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Facts about Nelson Mandela

factsNelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born 18 July in the year 1918. He was named Rolihlahla and got the name Mandela from his grandfather. The name Nelson was given to him by his teacher Miss Mdingane. He was born in Mveso, Umtata in the Cape Province. After the death of his father he was looked after by his relative. He became the first child of Mandela family to get education. He was an intelligent child and completed the Junior ce... full fact »

 

Facts about Ronald Reagan

factsThe 40th U. S. president Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. Due to his unique hairstyle he was nicknamed "Dutch" by his father. He had his early education in Dixon where he actively participated in sports, acting and story- telling. While a student of high school he took up his first job as a lifeguard at the Rock River and saved 77 lives there. He completed his bachelor's degree from Eureka Co... full fact »

 

Facts on Khmer Rouge

factsKhmer Rouge was a notable group of people that was originally based out of Cambodia. The group consisted of people who followed the Communist Party of Kampuchea in the 1970s. The regime was very strong but was noted predominantly for its violence in that the regime was responsible for the deaths of nearly two million people from executions, forced labor and starvation. The regime was also noted for featuring a number of not... full fact »

 

Facts About Jimmy Carter

factsThe First President to be born in a hospital, a student of Nuclear physics and a speed reader who can read almost 2000 words a minute, Jimmy Carter once panned for Gold too. At the age of five he was punished by his father for stealing from the collection plate at a church, a penny. The draft resisters that belong to the Vietnam War were also pardoned by him. Before he entered the world of politics, Jimmy Carter used to ride m... full fact »

 

Facts About Abraham Lincoln

factsAbraham Lincoln was married to Marry Todd and was a father of four children but three of sons died before even turning 20 and in the present times there are no living heirs of Lincoln. Lincoln's hat was more than fashion or protection, the 6 Feet 4 inches tall Lincoln used it to store money. He wore custom footwear and was more spiritual than religious. His sons were a death magnet and attracted major accidents. Lincoln was a ... full fact »

 

Facts About Korean War

factsThe Korean War took place within the period of 25th June, 1950 and 27th July, 1953. The battling parties included North Korea, with Chinese assistance about halfway through, and South Korea along with the United Nations. The subject of the battle was communism. Over 3 million lives were lost. However, the war prevented communism to enter the boundaries of South Korea. It marked the beginning of the infamous Cold War. It is oft... full fact »

 

Mao Tse tung Facts

factsMao Tse-tung founded the People's Republic of China in 1949. He was one of the founders of the Chinese Communist party in 1921. In 1915 Mao attended university in Changsa, China where he wrote the longest recorded graffiti, criticizing the Chinese school system and current state of Chinese society. His graffiti consisted of more than 4000 Chinese characters. Mao Tse-tung was married four times and he believed that having sex... full fact »

 

Peter The Great Facts

factsTsar and Emperor of Russia Peter the Great (1672-1725) was unusual ruler by many means. In the battle against the Turks in 1695 he fought as regular foot soldier believing that was the only way to beat the Turks. Peter is believed to have been six feet, seven inches in height (2.04 meters). He married twice and had 11 children, many of whom died in infancy. The eldest son from his first marriage, Czarevich Alexei, was convicte... full fact »

 

Idi Amin Ate His Opponents

factsIdi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda and the former heavyweight boxing champion of Uganda was one of Africa's most notorious dictators. During his eight-year rule an estimated 500,000 people disappeared or were killed. He praised Hitler and said the German dictator "was right to burn six million Jews." He offered to be king of Scotland if asked. It was reported that Idi Amin ate his opponents.... full fact »

 

U.S President Trafficking Virgins

factsUnited States presidential election, 1824, Andrew Jackson emerged as winner with majority of votes. However, under the 12th Amendment, if no candidate got a majority of the college, the election went to the House and there it was decided by Henry Clay, the all-powerful Speaker, who gave it to Adams, under the secret condition that Adam makes him secretary of state. Arguments went out of control and Adams supporters claimed tha... full fact »

 

Meet Turkmenbashi

factsHis Excellency Saparmurat Niyazov Turkmenbashi, president of Turkmenistan is one of the most controlling dictators in the world today. There are no churches because he knocks them down. Each year he wants to resign as the president, but congress begs him to stay. He has even rewritten the calendar and renamed the month of January to "Turkmenbashi." April is named after his mother.... full fact »

 

George Washington Facts

factsOn February 22, 1732 George Washington was born. George Washington was the only of all Founding Fathers to free his slaves. Marijuana was the primary crop grown by George Washington at Mount Vernon. He was the first Mason to serve as president. Washington rejected a movement among army officers to make him king of the United States. Washington is the only president who was elected unanimously.... full fact »

 

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