William Flinders Petrie
, from whom Howard Carter learned his archaeological skills, had little faith in Carter's ability to be a great archaeologist
Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961
The name "Black Hills" is a translation of the Lakota
"Pahá Sápa" - "hills that are black"
0 (zero) was the last numerical digit to come into use
The Empire State Building remained the tallest skyscraper in the world for over 40 years
The American educational psychologist, Benjamin Bloom, carried out research that showed that a "decade of dedication" is more important than giftedness
in achieving success in a given field of learning
Herbert of Cherbury is best known as the "father of Deism
In some jurisdictions if the victim survived longer than "one year and a day" the perpetrator could not be tried for murder
Mercy Otis Warren was known as the "Conscience of the American Revolution"
T. E. Lawrence became internationally famous as "Lawrence of Arabia" after his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918
A central tenet of the Church of Christ, Scientist founded by Mary Baker Eddy is spiritual healing of disease
W. E. B. Du Bois was the sole African American founder of the NAACP
Abyssinian cats, or Abys, are often called the "Clowns of the Cat Kingdom"
The Actors Studio is best known for Lee Strasberg's work developing and teaching method acting, based on the innovations of Constantin Stanislavski
"Mehndi" is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration
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
The region once occupied by Yugoslavia is often described as "the crossroads between East and West"
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
"Kimono" in Japanese means "something worn" or "clothes"
Distance education has been around at least since Isaac Pitman
taught shorthand in Great Britain
via correspondence in the 1840s.
The Prime Minister of the UK
traditionally resides at 10 Downing Street in London
The Pawnee had an elaborate mythology
that incorporated their sophisticated understanding of the movement of the stars
Omar Khayyam is famous not only for his scientific work but also his poetry
, having written one thousand four-line verses
Historically, the term "ghetto" referred to restricted housing zones where Jews
were required to live
The name Beijing literally means "northern capital"
The First Persian Gulf War was between the armed forces of Iraq
and lasted from September 1980 until August 1988
Twentieth century Japanese author Mishima Yukio performed "seppuku"-ritual suicide
-to end his life
Hildegard of Bingen was called the "Sibyl of the Rhine" because of her apocalyptic visions
The precise height of Mount Everest is unknown, with measurements ranging from 29,000 to 29,035 feet
) and Ashera were viewed as the father and mother of the gods
The Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhata calculated Pi (π) correct to five digits, and may have realized that it is an irrational number
Jesse and Frank James rarely robbed passengers on the trains they held up
Cliff-dwellings have been constructed in cliffs rising as much as a thousand feet in height
Donald O. Hebb's work laid the foundation for neuropsychology as he sought to understand how neurons
in the brain
contributed to [[psychology