Articles by " History of Things"

History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa captures the imagination of everyone who visits it. The structure sits in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Cathedral Square) located in the city of Pisa, Italy. Visitors to the monument who may not know its […]

History of the National Debt

A country’s national debt is the money owed by the government to third parties. When a country runs for consecutive years at a deficit (which means it is spending more money than it is earning), the debt grows and has […]

History of Presidential Executive Orders

An Executive Order is a powerful regulation first used by President George Washington on June 8, 1789. It carries the full force of the law when based on the president’s constitutional power, and Congress passed said order into law. Executive […]

History of the Segway

Invented by Dean Kamen, the Segway Human Transporter (HT) electric vehicle has a two-wheeled, self-balancing design. Popular Science honored the Segway HT as one of the world’s most outstanding breakthroughs with an award in Best of What’s New Award in […]

History Of The Titanic

The Titanic is probably the most legendary ship in recent history due to the scale of the project, its reflection of early 20th century injustices, and of course its ultimately tragic fate. The Titanic unfortunately remains famous one of the […]

History of Tony Blair

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a decade, Tony Blair served an unprecedented three terms as Labour Member of Parliament for Sedgefield. He assumed responsibility during his term to change the focus of the Labour Party image and make […]

History of Watermelon

Nothing says delicious quite like a sweet, juicy watermelon. The thought of one for many people brings back memories of summer picnics where you could bite into the bright, mouthwatering flesh of this thirst-quenching treat. A popular fruit enjoyed around […]

History of Will Smith

Will Smith is one of the most prominent powerhouses in Hollywood. He has been named as one of the wealthiest and most influential actors in the world. To younger generations, Will Smith is an established movie star known for his […]

History of Kokopelli

Many people enjoy South American Native American art and jewelry. Some examples include the elegant turquoise and coral squash blossom necklaces the Zuni craft and the Kachina dolls and intricate baskets the Hopi craft. Many of the patterns and symbols […]

History of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable man-made monuments in the world. Standing 312 meters high to the tip of its flagpole, the figure cuts an imposing view on the Parisian skyline. The tower’s powerful mixture of spare […]