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Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. ... The light bulb also had wide-reaching social and economic consequences.Dec 8, 2014

Latin was originally spoken in Latium, in the Italian Peninsula. Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire. Vulgar Latin developed into the Romance languages, such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Romanian.

Founded by Jim Gilchrist and Chris Simcox, the name derives from the Minutemen, militiamen who fought in the American Revolution. The Minuteman Project describes itself as "a citizens' Neighborhood Watch on our border", and has attracted media attention to illegal immigration.

Amelia Earhart: 115 Years Old Today. As the world marks the aviator's birthday, researchers analyze data gleaned during a search for her plane. By Rossella Lorenzi. Amelia Earhart, the aviation pioneer who vanished over the Pacific 75 years ago, would have been 115 today.Jul 24, 2012

Troy is the name of the Bronze Age city featured in the Trojan War of ancient Greek oral and literary tradition and the name given to the archaeological site in the north west of Asia Minor (now Turkey) which has revealed a large and prosperous city occupied over millennia.Aug 2, 2012

How many constellations are there? Astronomers officially recognize 88 constellations covering the entire sky in the northern and southern hemispheres.

"Just over a century ago, there were more than 200,000 wild lions living in Africa. Today, there are only about 20,000; lions are extinct in 26 African countries."Aug 10, 2017

The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as animal hunts, mock sea battles, re-enactments of famous battles, executions and dramas.Jan 20, 2014

Today, the Colosseum is a common background in the busy metropolis that is modern Rome. Due to the ruined state of the interior, it is impractical to use the Colosseum to host large events; only a few hundred spectators can be accommodated in temporary seating.

For example, in 1971, Phil Knight paid Carolyn Davidson $35 to create the Nike "Swoosh" logo. Today, global brand consultancy Interbrand ranks Nike No. 25 on its list of the top 100 most valuable brands in the world, with an estimated value of more than $13 billion.Jun 1, 2011

Poaching and habitat loss have left only 10,000 wild adult red pandas remaining in the world. Red panda populations are on the decline in the wild.Jun 26, 2014

Homer's most important contribution to Greek culture was to provide a common set of values that enshrined the Greeks' own ideas about themselves. His poems provided a fixed model of heroism, nobility and the good life to which all Greeks, especially aristocrats, subscribed.

How many are left in the wild? The latest census in 2014 found that there were 1,864 giant pandas alive in the wild. While still very low, this represents a real success story, with numbers increasing from around 1,000 in the late 1970s. In the past decade, giant panda numbers have risen by 17 percent.

With a purchase price of just $15 million, the U.S. added some 13 states worth of territories at less than three cents per acre. ... With land costs today averaging between $1,000 and $4,000 per acre in the continental U.S., the total value of the Louisiana Purchase is therefore likely to be near $1.2 trillion.Aug 23, 2017

How Much Would Alaska Cost in Today's Dollars? In 1867, Andrew Johnson's radical Secretary of State signed a deal with Russia, buying “Seward's Icebox” for $7.2 million. At that time, that worked out to roughly 2 cents an acre. In today's dollars, William H. Seward would have bought Alaska for around 30 cents an acre.Mar 31, 2014

On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. Do you think this was too much to pay for a piece of land that was mostly unexplored? At the time, critics thought Seward was crazy and called the deal "Seward's folly."

There are probably millions of volcanoes that have been active during the whole lifespan of the earth. During the past 10,000 years, there are about 1500 volcanoes on land that are known to have have been active, while the even larger number of submarine volcanoes is unknown.

The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (called Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic at the time), together with the Ukrainian, Byelorussian, and Transcaucasian Soviet Socialist Republics, formed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), or Soviet Union, on December 30, 1922.

Do not be surprised if you see a clear, calm sky in the tornado's wake. This is also a good indicator that there are strong winds nearby. ... Remember, when a tornado warning comes, you won't have much time to prepare. If there is a tornado warning today, the time to prepare was yesterday.Mar 16, 2015