Although no president has left the country untouched by his own politics and beliefs, Lincoln went further than most in creating the changes that he believed in, and even though his legacy was already
Face jugs are whimsical pieces of pottery art well known for their funny faces implanted into traditional pottery jugs. Folklore has it that the ugly faces on the jugs were originally designed to scare children away from the moonshine that the jug contained. You may wonder why someone would want su
New York City was originally New Amsterdam. These seven interesting facts can help you learn more about this colonial Dutch port city.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch artist who revolutionized the European art scene in the late 1800s. Van Gogh's style became what we now refer to as post-Impressionism. Van Gogh used vigorous brush strokes and thick paint. His brother, Theo, was an art dealer in France and sold his brother's
Richard Montgomery was a career soldier who served as a major general during the American Revolution. After service in the French & Indian War with the British, Montgomery moved to America. Leading American forces at the Battle of Quebec, Montgomery was killed in the assault.
In this paper, there is tried to look at the relationship between Iranians and the Shiite religion, also to Iranians' role in the growth and consolidation of that religion. And how was that t
Did the decade-long war in Afghanistan bring down the Soviet Union? Learn more about the historical controversy here.
What happened to the many men who killed Caesar? Here are the stories of the most important of the numerous guys who bumped off Julius.
Check out these quotes from Rutherford B. Hayes, the nineteenth president of the United States.
The 2000 Summer Games in Sydney began with an impressive opening ceremony that highlighted Australian history from the aboriginal people to the settlers of the outback.
Sri Lanka's bloody civil war lasted more than 25 years, and claimed up to 100,000 lives before it ended in 2009.
Legendary Greek Mothers. Helen of Troy, Jocasta, Clytemnestra, Andromache, Agave, Alcmene and Penelope were among the most famous of the legendary Greek mothers.
President Ford meet with George Harrison and Billy Preston in the Oval Office.
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was the French artist who fathered the Impressionist movement in art. Monet was the rebellious son of a marine supply store owner who often found himself in trouble for painting the locals without their permission. Monet's rebelliousness, however, would eventually bloom into
Newly independent African states came into being in the midst of the Cold War, at a time when foreign support could be easily tapped, by leaders and rebels.