Chief Powhatan and his daughter Pocahontas
were from the Pamunkey tribe, the first Native Americans
that met the earliest permanent English colonists at [[Jamestown Settlement
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
The "Sunshine Policy" of South Korea
towards North Korea
was named after Aesop
's fable in which the man removed his coat voluntarily to enjoy the warmth of the sun
Urbanization can be planned or organic.
Malawi is known as the "Warm Heart of Africa."
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.
Xiuzhen means “to practice and learn the way of the truth” and is the principal technique in the Taoist
quest for immortality
The use of espionage dates back well into ancient history.
The Confederate surrender at Vicksburg is sometimes considered the turning point of the American Civil War
T. E. Lawrence became internationally famous as "Lawrence of Arabia" after his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918
Tlingit spirituality is expressed through art, especially in the form of detailed carvings on totem poles
The term “Utopia” was coined by Thomas More
as the name for the ideal state in his book, "Utopia," which described a fictional perfect society
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
Sigmund Freud is commonly referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis"
White tea was formerly a luxury reserved for the emperor of China
Mary Kay Ash started Mary Kay Cosmetics after retiring from her job frustrated at being passed over for promotion due to being a woman
The "Arthashastra" has been compared to Machiavelli
's "The Prince" because of its brutal methods and unscrupulous ethics
Melanesia consists of 2,000 islands
and 12 million people who practice a variety of subsistence economies
The modern country of Ghana
is named after the ancient Ghana Empire, although they do not share any common territory
The First Persian Gulf War was between the armed forces of Iraq
and lasted from September 1980 until August 1988
The term "Fascism" derives from fasces
, a bundle of rods used in the Roman Empire
to symbolize strength through unity
Adolf Eichmann's defense for his crimes against humanity during the Holocaust
- that he had abdicated his conscience
in order to follow the "Führerprinzip" - inspired the Milgram experiment
Florence, well known for art and architecture, is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Death is the inevitable end of physical life and the majority of people make preparations for this process
Most world religions include teachings on the nature of forgiveness
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
, was a seminal event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Northern Paiute shaman, Wovoka
, received instructions on how to perform the Ghost Dance
as a way to achieve peace
Nineveh was the largest city in the world prior to its destruction in 612 B.C.E.
Baba Yaga's "cabin on chicken legs" may be based on real buildings.
Buster Keaton developed his famous deadpan expression that earned him the nickname "The Great Stone Face" when he was just a small child
The Abenaki largely relied on horticulture when it came to their diet, which is why villages often were located on or near river floodplains.
Traditional Chinese medicine is a broad range of medicine practices developed in China, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise
(qigong), and dietary therapy
The precise height of Mount Everest is unknown, with measurements ranging from 29,000 to 29,035 feet
Jujutsu means "gentle art" and is rooted in the ancient cultural traditions of Japan