The nickname "Big Ben" refers to the largest bell in the Elizabeth Tower and not to the clock tower itself

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. outlived four of his children, who met tragic deaths while in the prime of their lives

Museum

The earliest museums in ancient Greece were educational institutions where scholars gathered and the arts and learning were cultivated

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, founded in India, teaches that the world is approaching a time of great change which will lead to the Golden Age

Mughal Empire

The Mughal Empire ruled parts of Afghanistan and most of the Indian Subcontinent between 1526 and 1857

Recorder (music)

The recorder, originally popular in Medieval music, was revived in the twentieth century

Elgin Marbles

When he brought the Elgin Marbles to Britain Lord Elgin was accused of vandalism by his contemporaries

Jozef Tiso

Jozef Tiso is regarded by some as a hero who protected Slovakia during World War II and by others as a traitor who collaborated with the Nazis

Blackfoot

The Blackfoot Confederacy consisted of three tribes, the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), and the Piegan

Novatianism

Novatian opposed Pope Cornelius for accepting lapsed Christians, and established himself as antipope

Shroud of Turin

The shroud of Turin, which bears the image of a crucified man claimed to be Jesus, is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.