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Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

10 Facts about 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]

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

10 Facts about German Reunification

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]

A mommy koala with her cub.

10 Facts About Koalas

Koalas aren’t really bears at all! Koalas’ closest living relative is the wombat. They are marsupial mammals.  They are considered marsupials because they carry their babies in a pouch. They are considered mammals because their young are born live and not …[Continue]

Paul Gauguin Gallery

Paul Gauguin Gallery

Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848 – May 8,1903) was a French Post-Impressionist artist recognized after his death for his use of colors and as a forerunner of the Symbolist movement. He was contemporary of Vincent Van Gogh, and his work …[Continue]