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Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

October 14, 2017 7:30 am
Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

A visitor walks past a book display at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 13, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. France is this year’s guest of honour at the world’s largest book fair, where more than 7,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected from October 11 […]

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Christopher Columbus was an extraordinary Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer

October 3, 2017 5:26 pm
Christopher Columbus was an extraordinary Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer

Christopher Columbus tried to take a shortcut, and ended up somewhere he never intended to go. He discovered two continents that people in Europe didn’t even know existed. By crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, Columbus opened contacts between lands and peoples that were unknown to each other. Christopher Columbus was […]

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Bill Clinton strongly supported equal rights for women and for African Americans

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Bill Clinton strongly supported equal rights for women and for African Americans

He was one of the most popular American presidents of the 20th century. He was also just the second president in American history to be impeached in the United States House of Representatives. He is Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States. BOYHOOD William Jefferson Clinton was born […]

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Benjamin Franklin is a famous scientist, inventor, writer, diplomat and an American statesman

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Benjamin Franklin is a famous scientist, inventor, writer, diplomat and an American statesman

Was Benjamin Franklin a famous scientist? Or was he an inventor? Was he a diplomat and a statesman? Or a printer and a writer? Franklin was not just one of these things—he was all of them! Benjamin Franklin FRS, FRSE was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin […]

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Betsy Ross widely credited with making the first American flag

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Betsy Ross widely credited with making the first American flag

Tradition credits Betsy Ross with sewing the first American flag. Historians, however, can’t prove that this story is true. But Betsy Ross did witness the American Revolution (1775-1783) and the birth of a new nation, the United States of America. Elizabeth Griscom “Betsy” Ross, née Griscom, also known by her second […]

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Benedict Arnold is the most famous traitor in United States history

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Benedict Arnold is the most famous traitor in United States history

General Benedict Arnold was a hero in the early years of the American Revolution (1775-1783).He was a general during the American Revolutionary War, who fought for the American Continental Army, and later defected to the British Army.  He later became the most famous traitor in United States history. How did this […]

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Andrew Jackson was the first American president not born to wealth

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Andrew Jackson was the first American president not born to wealth

“Old Hickory” was the nickname of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. Men under Jackson’s military command called him that. They meant that Jackson was as tough as a hickory tree. Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United […]

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American pilot Amelia Earhart set speed and distance records for airplane flight

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American pilot Amelia Earhart set speed and distance records for airplane flight

In the 1930s, American pilot Amelia Earhart set speed and distance records for airplane flight. Today, Earhart is remembered as an adventurous pioneer during the early days of long-distance aviation. Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the […]

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After the American Revolution, Alexander Hamilton set the newly created United States on solid financial footing

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After the American Revolution, Alexander Hamilton set the newly created United States on solid financial footing

Alexander Hamilton was an important American political thinker. When the U.S. Constitution was being written, Hamilton pushed for a strong national government. Alexander Hamilton set the newly created United States on solid financial footing, after the American Revolution (1775-1783) left it broke. He also pushed for a strong national government […]

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Abraham Lincoln ended slavery and held the United States together during the Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln ended slavery and held the United States together during the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin and went to school for less than one year. But despite his humble background, Abraham Lincoln became one of the great presidents of the United States. As the 16th president, Lincoln ended slavery and held the nation together during the Civil War, […]

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Taiwan ‘White Terror’ brought back to life for gamers

February 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Taiwan ‘White Terror’ brought back to life for gamers

This picture taken on February 16, 2017 shows Yao Shuen-ting, a co-founder of game developer Red Candle Games, speaking during an interview in Taipei. As the 70th anniversary of a bloody political purge in Taiwan looms, a new horror video game set during the island’s “White Terror” is winning rave […]

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Taiwan ‘White Terror’ brought back to life for gamers

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Taiwan ‘White Terror’ brought back to life for gamers

This picture taken on February 16, 2017 shows Yao Shuen-ting, a co-founder of game developer Red Candle Games, speaking during an interview in Taipei. As the 70th anniversary of a bloody political purge in Taiwan looms, a new horror video game set during the island’s “White Terror” is winning rave […]

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Nobel Prize for Literature goes to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan

October 13, 2016 9:34 pm
Nobel Prize for Literature goes to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan

In this January 12, 2012 file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. (Photo by AP) In a surprise announcement, the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, the first time the prestigious award goes to someone primarily seen as a musician. The Swedish Academy said […]

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Nobel Prize for Literature goes to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan

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Nobel Prize for Literature goes to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan

In this January 12, 2012 file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. (Photo by AP) In a surprise announcement, the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, the first time the prestigious award goes to someone primarily seen as a musician. The Swedish Academy said […]

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch, dead at 88

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch, dead at 88

This file photo taken on May 5, 2010 shows Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej sitting on wheelchair after the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of his coronation in Bangkok. (By AFP) Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at age of 88, casting uncertainty over the Southeast Asian state’s […]

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch, dead at 88

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch, dead at 88

This file photo taken on May 5, 2010 shows Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej sitting on wheelchair after the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of his coronation in Bangkok. (By AFP) Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at age of 88, casting uncertainty over the Southeast Asian state’s […]

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Successfully absent: Cult author Elena Ferrante has fiercely protected her identity for 24 years

October 4, 2016 6:15 am
Successfully absent: Cult author Elena Ferrante has fiercely protected her identity for 24 years

Elena Ferrante’s searing portraits of women have won her international acclaim. Photo / Text Publishing Italian novelist Elena Ferrante is a cult author. She is defined as “one of the great novelists of our time” in The New York Times Book Review, “the best contemporary novelist you have never heard of” in The Economist, […]

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Archaeologists found the world’s oldest fish hooks found

September 19, 2016 6:30 am
Archaeologists found the world’s oldest fish hooks found

The ancient hooks are made from sea snail shells. Photo / National Academy of Sciences At first sight, they could pass for a pair of shell earrings but these items are far more significant – and were once more practical. Archaeologists have found the world’s oldest fish hooks in a […]

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China’s amazing Nanjing’s Porcelain Tower: Ancient ‘world wonder’ brought back to life

September 17, 2016 4:00 pm
China’s amazing Nanjing’s Porcelain Tower: Ancient ‘world wonder’ brought back to life

                                              Nanjing’s Porcelain Tower More than 150 years after rebels destroyed it, Nanjing’s famed “Porcelain Tower” — one of the Seven Medieval Wonders of the World — has […]

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Family stumbles on Caravaggio painting worth $137 million in attic

April 13, 2016 2:05 am
Family stumbles on Caravaggio painting worth $137 million in attic

The painting Judith Beheading Holofernes at its presentation in Paris on April 12, 2016. (Reuters) Imagine you have to go to the attic to fix a persistent leak and you stumble on a Baroque masterpiece that turns out to worth more than $137 million. This is what happened to a […]

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