history

Key historic events throughout the ages in relation to business, work, corporate figures and moguls.

  • Haley Bice
    Published 13 days ago
    The house and life of Jacques Coeur

    The house and life of Jacques Coeur

    There are many intrigues surrounding the house of Jacques Coeur, just as interesting, in fact, is the life of the man who owned the house. From a successful businessperson to a man framed for crimes against the king, he and his home have seen it all. Jacques Coeur’s house in Bourges is an important standing reminder of the Middle Ages in France, as well as a moral reminder of the risks of great wealth and debt.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 30 days ago
    Vaseline, Kotex, Kleenex, and Tampax are brand names, not products

    Vaseline, Kotex, Kleenex, and Tampax are brand names, not products

    Most everyone has said themselves or heard someone else say they were going to the store to purchase a box of Kotex, Kleenex, Tampax or a jar of Vasoline. In truth these are name brands of companies that sell sanitary napkins, facial tissues, tampons, and petroleum jelly. Years ago there were not as many companies manufacturing these items as there are today and also most people did not like to use “off brands”. Even when consumers do choose to purchase generic versions of these products, years of habit cause them to still refer to them by the names they have utilized all their lives. Following is a breakdown of each of these products.
  • Anna Nguyễn
    Published 2 months ago
    Globalization's impacts on life

    Globalization's impacts on life

    Today, we are going to find out globalization's importance and effects.
  • John Welford
    Published 2 months ago
    The Tay Bridge Rail Disaster, 1879

    The Tay Bridge Rail Disaster, 1879

    This is the story of the Tay Bridge disaster in December 1879 when a combination of factors, including extreme weather, caused part of the bridge to collapse just as a train was passing across it. There were no survivors.
  • John Welford
    Published 2 months ago
    The Tolpuddle Martyrs

    The Tolpuddle Martyrs

    The Tolpuddle Martyrs were six 19th-century agricultural workers from Dorset, England, who played an important role in the story of Trade Unionism after they were sentenced to be transported to Australia but subsequently reprieved.
  • Adonis Richards
    Published 2 months ago
    Remembering Gordon Parks

    Remembering Gordon Parks

    On Honor Of Black History Month, we honor and celebrate black figures in history that have been the vanguards of our advancement. Throughout history, we have had figures that went through the fire knowing we'd someday reign. Here today we recognize their accomplishments.
  • Jerry Winkley
    Published 6 months ago
    Uncommonly Impressive (Ep. 3)

    Uncommonly Impressive (Ep. 3)

    My how the trends change. We live in a world where popular things seem to die off it just a couple of years anymore. I mean, nobody has Myspace anymore, Facebook is pretty much only used for political memes and yard sales, and YouTube is filled with tutorials on semi popular video games.
  • Osei Agyemang
    Published 10 months ago
    From a Mere Trading Company to Ruling Over Large Parts of India?

    From a Mere Trading Company to Ruling Over Large Parts of India?

    Company executives have a great responsibility in controlling it. This is not as easy as managing a small business. This event is for a company that humbly began through the ranks to control not just a state, but nations as well. It was simply beghasting!. The Honorary British East India Company was a young partner in the trading network of the 18th century Persianate centered North India Empire. At first it was a private enterprise, and gradually it became involved in the politics of intensity on the subcontinent. The company started at a store in Mayfair London with a businessman named Sanjiv.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 years ago
    Why Are You Ranking: Best Defunct Websites That Paid for Content Listed from Cash Poor to Internet Wealthy

    Why Are You Ranking: Best Defunct Websites That Paid for Content Listed from Cash Poor to Internet Wealthy

    For over a decade now, the web has revolutionized lives for the good of individuals. Now, you can order pizza, a ride, transfer money, conduct video conferences with friends, and much more, all with a few swipes of a finger on a smartphone or other device. But what has not been spoken of or written about as much are the sites that paid for content. User or contributor or partner generated content has been the little secret that no one discusses about the internet. It is a conundrum wrapped in a riddled sprinkled with mystery to most folks. While gaming apps reap in billions of dollars for their makers, the sites that pay (or paid) for material have been relegated to the corner of the digital space. Names that when you speak of them to the layperson, usually draw faces of confusion or even wonder. Few news outlets have spoken of these now deceased sites and the people who possessed the opportunity to spread the message of the goodness of these sites didn’t have too much time as they changed business models, saw absorption into other companies, or found themselves rendered obsolete altogether. But the men and women who saw something curious in the universe said: this internet thing is a huge bank for the yacht-sized companies that have docked here. Why can’t people with a passion for writing or video be compensated for their efforts in these speedboats? Behemoths like YouTube have taken the model to greater heights but few other sites can boast their numbers. Salutes to these people who saw something of value remain in order. So, if you’ve heard of or never heard of the following sites on this list you can still grab your RevTags and SpyMac “Leapfrog” redesign for Why Are You Ranking: Best Defunct Websites That Paid for Content Listed from Cash Poor to Internet Wealthy.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 3 years ago
    What I Learned Reporting on the Death of Princess Diana

    What I Learned Reporting on the Death of Princess Diana

    I was 20 years old when I landed my first job in professional radio. I began work as what we called a board operator, the person in charge of making sure that syndicated programming, in this case the Leeza Gibbons Top 40 Countdown on Mix 96.1 FM in Davenport, Iowa, ran according to schedule. This was a time when satellite delivered programming was reserved for talk radio and before automation software began making entry level positions in radio obsolete.
  • Maruf Hossain
    Published 3 years ago
    Standardized Testing

    Standardized Testing

    "I Just Sued The School System" in many ways has emphasized the overall core issue in the U.S. Education System. The one size fits all, cookie cutter issue. It has also explained a major issue within standardized testing.
  • Martina R. Gallegos
    Published 3 years ago
    The Price of Education and Teaching: Part I

    The Price of Education and Teaching: Part I

    When I was growing up, I never even imagined finishing elementary school; this was especially true due to our family's severe poverty, so I was lucky I survived adolescence and graduated from elementary school but by barely making the grades; I'd no idea what would happen next, but that's when my mother told me she was going to el norte, and she'd take me with her if I behaved. It was hard to believe she'd chosen me out of nine children. She then told me she didn't want to leave me behind because I'd get in trouble; so I was determined to behave and not talk back to her so she wouldn't change her mind; that was one of the most difficult things for me to do.