W.E.B. Du Bois - Important Figures in US History
One of the greatest African-American intellectuals to ever live died in Ghana in 1963 after becoming disillusioned with his...
Poles (Polacy): Cultures Of The World
This Western Slavic group gives the nation of Poland its name.
What Is The United Nations?
An in-depth look into arguably the world's most powerful and important multinational entity.
Samuel de Champlain: Explorers Of The World
"The Father of New France" was a cartographer, navigator, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, soldier, chronicler and French explorer in the 1600s.
First Countries To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Nationally
Dated by full national recognition nationwide, the Dutch were trailblazers in the modern era recognition of same-sex marriages.
The Battle of Wilson's Creek: The American Civil War
Also known as the Battle of Oak Hills, this Confederate victory was the first major battle west of the Mississippi River in the War Between the...
Mahmadou Issoufou, President of Niger - World Leaders in History
Incumbent President of Niger, and leading figure in the Parti Nigerien pour la Democratie et le Socialisme-Tarayya (PNDST).
The United Nations - International Organizations in History
Maintaining peace, security, health, and humanitarianism around the globe is the name of the game for this multinational entity.
Thomas de Torquemada - Important Figures In World History
Torquemada ushered in one of the saddest episodes in the annals of humanity: the Spanish Inquisition.
Countries That Smoke The Most Cigarettes
Extrapolations from WHO and CIA Factbook data indicate scary smoking trends in certain parts of the world.
Pharaoh Ramses II - Monarchs of the World
One of the last great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt outlived many of his 150+ children and 200+ wives!
Jean-Jacques Dessalines of Haiti - World Leaders in History
While a Haitian national hero to some, to others Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a genocidal maniac.
William Ewart Gladstone - Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom
Gladstone led his nation to take leaps and bounds in expanding British voting rights and educating its young people.
Yale University - Educational Institutions Around the World
One of the top universities in the world in numerous courses of study, Yale has educated numerous U.S. leaders and brilliant minds in a variety of...
Countries With The Largest Muslim Population In The World
Islam is the world's 2nd largest religion, and more than 1 in every 8 Muslims live in the island nation of Indonesia.
Meriwether Lewis - Famous Explorers of the World
First in command of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at the turn of the 19th Century.
The Battle of Glorieta Pass: The American Civil War
Confederate and Union troops fought in this most important battle in the New Mexico Territory of the US Civil War.
Laval University - Educational Institutions Around the World
The second oldest institution of higher education to be established in North America.
Lyndon B. Johnson - US Presidents in History
Following Kennedy's assassination, Johnson's Presidency was highlighted by both the controversial Vietnam War and generally popular social reforms.