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History of Memorial Day
By     |    Mar 3, 2010
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History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which takes place annually on the last Monday of May, is one of America’s favorite federal holidays because it officially kicks off the summer season. It is also a very emotional holiday for a lot of people because it is held in honor of all the U.S. Army’s fallen soldiers. The history of Memorial Day is much more complex than it might seem and dates back to the […]

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History of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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History of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the son of Alberta Williams King and Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. Initially, Martin Luther King, Sr. was named Michael King, and the famous civil rights activist was originally named Michael King, Jr. However, after a trip to Europe in 1934, his father legally had their names changed to Martin Luther King in honor of the German […]

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History of International Monetary Fund
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History of International Monetary Fund

The economic crisis that the world is experiencing today is nothing compared to the Great Depression experienced in the 1930s, an economic depression that served as the basis of the establishment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During this time several countries tried to save their failing economies by creating a barrier between them and other foreign countries. But instead of salvaging what they had, this led to further economic […]

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History of Liberia
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History of Liberia

The Republic of Liberia has a very complex recent history. The country is ideally located along the African coast, with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast as its direct neighbors. The Republic of Liberia is a relatively young nation that was born in 1822 when freed American slaves arrived and formed the country. Prior to that the land itself hadn’t really been claimed as a European colony or as a […]

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History of Ice Skating
By     |    Mar 2, 2010
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History of Ice Skating

The practice of ice skating is common in many countries around the world. It usually takes place on man-made ice rinks nowadays, although “cold” countries like Sweden and Canada, for example, keep the tradition of skating on frozen rivers and lakes very much alive. Archeological findings suggest that it had been around for thousands of years – whether as a recreational activity or as a means of transportation – before […]

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History of Ibong Adarna
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History of Ibong Adarna

You can find the history of Ibong Adarna in an era of narratives disguised as poems. This Filipino tale is so popular and integral in the study of Philippine literature that it is a requirement in all high schools in the archipelago. The most perplexing fact about the renowned tale is that nobody actually knows who wrote the story. Synopsis The tale concerns an ailing king, King Fernando, of the […]

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History of Desserts
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History of Desserts

Sweet cravings for dessert existed since the early beginnings of humanity. Now enjoyed by many, affluent society folk were the only ones who could afford such in the past, and “regular” people could afford desserts only on special occasions. Technological advances in sugar production allowed for more widespread distribution of it and more affordable prices for consumers. The increased sugar supply paved the way for people to enjoy desserts worldwide. […]

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History of Crop Circles
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History of Crop Circles

Crop circles rose to popularity in the early 1990s when two Englishmen revealed that they were behind the mysterious shapes that had been popping up in Southern England for about 15 years. They consist of usually complex patterns drawn in wheat, barley or corn fields; that is, flattened areas form shapes that are visible from above and that often span areas of hundreds or even thousands of square feet. Crop […]

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History of Benazir Bhutto
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History of Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto, a former prime minister of Pakistan, led a tumultuous but inspiring life before her assassination at a political rally. Elected Prime Minister in 1988, Bhutto became the first woman leader of an Islamic country. Ousted from her post under accusations of corruption, Bhutto went into self-imposed exile in Dubai and London. Benazir Bhutto believed in democracy and wanted it rebuilt in Pakistan. She fought for it until her […]

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History of Bank of America
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History of Bank of America

Bank of America is the largest bank in the United States in terms of assets (and among the largest banks in terms of market capitalization). It originated in California and expanded – through organic growth and mergers – to become a truly global institution with a presence in 150 countries and an unrivaled U.S. network. Bank of America has put a lot of emphasis on developing its brand and diversity: […]

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