The preservation of what remains of Hadrian's Wall can be credited to the town clerk of Newcastle upon Tyne, John Clayton, who bought land on which the Wall stood to prevent removal of its stones for reuse
Darius the Great of Persia decreed that the Jews could rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem
after its destruction by the Babylonians
The watermelon is the state vegetable of Oklahoma
Cybercrime refers to crime
that involves a computer
and a network either used in the commission of the crime or as the target
Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening
Solomon Asch's experiments uncovered the tendency to conform among many people, but they also revealed the existence of independence in the face of erroneous group opinion.
The jackal is one of the few mammals that has a long-term mate
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
The goal of Roman crucifixion was not just death, but also dishonor
Violin makers are called "luthiers"
Robert Joffrey started his career in dance with tap dancing but was quickly guided to ballet
The term "survival of the fittest" was coined by Herbert Spencer
Robert K. Merton coined the expression "self-fulfilling prophecy"
is the site of a large henge and several stone circles, dating to around 5000 years ago
A large number of parents choose to homeschool their children to avoid the social and learning environments of schools
Kitty Wells' 1952 recording of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" led to the introduction of female stars in the male-dominated country music
Joshua Nkomo was declared a national hero in recognition of his leading role in the struggle to establish Zimbabwe
Since 1066, the coronations of English and British monarchs
have been held in Westminster Abbey
Elie Wiesel refused to write or talk about his experiences in the Holocaust
for 10 years after his liberation
Georges Perec's detective novel La disparation
was written entirely without using the letter "e"
Toby Winema Riddle, one of few Native American
women to be so honored, received a military pension by congressional act acknowledging her role as a key participant and mediator during peace and war
Rachel was the favorite wife of Jacob
, younger sister of Leah
his first wife, and mother of his favorite sons Joseph
Margaret Mead firmly believed that human behavior was learned and so could be reshaped by a society determined to make changes for the better.
Urbanization can be planned or organic.
"Solstice" comes from Latin, meaning "sun
came to a stop"
Twentieth century Japanese author Mishima Yukio performed "seppuku"-ritual suicide
-to end his life
The Victorian era was a time of unprecedented population increase in England
Pueblos are among the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the US
Amillennialism is a view in Christian eschatology
that denies a literal thousand-year, physical reign of Jesus Christ
For his killing of civilians, Idi Amin was called the "Butcher of Uganda," although he preferred to call himself Dada—"Big Daddy"
All knowledge of Egyptian hieroglyphs
was lost by the Romans and was not recovered until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799
The location in Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina
, where six teenagers had visions of Mary is known as "Apparition Hill"
Herbert of Cherbury is best known as the "father of Deism
Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451', envisioned many technological innovations in his writings
There have been dozens—perhaps hundreds—of locations proposed for Atlantis
Mercy Otis Warren was known as the "Conscience of the American Revolution"