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08/03/2015

Sindhis are only 12% of Pakistan Population yet predominantly they have ruled the most (civilian rule) in Pakistan. Sindhis produced the founder of Pakistan. Sindh Assembly was the first assembly to pass Pakistan`s resolution, Sindhis produced first women Prime Minister in Muslim world, The 1st women speaker and the 1st women governor of State bank in Pakistan came from Sindh.
The first Political Party to complete 5 years in history of Pakistan came from Sindh, Sindh based party. gave Pakistan its Constitution!

03/03/2015

3rd Mach 1887 - Heller Keller Meets her Miracle Worker.

On this day in 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching six-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at the age of 19 months. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, including her pioneering “touch teaching” techniques, the previously uncontrollable Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist. Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until the older woman’s death in 1936.

Sullivan, born in Massachusetts in 1866, had firsthand experience with being handicapped: As a child, an infection impaired her vision. She then attended the Perkins Institution for the Blind where she learned the manual alphabet in order to communicate with a classmate who was deaf and blind. Eventually, Sullivan had several operations that improved her weakened eyesight.

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, to Arthur Keller, a former Confederate army officer and newspaper publisher, and his wife Kate, of Tuscumbia, Alabama. As a baby, a brief illness, possibly scarlet fever, left Helen unable to see, hear or speak. She was considered a bright but spoiled and strong-willed child. Her parents eventually sought the advice of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone and an authority on the deaf. He suggested the Kellers contact the Perkins Institution, which in turn recommended Anne Sullivan as a teacher.

Sullivan, age 20, arrived at Ivy Green, the Keller family estate, in 1887 and began working to socialize her wild, stubborn student and teach her by spelling out words in Keller’s hand. Initially, the finger spelling meant nothing to Keller. However, a breakthrough occurred one day when Sullivan held one of Keller’s hands under water from a pump and spelled out “w-a-t-e-r” in Keller’s palm. Keller went on to learn how to read, write and speak. With Sullivan’s assistance, Keller attended Radcliffe College and graduated with honors in 1904.

Helen Keller became a public speaker and author; her first book, “The Story of My Life” was published in 1902. She was also a fundraiser for the American Foundation for the Blind and an advocate for racial and sexual equality, as well as socialism. From 1920 to 1924, Sullivan and Keller even formed a vaudeville act to educate the public and earn money. Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968, at her home in Westport, Connecticut, at age 87, leaving her mark on the world by helping to alter perceptions about the disabled.

02/03/2015

On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children's books as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham," is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother's maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books--including some for adults--that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like Hooterville.

Geisel, who was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was editor of the school's humor magazine, and studied at Oxford University. There he met Helen Palmer, his first wife and the person who encouraged him to become a professional illustrator. Back in America, Geisel worked as a cartoonist for a variety of magazines and in advertising.

The first children's book that Geisel wrote and illustrated, "And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street," was rejected by over two dozen publishers before making it into print in 1937. Geisel's first bestseller, "The Cat in the Hat," was published in 1957. The story of a mischievous cat in a tall striped hat came about after his publisher asked him to produce a book using 220 new-reader vocabulary words that could serve as an entertaining alternative to the school reading primers children found boring.

Other Dr. Seuss classics include "Yertle the Turtle," "If I Ran the Circus," "Fox in Socks" and "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."

Some Dr. Seuss books tackled serious themes. "The Butter Battle Book" (1984) was about the arms buildup and nuclear war threat during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. "Lorax" (1971) dealt with the environment.

Many Dr. Seuss books have been adapted for television and film, including "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" and "Horton Hears a Who!" In 1990, Geisel published a book for adults titled "Oh, the Places You'll Go" that became a hugely popular graduation gift for high school and college students.

Geisel, who lived and worked in an old observatory in La Jolla, California, known as "The Tower," died September 24, 1991, at age 87.

20/02/2015

What is history ? Nothing but pack of lies agreed upon.
Napolean Bonaparte!

06/02/2015

What can we expect from Chinese President visit to Pakistan ?

14/11/2012

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. !!!! Historical Writings & Facts.....

03/11/2012

What is History ?????

21/12/2011

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look Stupid.

04/10/2011

The World has changed and now we will all have to change.

15/08/2011

It is certainly a Changing World ....

