The Osage reservation was the poorest for agriculture but they became rich when oil was found there.
In 1922 Grantland Rice became the first play-by-play announcer carried live on radio
for the World Series game.
In Toraja society the funeral
ritual is the most elaborate and expensive event.
The Noahide Laws are seven religious laws given to Noah
to be followed by all people, Jew
Patriarchy literally means "rule of fathers"
Tourism and the tea industry constitute the two most significant contributors to Darjeeling's economy
The Blackfoot Confederacy consisted of three tribes, the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), and the Piegan
The execution of Protestants
during the reign of Queen Mary Tudor earned her the nickname "Bloody Mary"
The suffering in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War led to the development of international humanitarian agencies designed to respond to complex emergencies anywhere in the world
The recorder, originally popular in Medieval
music, was revived in the twentieth century
Wellesley College was founded by Pauline and Henry Fowle Durant to give women an opportunity for higher education
Ivy Lee issued what is often considered to be the first press release in 1906.
After assuming the presidency following the resignation of Richard Nixon
, Gerald Ford gave Nixon a full and unconditional pardon
Dian Fossey is the first known person to be voluntarily contacted by a mountain gorilla
Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening
The harmonium was promoted in Holland
as promoting Christian family unity
Haydn has been called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet"
Robert Joffrey started his career in dance with tap dancing but was quickly guided to ballet
Barter differs from gift exchange
in that in barter the reciprocal exchange is immediate and has agreed upon terms
The first human being in space was Russian
cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
in 1961 and the first person to set foot on the moon
astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969
Some scientists have suggested that ogres may have been Neanderthals, an extinct species of hominids that inhabited Europe and parts of western Asia.
Elie Wiesel refused to write or talk about his experiences in the Holocaust
for 10 years after his liberation
Belief in dybbuks, souls
of the dead that attach themselves to living persons on earth, became widespread in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
When George W. Bush won the electoral vote without winning the popular vote in 2000 it was the first time this had happened since 1888.
Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab
world and the second-most populous on the African
Paintings of Diego Velázquez, Spanish artist of the Baroque
period, were recreated by several twentieth century painters, including Pablo Picasso
and Salvador Dali
, in their own style
Hildegard of Bingen was called the "Sibyl of the Rhine" because of her apocalyptic visions
The Golden Horde was a Mongol state established in the thirteenth century after the break up of the Mongol Empire
Some form of flute has been used in virtually every world culture and as far back in time as 40,000 years ago
The Ethical Culture movement is founded on the premise that moral tenets are not necessarily grounded in religious or philosophical dogma
The most common theory of the origin of centaurs is that when non-riding cultures first saw nomads mounted on horses they thought they were half-horse, half-man creatures.
Kiowa ledger art originated in the captive Kiowa artists' use of the white man's record keeping books (ledgers) to preserve their history using traditional pictographic representations
was a key element in the emergence of a distinctive Comanche culture
Saudi Arabia is sometimes called "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Mecca
The Malleus Maleficarum
is an infamous medieval
European treatise that focused on identifying, characterizing, and combating witchcraft
For his killing of civilians, Idi Amin was called the "Butcher of Uganda," although he preferred to call himself Dada—"Big Daddy"