Kwakwaka'wakw have made great efforts to revive their traditional culture—their language, dances, masks, totem poles
, and the previously outlawed potlatch
Darius the Great of Persia decreed that the Jews could rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem
after its destruction by the Babylonians
The Jeep is the oldest Sports utility vehicle (SUV) brand
The trickster, a figure who plays tricks or disobeys rules of behavior, is an archetype
appearing in many cultures
Many of the island
chains in the Aegean Sea are extensions of the mountains on the mainland
Organizations providing disaster relief to all those affected began in the nineteenth century
Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, died after being shot by Vice President Aaron Burr
in a duel
Frederick the Great was an eighteenth century king of Prussia
also nicknamed "der alte Fritz" ("Old Fritz").
the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
is considered the holiest Christian site in the world, built at the place of Jesus
Aikido can be understood as "the way of spiritual harmony" and a path to peace
Albert Einstein is considered the greatest scientist of the twentieth century and was named "Person of the Century" by TIME magazine
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
Coburn invented a kaleidoscope-like instrument with three mirrors clamped together, which when fitted over the lens of the camera would reflect and fracture the image. It would come to be called a "Vortoscope"
Nunavut is the newest, largest, and most northerly territory of Canada
Early colonists believed that America had a special role in God's providence
The term guerrillla
, from the Spanish "small war," was first used to describe the resistance in Spain
Plagiarism is the passing off of another person's work as one's own
Eli Whitney is famous for patenting the invention of the cotton gin but he made no money from it
The execution of Protestants
during the reign of Queen Mary Tudor earned her the nickname "Bloody Mary"
Nineveh was the largest city in the world prior to its destruction in 612 B.C.E.
Sylvia Plath was the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize
posthumously, for The Collected Poems
published almost twenty years after her death by suicide
The Cayuga were one of the original five tribes that formed the Iroquois
Cairo is nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture
David means "beloved" in Hebrew
Socialist revolutionary Che Guevara was born in Argentina
and received the nickname "Che" because of his frequent use of the Argentine word Che
, meaning "pal" or "mate"
"Raja Yoga" means "Royal Yoga" or the "King of the Yogas"
The Vedic Period refers to the time when the Vedas
, the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism
, were being composed
Dinosaur means "terrible" or "fearsome" "lizard" or "reptile" and were so called by Richard Owen
to express his awe at their size and majesty
Saint Ansgar is known as "Apostle to the North" for his efforts in bringing Christianity to Scandinavia
Mercy Otis Warren was known as the "Conscience of the American Revolution"
Wax resist technique of dyeing fabric
is an ancient art form, dating back more than one thousand years
The Industrial Revolution
led to advances in agricultural technology that greatly increased food production allowing large numbers of people to pursue other types of work
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.
Legend says that if the six resident ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the Tower and the British kingdom will fall
Spanish painter Francisco Goya is both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the modern artists
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
, was among the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries
The Statue of Liberty functioned as a lighthouse from its dedication in 1886 until 1902
Before the invention of the metronome, words were the only way to describe the tempo of a musical composition
, an encyclopedic Chinese classic text compiled around 239 B.C.E., was intended as a guide for the ruler who would eventually unify China
The origin of the Dravidian languages, spoken by over 200 million people located primarily in Southern India
, has remained unclear and controversial
Some scientists have suggested that ogres may have been Neanderthals, an extinct species of hominids that inhabited Europe and parts of western Asia.
As original members of the Iroquois League
, or Haudenosaunee, the Mohawk were known as the "Keepers of the Eastern Door" who guarded the Iroquois Confederation against invasion from that direction