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George Washington was the first president of the United States and considered one of the best. George Washington is a much-admired person in many respects. As the first president of the United States, he set the course upon which the current three-branch (read entire article)
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King George III, who suffered from porphyria, a maddening disease, was born in 1738 to Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta.(read entire article)
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King Ludwig II of Bavaria, named after his grandfather, was born in Nymphenburg Castle outside Munich on August 25, 1845 and was the eldest son of King Maximillian II and Queen Marie.(read entire article)
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Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, cartographer, engineer, scientist and inventor in the 15th century. Yet, despite his genius, he referred to himself as "senza lettere" (the illiterate, the man without letters).(read entire article)
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Vlad Tepes or Dracula was born in 1431, in the fortress of Sighisoara, Romania. His father was the military governor of Transylvania and a member of the Order of the Dragon.(read entire article)
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The long past Egyptian civilization is a great one, and you will be hard pressed to find someone to who will think otherwise.(read entire article)
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It was on January 1, 1776 that the Continental army was restructured and adjusted according to a Congressional resolution which heralded American forces to the command of George Washington.(read entire article)
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Mark Twain once said, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great."(read entire article)
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William Lyons Mackenzie King not only holds the honour of being Canada's longest serving Prime Minister (1921-1930, 1935-1948), he also holds the distinction of becoming Canada's first official Canadian citizen in 1947.(read entire article)
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When you think of Italy, it's nearly impossible to not think of the past. It is rich and complex starting from before ancient Roman times, continuing on through the turbulence of fascism, and finally ending with today's modern country.(read entire article)
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Often we have to look to our past to understand our future. Considered one of the first great civilizations, Greek culture is studied in depth. This brings us to the subject of the practical attire of the people.(read entire article)
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Rome has been synonymous with mythology since the birth of civilisation. Few places around the world conjure such colourful legends. Since the dawn of time itself, Rome has appeared to have had a say in almost everything that has occurred.(read entire article)
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1865 "Abe, you're gonna love 'Our American Cousin'" It's unclear who suggested President Lincoln go to the theater on April 14, but whoever recommended the idea wasn't necessarily wrong(read entire article)
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The American Civil War took place in 1861 to 1865 in the southern United States; also in eastern, central and southwestern regions. The outcome of this bloody civil battle was the defeat of the seceding CSA.(read entire article)
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Ancient Rome was the dominant power for hundreds of years and left a mark on the word. The ancient Roman Coliseum is the single structure that most exemplifies this fact.(read entire article)
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The modern Olympics we see are often held up as a continuation of the first games. While the basic idea of sporting events is common to both, there is much that is different.(read entire article)
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Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7. Their "old new year" is a week later, on January 14. It is all Julius Caesar's fault!(read entire article)
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Given their noble role in most Hollywood movies, you might be surprised to find the discussion of the Samurai is a somewhat controversial area, particularly as to how the Samurai actually acted.(read entire article)
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The Volstead Act or (Prohibition act) took effect in 1920, in several states across america laws were already in place to try and stop the consumption of alcohol, these laws were in effect before the 18th amendment (Volstead Act, Prohibition act) was pass(read entire article)
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When the working day is over and you have spare time to sit in the living room in front of the TV with a cup of hot chocolate, we think about the events that happen during the day and the things that we didn't manage to do.(read entire article)
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Japan is often thought of as a very formal, polite society. While this is true in modern times, the Japanese feudal periods were anything but. The feudal periods in Japan took place from the 12th through 19th centuries, and it marked an important period(read entire article)
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Alexander the Great. The name alone inspires images of a man with a massive army at his back, his face laden with both the burden and the right to sweep the world and bring it under his rule.(read entire article)
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While the usual expectation is that we are simple-minded enough to be caught up in the mass-media tsunami created by "The Da Vinci Code," now a movie starring Tom Hanks, so that we might all the better assist Hollywood in carting off its share of megabuck(read entire article)
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From romantic visions of gladiators to the mysteries of the Da Vinci Code and the Roman Catholic Church, no city is more interesting than Rome.(read entire article)
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Often called the sinking city, Venice is a wonderful place to spend a few weeks walking up and down little alleys. To truly enjoy the city, however, one needs to know how it came to be. Italy is one of the most interesting countries in all of Europe. T(read entire article)
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June 21 is always the 172nd day of the year, unless it's a leap year in which it is the 173rd day of the year. This is on a Gregorian calendar, which leaves 193 days remaining until January 1st, where a new year begins.(read entire article)
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The guillotine was first put to lethal use on April 25, 1792, at 3:30 PM, in Paris at the Place de Greve on the Right Bank of the Seine.(read entire article)
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The future of the young United States looked bleak as the summer of 1814 entered its final weeks. The "Second War for American Independence," often called the "War of 1812," had taken a perilous turn for the upstart Americans.(read entire article)
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The deadliest shipwreck in American history happened in 1865 just after the end of the Civil War, a few miles north of Memphis, Tennessee.(read entire article)
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The men of ancient Greece are well known, from Hercules to Alexander the Great. Greek women are rarely mentioned and one has to wonder why?(read entire article)
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