Articles by " History of Things"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]