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Ashoka, The King of India by Fotopoulou Sophia

Ashoka (299 -237 B.C.)

Ashoka, grandson of Chandragupta, was one of the first royal patrons of Buddhism. The first was, perhaps, Bimbisara, who lived at the time of the Buddha. Ashoka's legend is recorded in a second century book called the "Ashokavadana" which was translated into Chinese by Fa-ch'in in 300 A.D. He is also known from his edicts written on rocks and pillars throughout India. Ashoka was known as Canda Ashoka, the fierce Ashoka, due to his aggressive nature.

On hearing of his father's impending death, he hurried to the Capital, Pataliputra, where, after occupying it, he killed all…

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Authentic History of the Kilt by Gus Leous

Scottish soldier

Highland dress and the tartan are among the most powerful, romantic and dramatic of all the symbols of Scotland. It has been claimed that 'a man in a kilt is a man and a half', their really is something about the wearing of the kilt that confers extra stature on its owner. It is absolutely no coincidence that the kilted 51st Highland Division was rated by the Germans as the most formidable of all the formations they came across during the First World War.

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B.F. Day Elementary School by Fotopoulou Sophia

B.F. Day School

The B. F. Day Elementary School, which is oldest continuously operating elementary school in the Seattle School District, was my first school...

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Battle of the Alamo by Jim Down

The Alamo

Mission San Antonio de Valero, later became famous as the Alamo, was established in 1718, the first of five Spanish missions founded in San Antonio to Christianize and educate resident Indians. In 1793 Spanish officials took San Antonio's five missions away from church control and made them part of the government. In the early 1800s the Spanish military stationed a cavalry unit at the former mission and soldiers nicknamed it "Alamo", which is Spanish for cottonwood. The Alamo was home to both Revolutionaries and Royalists during Mexico's ten yearlong struggles for independence.

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