Willie Mays is the only Major League player to have hit a home run in every inning from the first through the sixteenth. He finished his career with a record 22 extra-inning home runs.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. outlived four of his children, who met tragic deaths while in the prime of their lives
The Flathead Indians were so called because the tops of their heads were not distorted by head binding, not because they practiced head binding themselves
The village of Lidice was destroyed and its people killed in retribution for the killing of one of Hitler
Ivy Lee issued what is often considered to be the first press release in 1906.
Omar Khayyam is famous not only for his scientific work but also his poetry
, having written one thousand four-line verses
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
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
, was a seminal event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Saint Bernadette Soubirous, patron saint
of sick persons and of Lourdes in France
, was a simple shepherd girl
Despite having been a slave
owner himself, Benjamin Rush became an ardent abolitionist
In the Middle Ages
, Constantinople was the richest European city and was known as the "Queen of Cities"
General Jimmy Doolittle was the first aviator to fly cross-country in under 24 hours (in 1922) and the first to fly blind, using only his plane's instruments.
The precise height of Mount Everest is unknown, with measurements ranging from 29,000 to 29,035 feet
Guru Nanak is the founder of the Sikh
Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack, was convicted of war crimes and executed for his actions in the Modoc War
Kibbutz members took pleasure in bringing the land back to life by planting trees, draining swamps, and countless other activities to make the land more fertile.
Rwanda is known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills"
Tlingit spirituality is expressed through art, especially in the form of detailed carvings on totem poles
Solomon Asch's experiments uncovered the tendency to conform among many people, but they also revealed the existence of independence in the face of erroneous group opinion.
Although Herod the Great did much good as a ruler, including rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem
, he is best remembered as a cruel tyrant who murdered his family members and ordered the massacre of infant boys in Bethlehem
at the time of the bir
The greatest ice ages
occurred during the Neoproterozoic
Funeral rites can be traced back to the early human societies
Those previously referred to as "Eskimo" include both Inuit
Abraham Maslow had a vision of a table where people sat talking about human nature, brotherhood, war and peace, and he devoted himself to developing a psychology for the "peace table"
Traditional Chinese medicine is a broad range of medicine practices developed in China, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise
(qigong), and dietary therapy
The rock shelters and caves
of Bhimbetka contain numerous cave paintings
which depict the lives of the people who lived there over periods spanning thousands of years
winning German physicist Max von Laue openly resisted the Nazi regime's anti-Jewish Deutsche Physik
Lev Vygotsky has been called the "Mozart of Psychology"
newspaper gave Margaret Thatcher the nickname "Iron Lady," which she enjoyed as it reflected her uncompromising politics and steadfast leadership
Social work as a profession emerged in the nineteenth century in response to societal problems that resulted from the social and economic upheaval brought about by the Industrial Revolution
Scottish inventor John Logie Baird was the first to demonstrate a working television
The Balinese people are descendants of a prehistoric race who migrated
through mainland Asia to the Indonesian
Altamira is the only cave where paintings extend into the area where the occupants lived.