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With President's Day rapidly approaching I though it would be a nice idea to take a look at some of past presidents in honor of the day. Everyone hears about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and even J.F.K. during presidents day but everyone seems to gloss over the rest. I would like to focus a bit on Dwight D. Eisenhower and share some facts about his life and his presidency.
Published by Rae Morvay 58 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 0 comments
Do you know who composed the song White Christmas, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Easter Parade and God Bless America? One of the most famous composers and lyricists of popular music in the world is Irving Berlin. His life story is one of the greatest rag-to-riches stories in the world.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 0 comments
Confucius is probably the most famous men in Chinese history. He did not invent and discover great things but his teachings made him famous not only in China but in the whole world. Confucius set standards that are still admired today. Here are some of the most interesting and important facts about Confucius.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +6 votes | 3 comments
One of the most famous and daring navigators in world history is Christopher Columbus. He is the person responsible for the discovery of the Americas, a huge land mass unknown to the Europeans before. Columbus was one of the few navigators during his time who believes that the East can be reached by sailing west because he believes that the Earth is round.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 64 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +10 votes | 0 comments
The Greek philosopher Aristotle is one of the most popular men in the world. He is well-known from the Ancient time, through the Middle Ages and even up to the Modern Ages. He contributed widely in many subjects especially in science and logic. Here are some of the most important and interesting facts about this great human being.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 64 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 4 comments
Sultana Daku was a real life dacoit who terrorized central India during the twenties of the last century when the Raj was omnipotent. Sultana was ultimately captured and hanged in 1924. But over the years the legend of Sultana Daku has grown larger than life and many ballads and songs extol his greatness.
Published by Madan G Singh 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +6 votes | 0 comments
This is who in my opinion was one of the most influential persons of the American Revolution because of the many various books and pamphlets that he published that reached a great audience and changed peoples views on the war. This is only my opinion. Please support me by giving me a plus 1 and have a nice day.
Published by Patrick Bernhard 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
A well written biography about the great Dwight D. Eisenhower and all he did for his country. Also how he was such a great figure under the idea about the American Dream. This biography lists his entire life and shows how dedicated and loyal he was to his country and family.
Published by Patrick Bernhard 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Often known as the "boy general," George Armstrong “Autie” Custer was one of the most controversial commanders of the American Civil War. Arrogant, narcissistic, and over-confident to the point of recklessness, Custer’s conceit eventually cost him his life at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and left a blemish on the U. S. Army that remains to this day.
Published by James R. Coffey 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 4 comments
Epicurus is one of Western Societies most influential and important philosophers primarily because he helped initiate and ignite the Epicureanism School of Philosophy. This school commanded that women be educated alongside men and helped shape the mathematics and sciences that are known throughout the world today. Epicurus was truly more than just a philosopher but a teacher too.
Published by Alden Morris 67 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 0 comments
Diogenes was an ancient philosopher that was born and raised in a small Greek colony by the name of Sinope. Upon becoming an adult Diogenes left for Athens where he purposefully led a life of poverty in order to help the Athenians understand that poverty too could be virtuous. Diogenes philosophy focused primarily on asceticism and cynicism however no remaining texts of his survive to this day.
Published by Alden Morris 67 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Nicknames, or more properly, cognomens, are fanciful names, usually given by others, that were appended before or after a person’s name. For example: William I of England is better known as "William the Conqueror," while Mary I of England is also known as "Bloody Mary." As follows are 10 British monarchs who have become known by their cognomens or nicknames:
Published by Eddie Go 68 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 2 comments
The mathematics that is taught today in organized institutions is taught because of the famous Pre-Socratic philosopher known as Pythagoras. His work led many individuals to rethink the idea of life and existence and how it could have been created through the belief in numbers. The work the Pythagoras provided has now allowed him the proper name of ‘The Father of Numbers.’
Published by Alden Morris 68 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
One of the longest-serving Filipino public servants is no other than Juan Ponce Enrile – the current President of the Philippine Senate. This man of exceptional character, extreme intelligence, wisdom and wit has been in service to the Filipino nation for more than forty years now. According to a recent survey, he is the second most like government official, next to Jejomar Binay – the current Vice President of the Philippines.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 69 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
One of the most notable Filipino heroes from Ilocos region in Northern Philippines is Diego Silang. This freedom fighter is well remembered in Philippine history as one of the first Filipinos who revolted against the Spaniards during the more than 3 century Spanish colonization. Here are some of the most interesting and important facts about Diego Silang.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 69 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 2 comments
Little Richard was one of the early pioneers of rock'n'roll music. From his beginnings as a child in Macon, Georgia to the present, he has left an unforgettable legacy of hits like "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly," which have been covered extensively by many other artists. He has his own style of performing which has been copied but never duplicated. The man called "the Georgia Peach" was an essential part of the foundation of rock music as we know it today.
