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Cicero suggested that the best orator should be the best human being, understanding the correct way to live, acting upon it by being active in politics, and instructing others through speeches, through example, and through making good laws.

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were one of Hollywood's most glamorous couples


Tourism and the tea industry constitute the two most significant contributors to Darjeeling's economy

Supreme Court of the United States

The US Supreme Court convened for the first time on February 2, 1790.

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty functioned as a lighthouse from its dedication in 1886 until 1902

Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American female writer to be published in the United States

Indian Railways

Indian Railways constitutes one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting transporting six billion passengers a year


Alabama is unofficially nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird, and is also known as the "Heart of Dixie"

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes were established by the Hungarian-born American journalist, Joseph Pulitzer, a prominent newspaper publisher who was also responsible, along with William Randolph Hearst, for originating yellow journalism

Donald O. Hebb

Donald O. Hebb's work laid the foundation for neuropsychology as he sought to understand how neurons in the brain contributed to [[psychology


The "Arthashastra" has been compared to Machiavelli's "The Prince" because of its brutal methods and unscrupulous ethics


There have been dozens—perhaps hundreds—of locations proposed for Atlantis


Grenada is known as the "spice isle" because it is a leading producer of several different spices


In the wild, horse societies are matriarchal. At the center of the herd is the alpha or dominant mare (female horse).


Bethlehem means “house of meat” (Arabic) or “house of bread” (Hebrew)


Ezekiel prophesied the return of the Jews to Jerusalem, the rebuilding of the Temple, and the coming of the Messianic King


"Lebensraum" (German for "living space") was a major motivation for Nazi Germany's territorial aggression

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is known as the "Lost City of the Incas," having been abandoned a century after being built

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison for protesting Apartheid before becoming president of South Africa

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.

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


Some scientists have suggested that ogres may have been Neanderthals, an extinct species of hominids that inhabited Europe and parts of western Asia.

Traditional Chinese medicine

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


In Greek mythology Hades has been used to refer both to the "underworld" or Hell and the deity that rules the dead

Mount Everest

The precise height of Mount Everest is unknown, with measurements ranging from 29,000 to 29,035 feet

Tower of London

Legend says that if the six resident ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the Tower and the British kingdom will fall

Affirmative action

Some policies adopted as affirmative action, such as quotas for race or gender in college admissions, have been criticized as a form of reverse discrimination

0 (number)

0 (zero) was the last numerical digit to come into use

John Cage

The twentieth century composer John Cage is best known for his composition 4'33", whose three movements are performed without a single note being played


Wovoka, also known as Jack Wilson, was a Paiute shaman who received a vision of peace and instructions on how to perform the Ghost Dance

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016


Covert advertising, or "product placement," is where a product is embedded in other entertainment media

African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a seminal event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Bob Hope

Bob Hope is recognized as "The Most Honored Entertainer" by The Guinness Book of World Records

Great Flood

The story of Noah's flood may not be the most ancient of the flood stories that exist in cultures around the world

Urie Bronfenbrenner

Developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner believed that children need sustained interaction with their parents and a supportive society in order to develop into successful adults


The aardwolf is a hyena-like African mammal, that eats insects especially termites

Vocational education

The general philosophy of vocational education stands in stark contrast to the ideology of a liberal arts education.

Jimmy Doolittle

General Jimmy Doolittle was the first aviator to fly cross-country in under 24 hours (in 1922) and the first to fly blind, using only his plane's instruments.

Personality assessment

Greek philosopher Hippocrates recorded the first known personality model basing his four "types" on the amount of body fluids, or "humors," an individual possessed.


Passamaquoddy are known for their arts and crafts, such as jewelry, basketry, wood carving, and building birch bark canoes

Francisco Goya

Spanish painter Francisco Goya is both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the modern artists

John Rolfe

Many Americans are descended from John Rolfe and Pocahontas through their son, Thomas Rolfe


The Berlin Wall, which had divided the East and West sections of the city since 1945, was demolished in 1989


The original meaning of the term "propaganda" was not negative, simply "that which ought to be spread"