Greece

Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, known in Greek as Hellas or Ellada, and consisting of a mainland and an archipelago of islands. Ancient Greece is the birthplace of Western philosophy (Socrates, Plato,...
war box office collections day 1

War Box Office Collections Day 1

War, box office collections day 1: War, featuring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the lead, earned around Rs 53.35 crore on its opening...
Organizing an Event

Organizing an Event

Organizing an Event is highly underestimated and in some situations perhaps also underappreciated. When organizing an event you’re always aiming to do your very...
Organizing a Beauty Contest

Organizing a Beauty Contest

Organizing a Beauty Contest: After watching all the beauty contests, ending with the Miss World, think how great it would be if you created...
Japanese Red Army

Japanese Red Army

The Japanese Red Army (abbreviated JRA) was a communist militant group founded by Fusako Shigenobu early in 1971 in Lebanon. After the Lod airport massacre, it sometimes called itself Arab-JRA. The JRA's stated...
S R Nathan

S R Nathan

Sellapan Ramanathan DUT (First Class), PJG, 3 July 1924 – 22 August 2016), usually referred to as S R Nathan, was a Singaporean politician who was the sixth President of Singapore from...

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Edison and Swan Electric Light Company

Edison and Swan Electric Light Company
The Edison and Swan Electric Light Company Limited was a manufacturer of incandescent lamp bulbs and other electrical goods. It was formed in 1883 with the merger...

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu (macho picho) Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a 2,430 meters (7,970 ft)...

Taj Mahal

taj mahal
THE TAJ MAHAL is widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings ever created. The exquisite marble structure in Agra, India, is a mausoleum,...

Edison Effect

Edison effect
The "Edison effect" was the name given to a phenomenon that Thomas Edison observed in 1875 and refined later, in 1883, while he was...

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed and made commercially available – many key inventions of modern life....

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam
APJ Abdul Kalam the President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a prominent Scientist and 11th president of India. He was also known as...

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great
Alexander III of Macedon, known as Alexander the Great (21 July 356 BCE – 10 or 11 June 323 BCE), was the son of King Philip II of Macedon....

First Opium War

First Opium War
First Opium War: The Opium Wars arose from China’s attempts to suppress the opium trade. Foreign traders (primarily British) had been illegally exporting opium mainly from India to...

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30) was a spiritual Teacher, who preached a gospel of faith, love, and forgiveness. His life...

East India Company

East India Company
The East India Company (EIC) The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company. It was...

The Night of the Long Knives

The Night of the Long Knives
The Night of the Long Knives, or the Röhm Purge, also called Operation Hummingbird (German: Unternehmen Kolibri), was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when Adolf...

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Lighthouse of Alexandria
Lighthouse of Alexandria Lighthouse of Alexandria also called Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Old 7 Wonders of the World and the most famous lighthouse in antiquity. It...

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton, (born December 25, 1642 , Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England—died March 20 , 1727, London), English physicist and mathematician, who was the culminating...

The Great Pyramid of Giza

Great-pyramid-of-Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. It is located on the Giza plateau near the modern city of...

Jawaharlal Nehru – The First Prime Minister of India

Jawaharlal Nehru
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru An influential leader in the Indian independence movement and political heir of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru became the nation’s first prime minister...

Sir Edwin Lutyens

Sir Edwin Lutyens
Sir Edwin Lutyens: Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, OM, KCIE, PRA, FRIBA (/ˈlʌtjənz/; LUT-yənz; 29 March 1869 – 1 January 1944) was an English architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to...

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa (1910–1997) was a Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. She spent many...

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She celebrated 65 years on the throne in February 2017 with...

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher , in full Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, née Margaret Hilda Roberts, (born October 13, 1925, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England—died April 8, 2013, London), British Conservative Party politician...

Indira Gandhi – Prime Minister of India

Indira Gandhi
INDIRA GANDHI - PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA Indira Gandhi, full name Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi. (born November 19, 1917, Allahabad, India—died October 31, 1984, New Delhi)She was...

Sir Sayed Ahmad Khan

Sir Sayed Ahmad Khan
Sir Sayed Ahmad Khan, Sayyid also spelled Syad or Syed, Ahmad also spelled Ahmed, (born Oct. 17, 1817, Delhi—died March 27, 1898, Alīgarh, India), Muslim educator, jurist, and author, founder of...

Tang dynasty

Tang Dynasty
The Tang dynasty (Chinese: 唐朝) or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China spanning the 7th to 10th centuries. It was preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties...

French Revolutionary wars

French Revolutionary wars
French Revolutionary Wars, a title given to the hostilities between France and one or more European powers between 1792 and 1799. It thus comprises the first seven...

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project was the code name for the American-led effort to develop a functional atomic weapon during World War II. The controversial creation...

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Mausoleum-at-Halicarnassus
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Bodrum, Turkey), was a massive tomb built for Mausolus, the ruler of Caria, c. 350 BCE. The marble structure was...

