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...
Thomas de Torquemada - Important Figures In World History
Torquemada ushered in one of the saddest episodes in the annals of humanity: the Spanish Inquisition.
Which Countries Smoke the Most Cigarettes?
Extrapolations from WHO 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.
Sir Walter Raleigh - Famous Explorers of the World
Introducing New World crops to, and claiming lands for, England, Sir Walter Raleigh was a favorite in the English court for some time, until being...
Countries With The Most Emigrants Living Abroad
India, Russia, and Mexico are close contenders for having the most former residents dwelling in foreign lands today.
US States With The Largest Native American Populations
Western States dominate the list of those in the US with the most Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, excluding Pacific Islanders.
30 Countries Hosting The Most Immigrants
The United States has the highest immigration population in the world, while Russia is a distant second
Vasco de Gama - Famous Explorers of the World
Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovered a sea route that facilitated the spice trade between India and Portugal.
Biography of Augustus: The First Roman Emperor
The adopted son of Julius Caesar, Augustus turned what was not long before him the Roman Republic into a powerful global empire.
Thomas Boni Yayi, President of Benin - World Leaders in History
Though he has been threatened with violence and coups, for the most part Yayi is considered a good leader by his people.