Category: General Knowledge

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Spain | Nations of the World

Spain occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, in southwest Europe. Africa is less than 16 km south at the Strait of Gibraltar. A broad central plateau slopes to the south and east, crossed by...

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is a US-based international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. Its headquarters is in New York City. History Human Rights Watch was founded under the name Helsinki...

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Pearl Harbor Bombing Remembered

Dec. 7, 1941—at five minutes to eight o’clock, 183 Japanese warplanes devastated the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Today, 63 years later, more than 1.5 million people a year visit the memorial that floats...

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The United Nations Organization (UNO)

The United Nations was founded by “peace-loving states” in 1945. The UN now has 193 member nations. United Nations Day has been observed on October 24 since 1948 and celebrates the objectives and accomplishments...

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December 23 | This day in history

Former Indian Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh was born on December 23, 1902. He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Morarji Desai government that assumed office in 1977. In 1979 Morarji Desai resigned as...