Louis Mountbatten

Louis Mountbatten
Louis Mountbatten: Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma,...

S R Nathan

S R Nathan
Sellapan Ramanathan DUT (First Class), PJG, 3 July 1924 – 22 August 2016), usually referred to as S R Nathan, was a Singaporean politician who was the sixth President of Singapore from...

John Adams CSA

John Adams CSA
John Adams CSA (July 1, 1825 – November 30, 1864) was an officer in the United States Army. With the onset of the American...

Hercules

Hercules
The pan-Hellenic mythological hero Hercules (or Herakles) was famed for his great strength and endurance and celebrated as an extraordinary mortal who, through success in seemingly impossible labors, won...

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a scientist, ambassador, philosopher, statesmen, writer, businessman and celebrated free thinker and wit. Franklin is often referred to as ‘America’s...

Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes
Colossus of Rhodes The Colossus of Rhodes was a gigantic 33-meter-high statue of the sun god Helios which stood by the harbor of that city...

John F Kennedy

John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy was America’s second youngest elected president. He oversaw one of the most crucial moments in the Cold War (Cuban Missile Crisis)...

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer Christ the Redeemer, Portuguese Cristo Redentor, colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil....

Zhou Dynasty

Zhou Dynasty
The Zhou dynasty was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty and preceded the Qin dynasty. The Zhou dynasty lasted longer than any...

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein -14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two...

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Statue-of-Zeus-at-Olympia
The monumental statue of Zeus at Olympia in Greece was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Created in the 430s BCE under the supervision of the master...

Daniel F Malan

Daniel F Malan
Daniel F Malan, in full Daniel François Malan, (born May 22, 1874, near Riebeeck West, Cape Colony —died Feb. 7, 1959, Stellenbosch, S.Af.), statesman and politician who formed South...

World War 2 – WW II

world war 2
The instability created in Europe by the First World War (1914-18) set the stage for another international conflict– World War 2 –which broke out...

Mysore

Mysore Mysore (/maɪˈsɔːr/ , officially Mysuru, is a city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills...

Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley civilization
Indus Valley civilization, also called Indus civilization or Harappan civilization, the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent. The nuclear dates of the civilization appear to be about...

Opium Trade

Opium Trade
Opium as a medicinal ingredient was documented in Chinese texts as early as the Tang dynasty, but the recreational usage of the narcotic opium was limited. As with India, opium...

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Temple-of-Artemis-at-Ephesus
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus located on the western coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) was built in the 6th century BCE, and such...

Napoleon I

Napoleon I
Napoleon I, French in full Napoléon Bonaparte, original Italian Napoleone Buonaparte, byname the Corsican or the Little Corporal, French byname Le Corse or Le Petit Caporal, (born August 15, 1769, Ajaccio, Corsica—died May 5, 1821, St....

How powerful was FDR?

How powerful was FDR?
How powerful was FDR?: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR or Franklin D. Roosevelt) served as President from March 1933 to April 1945, the longest tenure in...

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Definition The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were the fabled gardens which adorned the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, built by its...

The Qin Dynasty

The Qin Dynasty
Shi Huangdi thus established the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE), also known as the Imperial Era in China. He ordered the destruction of the walled...

Korean War

Korean War
On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the...

Mahatma Gandhi

mahatma-gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as ‘Mahatma’ (meaning ‘Great Soul’) was born in Porbandar, Gujarat, in North West India, on...

Old 7 Wonders of the World

Old 7 Wonders of the World
Old 7 Wonders of the World The old 7 Wonders of the world were first defined as themata (Greek for 'things to be seen’ which, in...

Rani Lakshmi Bai

Rani Lakshmi Bai
Rani Lakshmi Bai is an epitome of bravery, valor, and sacrifice. She is the name that lights up each mind whenever one remembers about...

World War 1 – WW I

world-war-1
World War 1 World War 1 began in 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary,...

Vietnam War

Vietnam War
The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War,...

Roman Colosseum

Roman Colosseum
Roman Colosseum Located just east of the Roman Forum, the massive stone amphitheater known as the Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian...

The Silk Road

The Silk Road
The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between 130...

American Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was an 18th-century war between Great Britain and its...

First Indochina War

First Indochina War
The First Indochina War began in French Indochina on December 19, 1946, and lasted until July 20, 1954. Fighting between French forces and their...

Allama Iqbal

Allama Iqbal
Allama Iqbal: Sir Muhammad Iqbal, fondly remembered as Allama Iqbal, was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877. He was educated at Sialkot and...

History of Indian Railways

History-of-Indian-Railways
History of Indian Railways. Indian Railways (IR) is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways. It manages the fourth largest railway network in the world...

William Joseph Hammer

William Joseph Hammer
William Joseph Hammer (February 26, 1858 – March 24, 1934) was an American pioneer electrical engineer and aviator and he was president of the Edison Pioneers starting in 1908....

Winston Churchill

Winston  Churchill
Sir Winston  Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and author, best known as Prime Minister of the United...

