Doctor Who: A History

"You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!" The Tenth Doctor said this in the episode "Tooth and Claw", which aired in 2006. I love Doctor Who not only because of amazing quotes like that one, but because it is such a captivating and heart-wrenching show. If you have …

The ACTUAL First Printed Book: A History

Courtesy of my AP World History teacher, a certain historical misconception has come to my attention that I would like to pass on to all of you. In seventh grade I learned all about European history, from medieval castles and knights to the voyages of explorers like Magellan and Vasco de Gama. I often find …

Valentine’s Day: A History

Every year on February 14, people in the United States rush around buying their romantic interests chocolates, flowers, cards, and other gifts. It is a holiday that teenage girls dream longingly about, while at the same time causing teenage boys to cringe. Children often give each other Valentine's Day cards in school, and decorate their …

Abraham Lincoln: A History

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Just like the saying goes he was born in a log cabin, and as a child he enjoyed reading. Eventually Lincoln became a lawyer after working as a shopkeeper, a postmaster, and a store owner, among other things. He was elected in 1834 to …

Nerds: A History

At the present moment, I would classify myself as a nerd. I love to read, write, watch BBC TV series, and all sorts of other things that your average person would think was geeky. This isn't something that I view in a negative light- on the contrary, I am very proud to be a nerd. …