Category: Entertainment & Performing Arts

Standup Comedy

Standup Comedy

Well, here’s your chance to try it out for size. Just think, you are making jokes and everyone is laughing. As you were growing up, you kept your friends, family and classmates in stitches. They would fall over whenever you told a joke. They couldn’t get enough of them and always wanted you to keep […]

William Penn

William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was an English founder and ‘Absolute Proprietor’ of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S. State of Pennsylvania. He was known as an early champion of democracy and religious freedom and famous for his good relations and his treaties with […]

William the Conqueror

Professor Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892) was an English historian. Ecclesiastical architecture was his great interest. He visited many churches and began a practice of making drawings of buildings on the spot and afterwards tracing them over in ink. His first book, save for his share in a volume of English verse, was a History of […]

William the Conqueror

Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of children’s books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work (1837) and Rollo at Play (1837) are the best known of his writings, […]

Vasco Nunez De Balboa

Frederick Albion Ober (1849-1913) was an American author, travel writer, biographer and historian. He was occupied as a shoemaker (1862-1866) and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Agricultural College but due to the lack of funds was forced to leave after only a short time. In 1876 he began making ornithological surveys to the Lesser Antilles where […]

The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation

Carrie Amelia Nation (1846-1911) was a member of the temperance movement – the battles against alcohol in pre-Prohibition America. She has been the topic of numerous books, articles and even a 1966 opera at the University of Kansas. Born Carrie Moore in Garrard County, Kentucky, Nation got her myth-making last name from her second husband, […]

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