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  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, a federal holiday, is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United Sta...

  • The Stonewall Riots

    The riots took place at the Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village in New York City. While spontaneous, the demonstrations against the police raid on June 28, 1969 are generally considered to be th...

  • Tropical Cyclone

    A warm-core non-frontal synoptic-scale cyclone, originating over tropical or subtropical waters, with organized deep convection and a closed surface wind circulation about a well-defined center. Onc...

  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) represents a monumental case in the tortuous history of African-Americans’ civil rights. Dred Scott, an African-American slave, had accompanied his owners from the slave...

  • Scotch Whisky

    Scotch whisky, often referred to as “Scotch”, is a distilled spirit exclusively made in Scotland from cereals, water and yeast. According to the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009, the mashing, fermen...

  • Assembly Line

    The assembly line concept, that revolutionized the automobile and manufacturing industries worldwide, was introduced by Henry Ford at his Highland Park plant in Michigan on December 1, 1913. Ford appl...

  • Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 1968, while campaigning for U.S. presidency. After winning the California primary, Kennedy was giving a ...

  • Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure is the force of blood against artery walls. Optimal blood pressure is considered to be under 120/80 and is a comparison of the greatest pressure to the least amount of pressure of blood...

  • 'Bloody Sunday' March from Selma (1965)

    As part of the campaign led by various southern activist groups and Martin, Luther King, Jr. for federal protection of voting rights for African Americans, 600 demonstrators crossed the Edmund Pettus ...

  • United Launch Alliance (ULA)

    United Launch Alliance is a private aerospace joint venture under Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. It was formed in 2006 when the aforementioned space teams merged ...

  • Third-Party Insurance

    Liability insurance is a prime example of third-party insurance. It indemnifies the insured for damages sustained by a third-party for which the insured is legally liable. In addition to paying money ...

  • Genetic Engineering

    Genetic engineering is the process of using recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology to alter the genetic makeup of an organism. Traditionally, humans have manipulated genomes indirectly by controlling breed...

  • Cinco de Mayo

    The celebration of “Cinco de Mayo” commemorates the “Battle of Puebla” (May 5, 1862). In this battle, Mexican forces led by Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (from what is now the city of Goliad, Texas...

  • Effendia

    The effendia is an Arab middle class that is mainly comprised of young intellectuals. Their influence began spreading during the 1930s in correlation to rising college attendance. The effendia became ...

  • Anthropocentric Global Warming

    Human activity contributes to climate change, primarily by way of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels for transportation, heating, and to power manufacturing. The scientific consensus on c...

  • Reaganomics

    After becoming the U.S. President in 1981, Ronald Reagan proposed certain measures to fix the nation’s economic woes. He held that excessive government regulations, undue tax burden and high spendin...

  • Death of Freddie Gray

    A preliminary autopsy showed a spinal injury as the cause of death of the 25-year-old man who died in police custody after his arrest in Baltimore on April 12, 2015. Freddie Gray was arrested after he...

  • Gandhi Reforms India

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) led India to independence from the British rule. He advocated the methods of ‘ahimsa’ (non-violence) and ‘satyagraha’ (insistence on truth) to bring abou...

  • Bountygate

    The Bountygate scandal was an incident in which members of the New Orleans Saints defensive squad and coaching staff participated in a slush fund, where players were compensated for purposefully injur...

  • Jerry Sandusky Scandal

    Jerry Sandusky is a retired American football coach at Penn State University who is perhaps better known for his status as a convicted serial child molester. In 1977 Sandusky founded The Second Mile,...

 

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