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Jennifer Rosenberg

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jennifer Rosenberg

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Isaac Asimov Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Isaac Asimov, best known for his science-fiction novels, wrote a total of 471 books on a huge number of subjects. Find out more about Asimov and how he was so prolific.
    • Virginia Woolf Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      British author Virginia Woolf wrote ten novels and a number of essays despite struggling with mental illness nearly her whole life. Sadly, however, her illness ultimately killed her. Learn more about this talented, troubled woman.
    • 100 Famous Women of the 20th Century Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Some of the names on this list may sound familiar, others may not; however, each one of these women had an impact on the 20th century. Browse through this list and discover the fascinating stories ...
    • Ernest Hemingway Created: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Ernest Hemingway wrote both fiction and non-fiction books, but he is best remembered as the author of For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises, and The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway also captured the public's attention with his macho lifestyle, filled with war, fishing, drinking, and womanizing. Learn more about Ernest Hemingway and his tragic end.
    • Disneyland Opens Created: Thursday, November 29, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened. Children and adults alike were able to enter the magical land and leave their problems behind while they enjoyed rides and shows in Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland.
    • History of the Rubik's Cube Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      It seemed simple enough. You would pick up the Rubik's Cube and turn it a few times. The goal was to make each side a solid color, as it was when you first took it out of the box. After a couple of hours, you realized you were mesmerized by the puzzle and yet no closer to solving it. This exact situation happened to millions of people in 1980 as the Rubik's Cube became an obsession around the world.
    • 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Created: Thursday, June 18, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      In three waves, the Spanish flu spread quickly, killing an estimated 50 million to 100 million people around the world.
    • First Man on the Moon Created: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the very first man to walk on the moon. Learn more about the amazing Apollo 11 mission that sent the first man to the moon.
    • Prohibition Created: Thursday, March 09, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed. It was a time characterized by speakeasies, glamour, and...
    • Andy Warhol Created: Friday, June 18, 2004 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      One of the most important artists of pop art, which became extremely popular in the second half of the twentieth century. Though he is best remembered for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, he also created hundreds of other works including commercial advertisements and films.
    • Bonnie and Clyde Created: Thursday, December 18, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      From 1932 to 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, mostly commonly known just as Bonnie and Clyde, were a young couple who went on a two-year crime rampage that included bank robberies, car theft, and murder. Their lives and their crime spree ended abruptly when police succeeded in ambushing them; Bonnie and Clyde died in their car from multiple gunshot wounds on May 23, 1934.
    • World War I Created: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      World War I (1914-1919), was an extremely bloody war, with huge losses of life and little ground lost or won. Fought mostly by soldiers in trenches, World War I saw an estimated 10 million military deaths.
    • Gandhi Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian independence movement, spent 20 years in South Africa working to fight discrimination and then returned to India.He spent his remaining years working diligently to both remove British rule from India as well as to better the lives of India's poorest classes.
    • Adolf Hitler Created: Monday, April 26, 2004 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Known as one of the most evil people in history, Adolf Hitler was responsible for World War II and the Holocaust. Learn more about Hitler through this biography.
    • The Holocaust Created: Sunday, March 15, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Whether you are just beginning to learn about the Holocaust or you are looking for more in-depth stories about the subject, this page is for you. You will find basics such as a timeline, a glossary...
    • The Berlin Wall Created: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      From August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall separated communist East Berlin from West Berlin. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall was a symbol of the Cold War. Learn more about the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall.
    • Muhammad Ali Created: Sunday, January 24, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      Muhammad Ali is considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time. Ali was the first to win the heavyweight champion title three times and is known for his witty phrases like 'Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.' Learn more about the life of Muhammad Ali and his struggle with Parkinson's.
    • Sliced Bread Invented Created: Thursday, November 08, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      We have all heard, and perhaps even personally used, the phrase, the greatest thing since sliced bread! Yet, when was sliced bread invented and why was it so amazing? Find out more about the history of sliced bread.
    • Albert Einstein Created: Thursday, November 06, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      As a 26-year-old patent clerk, Albert Einstein revolutionized science in 1905 when he published five new theories, including the theory of relativity. Although it took several years for the scientific community to recognize Einstein's genius, he eventually became the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
    • My Lai Massacre Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      On March 16, 1968, U.S. soldiers led by Lt. William Calley entered the Vietnamese village of My Lai and massacred as many as 504 civilians.
    • Madam C.J. Walker Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Madam C.J. Walker was truly a remarkable woman. She started out life as a child of slaves, was orphaned at age 7, married at age 14, a mother by age 17, and then a widow by age 20. She then spent 18 years as a laundress before starting her own hair-care business that grew exponentially, ultimately making her the first female, self-made millionaire.
    • Jimmy Carter Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer from Georgia, then governor, and then the 39th president of the United States. Unfortunately, my most counts, he failed as a president. However, since then, Carter has worked diligently on humanitarian efforts around the world. Learn more about President Jimmy Carter in this short biography.
    • Dolchstoss Definition Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A definition of the term Dolchstoss, from the Holocaust Glossary.
    • Aktion Definition Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Term used for any non-military campaign to further Nazi ideals of race, but most often referred to the assembly and deportation of Jews to concentration or death camps.
    • Famous People of the 20th Century Created: Friday, May 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Links to biographies of some of the most famous and important people that shaped the 20th century. Page 2 of an alphabetical listing. (L to X)
    • History of the Academy Awards Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      A look at the 12th Academy Awards ceremony, held on February 29, 1940." itemprop="description"> Thursday, September 12, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      The short, fascinating life of Eva Peron, the young wife of Argentine president Juan Peron, adored by the masses, intensely disliked by others." itemprop="description" Friday, December 30, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Typhoid Mary had no idea that she was infected with the disease yet her work as a cook infected many. Find out all about Typhoid Mary and why authorities had a difficult time capturing Mary."
    • Hitler's Political Statement Created: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      On April 29, 1945, in his underground bunker, as Adolf Hitler readied himself for death. he wrote a political document." itemprop="description">>