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Blog posts relating to historical facts and stories. “To know nothing of what happened before you were born, is to foever remain a child.” – Cicero

Should you baptize your child to please the family?

Statistics show that there is an obvious decrease in the number of baptisms in Quebec. This fact, in itself, doesn't surprise me. It remains, however, that a number of parents still choose to offer sacraments to their children, whether by... Continue Reading →

I don’t fear alien life, I fear human stupidity

On October 4, 1957, the Soviets launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into space. It marked another milestone in humanity's progress and the advancement of technology. The success of this mission filled our minds amazement about humankind's progress and... Continue Reading →

Lucy Stone – Activist

I've always been fascinated by history, by what came before me and how our society and the human race developed. One thing that always annoyed me is that history classes are filled with important dates and men who changed history.... Continue Reading →

Historial Fun Facts: Roman Britain

Stretching from the Atlantic to the Tigris, the Roman empire contained approximately 65 million inhabitants. The Roman elites were bilingual. They spoke both Latin and Greek. The Romans remained in Britain from 43 AD to 410 AD. Roman Britain was ethnically diverse.... Continue Reading →

Memories of Pompeii

Visiting the Pompeii ruins was one of the most emotional experience I had while travelling abroad. To walk the streets of Pompeii, to see how the lava merged with the stone walls of the city after the devastating eruption of Vesuvius, to see the... Continue Reading →

Amelia Earhart – Legacy of fearlessness

Today marks the birth date of Amelia Earhart, July 24th, 1897. Amelia Earhart was a woman who decided on a whim to learn to fly after watching an airshow at the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto and who would later... Continue Reading →

Alice Paul – Women’s right to vote

Women’s history has been basically excluded from the classroom text books in public schools. This is why I chose to speak about this woman who influences the course of history. Alice Paul was a rights activist and a suffragist who... Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou – Activist

Maya Angelou was a regular woman who experienced racism, sexism, who struggled as a single mother, who worked out to overcome poverty, was sought higher education. Many of us that related to Maya on a human level. Her story is... Continue Reading →

Canada 150 ???

Since the announcement of Canada 150, I have had a really bad taste in the back of my mouth. Montreal is celebrating it's 375 year this year. The Canadian flag as we know was adopted on February 15, 1965. That's much... Continue Reading →

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