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German Troops during the 1904 Herero Revolt

German Troops during the 1904 Herero Revolt

Troops in German Southwest Africa during the 1904 Herero revolt......[Read More]
The Anti-Slavery Newspaper Editor Murdered By a Mob

The Anti-Slavery Newspaper Editor Murdered By a Mob

Newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in Illinois in 1837 and his death would inspire the abolitionist cause.......[Read More]
Emperor Claudius on Farts

Emperor Claudius on Farts

The buffoonish portrayal of the emperor Claudius includes a proclamation on the freedom to fart.......[Read More]
Disk Left on Moon

Disk Left on Moon

A picture of the one and one-half inch silicon disc which was left on the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts.......[Read More]
This Day in African History: 22 February

This Day in African History: 22 February

A chronicle of events in African history on 22 February.......[Read More]
Ripperologist

Ripperologist

Ripperologist - Definition......[Read More]
Gold Ring

Gold Ring

Gold ring, c. 2nd–4th century A.D. Excavated from Jarintay, Nilqa County, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology......[Read More]
Five Unlikely Members of Congress

Five Unlikely Members of Congress

Unlikely members of Congress in the 1800s included a famous frontiersman, a bare knuckles boxer, a future corrupt politician, and a former president.......[Read More]
President John F. Kennedy's Man on the Moon Speech (Part 7)

President John F. Kennedy's Man on the Moon Speech (Part 7)

On May 25, 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy stood in front of a joint session of Congress and stated that the United States should set as a goal the 'landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth' by the end of the decade.......[Read More]
Fagan Commission and Report

Fagan Commission and Report

What was the Fagan Commission and Report?......[Read More]
Art Nouveau Definition & Characteristics

Art Nouveau Definition & Characteristics

Derived from the French for "new art," Art Nouveau began in the 1890s and quickly spread throughout Europe and the United States. More than a style of art, Art Nouveau introduced new methods of production, such as cast iron and hand-crafting, and a new way of thinking about the world. Art Nouveau en......[Read More]
Hastings Kamuzu Banda Quotes

Hastings Kamuzu Banda Quotes

A selection of quotes by Hastings Kamuzu Banda, first president of Malawi.......[Read More]
A Victim of Changing Needs: USS Illinois (BB-65)

A Victim of Changing Needs: USS Illinois (BB-65)

USS Illinois (BB-65) was the fifth ship of the US Navy's Iowa-class of battleships. Laid down in 1945, construction of USS Illinois was later cancelled.......[Read More]
Schwalbe: Messerschmitt Me 262

Schwalbe: Messerschmitt Me 262

The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the world's first operational jet fighter. A groundbreaking aircraft, the Me 262 entered service in 1944. Though faster than Allied fighters, the Me 262 was not as maneuverable and never appeared in large enough numbers to have an impact on the war.......[Read More]
The United States Constitution - Part 2 – Article 1, Section 1 & 2

The United States Constitution - Part 2 – Article 1, Section 1 & 2

What does Article 1, Section 1 of the US Constitution actually say? This will be the first of many articles on what the Constitution says and what it means in common language!......[Read More]
Characteristics of Italian Renaissance Art

Characteristics of Italian Renaissance Art

Florence is the cradle of Italian renaissance art.Florence catheral image by Johnson Hor from Fotolia.comThe Italian Renaissance began in Florence in the beginning of the 15th century. The term Renaissance comes from the French word for rebirth. This period was a time of upheaval in a.........[Read More]
Malcolm Guthrie

Malcolm Guthrie

A biography of the historical linguist Malcolm Guthrie, professor of Bantu languages and head of the African Department (1952-1970) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Part 1: Early Life and Career......[Read More]
Encyclopedia Entry on Abhidhamma

Encyclopedia Entry on Abhidhamma

This is a 1911 encyclopedia entry on Abhidhamma. Adhidhamma is part of the tradition of Buddhism.......[Read More]
Daemon or Daimon

Daemon or Daimon

Daemon or daimon is s term used by philosophers that came into Christianity as demon.......[Read More]
What Happened at 1968's Very Political Olympic Games?

What Happened at 1968's Very Political Olympic Games?

The 1968 Olympic Games were very exciting. The Olympics were both disrupted by protests and surprised by new techniques in the high jump and long jump.......[Read More]