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Outstanding people have shaped the course of history with their knowledge and creative genius, and we still enjoy their greatness up to this day.

Queen Cleopatra: Ruler of Egypt

As queen of ancient Egypt, Cleopatra is one of the most famous female rulers in history. The stories surrounding Cleopatra's tragic life inspired a Shakespeare play. Her family ruled Egypt for more than 100 years before she was born around 69 B.C. The stories and myths surrounding her tragic life inspired a number of books, movies, and plays, including Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare. She has become one of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:10:27+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tycho Brahe: Danish Nobleman, Astronomer

Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer whose work in developing astronomical instruments and in measuring and fixing the positions of stars paved the way for future discoveries. His observations—the most accurate possible before the invention of the telescope—included a comprehensive study of the solar system and accurate positions of more than 777 fixed stars. Youth And Education Tycho’s father was a privy councilor and later governor of the castle of Helsingborg, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:15:01+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: |0 Comments

General Pancho Villa: Mexican Revolution

Pancho Villa was a top military leader of the Mexican Revolution whose exploits were regularly filmed by a Hollywood company. Born on June 5, 1878, in San Juan del Rio, Durango, Mexico, Pancho Villa started off as a bandit who was later inspired by reformer Francisco Madero, helping him to win the Mexican Revolution. After a coup by Victoriano Huerta, Villa formed his own army to oppose the dictator, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:15:32+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Grady Franklin Stiles: The Lobster Boy

Grady Stiles Jr. is a rarity in the world of Human Marvels. By many accounts, this teratological terror was every bit the monster he appeared to be. The Stiles family has been afflicted for over a century with ectrodactyly, a condition commonly known as ‘Lobster Claw’ syndrome. It is a rare congenital deformity of the hand where the middle digit is missing and the hand is left where the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:20:09+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Historical Mysteries, Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bruce Lee: The Legend of Martial Arts

Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor, and filmmaker known for movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Enter the Dragon,' and the technique Jeet Kune Do. “The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.” —Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:21:45+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: |0 Comments

Murder of Travis Alexander in Mesa, Arizona

Jodi Arias was convicted of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his Arizona home in 2008. “Lying isn't typically something I just do. The lies I've told in this case can be tied directly back to either protecting Travis' reputation or my involvement in his death...because I was very ashamed.” —Jodi Arias Born in 1980 in Salinas, California, Jodi Arias made headlines when she was charged with murdering [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:22:44+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pablo Picasso: Spanish Painter, Sculptor and Printmaker

Pablo Picasso is not just a man and his work. Picasso is always a legend, indeed almost a myth. In the public view, he has long since been the personification of genius in modern art. Picasso is an idol, one of those rare creatures who act as crucibles in which the diverse and often chaotic phenomena of culture are focussed, who seem to body forth the artistic life of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:24:58+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz: German Physicist

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 - January 1, 1894) was a German physicist who was the first to satisfactorily demonstrate the existence of electromagnetic radiation waves by building an apparatus to produce and detect them. His discovery was a key step on the path to the use of radio waves in communications and broadcasting and the use of all the many invisible octaves of the electromagnetic spectrum to [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:26:16+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ferdinand Magellan: Portuguese Explorer

While in the service of Spain, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European voyage of discovery to circumnavigate the globe. “The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow of the earth on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.” —Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:27:15+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: |0 Comments

Brenda Spencer: Cleveland Elementary School Shooting

On January 29, 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and wounded nine when she fired on San Diego's Grover Cleveland Elementary School with a .22-caliber rifle from her family's house across the street. The two victims were Principal Burton Wragg and custodian Mike Suchar. Eight students and a police officer were wounded. Spencer, the original high-school rampage, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:28:22+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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