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The Negro always had to struggle harder than his white counterpart to succeed. Thus when an Afro-American makes it to the top echelons of any field he deserves greater accolades.One man who has risen from poverty to a respected position in education is Norman Francis. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1931 and grew up like the majority of Afro Americans as a poor and underprivileged child
Published by Madan G Singh 52 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
David Cordingly is universally recognized as an authority on pirates and has written numerous books on this subject. He is a man whose life is immersed in the study of pirates and their deeds. David Cordingly was born on 5 December 1938. Right from his childhood he was interested in the sea and at a young age learnt to sail.
Published by Madan G Singh 54 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 1 comments
A quick look into the life and career of Ryan Reynolds so far. Starting out as an actor in Vancouver, Canada, Ryan made the move to Hollywood in 1996, but success didn't come overnight. Van Wilder boosted Ryan Reynold's career so that he made the list of young rising actors of that year. More movies followed...
Published by Inforead 58 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Bapsi Sidwa is a Parsi, a microscopic minority in Pakistan, who follow the Zoroaster religion. This helps as the strict Islamic code does not apply to the Parsi community and accordingly Bapsi Sidwa could flourish as a writer. A study of her biography shows that she made most of the opportunities that came her way.
Published by Madan G Singh 58 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived an incredible, yet tragic, life. He composed and performed many well-known classical pieces that have withstood the test of time.
Published by Bella Delanna 89 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 5 comments
Interesting facts about Carl Sagan. Learn some unusual facts about the famous cosmologist.
Published by Matt 89 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 4 comments
Anne Hutchinson was arrested and put on trial for explaining her church beliefs to others. She was found guilty and put under house arrest.
Published by Jamie Lewison 89 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Five strange facts about Winston Churchill. "The man who saved England" had some unusual quirks!
Published by Matt 89 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +6 votes | 4 comments
Mahatma Gandhi was a political hero and a spiritual leader of the 20th century. Indians call him the Father of the Nation.
Published by revuu 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +17 votes | 8 comments
It was the 2nd of December, 1859, when John Brown, a white American Abolitionist, was hanged, after the failed attempt on the raid of HarperÂ’s Ferry. Two days after the initial raid started, Brown and his men were surrounded by the United States Marines, commanded by Colonel Robert E. Lee. In the aftermath of the assault, BrownÂ’s men killed four people, and wounded nine.
Published by RyanHill 93 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
The dangers of fortune telling. The stories of Oedipus, Jesus, and Krishna.
Published by Nora K Anthony 94 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Perhaps no one has affected the sciences like Charles Darwin, the author of The Origin of Species and the founder of evolution. His five-year expedition on the HMS Beagle changed the world and science as we know it.
Published by Heath Bertram 97 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +3 votes | 1 comments
Davy Crockett and his Coonskin cap gone again. On Thursday, March 18, 2010 the world lost Davy Crockett again. Fess Parker; known for his portrayal of Alamo icon Davy Crockett in the mid-50s Disneyland TV Productions series of the same name joins other well-known Baby Boomer stars. He died of natural causes at his home in California.
Published by Joel Howald 98 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
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