Published by Marilyn Eisele 71 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 8 comments
Isaac Newton can be ranked with the like of Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison Alba and other great scientists. HereÂ’s a list of scientifically important and interesting facts about Newton.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 72 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 10 comments
All of us have a favorite teacher. Our favorite teacher could have been our teacher in elementary, high school or college. So, who is your favorite teacher? If you donÂ’t have a favorite teacher, hereÂ’s a list of the greatest teachers in history for you to choose from.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 72 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +13 votes | 5 comments
The richest man in the Philippines is Henry Sy Sr. He is also one of the richest men in the world. Here are some of the most interesting facts about this very rich man.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 230 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 7 comments
It was not a surprise that the Roman Catholic Church did not approve of the opinions of Giordano Bruno. When he went to Germany, Giordano Bruno impertinently affirmed his support for the radical premise of Copernicus so Lutherans excommunicated him in Helmstadt.
Published by Conviron Pucate Altatis 72 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Gandhi was one of the biggest political and social activists in India's history.
Published by Jaz 72 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 1 comments
Here are some of the most interesting things about one of the most famous religious figures in the history of mankind – the Virgin Mary.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 72 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 6 comments
Xenophon was from a wealthy Athenian family of conservatives and was the son of Gryllus. He was a student of Socrates and actually witnessed Socrates' trial along with Plato. Xenophon refuted the charges of Socrates but portrays him as a colorless moralist and fails to grasp the depth of his ideas. Xenophon went to Asia Minor as a mercenary in the service of the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger. He was also a pawn in the scheme to assassinate Artaxerxes II, king of Persia.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 73 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +7 votes | 2 comments
Alcibiades was a nephew of Pericles and was elected to the generalship in 420 B.C.. Alcibiades believed he was born to be a leader. When he was young, everyone desired him physically. Socrates was one of his teachers and he was a conservative. He also met with his uncle Pericles to obtain a political education.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 72 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +10 votes | 6 comments
Themistocles was not an aristocrat by birth, but rather a son of a craftsman. He was skilled in the art of rhetoric, which made him a prolific and radical politician.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 74 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +13 votes | 3 comments
A brief biography of the life of the African-American female renaissance writer, Zora Neale Hurston.
Published by Deborah Livingston 75 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +7 votes | 4 comments
Kevin Trudeau is a self-made billionaire because of his money making formulas and health tips.
Published by Felisa Daskeo 78 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 2 comments
The task which Galileo set out to accomplish despite being fought down.
Published by roo cole 80 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 1 comments
Maria Callas was an opera singer of the highest order. She was and still is regarded as one of the greatest stars of music and an unparallelled diva.
Published by Norma MacLennan 80 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 4 comments
An article that relates interesting and significant historical facts about Lapu-Lapu, the first Filipino Hero.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 5 comments
Former Governor General Michaelle Jean had a very successful career in Journalism prior to her appointment governor general
Published by carol roach 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 1 comments
A thorough, yet easy to read J.S. Bach biography.
Published by Lizzie Donovan 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 7 comments
William Cowper (pronounced Cooper), lived from 1731 - 1800. He was an English poet. His father was court chaplain. William Cowper suffered from depression all his life and his mental health was fragile. The strain on his mind was increased by his father's decision to ban him from marrying his first love, his cousin Theodora Cowper.
Published by Inforead 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 1 comments
From the writings of the ancient Greek philosopher and chronicler Aristotle, we know that somewhere between 620 and 560 BCE, a freedman known as Aesop found his way to the court of Croesus, the last of the kings of Lydia in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey).
Published by James R. Coffey 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 3 comments
Thomas Paine The Father of the American Revolution and one of the founding fathers of the United States
Published by Johnny Dod 83 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +24 votes | 5 comments
Here are ten little known facts about the man who invented the light bulb, Thomas Alva Edison.
Published by Brenden Koo 83 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 3 comments
Facts and information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) device, and Ivan Getting, physicist, electrical engineer, and one of its co-inventors.
Published by Tel Asiado 83 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +19 votes | 11 comments
Based upon missing persons reports of the time as well as the eye witness testimony of Holmes\' neighbors who reported seeing him accompany numerous unidentified young women into his hotel—young women whom they never saw exit--the number of his victims has typically been estimated between 20 and 200--in the Castle alone.
Published by James R. Coffey 83 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 9 comments
Ernesto “Che” Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1928, and become the most famous revolutionary in modern history. While many today see Che’s political views as far too radical and a danger to any government’s stability, many others see his guerilla strategies as the template for social change through revolution. You can witness its use in many parts of the world. Some say, he literally \\\"wrote the book\\\" on revolution.
Published by James R. Coffey 83 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 2 comments
Abbie Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989), was an American social activist of the 60s who first came to national attention in 1967 during the infamous New York Stock Exchange money-burning incident, which was followed by his arrest for conspiracy and inciting to riot during anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Published by James R. Coffey 83 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 8 comments
Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996), born in Springfield, Massachusetts, was a highly influential American psychologist and writer considered one of the most prominent figures of the 1960s counterculture, and once described by President Richard Nixon as "the most dangerous man in America.”
