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Three Men and a Fertility Goddess

Three Men and a Fertility Goddess

They may look like lawn gnomes in cloaks, but the genii culcullati were actually protectors of fertility - and phalloi!......[Read More]
This Day in African History: 1 May

This Day in African History: 1 May

A chronicle of events in African history on 1 May......[Read More]
Battle of Athens

Battle of Athens

Want the fast facts about the Battle of Athens? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.......[Read More]
Wheat

Wheat

The evolution of wheat involves an unusual process of crossbreeding.......[Read More]
Timeline of the Russian Revolutions: 1906 - 1913

Timeline of the Russian Revolutions: 1906 - 1913

Russian Revolution Timeline - Timeline of the Russian Revolution 1906 - 1913......[Read More]
Top 10 Things to Know About Jimmy Carter

Top 10 Things to Know About Jimmy Carter

Learn all about Jimmy Carter with these ten key facts.......[Read More]
A long and violent history of Russia. Peter the Great. Part1

A long and violent history of Russia. Peter the Great. Part1

The early Romanovs were undistinguished rules, but at the close of the 17th century that dynasty gave Russia a Tsar who was as powerful as Ivan the Terrible, yet without Ivan's destructivenes......[Read More]
Battle of Fort Fisher

Battle of Fort Fisher

Want the fast facts about the Battle of Fort Fisher? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.......[Read More]
Greek Plays

Greek Plays

Translations of the plays by Aeschylus (Agamemnon, Choephori, Eumenides, Persians, Prometheus, Seven against Thebes, Suppliants), Aristophanes (Birds, Clouds, Ecclesiazusae, Frogs, Knights, Peace, Plutus, Thesmophoriazusae, Wasps), Sophocles (Ajax, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus, Philoctetes, Trachiniae......[Read More]
Discover the Major Events of William Taft's Life and Presidency

Discover the Major Events of William Taft's Life and Presidency

Learn more about the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft. This biography describes his early childhood through his career before the presidency to his time as president and his retirement.......[Read More]
How did the ancient languages of India and Pakistan evolve?

How did the ancient languages of India and Pakistan evolve?

It is not as simple as what language was spoken in ancient India and Pakistan. Ancient languages evolve, form families, and branches that must be dissected.......[Read More]
Tarleton's Quarter: Battle of Waxhaws

Tarleton's Quarter: Battle of Waxhaws

The Battle of Waxhaws was fought May 29, 1780, during the American Revolution. Advancing from Charleston, Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton attacked an American column at Waxhaws. Defeating the Americans, Tarleton's men controversially continued to attack after they attempted to surrender.......[Read More]
What Were the Main Causes of World War II in the Pacific?

What Were the Main Causes of World War II in the Pacific?

The causes of World War II in the Pacific began following World War I when the Western Powers recognized Japan as a colonial power. In a quest for additional natural resources and to ease population pressure, Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931 and China in 1937. These conflicts were condemned by the We......[Read More]
Sealing the Sounds: Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries

Sealing the Sounds: Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries

The Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries was fought August 28-29, 1861, during the Civil War. Sailing south, Union forces opened the Battle of Hatteras Inlet with the goal of hampering Confederate naval operations and tightening the blockade. The Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries saw Forts Hatteras a......[Read More]
Graves - Robert Graves

Graves - Robert Graves

Basic data on Robert Graves.......[Read More]
Marie-Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette - Biography of Marie-Antoinette Page 2......[Read More]
Two Ships, Two Buildings

Two Ships, Two Buildings

What exactly did Americans learn from the trajedies of 9-11? Among all the lessons and experiences dirived from that dreadful day, here's one lesson most might have missed. An unlikely compar......[Read More]
Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor

The 2,402 soldiers lost and 1,282 who were injured will truly never be forgotten. They are remembered not simply because they gave their lives for our country, but because they took part in an event t......[Read More]
World War I: Opening Campaigns

World War I: Opening Campaigns

With the outbreak of World War I, the European powers began mobilizing their armies. Attacking through Belgium, Germany struck France and after initial success was halted at the Battle of the Marne. In the east, the Russians were defeated by the Germans at Tannenburg, but won a victory over the Aust......[Read More]
History of the Academy Awards

History of the Academy Awards

A look at the 41st Academy Awards ceremony, held on April 14, 1969.......[Read More]