People

The 20th century witnessed great changes around the world — socially, politically, and economically. While many of the seismic shifts worldwide involved people throwing off the yoke of...
During presidential elections the spotlight often turns to the life and background of candidates who may be the next occupants of the White House. That very often includes an interest in their family...
If you were born after 2000, then there’s a good chance your name is — or you know someone whose name is – Emma, Olivia, Michael, or Noah. In the nearly two decades of the 21st century that...
In March 2019, Jimmy Carter became the longest-living former president in U.S. history. Carter, who is now 96, passed President George H.W. Bush, who, at the time of his death, was the longest living...
With the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden it’s important to take a moment and reflect on those who have served as the chief executive of our country. And while you may be well-versed in...
We know that successful assassinations have altered history’s trajectory. One can only wonder how different the world might have been had some failed assassinations, such as the attempt on Adolf...
A prodigy is a child younger than 10 years old who shows astounding proficiency in one or more artistic or academic fields. These remarkable youngsters have inspired wonder and awe. And at certain...
The story of American immigration is the story of the unique experiment called the United States. About 14% of U.S. residents were born outside of the country, and 94% identify with an ancestry other...
During presidential elections the spotlight often turns to the life and background of candidates who may be the next occupants of the White House. That very often includes an interest in their family...
Secret societies have captured the imagination of the public for centuries. Many of these groups are thought to be ancient, mysterious gatherings of powerful men who get together and tip the balance...
For at least one day of the year, Thanksgiving, we are all gourmands. It’s impossible to resist the splendid assortment of mashed potatoes, asparagus, cranberry sauce, stuffing, candied yams, green...
An unprecedented 2020 left much of the world in a state of uncertainty about the future as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the globe. Many reflect back to more certain times, wishing a...
In June, long before the presidential election, President Donald Trump said he would “do other things” if he lost. The real estate mogul and former reality TV star has plenty of options. But what...
Politics aside, Americans and Canadians are the best of neighbors. We share, peacefully, the longest international border between two nations, at 8,891 kilometres — or is it 5,525 miles long?...
Of the 44 men who have become president of the United States, 22 can trace some of their ancestry to Ireland. Irish heritage is strong in the country and is among the top three ancestries in more...