Posts Tagged ‘history’

Highlight on History: Cinco de mayo

Highlight on History: Cinco de mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a date that commemorates the Battle of Puebla, Mexico of 1862 in which the Mexican troops triumphed over the French army.  To understand this date better it is necessary to understand a little of the history of Mexico.  In 1821 Mexico gained independence from Spain. However, the Mexican government had incurred large debts with France among other […]

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Travel Spot: Andalucia, Spain (guest blog)

Travel Spot: Andalucia, Spain (guest blog)

My long-time dream came true this fall when I was able to visit Andalucía, Spain. The region has always attracted me with its wonderful history, warm weather, beaches, Mediterranean food, Pablo Picasso and other famous artists and especially the laid-back life style of the people.

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Biographies: Eva Perón

Biographies: Eva Perón

Eva Perón was born María Eva Duarte in 1919 in a small village in Argentina. Her early life was difficult because her mother was the mistress of her already married father. During her life, he failed to recognize her as his legitimate daughter. From a young age, Eva was interested in dancing, acting and modeling and at 16 she moved on her own to the capital city of Buenos Aires. It was her dream to be a cinema star. She was a very attractive young woman and was soon turning heads in in the capital city. She received work immediately and began traveling in the upper social circles of the city shortly thereafter.

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Book Review: Speak

Speak: a short history of languages, was written by Tore Janson, a Swedish linguistics and language professor. The book uncovers the history of how the world’s languages have evolved over the years from prehistory through to modern day touching on the earliest civilizations of Africa, Asia and Europe.

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