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who stumbled upon the Americas and whose journeys marked the beginning of centuries of transatlantic colonization. The explorer Christopher...

Battle of Iwo Jima

Battle of Iwo Jima
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps landed on and eventually...

First Gas Attack of the First World War

First Gas Attack of the First World War
First Gas Attack of the First World War. Chemical weapons had been outlawed by international treaties before the First World War. In the spring of...

Sir Arthur Currie

Sir Arthur Currie
Sir Arthur Currie: Sir Arthur William Currie (changed from Curry in 1897), soldier, educator (born 5 December 1875 in Adelaide (near Strathroy), ON; died 30 November 1933...

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira (c. 1460s – 24 December 1524), was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India...

Akbar

Akbar
Akbar, in full Abū al-Fatḥ Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Akbar, (born October 15?, 1542, Umarkot —died c. October 25, 1605, Agra, India), the greatest of the Mughal emperors of India. He reigned...

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev was general secretary of the Soviet Union Communist Party from 1985–1991. He was also the first democratically elected President in 1990.Mikhail Gorbachev...

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler, the leader of Germany’s Nazi Party, was one of the most powerful and notorious dictators of the 20th century. Hitler capitalized on...

Franklin D Roosevelt

Franklin D Roosevelt
Franklin D Roosevelt Franklin D Roosevelt (FDR) was in his second term as governor of New York when he was elected as the nation’s 32nd...

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew
Lee Kuan Yew was the prime minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990, making him the longest-serving PM in history. During his long rule,...

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb...

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
Joseph Rudyard Kipling, 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India,...

Zeus

Zeus
Zeus was the king of the Olympian gods and the supreme deity in Greek religion. Often referred to as the Father, as the god of thunder...

The Shang Dynasty

The Shang Dynasty
The Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE) was the second dynasty of China which succeeded the Xia Dynasty (c. 2700-1600 BCE) after the overthrow of the Xia tyrant Jie by the...

J B M Hertzog

J B M Hertzog
J B M Hertzog, in full James Barry Munnik Hertzog, (born April 3, 1866, near Wellington, Cape Colony —died Nov. 21, 1942, Pretoria, S.Af.), soldier and statesman...

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period.  The archaeological site is located in Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico. Chichen...

Petra

Petra
Carved Directly Into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric Jordanian city of Petra was "lost" to the Western world for...

Marco Polo

Marco Polo
Marco Polo 1254 – January 8–9, 1324) was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer, born in the Republic of Venice. His travels are recorded in Livre des Merveilles...

Harry Truman

Harry Truman
Harry Truman (1884-1972), the 33rd U.S. president, assumed office following the death of President Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945). In the White House from 1945 to...

Lal Bahadur Shastri

lal bahadur shastri
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on October 2, 1904, at Mughalsarai, a small railway town seven miles from Varanasi in...

The Han Dynasty

The Han Dynasty
The Han Dynasty is considered the first dynasty to write their history down but, as Shi Huangdi destroyed so many of the written records...

Steam locomotive

Steam locomotive
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material – usually coal, wood, or...

Battle of Leyte Gulf

Battle of Leyte Gulf
Battle of Leyte Gulf, (October 23–26, 1944), decisive air and sea battle of World War II that crippled the Japanese Combined Fleet, permitted U.S. invasion of the Philippines, and reinforced the...

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was born Feb 12, 1809, in a single-room log cabin, Hardin County, Kentucky. His family upbringing was modest; his parents from Virginia...

The Great Wall of China

great wall of china
The Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world — the longest wall in the world,...

New 7 Wonders of the World

new7 wonders of the world
New 7 Wonders of the World New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) was a campaign started in 2000 to choose Wonders of the World...

James Watt

James Watt
James Watt FRS FRSE (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in...

2nd Opium War

2nd Opium War
2nd Opium War: In the mid-1850s, while the Qing government was embroiled in trying to quell the Taiping Rebellion(1850–64), the British, seeking to extend...

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) was an American general who commanded the Southwest Pacific in World War II (1939-1945), oversaw the successful Allied occupation of postwar...

1964 Race Riots in Singapore

1964 Race Riots in Singapore
1964 Race Riots in Singapore considered to be one of the worst incidents in the history of Singapore. 23 people died in the riot...

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (born Mahomedali Jinnahbhai; 25 December 1876 – 11 September 1948) was a lawyer, politician and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as the leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913...

Henry Ford

Henry Ford
Henry Ford was one of America's foremost industrialists, who revolutionized assembly-line modes of production for the automobile. Who Was Henry Ford?  Henry Ford (July 30, 1863,...

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His...

Thomas Newcomen

Thomas Newcomen
Thomas Newcomen February 1664 – 5 August 1729) was an English inventor who created the atmospheric engine, the first practical fuel-burning engine in 1712. He...

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I: Princess Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533. Her father was Henry VIII, the King of England, and her mother was...

Hippocrates

Hippocrates
Hippocrates of Kos c. 460 – c. 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), who is considered one of the most outstanding figures...

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