December 21, 2018

Daniel Shays was born in Massachusetts in 1747. Shays joined the local militia and fought in the battles of Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Lexington. He rose to through the ranks and became the Captain of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment. He was wounded and, like many soldie...

December 19, 2018

Geronimo was a spiritual and intellectual leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe. Some people believed that Geronimo had supernatural powers, including the abilities to heal the sick, slow time, avoid bullets, see things over long distances...

December 17, 2018

Arthur Macmurrough Kavanagh was born on 25 March 1831 into one of the wealthiest families in Ireland. Arthur was born without arms or legs below mid thigh. In spite of this, he was an expert horseman, a first class shot, a yachtsman, and a Member of Parliament. And he...

December 14, 2018

Marie Curie was born Maria Sklodowska in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland which, at the time, was controlled by the Russians.

At university, Marie studied physics, in which she achieved the top marks. She then started a second degree, this one in maths. She took a job at a labora...

December 12, 2018

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896. He was an American fiction writer during the Jazz Age (1930’s) and he achieved a bit of fame. But it wasn't until he died that he got critical acclaim. Fitzgerald is now one of the greatest American writers o...

December 10, 2018

Dayne Persson

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, better known as F. Scott Fitzgerald, was born on September 24, 1896, in St Paul, Minnesota. Scott is mainly remembered for his literary hit The Great Gatsby along with his other works such as The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and...

December 7, 2018

Leonidas the First of Sparta, son of Anaxandrides, was born in 530 B.C. and died in 480 B.C. He became king when his older half-brother died under mysterious circumstances. Leonidas is known as one of the greatest Spartan heroes. As a boy, he was trained to become a Sp...

December 5, 2018

According to Biography.com, During the year of 1829, a small Native American boy was born to the Chiricahua Apache Indian tribe at No-Doyohn Canyon, Mexico. The boy’s name was Geronimo. Geronimo was naturally a good hunter, which was a valuable skill to have if you liv...

December 3, 2018

During the Imjin War, on October 26, 1597, Yi Soon Shin was about to face his most challenging battle yet. Admiral Yi's tiny force of 12 Korean ships was taking on an armada of 200 Japanese ships. It seemed impossible for Yi's forces to claim victory, but he did. Using...

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