The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga: The American Revolutionary War
Ethan Allen and his Vermont "Green Mountain Boys" militia worked alongside Benedict Arnold in this Continental victory.
The Battle of Harlem Heights: The American Revolutionary War
Despite being Washington's first major victory in this war, subsequent changes left the Continental army vulnerable.
The Romanian People - Cultures of the World
A historically agricultural society with roots in Ancient Rome and Dacia, the peoples of the Romanian lands can count many cultural contributions...
The Siege of Mafeking: The Second Boer War
This battle made many British and local citizens into "heroes" to their allies in their conflict with the Boer settlers.
The Siege of Pilsen: The Thirty Years' War
This was the first major battle of a decades-long conflict nominally between Protestant and Catholic states in Europe.
The Battle of Princeton: The American Revolutionary War
With the second New Jersey victory in a matter of weeks, beliefs in a possible Continental victory over the British grew
Alexander the Great - World Leaders in History
Perhaps the best known imperial conqueror in history, this Macedonian Emperor was a tactical genius who founded twenty cities.
The Iroquois - Native Cultures of North America
Actually a collection of peoples, the Iroquois Confederacy was among the most formidable Native American groups during early European colonization.
The Battle of Monmouth: The American Revolutionary War
Though there was no clear winner, this battle did much to increase the courage of American Continental Army soldiers.
Anthrax Facts - Diseases of the World
The subject of much controversy in 2001, anthrax is actually mostly non-lethal and contagious only from farm animals.
Common Raven Facts: Animals of Europe
An incredibly intelligent and adaptable bird, ravens have managed to survive just about every climate and threat pitted against them.
Richard Nixon - US Presidents in History
Though Nixon stabilized relations with the USSR and China, his political activities within the US were highly controversial.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord: The American Revolutionary War
These two sites of conflict stand in history as the first armed battles of the American Revolution.
Zheng He - Famous Explorers of the World
Originally named Ma He, Zheng He became a highly influential explorer and representative of Ming Dynasty China.
Harvard University - Educational Institutions around the World
The oldest university in what would become the United States, Harvard has a world-renowned reputation today.
Valentina Tereshkova - Famous Explorers of the Universe
Known best as the first woman to go to space, Tereshkova has also been a major advocate for women's equality both in Russia and worldwide.
Andrew Johnson - US Presidents in History
In contrast to the positive legacy left by Abraham Lincoln before him, the 17th US President is remembered as being the first to ever be impeached.
Charles Mason - Important Figures in US History
Though he is best known for his contribution in delineating the Mason-Dixon line, Charles Mason was also a successful scientist and geographer.
Calvin Coolidge - US Presidents in History
The second of three Republican Presidents between the world wars, Coolidge was only the Vice-President until President Harding's sudden death.