The Spanish began exploring and conquering Indian civilizations in 1517. The Mayan people fought hard against the Spaniards and it took 20 years for them to conquer them
The Spanish began exploring and conquering Indian civilizations in 1517. The Mayan people fought hard against the Spaniards and it took 20 years for them to conquer them
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was a well known Marxist revolutionary in Argentina. He had a role in the training of the militia armies that repelled the famed Bay of Pigs Invasion. He was captured by the Bolivian forces (assisted by the…
Ancient Egypt began about 3150 BC which is called the Pharaonic Period. The history is split by periods marked by the ruling Pharaoh of the time. There is still much research of the dating going on.
There were 2,974 victims and 19 hijackers were killed on September 11, 2001. Also, it was proven that one person died from lung damage due to smoke inhalation after the attacks. A number of planned suicide attacks on the U.S.…
In the United States, daylight savings time begins on the first Sunday in March when we ‘spring forward’ one hour. It ends on the first Sunday in November when we ‘fall back’ one hour. For more information see here:
The Stock Market, otherwise known as the Great Crash, happened in 1929. The market’s decline speed up on October 24th which was nicknamed Black Thursday.You can find more information here:
D day was one of those events in society deemed necessary and inevitable. After Germany invaded France the only chance to stop them was to invade.
There are many forms of hieroglyphics from all over the world. However, the Egyptians are most commonly talked about when referring to these. For more information look here:
What happened at Tienanmen Square was an event that shocked the world. This was a brutal crackdown by the Chinese government on pro democracy demonstrators.
Acropolis has a Greek origin and means ‘Highest City.’ The Acropolis is related to the Greek cities of Athens, Argos, Thebes, and Corinth.
The Berlin Wall began to fall on November 9th, 1989. It was officially demolished on June 13th, 1990.
The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland at Harlend and Wolff Shipyard. On April 12th, 1912 Titanic set sail on it maiden voyage with 2,200 passengers and crew. To find more information click here:
Concentration camps were created by the Nazis to house all of the ‘dangerous people.’ These were known as labor camps as most of the people within them were worked to death. Many of the others in the camps starved to…
Egyptians made mummies because they seemed to believe that people needed their Earth body when they died. So they preserved the body for the afterlife.
John Paul Jones was born on July 6th, 1747 in Scotland. He was a commander of his on ship by the time he was 21. He died in Paris, France on July 18th, 1792.
The war in Iraq costs around twenty billion dollars a month to continue a war that has gone on seven years. This amounts to a lot for a war that ended 6 years ago.
Christopher Columbus decided to explore in search to find India so that trade with India for spices that they had. Columbus was an Italian explorer and had made four trips to both South America and the Caribbean between the years…
Juan Ponce de Leon lived in Puerto Rico. He was born in San Tervas de Campos, Spain, though. He tried to colonize Florida, which he found, but the Indians there ambushed him and his people upon arrival. Juan Ponce de…
Nelson Mandela the noted leader in the struggle for apartheid in South Africa, was imprisoned for trying to sabotage the apartheid movement. He was imprisoned on June 12, 1964, but was released in 1990. Look here for more information:
The gestapo was the secret police in Germany . They began in 1934. The gestapo worked under Adolf Hitler’s rule and were a part of the Nazi regime.
WWII happened because there were two main aggressor countries attacking and taking over other countries and territories. In Europe, Germany was the catalyst country, while in the Pacific it was Japan that was the aggressor.
The first stapler in recorded history was in the France by the ‘Patent Novelty Mfg Company’ on August 7, 1866. However, on July 24, 1866 was awarded the patent in the USA, making him first.
Charlemagne was the King of the Franks. He lived in Aquitaine and Aachen. He engaged in wars with Italy, Spain, and the whole Saxon region.
The state of Colorado has been inhabited by humans for the last 13,000 years. Colorado was proclaimed a state by Ulysses S. Grant on August 1, 1876, effectively becoming the 38th state to enter the Union.
Women wore long dresses with long sleeves and most dresses covered all the way to the neck and a hat. The men wore suits with long jackets and dress shoes.
World War I was a war pitted Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Italy against Austria-Hungary, the German Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. It occurred between 1914 and 1918.
The weekend that comes after Halloween is when we turn our clocks back by an hour. Technically the first sunday in November we change our clocks.
The tomb of King Tutankhamun was found mostly in tact so what they found in his tomb was of course his money but also all his vast treasure. Over 3500 items were recovered from his tomb.
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and the time zone is the same as most European cities. The time in Berlin is GMT +1 (EST +6). While in Berlin the people work, most of the New Yorkers still sleep.
