US President fought 103 duels to defend his wife’s honor

…without ever having obtained a divorce. Rachel quickly divorced her first husband and then legally married Jackson. This remained a sore point for Jackson who deeply resented attacks on his wife’s honor. Jackson fought 103 duels, many nominally over his wife’s honor. Charles Dickinson, the only man Jackson ever killed in a duel, had been goaded into angering Jackson by Jackson’s political opponents. Nominally fought over a…

Remembering Nelson Mandela

…f forgiveness and reconciliation, combined with hope for the nation’s future. His marriage to Winnie Mandela ended in divorce in 1996, and in 1998 Mandela wed the politician and humanitarian Graça Machel, widow of the former president of Mozambique. He served only one term as president before stepping aside in 1999, when he was succeeded by his deputy, Thabo Mbeki, of the ANC. Though officially retired from politics, Mandela remained a leading…

Egyptian soldiers attack on Egyptian President Anwar Al-Sadat

Egyptian soldiers fire on Egyptian President Anwar Al-Sadat while reviewing a military parade. The assassination is attributed to the Muslim Brotherhood. October 06, 1981 in Cairo. The attackers included four enlisted men, an army major and a lieutenant. The major and two enlisted men were killed in the swarm around the reviewing stand, once other members of the military realized what was taking place. The rest were arrested. The attackers…

Back to ancient school times

…age 14, they even had the chance to attend secondary school. Physical education was also seen as a necessary part of a curriculum to produce well-rounded citizens, and to ensure that Athens was never at a disadvantage in war times. Emphasis was placed on intellect. Only boys received any kind of formal education. Girls were taught at home, if they received any academic instruction at all.   Ancient Egypt Education was held in high regard,…

During the Holocaust an 11 year old Moshe Peer survived at least 6 times in gas chambers!

…n two years later. He recalls the separation from his parents as excruciating. At the age of 11 Moshe Peer held captive at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II. He was sent to the gas chamber at least six times. Each time he survived, watching with horror as many of the women and children gassed with him collapsed and died. To this day, Peer doesn’t know how he was able to survive. Bergen Belsen concentration camp Peer…

The most spiritual events and legends of 19th century

…ing for his head. The lantern sightings kept appearing on dark nights, and engineers of oncoming trains would see the light and bring their locomotives to a stop, thinking they were seeing the light of an oncoming train. Sometimes people said they saw two lanterns, which were said to be Joe’s head and body, vainly looking for each other for all eternity. The spooky sightings became known as “The Maco Lights.” According to…