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Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia
This article is a review of the book called The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia and is a very informative book on the American Mafia. Written by Jerry Capeci, this book is a must have for anyone interested in the Mafia.
Daylight Saving Time
Did you know it was Germany who first instituted Daylight Saving Time as a country during World War I? Read my article to find about more of the history of DST.
Elvis Aaron Presley
Elvis Presley was a huge part of music and entertainment history. I was only able to touch on a tiny portion of his life and his accomplishments.
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba under a Communist thumb and almost was responsible for starting World War III when the Soviet Union placed nuclear weapons in Cuba, just 90 miles off of the coast of Florida.
Florence Nightingale set the standards for sanitary conditions in a hospital setting. She also worked with such women pioneers as Elizabeth Blackwell and Linda Richards.
Did you know that Velcro was developed when a scientist found burdocks on his dog's fur? Or that the potato chip was invented by an angry chef? Read about these and more "happy Accidents" that became everyday household products.
Harriet Tubman was a very important and influential woman. Not only did she help slaves escape to freedom through the underground railroad but she also led a charge for the Union army in a raid against Confederate strong holds. When she died in 1913, she was buried with full military honors.
History Newsletter Article
Article describing History site newsletter and how to sign up for the newsletter.
Jim Crow Laws
The Jim Crow laws was the moniker of the laws set in the southern states regarding segregation.
Judy Garland was an icon in show business from the 1930's and right up to her death in 1969.
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