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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 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 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 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 […]

History of Presidential Pardons

The United States President uses a pardon to mitigate or set aside the punishment of a crime committed by someone or an entity convicted of wrongdoing.  Since its inception the pardon has changed considerably from the original definition laid out […]

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 […]

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History of the Berlin Wall

The Cold War which lasted for more than 40 years was a struggle between two major ideologies and while there were many events and items that symbolized the struggle between the East and the West, one structure- the Berlin Wall […]

History of AIDS

AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is not a specific disease, but rather a syndrome of HIV infection paired with opportunistic infections. Because the Human Immunodeficiency Virus attacks the CD4 lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, the immune system of […]

History of Ballet

The beauty of ballet is in its simplicity. The dancers do not need to wear costumes to portray a character. They do not need many props to create a scene. Most of all, the story is told only through body […]

History of Disneyland

For many children all over the world, Disneyland is the Mecca of childhood dreams. Theme park attractions such as colorful stage and street shows with dancing and singing fairy tale characters, exciting themed rides and games, special tours to movie […]