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10 Facts about Grace Hopper

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Early Life of Grace Hopper: Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was born in New York City in 1906. She was born Grace Brewster Murray. She was the oldest of three children. In 1930, she married Vincent Foster Hopper and took his …[Continue]

10 Facts about German Reunification

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

1. The reunification of Germany occurred in 1990, when the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Germany) to form the reunited Germany. The unification process is referred to by Germans as, die Wende (The …[Continue]

10 Facts About the Stamp Act of 1765

10 Facts About the Stamp Act of 1765

What was the Stamp Act all about? The Stamp Act of 1765 was imposed on the American colonies by the British government. This Parliamentary tax on American colonies was the first internal tax levied on the colonies and the first …[Continue]

10 Facts about Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He led the United States through the Civil War, resulting in a win for the Union and abolished slavery.  He is one of the most well liked Presidents in history, and …[Continue]

10 Facts about the Life of Pablo Picasso

Modigliani, Picasso and Andre Salmon

Pablo Picasso’s artwork is some of the world’s most famous and recognizable art . He was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, stage designer and ceramist, but is most known for his paintings. As an adult, he spent most of his time in …[Continue]

10 Fun Facts about Paul Revere

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Paul Revere, born 1734, played an important part of the start of the Revolutionary War. A supporter of Independence, Revere took part in many forms of protest against the British. He is most famous for his ride to warn colonists …[Continue]

10 Facts About Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman and Robert Oppenheimer at Los Alamos

  Richard Feynman was a physicist who enjoyed explaining the complex world of the science in ordinary terms. He was known for his sense of humor and love of the arts. 1. Birth & Family Richard Feynman was born on …[Continue]