Kansas is famous for a few things. The most common thought when Kansas is brought up is The Wizard of Oz. This movies main character Dorothy was from Kansas.
The Donner Party is a term used to describe one of the most famous tragedies of the west. Members of the Donner Party were trying to migrate toward the west in hopes of a better life. The travels ended tragically…
Civil disobedience occurs when the citizens of a country refuse to obey it’s laws. By disobeying the law, the people are willing to being incarcerated. Look here for more information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobedience
Captain James Cook was born in 1728 in Yorkshire, England. He died at the age of 50 on February 14, 1779 in Hawaii. He died during a fight with Hawaiians.
On May 8th 1744, construction of the Alamo started. The Alamo is located San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo was built to be a church for the Mission San Antonio de Valero.
The most accurate number is 268 people died at the alamo. There were 189 Texans, Tejanos 9,and Mexicans around 70. The original number of 521 included all casualties, wounded and killed.
The very location implicates the apathy of the other nations. It was at a crossing point in a major city. The City was Krakow South Poland.
Daylight savings time starts the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November. The exception to this is Hawaii and Arizona who are the only two states that do not observe daylight savings time.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He was a prominent activist and leader in the African-American civil rights movement.
Cleopatra was the last pharaoh of Egpyt. She restored and enlarged the Egyptian lands that had been lost by her ancestors and ran Egypt independently.
Malcolm X achieved the publishing of the newspaper call NOI in 1957 and he was the second most sought after speaker in the United States. He led the Unity Rally in Harlem and it was one of the largest civil…
World War I began on June 28th, 1914. It didn’t end until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on November 11th, 1919. The Allied Forces defeated the Ottoman Empire. Over 22.5 million were killed or wounded in action! Look…
Queen Elizabeth 1, died on March 24th, 1603, at the Richmond Palace, in Surrey, England. She was buried at Westminster Abbey, in London, England.
A witch-hunt is the search for witches and witchcraft. If witches or witchcraft were found the accused usually ended up without a fair trial and were lynched or burned to death at stake.
The Titanic is located at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It sank and was found but never brought to the surface. Items from the ship have been retrieved and put into a museum.
One of Nelson Mandela’s most significant accomplishments was the negotiations to end apartheid. Mandela became the first black President in South Africa.
As of November 7, 2009 at 8:46 pm Eastern Standard Time, it is approximately 4:46 in the morning. (In other words, it is 4:46am on Sunday morning).
It is widely believed that Adolf Hitler, psychopath of the 1940s, committed suicide the day after marrying his longtime mistress, Eva Braun. Guess he didn’t believe in divorce.
John Brown was born on May 9, 1800 in Torrington, Connecticut. He lead the Pottawatomie Massacre in 1856 in Bleeding Kansas and was also in the raid at Harper’s ferry.
On October 29th, 1929, Richard Byrd, an explorer, became the first person to fly over the South Pole. It was completed in 18 hours, and 41 minutes.
The famous Spanish conquistador, Hernando Cortes or Hernan Cortes, died of pleurisy which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, commonly cause by infection. He was 62 years old at the time of his death.
The Nile is a major river located in Africa. This is the longest river in the world. This is a major north-flowing river with length over 6650 km.
Hitler was only 5’9. However, if you consider his opinion of the perfect Aryan race, they were tall, blond haired and blue eyed. Makes you wonder if he felt inferior to the race which he was trying to create?
There were many things that were found in King Tut’s tomb. The entrance to the tomb itself was said to have been made with a wall of gold. One of the most famous items extracted from the tomb is the…
The Egyptian population, like many other Arab/Middle Eastern populations, love to play football (or soccer, as Americans term it). However, although football is a highly popular game (and probably the one most people watch in the international arena), other sports…
Ireland was invaded by the Celts around 500 BC. In 1949, The Republic of Ireland was founded officially. It then gained its independence from Britain.
R&B; is the most popular form of black music today throughout the world. It got it’s start from the blues and the gospel music of the old south.
The Spartans were a militant sub-group of Greeks hailing from the kingdom of Sparta which are for their loyality and fierce fighting prowess. 300 of them once held off thousands of Persian invader.
While many girls claimed to be the ‘lost’ princess Anastasia of the Romanov family, DNA evidence has negated all of their claims. Most likely, Anastasia was killed along with the rest of her family during the Bolshevik revolution.
King Tut was buried under a workman’s hut in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. King Tut was much more famous dead as a mummy than he was alive. Look here for more information:
The country of the Pyramids, Egypt is in Africa. It is 2 hrs ahead of GMT and does not observe daylight saving. It’s tropical climate is suitable to grow Cocoa Beans. It is 11.59 AM on friday morning now.
