Harry Truman was born on May 8,1884 in the farm community of Lamar Missouri. His middle name S. was to honor his Grandfather, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. He attended school in Missouri (independence) and was a very strong student
The man behind “Hi-De-Ho,” Cab Calloway was a wildly successful and popular entertainer. Rising to fame during the Big Band Era, Calloway’s image is immortalized due to his large personality, stage presence, and scat singing. Though he was most influential during the 1930s, his career lasted well into the 1980s and early 1990s.
It’s strange to think about all the things we don’t know or even about the things we think we know but, in all reality, could be dead wrong about. P. T. Barnum was a master of walking that thin tightrope. Mr. Barnum has been quoted to be “a genius of hype, a wizard of advertising, a virtuoso of promotion, sale and otherwise” (Carlson), yet Barnum remains one of the most enigmatic beings and biggest contradictions in this world today. His way of life has been shrouded in deceit and misconception, but this inscrutable man may have preferred it that way.
In an interview with The Paris Review in 2010, Ray Bradbury once stated that “science fiction is the fiction of ideas. Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going…”, showcasing Bradbury’s passion for science fiction, which is further exhibited through the fact that he has written nearly 600 short stories. Although Ray Bradbury is known for his popular novel, Farenheit 451, many tend to overlook these numerous short stories, one of which is a personal favorite of mine—“Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed”. First published under the title “The Naming of Names” in the science fiction magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1949, the story’s title was later
Following the Departure stage, the six step Initiation stage begins with the road of trials, or the test stage. This step is often the most lengthy, as it is the hero’s entire journey. The road of trials consists of all the obstacles and events that the hero experienced and overcame to develop necessary characteristics to become a true hero (Bray). These events, similar to the belly of the whale, all aid in the transformation of the hero, as each event teaches the hero a valuable lesson. Joseph Campbell, in an interview with Bill D Moyers, emphasized the importance of the road of trials by describing its importance in changing the hero. Campbell told Moyers, “You have to be transformed from a maiden to a mother. That’s a big change, involving many dangers” (Campbell and Moyers 154). Through this, Campbell is describing how in order for the protagonists to completely transform into a true hero, they must face many different challenges, all which contribute to the overall transformation. The number of challenges in the road of trials can vary greatly between works. In the case of Huckleberry Finn, his road of trials consisted of four major events. One of the events along his journey was when he aided the King and Duke in their scams at the Royal Nonesuch theater. By helping in the massive con acts and scamming performed by the King and Duke, Huck learned what might become of him if he continued with his current lifestyle of being a con man. This lesson helped Huck become a
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This quote by politician Lord Acton has a lot to do with The Crucibles. The Crucibles, a play written by Arthur Miller takes place during the Salem witch trials. In this play a lot more was happening than just the hanging of witches. There was also corruption of power and authority in the court, specifically by a judge named Danforth. Danforth used his hierarchy to take advantage of people and situations. This still happens today all around the world. History has shown time and time again that power corrupts. A recent example can be seen in Guatemala, a country that has struggled with corruption of power for a decade. In the most current case
In The Complete Maus, Art Spiegelman uses his style of illustration to convey the theme of power in his graphic novel. In 1980, cartoonist Art Spiegelman wrote the first volume of Maus. Before Art’s work came into prominence, comics had not been truly acknowledged as art. His work would practically evolve graphic novels into a recognized form of literature. Art Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948 to Vladek and Anja Spiegelman, but his family immigrated to Rego Park in Queens, New York three years later. His father, Vladek, was a wealthy textile salesperson and manufacturer in Poland. Both of his parents survived confinement to the Jewish ghettos and imprisonment in the Auschwitz Nazi Concentration camp in Poland. His mother, Anja,
On March 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was born to John Wayne Gacy, Sr. and Marion Elaine Robinson as the second of three children. Gacy was very close to his mother and sisters as a child, but had a very troubled relationship with his alcoholic father because he was abusive. He was struck in the head when he was 11, forming a blood clot that caused him to suffer blackouts beginning when he was 16. Other than the issues with his father and the blood clot, John Wayne Gacy lived a seemingly normal childhood. He attended four high schools in four years, eventually dropping out and moving to Las Vegas. He began working for Palm Mortuary as a janitor. A few months later, he returned home to Chicago. He then enrolled to a business college and became a salesperson. After graduating, Gacy began working as a management trainee Nunn Bush Shoe Co. After working there for only a couple weeks, he was transferred to Springfield, Illinois.
The creator of “New Jack swing” stated journalist Berry Michael Cooper. Artist and producer Teddy Riley created a sound that infused hip hop and R&B and had a huge impact on the music of the mid 80’s and still popular today. He worked with artist such as Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson. He is the lead singer of the popular 90’s group Guy. And continues to write hits for artist today. Teddy is one of the most influential artists of his time and set the bar high for African American artist and producers today.
Heinrich Hartman Wirz was born on November 25, 1823 in Zurich Switzerland. His dream was to leave home and become a doctor. In 1849, his dream came true. He changed his name to Henry Wirz and immigrated to the U.S. with hopes of becoming a renowned physician, and ended up working as
In 1912, Taft decided to try to run for another term. On november 5, 1912 the votes came in. Sadly Taft didn’t win. The Electoral votes were with Woodrow Wilson winning at 42%, Roosevelt at 27%, Taft at 23%, and Debs at 6%. Taft was a little disappointed that he lost, but happy to be able to get out of the president 's chair.
Born in the Bronx New York on November 10, 1968 is a comedian and a actor in famous movies today.
A man named harry houdini loved his town and wanted to stay, so what did he do? He decided to become famous. How do we know this? He says two sentences that he said prove it ¨It is said that you know you are truly famous when the deranged imagine that they are you.¨ and also ¨It was this battle for supremacy that inspired one of his most dangerous illusions-the awesome Milk Can Escape.¨ Both sentences claims this approve the central idea because the first says no one can take someone else’s talent, and talent is one way of becoming famous. The second says that he will have to come up with dangerous tricks so people will stop trying to copy him any more, because you don’t want people to steal your spotlight.
Harry Hess born on May 27, 1906 in New york city. Got a bachelor degree at yale. Also a Ph.D from Princeton in 1932. In 1934 He became a professor at Princeton University, where he became the head of the Geology department in 1950 and in 1964 the sixth blair professor of geology. He died of a heart attack on August 26, 1969 in massachusetts.He also spent a year as a research associate in the geophysical laboratory. Before his death he taught a year at Rutgers University as research.
Harry Potter series was written by British novelists J.K Rowling in seven books and eight movies. The first movie “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released on November 14, 2001. Harry Potter is one of the iconic heroes in the movie industry with a remarkable impact on people. Harry Potter is a young lad who finds out on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned child of two great magicians and has distinct magical powers of his own. Harry has a different life at his new school, Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his friendship with two good friends named Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. The different