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Willie Mays

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.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. outlived four of his children, who met tragic deaths while in the prime of their lives

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation

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

Lidice

The village of Lidice was destroyed and its people killed in retribution for the killing of one of Hitler's leaders

Ivy Lee

Ivy Lee issued what is often considered to be the first press release in 1906.

Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam is famous not only for his scientific work but also his poetry, having written one thousand four-line verses

Space exploration

The first human being in space was Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961 and the first person to set foot on the moon was American astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969

African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a seminal event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Saint Bernadette

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, patron saint of sick persons and of Lourdes in France, was a simple shepherd girl

Benjamin Rush

Despite having been a slave owner himself, Benjamin Rush became an ardent abolitionist

Johan Huizinga

Johan Huizinga suggested that the essential quality of human beings is playfulness

Constantinople

In the Middle Ages, Constantinople was the richest European city and was known as the "Queen of Cities"

Jimmy Doolittle

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.

Mount Everest

The precise height of Mount Everest is unknown, with measurements ranging from 29,000 to 29,035 feet

Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak is the founder of the Sikh religion

Kintpuash

Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack, was convicted of war crimes and executed for his actions in the Modoc War

Kibbutz

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.

Thomas Merton

The American Trappist monk Thomas Merton was a strong supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

Rwanda

Rwanda is known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills"

Tlingit

Tlingit spirituality is expressed through art, especially in the form of detailed carvings on totem poles

Solomon Asch

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.

Acculturation

John Wesley Powell is credited with coining the word acculturation

Herod the Great

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

Neoproterozoic

The greatest ice ages occurred during the Neoproterozoic

Funeral

Funeral rites can be traced back to the early human societies

Eskimo

Those previously referred to as "Eskimo" include both Inuit and Yupik cultures

Abraham Maslow

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

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

Bhimbetka rock shelters

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

Hijacking

The term hijacking arose in connection with the seizing of liquor trucks during Prohibition in the United States.

Max von Laue

Nobel Prize winning German physicist Max von Laue openly resisted the Nazi regime's anti-Jewish Deutsche Physik

Lev Vygotsky

Lev Vygotsky has been called the "Mozart of Psychology"

Margaret Thatcher

A Soviet newspaper gave Margaret Thatcher the nickname "Iron Lady," which she enjoyed as it reflected her uncompromising politics and steadfast leadership

Social work

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

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is named for shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt

Dwarf

Dwarves are famed miners and metalsmiths, and some myths suggest they have the ability to forge magical items.

Dario Fo

The 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Italian playwright Dario Fo

John Logie Baird

Scottish inventor John Logie Baird was the first to demonstrate a working television

Bali

The Balinese people are descendants of a prehistoric race who migrated through mainland Asia to the Indonesian archipelago

Altamira (cave)

Altamira is the only cave where paintings extend into the area where the occupants lived.