To find an obituary you can start by looking in the newspaper. If it is an older obituary you can visit your library to look at the newspaper archives. There are also online resources that you can use. You can…
Contrary to popular belief, not EVERYTHING was made in China. There have, however, been some chinese inventions that you can’t even imagine being without now! Think of gunpowder and/or fireworks, pasta/noodles, kites and even paper!!You can find more information here:
The years that were the Middle Ages cover roughly a millennium beginning in the fifth century through the sixteenth century. It is commonly dated from the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Look here for more information:
The war on Iraq started in March of 2003. But their was talk about attacking Iraq way before the attack in 2003, since their was talk about Iraq being involved in the September 11, 2001 attack. Which was not true.
Hernando Cortez was a famous Spanish explorer. Hernando Cortez was given funding by Peru, Spain, and rumored to have also received funding from Cuba to explore the Caribbean islands as well as many portions of the western portion of Florida.
The Chicago fire lasted for 3 days. It started on October 8, 1871 until October 10, 1871. The fire destroyed 4 square miles in Chicago and it killed hundreds of people.
It seems as if Hernando Cortez just died of natural causes. He was born 1485 in Spain and died in December, 1547. In those days people did not live as long as we do now. So, he lived to be…
The Vietnam War, or Peace Action, started on September 26, 1954 and continued until April 30, 1975. The United States began sending troops in the 50’s. It is estimated that 2.5 million people on both sides were killed.
Giza (you know, that famous place with the pyramids), is located in Egypt, which is in Africa. It’s on the west bank of the Nile river and is known for the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Giza.
The word subsequent essentially means afterward, or following. For example, ‘My hard drive crashed, and as a subsequent disaster, I lost all of my files.’ Which, subsequently speaking, I hope this never happens to you or your files.
At one point the Roman Empire was split in two parts. The east and the west and the west side lasted a little longer. The east lasted until 476 and the west lasted until 1453.
Rosa Parks attended Alabama State College. She was civil rights activist and is known for refusing to give up seat on a public bus to a white person.
Daylight savings time in 2008 started on Sunday March 9th. Clocks are set one hour forward when daylight savings time begins. On Sunday November 2nd 2008, daylight savings time ended. Clocks are set one hour back when daylight savings time…
Romania, France, Russia, Germany, England, Italy, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and there were a lot more. It was real tribal conflict taking place.
Francisco Pizarro was assassinated at the age of 7o by his enemies in Peru. He was killed in the 1500’s by a group of armed people that supported his rival.
This is how some of the pyramids were built. Amenhotep is credited as being the first to stack mastabas on top of each other creating an edifice and decreasing in size as it went up affecting a step like series.…
Nat King Cole died of lung cancer on February 15, 1965 at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, California. He died at the age of 45 years old.
Trebuchets and catapults are great history and physics projects. Step-by-step instructions on how to make working scale models of these siege engines can be purchased online. Look here for more information:
Samuel de Champlain the French navigator and explorer was born around 1567 and died in Quebec in 1635 from a stroke. He was around 55 years of age.
There are so many things that you can build from food to houses. You can build many things right from items you already have in your possession. You can find more information here:
Sir Francis Drake is a famous English explorer who made a number of expeditions to Antarctica and the South Pole. In fact, the route that he took at the tip of South America is now called the Drake Passage.
The biggest pyramid in Egypt is Pyramid of Khufu at Giza and it is the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Also, it is one of the seven wonders of the world.
The very same place our soldiers are walking today. Ancient Babylon is Iraq. The borders were a little different then but, they held a lot of sway in world affairs.
Coretta Scott King is the widow of Martin Luther King Jr.. She is an American author, activist and civil rights leader. She became active in the Women’s Movement.
The gilded age was a period in American history that lasted through the 1870s. During this period of American history, political and financial corruption was vast and widespread within government.
Hirohito, who is also known as Emperor Showa, was the reigning ruler of Japan from December 25, 1926 until the time of his death on January 7, 1989 at the age of 87. He was married to Princess Nagako Kuni…
Standard time begins each year at 2 am on the first Sunday of Novemember. Move your clocks back one hour at the resumption of standard time.
Joseph Lister was a English surgeon who introduced the surgical sterile techniques. This process sterilizes surgical instruments in order to avoid contamination.
There were many factors involved involved with for the start of the cold war. The most common one was issues in their military as well as politics.
During the 1990’s the mobile phones, satellite phones, CD burners, digital cameras, the DVD, iMac computers, and Windows NT were invented.
