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History of Email
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Email

Email was much older than the Internet itself. It was actually never invented, but evolved from very simple beginnings. Email messages were not sent, but left behind, much like leaving a note in someone else’s desk. The message would be left behind in a location that would be easily seen by the user when logged in. Like Leaving a Note The MAILBOX was probably the first email system of this […]

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History of Google
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History of Google

Who would have thought that two grad students from Stanford would become famous for creating the world’s fastest and most reliable search engine? When Larry Page and Sergey Brin met, the latter was just one of the guys assigned to show around new students like Page. They mostly disagreed with each other on a lot of things during that first meeting. However, the Sergey and Larry did not end a […]

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History of NAFTA
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History of NAFTA

NAFTA, or North American Free Trade Agreement, covers Canada, the United States, and Mexico, making NAFTA the world’s largest free trade area in terms of GDP. President George H.W. Bush, Mexican President Salinas, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney signed the NAFTA in 1992. However, it was not signed into law until December 8, 1993 by President Bill Clinton. It was promptly enforced on January 1, 1994. NAFTA’s Beginnings The […]

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History of the Sistine Chapel
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History of the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel has had numerous artists working on its creation throughout history. The chapel, one of the best-known chapels in the Apostolic Palace where the Pope resides, showcases the works of masters Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Boticelli. The most well known among these, however, is Michelangelo, who labored on the frescoes on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling for many years despite the fact that he wasn’t a painter, but a […]

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History of the Statue of Liberty
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History of the Statue of Liberty

The statue of the Lady stands pale against the dark shadows of the New York skyline. She grips a torch with one hand while, with the other hand, she clutches a book close to her breast. Her face is perpetually etched with a serene expression of hope. She stands facing towards the Atlantic Ocean as if waiting for or looking out in anticipation of something across the waters. This statue […]

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History of the U.S. Constitution
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History of the U.S. Constitution

After the United States has separated itself from Britain’s rule, the move to form an independent government began. Although the Declaration of Independence was a statement of principles, it did not automatically create a government or even a political framework for how governance of should be carried out. The Need for a Constitution   When the Articles for Confederation were drawn up, it united the fledgling nation and provided the […]

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History of Ratatouille
By     |    May 12, 2009
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History of Ratatouille

Ratatouille is stewed vegetable dish, with the main ingredients being tomato, zucchini, eggplant, and peppers, mixed with Mediterranean herbs, and stewed in olive oil. Although a thick gravy is present, ratatouille is not a soup. The word ratatouille is pronounced rat-a-tooey and is a French word, but the full name of ratatouille is ratatouille ni├žoise referring to the Nice region of France where ratatouille is most often associated with. Food […]

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History of Sock Puppets
By     |    May 12, 2009
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History of Sock Puppets

Puppetry is an expressive art form involving manufactured characters, which in the case of sock puppets, are made from socks embellished with faces, hair, and accessories such as hats, cigars, mustaches, eye glasses etc. Sock puppets are a form of puppet that can be manipulated with only one hand, allowing the puppeteer to use the other hand for a second puppet or to control stage items. Typically a sock puppet […]

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History of Tocobaga Indians
By     |    Apr 21, 2009
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History of Tocobaga Indians

The Tocobaga Indians were a native American tribe of people who lived in the vicinity of Tampa Bay in Florida, with archeological remains found in St Petersberg, Tampa, Safety Harbor, and surrounding districts. The tribe were a maritime tribe who subsisted on fish and whatever they could forage in the locality, or trade with distant tribes. The Tocobaga had a highly developed social structure based around chiefdoms, with institutionalized social […]

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History of the Christmas Tree
By     |    Apr 3, 2009
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History of the Christmas Tree

Throughout the world when the Christmas holiday season is upon us one of the most popular traditions involves decorating a tree with ribbon and small ornaments, a string of lights that flash, and of course the magic of stacking gifts for loved ones under the bottom branches. Usually the decorated Christmas tree takes pride of place in the corner of the room or beside the fireplace for several weeks, until […]

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