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The Discovery of America

12 October 1492 marks an event which was to change life on both sides of the Atlantic forever; this date represents the discovery of America.…

Edison’s Light Bulb

The invention of the light bulb was a process that took the scientific community the best part of the 19th century to complete and perfect.…

The AIDs Crisis of the 1980s

The early 1980s was a scary period to live through for American homosexual men. Homophobia and discrimination not only effected day to day life but…

Howard Hughes: Iron Man

‘Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist’ (The Avengers, 2012) – the assured words of Tony Stark’s self-identification are comparable to the impressive historical figure of American inventor…

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on 2 July 1964, the Civil Rights Act was arguably the most revolutionary legislation concerning African Americans since the…