The iron curtain was a line drawn to seperate Europe, at the end of World War II. Later the Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Iron Curtain. The Iron Curtain split up Europe so that each could have their…
Athens is the capital and most popular city in Greece. It is founded on the southern part of the country, in the southern part of Europe.
The catapult was first invented by the Chinese or in the Middle East. A shadouf is what most catapults were inspired by and they have been around since the beginning of time. You can find more information here:
Prisoners eat whatever foods are the cheapest. The don’t get quality foods and are often given foods high in starches. They eat foods that are easy to mass produce and don’t get many fresh foods at all. The food in…
A bunch of the wealthy ruling in Europe who did not know how to share started the war. They can blame a state or nation but, they are people without the wealth to commit to such atrocities.
The manhattan project is one of the all time secret programs that changed the course of the world. This is the project that started during World War two that built the atomic bomb.
An atomic bomb is a bomb that requires for chain reactions resulting in the nuclear fission of Plutonium atoms in order for their to be an explosion.
In the year 1542, Spanish explorer, Hernando De Soto, became ill from a fever and never recovered. His death came on the night of May 21, 1542. Poor De Soto died without ever finding the treasure he was seeking.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say aliens did not build the pyramids. As miraculous as they are, it would have taken 20,000 to 30,000 workers most likely slaves to build the pyramids.
Susan B. Anthony dedicated her life to the woman’s suffrage movement in which she founded in 1869. She wrote the Susan B Anthony amendment in 1878 which later became the nineteenth amendment that gave women the right to vote.
1955. It lasted over a year and was an act that consolidated the American Civil Rights movement. It was the first nail in ‘segregation’s’ coffin.
Gandhi’s biggest belief was non violence. He started non violent protests in South Africa for the rights of all Indians and was successful. He then started non violent protests to free India from Britain control and was again successful. Gandhi…
George Dewey was a high ranking officer in United States Navy. George’s rank was an admiral. George was known for fighting in the Battle of Manila Bay.
Napoleon came into power by staging a coup d’etat in 1799 and made himself the First Consul of France. Five years later he was named Emperor by the French Senate.
The seven wonders of the world are broken up, to ancient, modern and medieval, but here is the list of the most common.Great Pyramid of GizaHanging Gardens of BabylonStatue of Zeus at OlympiaTemple of Artemis at EphesusMausoleum of Maussollos at…
Auschwitz is actually a place. It was the largest concentration camp in Poland during the holocaust. Well over a million people were brutally killed at Auschwitz.
The Boston Massacre, in which five civilians were killed by British troops, happened on March 5th, 1770. The aftermath of the indecent inspired rebellion in some British American colonies, eventually culminating in the American Revolution.
Some fun facts about what things cost in 1947 include average pay per year was $2,850, a new house cost $6,600, and gasoline was .15 cents a gallon. A loaf of bread was .13 cents. For more information, look here:
Paul Slayton, also known as Paul Wall, was born on March 11, 1981 in Houston, Texas. He is a 28 year old American rapper who has released four studio albums since 2004. Look here for more information:
The Stamp Act was brought about in 1765 and was enforced by British Parliament. This act taxed paper materials that would support the troops and services in the New World.
Captain James Cook was a sailor and an explorer. He explored the Pacific in the 1700’s and charted most of the islands in the Pacific. He is one of the most famous naval explorers.
Adolf Hitler was a bad man he killed over 6 million European Jews during the Holocaust. He also killed people of other groups such as the Catholics, Soviet citizens, ethnic Poles, homosexuals, people with disabilities, and many other religious and…
Many countries experience a civil war. The term simply means a war within an established country. The American Civil War, for example, was fought in the United States, mainly in the south. Battles occurred from the mid-west to Pennsylvania. However,…
A catapult works because the gears and rope create a winch mechanism that winds up tightly. When the rope is released it launches an object into the air preferably at something. Look here for more information:
The Alamo was built as a church for Mission San Antonio de Valero. The Alamo was constructed by Spanish Franciscan friars. They hoped to persuade the local Indians to follow Christianity.
Vasco De Gama was commissioned by King Manuel I of Portugal to find an oceanic route to ‘the east,’ which in his case meant India. De Gama eventually became the viceroy from Portugal to India.
Frank Epperson was born in 1894 in San Francisco. He was eleven years old when he invented the Popsicle. He first called his invention The Eppsicle.
The first telephone worked by sound giving off waves into electrical signals, and electrial signals into sound waves. Alexander Graham Bell was teh first to be awarded a patent for the telephone.
Jesse James was an infamous American gang leader and outlaw of organized crime. Jesee James was famous for his atrocious attacks upon American soldiers out in the west, as well as for brutal robberies throughout the area as well.
