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History of Champagne

Most people only know a few facts about champagne, such as that it is bubbly, refreshing, and perfect for most celebrations. They might also know that it comes from the French region of Champagne. But fans of champagne should learn a bit more about its history before enjoying another glass of this delicious drink. How... Read More

History of the Rockettes

The precision dance company, The Rockettes, perform out of Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Each Christmas season for 77 years, the Rockettes have performed five shows a day, seven days a week. The Rockettes were originally a dance team of 16 women, but currently there are 36 members on the dance team.... Read More

How The Turkey Got The Presidential Pardon

The presidential turkey pardon has a mysterious and intriguing history. It is believed that presidents as far back as the 19th Century used to be offered birds by a regular citizen as gifts during thanksgiving ceremony. There are records in the White house that can attest to this fact. George Washington, the first president of... Read More

The First Women to Win a Nobel Prize

Nobel prizes cover fields including Chemistry, Medicine/Physiology, Peace, Economics, Physics, and Literature. The awards for each field, except for Economics, are distributed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Economics award is given by the Central Bank of Sweden. Most of the categories were established in 1895 in the will of late Alfred Nobel... Read More

How Abyssinia Became Ethiopia

Ethiopia, historically known as Abyssinia derived its name from Greek world Ethiopia. In 1889, Italians entered Eritrea via the coast of the red sea and signed a treaty with the Ethiopian government. They later declare Ethiopia to be under their protectorate, which was dismissed and the treaty was repudiated. Italian were defeated in financed battle... Read More

Top 5, Allegedly, Mad Matriarchs

We learned from an early age that Queens could be wicked, diabolical, and in some cases mentally challenged. From fairy tales told in our youth, our distrust for Queens grows as we learn about specific historical events that changed the course of the world. Madness and mental illness is not an economic disease that only... Read More

History Of (Allegedly) Mad Monarchs: Part 1

History is fraught with tales of madness and emotional scars of leaders that never healed. Whether from birth or later in life, mental illness crept in and marred great leaders, foreshadowing their weaknesses forever. Many are the heroes of their day that lost their minds to sickness, never to overcome their burdens. From the beginning... Read More