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Interesting Facts About Amelia Earhart

1) Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. 2) She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. 3) She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. 4) She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Amelia Earhart

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Interesting Facts About Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedonia, better known as Alexander the Great was the king of Macedonia from 336 BC until his death in June 323 BC. Son and successor to Olympia of Epirus and Philip II of Macedonia, his father, who prepared him to reign, providing him with military experience and entrusting Aristotle with his intellectual… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Alexander the Great

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Interesting Facts About Alexander Graham Bell

1) Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) was a British, naturalized American scientist and inventor. 2) He contributed to the development of telecommunications and aviation technology. 3) After a series of formalities (which would later continue for years in the form of legal claims), he obtained in 1876 the patent of the telephone in the United States,… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Alexander Graham Bell

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Interesting Facts About Albert Einstein

1) Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German physicist of Jewish origin, nationalized Swiss, Austrian and American. 2) He is considered the most famous and popular scientist of the twentieth century. 3) In 1905 he published his theory of “Special Relativity.” 4) As a logical consequence of this theory, it deduced the equation of the most… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Albert Einstein

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Interesting Facts About Agatha Christie

1) Christie published 66 Police novels in addition to plays, six romantic novels, short stories, two autobiographies, two books of poetry and a children’s book. 2) Her play “The Mousetrap” is the longest-running spectacle in the world. 3) One of her lesser-known facets was poetry, gender whom she was dedicated in her teen years and… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Agatha Christie

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Interesting Facts About Ada Lovelace

1) Augusta Ada King, (1815 – 1852), commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was a British mathematician and writer. 2) Her mother, Anne Isabella Noel Byron, was a mathematician and political activist. 3) Her father was the well-known poet George Byron. 4) At an early age, her mathematical talent led her to a prolonged friendship relationship… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Ada Lovelace

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Interesting Facts About Abigail Adams

1) Abigail Adams (22 November 1744 – October 28, 1818), née Abigail Smith, also known as Abigail Smith Adams, was the first, second Lady (spouse of the Vice President) and the second first lady of the United States. 2) Daughter of a Christian Minister, she was educated entirely at home, becoming an avid reader of… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Abigail Adams

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Interesting Facts About Abe Lincoln Childhood

1) The Lincoln family came from England. 2) His parents, Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln, were born in Virginia and as many pioneers farmers had moved to the west. 3) In 1637, Samuel Lincoln, a weaver’s apprentice, left Britain and moved to North America, settling in Hingham, Massachusetts. 4) Later, the Lincolns were established in… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Abe Lincoln Childhood

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Interesting Facts About Aaron Douglas

1) His work is referred to as being abstract because he represented the universality of the African-American individuals through images, dance and poetry. 2) With the inauguration of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2016, an archive of artwork produced by or relating to Aaron Douglas is exhibited on the Museum.… Continue reading Interesting Facts About Aaron Douglas