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Jennifer Rosenberg

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By Jennifer Rosenberg

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    • Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance to Antarctica Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men left England in August 1914, they thought they were going on a challenging but grand adventure to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Instead, their ship got trapped in ice and later sank before the group ever reached land. The rest of their story is purely amazing because time after time, it seemed like they shouldn't survive. Read their story -- a story of hope, desperation, freezing cold, hunger, and perseverence. A story of survival.
    • Dr. Seuss Created: Sunday, November 20, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote using the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, was a shy man with no kids of his own. However, his zany characters and silly, rhyming words have captured the hearts and minds of mil...
    • The Rolling Stones Created: Sunday, December 18, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Rolling Stones, formed in 1962, have been together for five decades, making them the longest performing rock band of all time. Their biggest hit '(Ain't Got No) Satisfaction' brought them to me...
    • Channel Tunnel Facts Created: Sunday, October 10, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      How much does a ticket through the Channel Tunnel cost? How long are the tunnels? What does rabies have to do with the Channel Tunnel? Find out the answers to these questions and so many more in th...
    • Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Created: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      On Tuesday, January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded only 73 seconds after lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The disaster was one of the defining mom...
    • Pictures of Ronald Reagan Created: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Ronald Reagan served as the President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. At the time he took office, he was the oldest President in U.S. history. Learn more about this multifaceted President b...
    • 1958 - LEGO Toy Bricks First Introduced Created: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      For over half a century, the small, plastic bricks known as LEGO have sparked the imagination of children around the world. Discover the history of LEGO toys.
    • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Created: Monday, March 01, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      The large earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906 devastated the city. How big was it? How many people were killed? Why were there fires after the quake?
    • The Red Baron Created: Monday, March 20, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Baron Manfred von Richthofen liked to fly in a blazing red airplane and shoot down plane after plane. With 80 credited victories, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, defied the odds and b...
    • Oldest Presidents in U.S. History Created: Friday, September 12, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Who is the oldest President in U.S. history? Who was the next oldest? Have fun exploring this list of the oldest U.S. Presidents." itemprop="description"><...
    • World War I Pictures Created: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A large compilation of World War I pictures, including soldiers in combat, destruction, and injured soldiers.
    • Howard Hughes Created: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Howard Hughes was a businessman, a movie producer, and an aviator; however, he is perhaps best remembered for spending his later years as an eccentric, reclusive billionaire.
    • Interesting Olympic Facts Created: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Ever wondered what the five rings on the Olympic flag symbolize? What do gymnasiums have to do with being naked? Find out the answers to these questions plus learn a lot more interesting Olympic facts.
    • Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Bus Seat Created: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Rosa Parks was on her way home from work on December 1, 1955 when the bus driver asked her to give up her seat for a new white passenger. Rosa Parks refused. Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat...
    • Fidel Castro: A Biography of Fidel Castro Created: Friday, January 19, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      In 1959, Fidel Castro took control of Cuba by force and remained its dictatorial leader for nearly five decades. As the leader of the only communist country in the Western Hemisphere, Castro has be...
    • Helen Keller Created: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Helen Keller was just like any other young child until she came down with a nearly fatal disease at the age of 19 months. Although she survived the illness, it left her both deaf and blind. She was...
    • James Dean Dies in Car Accident Created: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      On September 30, 1955, movie star James Dean was driving his new Porsche 550 Spyder when he hit another car nearly head-on. James Dean, only 24-years-old, died in the crash.
    • Sinking of the Titanic Created: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      On the night of April 14, 1912, the luxurious ocean liner Titanic hit an iceberg. Just over two hours later, the Titanic sank, losing 1,517 lives. Find out the full story of the sinking of the Tita...
    • History of the Olympics Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established. Learn how and why the Games began again." itemprop="description">> Thursday, December 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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.
    • Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Created: Thursday, December 22, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, releasing massive amounts of radiation into the environment. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster killed 31 people shortly...
    • John Steinbeck Created: Sunday, June 23, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (a Great Depression-era tale about the Joad family, who moved from Oklahoma to California) has become his most famous book. Yet besides The Grapes of Wrath, Ste...
    • Cary Grant Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The suave and debonair Cary Grant was one of the most famous actors of the 20th century. However, despite his charmed on-screen appearance, his home life was troubled after his mom went missing, LS...
    • Ernest Hemingway Created: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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 captur...
    • 1903 - The First License Plates Issued in the U.S. Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      In order to create order on the roads, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to issue license plates in 1903.
    • Joseph Stalin Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      As the dictator of the Soviet Union from 1927 to 1953, Joseph Stalin cultivated a Communist regime that was as distrustful of its own people as it was the West. Between the massive famines created ...
    • The Twist Created: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Twist, a dance done by swiveling the hips, became a worldwide dance craze in the early 1960s. Find out who invented it, who made it popular, and how to do it.
    • Diana, Princess of Wales Created: Thursday, July 27, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Diana, Princess of Wales was what some have called the People's Princess. Her life seemed like a fairytale until the realities of depression and a royal marriage were exposed. She spent much of her...
    • The Versailles Treaty Created: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The Versailles Treaty was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended World War I. However, the conditions in the treaty were so punitive upon Germany that many...
    • Anne Frank Created: Thursday, July 05, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      During the two years and one month that Anne Frank spent hiding in a Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, she kept a diary of her experiences. Discover more about Anne Frank in this profi...
    • The Bataan Death March Created: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      On April 9, 1942, the Battle of Bataan ended with the surrender of 72,000 American and Filipino soldiers to the Japanese. The attempt to transfer these POWs resulted in the bloody Bataan Death Marc...
    • Jackie Robinson Created: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made history by becoming the very first African American to play in a Major League Baseball team. Find out more about Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier.

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