Published by James R. Coffey 83 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 2 comments
Often referred to as the \\\\\\\"Mad Monk,” Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin is said to have gone from spiritual healer to the man who toppled the Romanov Dynasty of Russia, ending the Tsar tradition forever.
Published by James R. Coffey 84 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 7 comments
To Sir, With Love is a great book about diversity in prejudice on different continents. A teacher's story of dealing with the difficulties of children and prejudice in Brittain.
Published by Jaz 84 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 2 comments
Robert Louis Stevenson is best known as a writer and famous son of Edinburgh. He is less well known for his love of travel and deep affection for Scotland as a whole.
Published by Norma MacLennan 84 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 5 comments
Robert Louis Stevenson is best known as a writer and famous son of Edinburgh. He is less well known for his love of travel and deep affection for Scotland as a whole.
Published by Norma MacLennan 230 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest Presidents the United States has known. Abraham Lincoln was the father of a nation.
Published by Jaz 84 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +3 votes | 5 comments
Here are 10 facts you know little of about the famous naturalist of all time, Charles Darwin.
Published by Brenden Koo 85 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 3 comments
Bibi Andersson is a Swedish actress who became a muse of the brilliant Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
Published by MJ5446 85 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +14 votes | 6 comments
Although there are many gaps in our knowledge of ancient Egypt, this is small offering of what we do know about the kings of Egypt the Pharaohs.
Published by Johnny Dod 86 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +29 votes | 10 comments
Facts and information about the invention of the first practical digital computer in 1943 by Thomas Harold Flowers. The computer helped win the war against Nazi Germany and revolutionized the world.
Published by Tel Asiado 86 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 0 comments
Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks. Julian has been all over the news since the release of American diplomatic cables in November 2010.
Published by Zulqarnain Arabian 86 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +3 votes | 0 comments
Rachel Carson raised consciousness of environmental pollution, environmental health and air quality in her book The Silent Spring.
Published by Tel Asiado 86 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 3 comments
Michelle was born to a lawyer's family in Ipoh, Malaysia at August 6, 1962. Her ethnic Chinese parents bestowed on her the Chinese name of Yeoh Choo Kheng. Growing up in the tropical town, young Michelle spent weekends swimming and diving with her friends at the Ipoh Swimming Club, which was located right next door to her parents' house. Michelle was a tomboy and loved many sports.
Published by Ron Siojo 87 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +13 votes | 5 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 87 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +17 votes | 13 comments
Exactly how much do you know about the greatest physicist of all time, Albert Einstein?
Published by Brenden Koo 88 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 5 comments
Actor Rondo Hatton met adversity with courage and made it work for him.
Published by Kathleen Murphy 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 12 comments
Bessie Coleman was the first African-American female to receive a pilots's license. She overcame challenges of sexism, racism and poverty to pave the way for blacks in aviation.
Published by Deborah Livingston 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 4 comments
Only 28 men are recognized as Renaissance Men or Universal Geniuses in history. The first 14 was already presented on my article entitled “World’s Most Famous Renaissance Men or Universal Men”. Two women are recognized as Universal Geniuses.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 5 comments
What is a Renaissance man? Renaissance man is synonymous to the terms ‘Universal Man’ or “Man of the World’. The terms are related and used to describe a person who is well educated or who excels in a wide variety of subjects or fields.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 4 comments
Women have never really been the pinnacles of conversation so far as their role as warriors is concerned but in years gone by who were these woman warriors that featured in our history? Were they for real or just myth or folklore?
Published by lisa leverton 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +23 votes | 16 comments
Jose Rizal was a man of exceptional talent and intelligence. He was considered a Universal Genius. Jose P. Rizal is the National Hero of the Philippines.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 8 comments
Several quotes by the famed journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, regarding the Hell's Angels and their menacing behavior within society.
Published by Richard Wing 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +15 votes | 13 comments
Augustus Caesar is one of the most popular leaders in History. He brought the Roman Empire to its “Golden Age” and left a great impact to civilization. Roman civilization is still evident anywhere else in the world.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +7 votes | 4 comments
Nelson Mandela is one of the most famous and controversial personalities of the 20st and the 21st centuries. Undoubtedly, he is the most popular African political figure in history.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 91 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +14 votes | 25 comments
The reign of Queen Victoria was during England's most glorious days. Britain had an empire. It was the days of colonization and although sometimes detrimental to the colonies, it was profitable for Britain in terms of expansion, political clout and economics.
Published by carol roach 92 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +19 votes | 17 comments
Prince Albert died of typhoid fever in December of 1871. Queen Victoria was totally lost without him. She retreated to her home at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands where she grieved in private. She withdrew from all public life for 10 years, which was very disturbing for an English Monarch to do.
Published by carol roach 92 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +11 votes | 9 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 93 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +29 votes | 13 comments
Teodorico Borgognoni was a very influential surgeon in Medieval Italy. His contributions to medicinal knowledge were instrumental in medical advancements.
Published by Danielle Gunnoe 94 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
The great American author of James Patterson who has stunned many readers with his terrifc readings. This biography proves why he is a great American author
Published by Jacob Carvalho 96 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 5 comments