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    1. Info:Did you know

      From New World Encyclopedia


      Defense mechanism

      Defense mechanisms work by changing unacceptable impulses into acceptable forms, or by unconsciously blocking such impulses, and thus reducing anxiety.

      Cyberspace

      The term "cyberspace" was coined by science fiction writer William Gibsonreport this adreport this ad

      Rachel

      Rachel was the favorite wife of Jacob, younger sister of Leah his first wife, and mother of his favorite sons Joseph and Benjamin

      Patriarchy

      Patriarchy literally means "rule of fathers"

      Ottoman Empire

      The Ottoman Empire was the center of interactions between Asia and Europe for six centuries

      Ivy Lee

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

      Confidence game

      The term "confidence man" was first used in 1849 about a thief who asked strangers if they had confidence to trust him with their watch

      Christmas Island

      Christmas Island was uninhabited until the late nineteenth century and so has many unique species of fauna and flora that evolved independently of human interference

      Althea Gibson

      Althea Gibson was the first African-American woman to play on the world tennis tour, winning eleven Grand Slam titles

      Elie Wiesel

      Elie Wiesel refused to write or talk about his experiences in the Holocaust for 10 years after his liberation

      Cheyenne

      Cheyenne were involved in the Indian Wars: Southern Cheyenne were killed at the Sand Creek Massacre and Northern Cheyenne participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn defeating George Armstrong Custer and his troops

      Albert Einstein

      Albert Einstein is considered the greatest scientist of the twentieth century and was named "Person of the Century" by TIME magazine

      Tycho Brahe

      Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe wore an artificial nose after losing his in a duel

      Ancient economic thought

      Discussions of economics have existed since ancient times but it was not a separate discipline until the nineteenth century

      Akkadian Empire

      The Akkadian Empire has been described as the first true empire in world history

      Guru Granth Sahib

      The "Guru Granth Sahib" or "Adi Granth," the Holy Book of the Sikhs, is considered to be divine revelation

      Disaster relief

      Organizations providing disaster relief to all those affected began in the nineteenth century

      Adonis

      In Greek mythology Adonis was resurrected by Zeus following his premature earthly death

      Stanley Milgram

      Stanley Milgram's experiments showed that people may act in inhumane ways when ordered to do so by an authority figure and when their peers also act in the same way

      Grand Ole Opry

      In 1954 a teenage Elvis Presley made his first (and only) performance at the Grand Ole Opry

      Chinua Achebe

      Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" is regarded as the archetypal modern African novel written in English

      Dario Fo

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

      Abortion

      In 1920 under Vladimir Lenin the Soviet Union was the first to legalize all abortions, but this was reversed in 1936 by Joseph Stalin in order to increase population growth.

      Battle of the Alamo

      The deaths of such popular figures as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie contributed to how the Battle of the Alamo has been regarded as an heroic and iconic moment in Texan and U.S. history

      Medicine wheel

      The term "medicine wheel" was first applied to the Big Horn medicine wheel in Wyoming

      Robert E. Lee

      General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, is commonly viewed as signifying the end of the American Civil War

      Islam in India

      Islam constitutes the second-most practiced religion in India after Hinduism

      Longhouse

      Native American longhouses serve a symbolic as well as practical purpose

      Tempo

      Before the invention of the metronome, words were the only way to describe the tempo of a musical composition

      Ahilyabai Holkar

      Ahilyabai Holkar was one of India's great women rulers

      Bahadur Shah II

      Bahadur Shah II, the last Moghul emperor of India, had little political power and was finally exiled for treason by the British

      Urie Bronfenbrenner

      Developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner believed that children need sustained interaction with their parents and a supportive society in order to develop into successful adults

      Mongol Empire

      The Mongol Empire, established by Genghis Khan in 1206, was the largest contiguous land empire in human history

      Antoinette Brown Blackwell

      Antoinette Brown Blackwell was the first woman to be ordained as a Christian minister in the United States

      Chaim Weizmann

      Chaim Weizmann was a noteworthy scientist before becoming the first president of Israel

      Distance education

      Distance education has been around at least since Isaac Pitman taught shorthand in Great Britain via correspondence in the 1840s.

      Family therapy

      Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that regards the whole family as the "patient" or "client"

      Hildegard of Bingen

      Hildegard of Bingen was called the "Sibyl of the Rhine" because of her apocalyptic visions

      Photojournalism

      The "golden age" of photojournalism was in the 1930s to 1950s

      Korea

      The history of Korea began with the mythical kingdom of Gojoseon founded by Dangun in 2333 B.C.E.

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