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    Booker T. Washington, Leader African-Americans   Booker T. Washington, Leader African-Americans
Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was of the last...
 
    Billy the Kid, Outlaw   Billy the Kid, Outlaw
Henry McCarty, better known as Billy the Kid but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney, was a 19th century American frontier outlaw and murderer who was a participant in the Lincoln County War. He was reputed to have kill...
 
    Max Havelaar, Multatuli   Max Havelaar, Multatuli
When Max Havelaar was first published in Holland in 1860, it ignited a major political and social brouhaha. The novel, written by a former official of the Dutch East Indian Civil Service under the pen name Multatuli, exposed the massive corruption an...
 
    Emancipation Proclamation, USA   Emancipation Proclamation, USA
The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The first one, issued on September 22, 1862, declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confed...
 
    The Red Cross, ICRC   The Red Cross, ICRC
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. The ICRC has a permanent mandate under international law to take impartial action for prisoners, the wounded and s...
 
    Louis Couperus   Louis Couperus
Louis Marie-Anne Couperus was a Dutch novelist and poet of the late 19th and early 20th Century. He is usually considered one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature. Born in the Netherlands in 1863, Couperus grew up in a wealthy patrician fam...
 
    Reginald Dyer, Amritsar Massacre India 1919   Reginald Dyer, Amritsar Massacre India 1919
Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer was a British Indian Army officer who, as a temporary Brigadier general, was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar (in the British Indian province of Punjab). Dyer was removed from duty, but he b...
 
    Pakubuwono X, Ruler of Surakarta, Java   Pakubuwono X, Ruler of Surakarta, Java
Pakubuwono X was the tenth Susuhunan (ruler of Surakarta). His reign corresponded with the political changes happening in the Dutch East Indies at the time, in particular the growth of local indigenous political organizations such as Budi Utomo and S...
 
    Beatrix Potter, Author of Peter Rabbit   Beatrix Potter, Author of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter was the author and illustrator of a popular series of children's books that includes The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), The Tailor of Gloucester (1903) and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909). Illustrated with watercolors, her simple a...
 
    Du Bois, Civil Rights Leader   Du Bois, Civil Rights Leader
W.E.B. Du Bois was an early African-American civil rights leader and scholar and the first non-white person to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. He was an outspoken critic of the social inequalities that existed in the US during the early...
 
    Mahatma Gandhi, Led India to Independence   Mahatma Gandhi, Led India to Independence
Gandhi became the international symbol of a free India. He lived a spiritual and ascetic life of prayer, fasting, and meditation. The Mahatma's political and spiritual hold on India was so great that the British authorities dared not interfere with h...
 
    Yellowstone, First National Park in the World   Yellowstone, First National Park in the World
Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872....
 
    Luigi Lucheni,  Assassinated Sissi   Luigi Lucheni, Assassinated Sissi
Luigi Lucheni was an Italian anarchist who assassinated the Austrian Empress, Elisabeth (commonly referred to as Sissi, Viennese for Elisabeth), in 1898. Lucheni believed in propaganda of the deed, a philosophy advocating spreading beliefs through vi...
 
    Anglo-Zulu War   Anglo-Zulu War
The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Empire. From complex beginnings, the war is notable for several particularly bloody battles, as well as for being a landmark in the timeline of colonialism in the region....
 
    Virginia Woolf   Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf, British novelist, also distinguished feminist essayist, critic, and a central figure of the Bloomsbury group. During the inter-war period Woolf was at the center of literary Society. The Bloomsbury group was initially based at the...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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