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History To Be Made in Our Capitol's Hall of Statues
Mary McLeod Bethune will have her marble statue placed in Washington's Hall of Statues. Mary looked past the racial divide to educate youth. She became a presence on the national stage advising presidents on racial issues and achieved many milestones during her life.
Saint or Sinner? Known as the Father of California Missions, Father Serra
California has a long and rich history occupied by Indigenous Indians for hundreds of years. The Spanish wanted to spread Christianity and sent Father Serra to establish missions to convert the Indians. The first mission was built in 1769 in San Diego, California.
A Look at the Mughal Empire in India:how Power Was Transferred in the Dynasty
The cardinal rule for Mughal princes was 'Ya Takht, Ya Takhta' (the throne or the funeral pyre). The princes went to battle against their brothers, even their father, to become emperor,
Victoria Woodhull: The First Woman to run for President of the United States
Victoria Woodhull is remembered for many things. She was an activist, spiritualist as well as a successful businesswoman. Woodhull is also the first female to run for president of the United States. She did this in 1872 and ran on the Equal Rights Party ticket.
The Significance of the Nuremburg Trials and How the Nazi Leaders Were Punished
The Nuremberg trials were a watershed in world history and are the benchmark of crimes against humanity
A Dark Day in Scotland; the Clan Macdonald Massacre and Trap of 1692
Over 300 years ago, a night of betrayal, deceit and a trap was when an army of soldiers slaughtered the unsuspecting Clan Macdonald on a winter night in Glencoe. The soldiers ignored the Highlanders' code of hospitality.
How Molasses killed 21 in Deadly Flood
Molasses would never be considered to be harmful to anyone. So who would ever have thought that molasses could flood streets and kill twenty one people in a short time? That is just what happened in Boston in 1919 when a gigantic tower of molasses poured through the streets of Boston.
The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918: A Nightmare Revisited
The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 was the most devastating epidemic in history. Before the pandemic faded away, it would kill between 20 million and 40 million people more than any other outbreak of disease in human history. As we deal with COVID 19 we revisit the nightmare.
The Critical Perspectives of the Educational Aims and Objectives of Our Schools in the Country Today
Despite the pandemic the education agency has become the trailblazer in continuing the education. The agency has remained on track on achieving its aims to every Filipino graduate of basic education.
The Russian Invasion: The German View
There are many books and articles available on operation Barbarossa the German invasion of Russia and most of them conclude that Hitler did not listen to his generals but these are not the facts and it is worth examining what really happened.
Horatio Nelson: Hero of the Royal Navy on the Sea but a Cad on Land
Horatio Nelson was small in stature but a giant for the British Royal Navy. He was successful in paving the control for Britain to rule the seas for over 100 years. Masterful in strategy in numerous battles and revered in Britain.
The Knights Templars: An Elite Fearsome Group Protecting Pilgrims to the Holy Land
Over 900 years ago, the Knights Templar began as a group to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land, accumulated wealth, power and became financial giants only to be betrayed by King Phillip IV of France.
American Military: Indecisive and Manipulated by Politicians Resulting in Defeat in Afghanistan and Vietnam
America the civil authority supersedes the military in all matters. Though it is good in everyday administration but in the real war when the military think tank is sidelined, the result will always be defeat.
Top 10 Most Powerful Earthquakes in History
The largest earthquake ever recorded was the Great Chilean Earthquake of May 22, 1960. This massive 9.5 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Chile, causing a tsunami that destroyed most of southern Chile and damaged Japan.
The Visayan Pirates Who Raided The Song Dynasty China
The time, when China was raided by mysterious tattooed pirates.
Captured Soviet Female Soldiers - How Did the Germans Treat Them?
Soviet Russia threw in almost 1 million woman soldiers into battle against the Germans. This was something the Germans never understood because they could not understand why a woman should be on the front line and their reaction was simply horrific.
Top 25 Historical French Experimental Weapons
The French military had a passion for odd, experimental, and secret devices, and while not all of them were practical and many weren't adopted, they make for fascinating what if questions about military development.
A History of Waterford, Wisconsin
This is a brief history of Waterford, Wisconsin, from its founding in 1836 until 1965. In this article, I show how a settlement on the Fox River in southeastern Wisconsin developed from mills and blacksmith shops to a modern village by the1950s.
The Pirate Queen of China
Piracy has a long history. In different countries of the world, the pirates are born and becomes a nightmare for the sailors. In this league of pirates, who are essentially males, there are some female pirates who are as notorious and fierce like their male counterparts. Ching Shih is one of them.
The Assassination of Caesar Did Not Bring Democracy but Ushered in Autocracy
Julius Caesar was a colossus but many thought he was too autocratic and they conspired to kill him but it led only to a further dictatorship as Octavious Caeser put the nail in the coffin of the conspirators.