John Hancock was born on January 23, 1737 in Quincy, Massachusetts. John Hancock was the President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Look here for more information:
The Russian Revolution was a revolution that too place in the year of 1917 in Russia. This revolution took place due to civil unrest and led to the world’s very first Communist govenment.
The Spanish conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, was born in 1510 in Salamanca, Spain and died in Mexico City in September of 1554.
The term Americanism could refer to English spoken in the United States. It could also refer to customs, and characteristics of the United States.
Siege means to take over or block. If something is under siege, that means that it is under attack by some other force. To siege something is to take by force.
The location of the ancient city of Troy is in Turkey but the ruins in the area are numerous and seem to be a few different cities. No one is sure which is the actual city of Troy.
Czar Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. He lived from 1868 – 1918. It was under the rule of Czar Nicholas that the mobilization of Russia in 1914 took place. It was a fatal mistake leading into World…
The first pharaoh of Egypt was name Narmar which he also went by the name Menes. He was the pharaoh of the Old Kingdom and he also founded the first capital of Egypt called Memphis, named after him. You can…
The Rubicon river is located in northern Italy. It flows from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea, through the Emilia-Romagna region, between the towns on Cesena and Rimini.
Hernan cortez is a famous spanish conquerer or explorer depending on how you interpret it. He is known as the guy the infamous Sea of Cortez was named after.
Holocaust concentration camps, often called death camps, were located throughout Europe in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, in fact most of the occupied countries. They used the railways for easy transportation. Look here for more information:
The Titanic left from Newfoundland in 1912 before it hit an iceberg in the Atlantic and sank. Prior to Newfoundland it did leave Europe from Southampton in Southern England.
The Roman Empire was one of the largest empires in the entire world. It collapsed in the year of 1453 with the death of the empire’s ruler, Constantine XI and the capture of the area known as Constantinople, which is…
While it is not confirmed, it is thought that John Cabot reached America in 1498 on a large expedition. During his lifetime, John Cabot explored Canada’s coastline and named several of the islands and capes.
The French revolution began in the year 1789. It is widely accepted by many historians that it was the first modern revolutionary war of its time.
Ptolemy was a number’s man, well not quite. He was a scientist and a mathematician. Oh, he was also an astronomer, you could say he was a jack of many trades.
Daylight Savings will begin on November 1st, 2009. It changes on a different date each year. We will set our clocks back one hour. This is done to conserve our fuel and natural resources. Don’t forget to change it or…
The domino effect means that one thing leads to another. It is much like dominoes that are lined up and standing on end. When the first one falls, it knocks over the second, which knocks over the third, and so…
The 13th Amendment was created to end slavery and involuntary servitude. The amendment was adopted on December 6, 1865. This amendment was the first of the Reconstruction Amendments after the Civil War.
Greece is known mainly for its ancient culture. Much mythology is rooted in Greece. Such myths as that of Medusa, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hercules.
Lies and rumors of war. The Book talked about it. They never even threw a rock at the United States. They did not invade anywhere or anyone. Strategic interest.
Wow! When you actually think back to how telephones were as compared to now it boggles the mind. From the wall phone with the turn crank, to the heavy black desk model with a rotary dial to cordless, pushbutton technology,…
In April of 1912, the Titanic set out on her maiden voyage, but four days into that voyage, she hit an iceberg and sank less than three hours later. You can read more about it on the web or at…
She was the author of the VERY controversial, anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852. Some say she was the reason the Northern states got so upset and riled up about slavery, and part of the reason fro the Civil…
Jessie Jackson is a number of things over the course of his life. He was a civil rights activist, a Baptist Minister, a politician who bid a number of times for the US presidency, but never succeeded.
Most people would consider middle age to begin somewhere around your mid to late thirties. There is no set age however and they say thirty is the new twenty.
The huge pyramids in Egypt were made out of a combination of granite and limestone rock. Some of the larger pyramids contain over one million stones!
The Vietnam War started as communism started to expand throughout Vietnam. The communist North Vietnam was supported by their communist supporters. The South Vietnamese were supported by those who opposed the communist movement.You can find more information here:
While the Hindu people measured time by the position of the stars, the Egyptian people used a device known as a water clock to measure time. The amount of water that the clock contained was dependent upon the time.
They think that Leif Ericson was born 970 AD and died in 1020 AD. He was a Norse explorer that is accredited for being the first European to discover North America. Did you know that October 9th is Leif Ericson…
World War 2 was started due to Germany downsizing of military. And then Hitler had power, and he talked about overturning the Treaty of Versailles