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    Ned Kelly, Australian Folk Hero
  Ned Kelly, Australian Folk Hero
Ned Kelley is Australia's most famous bushranger and, to many, a folk hero for his defiance of the colonial authorities. From the age of fourteen, Ned began committing a series of minor crimes that escalated into more serious crimes and eventually le...
 
    Second Opium War
  Second Opium War
The Second Opium War, the Second Anglo-Chinese War, the Second China War, the Arrow War, or the Anglo-French expedition to China, was a war pitting the British Empire and the Second French Empire against the Qing Dynasty of China, lasting from 18561...
 
    Booker T. Washington, Educater
  Booker T. Washington, Educater
Washington, Booker Taliaferro, 18561915, American educator, b. Franklin co., Va. His mother was a mulatto slave on a plantation, his father a white man. After the Civil War, he worked in salt furnaces and coal mines in Malden, W.Va., and attended sc...
 
    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...
 
    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
  Mahatma Gandhi
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...
 
    Earth Day 2003: Environmental Timeline
  Earth Day 2003: Environmental Timeline
Teachers, researchers and students will find The Wilderness Society's Earth Day website the best source of info about Earth Day, with photos and a history of the first Earth Day, bio and essays by Earth Day founder Senator Gaylord Nelson, lesson plan...
 
    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...
 
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  Eleanor Roosevelt
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and assumed a role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945,...
 
         
         



 
 
         
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