On one side 12 thousand Afghani robbers... and on the other side 21 Sikhs
This fight is taught in all the schools of Europe but in our country no one knows it... On one side 12 thousand Afghani robbers... and on the other side 21 Sikhs...
A Look at Efficacy of American Generalship During 3 Wars in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan
After the end of World War II the USA has been involved in 3 major wars in Korea, Vietnam and now Afghanistan. This article discusses the capabilities of the US generals in charge and why they lost all 3 wars.
The movie "Unbroken" is a true story based on Louis Zamperini
Louis Zamperini was a runner in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He was in the Army Air Force During World War II. His plane crashed and he was captured by the Japanese. As a prisoner of war (POW), he was beaten and tortured by the Japanese. Zamperini eventually became a Christian Evangelist.
Heroes of the Deep: The Rescue of the USS Squalus Submarine
The first deep-water rescue in history was 5/23/1939 using the Momsen Bell and the rescue of the crew in 240 feet of water. The USS Squalus sank off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Isle of Shoals, but the courage of the crew and rescuers is one of history.
A Forgotten Tyrant: Pol Pot of Cambodia who Caused 2 Million Deaths
Pol Pot is one of the unique figures of world history. He brought killings and retribution on his own people. Even Adolf Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung did not indiscriminately kill their own people but Pol Pot did.
The Fascinating Mystery of the Dancing Plague
In July 1518, residents of the city of Strasbourg suddenly started dancing themselves to death. And within three months, it claimed 400 victims in the city of Strasbourg. The plague also spread to the Netherlands and Belgium and then stopped suddenly. Why did it happen? No one is certain.
Know the History of Chausath Yogini Temple
If you have interested in mystical information about ancient temples and the history associated with them, then today you will know the history of an ancient temple related to the Kalchuri dynasty of Indian history.
Saint And Sinner: The Fleming Sisters
Both sisters inherited a fortune with The saint, Jane Fleming, Countess of Harrington, and her scandalous sister Seymour Fleming, Lady Worsley were as night and day. Lady Worsley is known for her 27 lovers and a famous trial
What Is the Significance of August Revolution Day in India?
August Revolution Day has a special significance in the history of modern India. The August Revolution was an anti-colonial, anti-racist and anti-capitalist revolution. The August Revolution saw the power to inspire and inspire Indian nationalism.
How the US Armed the Taliban- a Terrorist Organization
The United States can be classified as the biggest supporter of terrorist organizations all over the world either by design or accident
9 Dead Awka-Etiti Traditional Beliefs and Practices
Odunke was one of the most exciting ancient festival of Awka-Etiti people. It was a festival full of amusement, and affluence. I t usually comes up at a convent time suitable for town merriment. It has no basis for religion. Awka had fascinating festivals in the past.
The Fieseler Fi 156 Storch
Fieseler Flugzeugbau began developing the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork) in 1935. The Fi 156 made its first flight on May 24, 1936. The saying went the Storch went wherever the Wehrmacht went. The Fi 156 was used by at least 23 countries.
The Magnificent Amber Room: The Eighth Wonder of the World
The Amber Room is considered the most famous valuable piece of art ever looted by the Nazis after WW II. If found today the value is estimated at 300-500 million dollars. Thus far, it has never been found.
A King's Lost Treasure, Buried 800 Years Ago
A king's treasure worth 70 million dollars buried in the Wash, Norfolk, U.K. Is still buried there beneath years of tides and sand? Could it still be found? Or was it found and never divulged? What a historical find it would be.
Ancient China Lesson Plan: China's Revolutions
This is part 11 of a 12 part a hands-on unit study on China. Dramatize the Great Leap Forward using rice & cake, make jam to learn about steel production, and more while learning about China's Revolutions under Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, & Mao Zedong. Children's book suggestions and video clips.
From the Archives of the World's Best Civilian Awards
Having said that the spirit of patriotism makes us stay alert in the wake of foreign invasion. It also makes sure the everlasting sovereignty, integrity and honor of the country. Those who have the guts to do something astounding for the welfare of their country are awarded with the top civil award.
The Missing Valuable Faberge Eggs
Faberge Eggs were opulent, extravagant, jeweled, and symbolized wealth, power, and self-indulgence worth millions. Fifty Faberge eggs were made exclusively for the Royal Imperial Family of Russia. Eight of the Faberge Eggs are still missing.
Ancient China Lesson Plan: Qing Dynasty
This is part 9 of a 12 part a hands-on unit study on China. Practice Kung Fu, compose Chinese poetry, dramatize the Opium Wars, sketch Pekingese, & more while learning about Ancient Chinese History and the Qing Dynasty. Children's book suggestions and video clips. Chinese New Year ideas.