Do you work in a company that utilizes an “org chart”? An org chart (short for, you guessed it, organizational chart) is a diagram of the hierarchy of an organization. It encompasses the major power positions within a company...
Charles VI, who became known to his subjects as “Charles the Mad,” ruled France from 1380 until his death in 1422. He inherited the throne at age 11, and for many years the handsome young king was quite popular....
This article’s publication date will be March 15th (also known as the Ides of March), a day that we have come to associate with terrible luck, similar to a Friday the 13th. We believe this stems from Roman times,...
They say that history repeats itself, and that seems to hold some weight while looking at the origins of the Know-Nothing Party. With a humble beginning in the 1849 creation of the Order of the Star Spangled Banner, a...
Microwaves are an almost irreplaceable feature in most modern kitchens - about 90% of us have one. Imagine having to turn on the real oven just to heat up some leftovers! Seems like a pretty big inconvenience in today’s...
Florida was dubbed after from the Spanish name for Palm Sunday, Pascua Florida. Massachusetts derived its name from the language of the Algonquian people who lived in the area. Most would think that every state's moniker has a relevant and explicable meaning, but...
Medicine has made giant strides, particularly in recent years. From major surgeries requiring only a one-inch incision to bionic prosthetic limbs that function almost as well as the originals, many ailments that were once considered highly debilitating or even...
The last population of woolly mammoths died out around 1650 BCE, but a team of researchers from Harvard University is hoping to bring back this extinct relative of the modern elephant. The scientists, led by Professor George Church, believe they...
In the early 1900s the New York Public Library opened their flagship 'Main Branch' in the heart of New York City. Shortly after, an initiative was launched to document the city's rapidly changing landscape. Thankfully over 50,000 breathtaking photographs were...
It all began on Thanksgiving Eve in Portland, Oregon. A man in his mid-forties dressed in a freshly pressed white shirt and a dark suit approached the Northwest Orient Airlines flight counter. Identifying himself as 'Dan Cooper', the man...
John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States of America, serving in office from 1841-1845. While he may not be the most widely remembered or revered Presidents, he is the earliest one to still have living grandchildren. In...