" Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want. "
James Fenimore Cooper

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President John F. Kennedy Assassinated

The assassination of John F. Kennedy while he was riding in a presidential motorcade in Dallas was a seminal event in American history. Although two official investigations have concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the culprit, the assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation and has spawned a number of conspiracy theories. Who was the "Babushka Lady," and what was she doing at the time of the assassination?




Veneration of pictures and statues symbolizing sacred figures and biblical events was an early feature of Christian worship. Iconoclasts were opposed to the use of such religious images and destroyed them, claiming that they violated the second commandment not to make or worship “graven images.” An iconoclastic movement developed during the Byzantine Empire, and it was characterized by fierce persecution of those who made and venerated icons. What are a few modern examples of iconoclasm?

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Rodney Dangerfield

Born Jacob Cohen, Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor who appeared in a slew of movies, including Caddyshack, Easy Money, and Back To School. His Manhattan nightclub, "Dangerfield's," was the venue for an HBO show that helped popularize many stand-up comics, including Jerry Seinfeld and Roseanne Barr. Dangerfield was best known for his trademark line "I don't get no respect," which was inspired by what iconic 1972 film?

Last updated on Thursday, 22nd November 2007

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