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Currently, Pacquiao is the WBC Super Welterweight World Champion and WBO Welterweight World Champion (Super Champion). He is also currently rated as the "number one" pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by several sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports and About.com.
Published by Ron Siojo 92 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 6 comments
The gunslingers of the Old West have become as famous as any figures in American history. In fact, names like Jessie James, Wyatt Earp, and Billy the Kid are more easily recognizable that the names of many U.S. Presidents. They have come to represent not just the period during which the Wild West was “won,” they represent the pioneering spirit that was needed to tame a land fraught with countless inherent dangers.
Published by James R. Coffey 92 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +17 votes | 13 comments
A brief history on Galileo Galilei, the father of modern physics.
Published by Inforead 92 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +3 votes | 2 comments
The origins of the "Star Spangled Banner" written by Francis Scott Key.
Published by Pat Bartels 94 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 1 comments
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a poet, critic and philosopher. Author of Rime of the Ancient Mariner, he started the English Romantic movement, along with his close friend William Wordsworth. Coleridge is perhaps one of the more overlooked of the romantics, despite his importance in the field. His output is not as productive as others during the period, but still vital none the less. Here is his life.
Published by Drake Delamer 96 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +3 votes | 0 comments
As any woman and mother, Queen Elizabeth II was proud, but more anxious about the safety of her son Edward who was serving in the Falklands war, one would say, than she was with the situation with Michael Fagan. That situation could have lead to her assassination because of a security breach at Buckingham Palace.
Published by carol roach 96 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 4 comments
Queen Elizabeth II was born, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926. When Queen Elizabeth was born, Britain was a mighty world power. It was the heyday of colonization and Britain had colonies all over the world. By 1922, Britain had colonized approximately a quarter of the world, presiding over a population of 458 million people. Which is quite impressive when you think of how small Britain is in land mass.
Published by carol roach 96 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 9 comments
Alfred Russel Wallace is a British naturalist, born in Usk in Wales. He schooled at Hertford Grammar School.
Published by Godwill 96 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +6 votes | 3 comments
Post World War II The years after the war was troublesome with the Irish independence and Indian Nationalism issues. Despite, the growing social unrest, Queen Mary advised her husband on political matters and maintained and air of calm and dignity all the way through her public appearances.
Published by carol roach 97 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +10 votes | 5 comments
Though the young Queen was very fond of lord Melbourne his influence on her had severe consequences. The closeness of the couple was not accepted in Victorian times.
Published by carol roach 97 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 10 comments
The young Alexandrina Victoria was born in 1909. She was the only child of Maria Louisa of Saxe Coburg, the sister of King Leopold of Belgium and Edward Duke of Kent, the 4th son of King George III. Victoria was named Alexandrina in honor of her godfather, Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Victoria lost her father at the age of 8 months old, so without her real father the young girl was taken under the wing of Sir John Conroy, a young Irish officer who was a substantial influence in her life. He w...
Published by carol roach 97 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 8 comments
The Art and Skill of Charles Dickens Dickens published a lot of his earlier work under his pen name “Boz”
Published by Johnny Dod 97 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +29 votes | 13 comments
In this series, we will try to learn who Robert Smithson is, why he is said to be such an important figure today, and what he choose to exploit in the medium known as land art (a variety of landscape art).
Published by Kyapa 100 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Biography of Oscar Wilde
Published by Fizz Pop 105 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 2 comments
the poet John Keats: a biography
Published by Espi 107 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +3 votes | 6 comments
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