15/08/2011

Never Ever Give Up in Life....

08/02/2011

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.....

09/01/2011

There is nothing in life that cannot be learnt from the past.

15/12/2010

Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.

28/11/2010

f you love something let it go free. If it doesn't come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever.

24/11/2010

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

06/10/2010

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

NEIL ARMSTONG HAS MADE HISTORY JUST HAVE A LOOK , THE THOUGHT IS PHENOMENAL.
06/10/2010

NEIL ARMSTONG HAS MADE HISTORY JUST HAVE A LOOK , THE THOUGHT IS PHENOMENAL.

06/10/2010

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat

06/10/2010

Twilight and evening bell,And after that the dark!And may there be no sadness of farewell,When I embark;For though from out our bourne of Time and PlaceThe flood may bear me far,I hope to see my Pilot face to faceWhen I have crossed the bar.~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~

06/10/2010

History is pretty different to the fiction.

Pakistan Was Not Made in a Day.Check this Letter Out and Understand the gravity of Situation when it is written. Jinnah ...
05/10/2010

Pakistan Was Not Made in a Day.Check this Letter Out and Understand the gravity of Situation when it is written. Jinnah at the peak of his thinking against a person who never given any importance to the majority of muslims in India.

General Douglous Mccarther in his customery Style. One of the man people that won the World War for America.
05/10/2010
Douglas MacArthur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

General Douglous Mccarther in his customery Style. One of the man people that won the World War for America.

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was a Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal ...

One of the first Postages used by a men.
05/10/2010

One of the first Postages used by a men.

05/10/2010

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. — William G. Shedd

FOUNDER IN ALL MEANINGS.
05/10/2010

FOUNDER IN ALL MEANINGS.

05/10/2010

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A GIANT LEAP IN HUMAN HISTORY. NEIL HAS MADE SOMETHING STUPENDOUS ON THE FACE OF THE MOON.
05/10/2010

A GIANT LEAP IN HUMAN HISTORY. NEIL HAS MADE SOMETHING STUPENDOUS ON THE FACE OF THE MOON.

05/10/2010

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. — Mahatma Gandhi

One of the best person of 20th Century and perhaps the greatest person from the sub-continent.

05/10/2010

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

05/10/2010

History some how or other repeats itself.

05/10/2010

History is the best lesson Men can ever learn.

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The Ephebic oath and lessons of citizenship and nation hood.(succinct history). It's been observed and proven that no Nation can rise above its educational level. Such was experienced by the ancient Greece (Athenian education) around the 4th and 5th century BC. Education system was crafted to mold and inculcate in individuals the Love of Nationhood, individual development and spirit of national Development unlike the present day education for self reliance and self development. This system of education was characterized by recreating a man of wisdom, war and peace (much emphasis was placed on Literature, Rhetoric, poetry, arithmetic, gymnastics, writing and reading unlike the Spartan one sided education for the development of a man of War). This education system at a particular stage of world history caused The Ancient Greece (ATHENS) to become a great world Empire that flourished in Economy, Politics, Education, Sports, Military, Tourism and in many areas of endeavor (remember that Greece was the very 4th Kingdom or nation that ever ruled the world as an empire). They flourished as a result of a well strategic education system that reshaped the western education systems of old and of contemporary. Its impart can be felt in the contemporary military education, citizenship education, political education, literature and arts etc. Their experience therefore justifies the saying that asserts that 'no country can live above its educational level'. If African Nations such as Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana and others must rise or develop better than its present day level of corrupt and self centered education, It must be ready to adopt a workable education system like the ancient Greece. It should enshrine into its education system the Love of ones Nation through a non-corrupt educational system. With education, a country can attain to any purposed/ planned level. If you get education right; you can get every other sector right. If Nigeria wishes to be a great Nation (just as late Prof. Dora Akunyili proclaimed Good People, Great Nation), it must take a retrospective look at the old Athens and its origin, especially the struggles of the Nigerian Nationalists. All about Greek (ATHENIAN EDUCATION) educational aims and objectives are posited below in this ancient Oath called the Ephebic Oath: I will never bring reproach upon my hallowed arms, nor will I desert the comrade at whose side I stand, but I will defend our altars and our hearths, single-handed or supported by many. My native land I will not leave a diminished heritage, but greater and better than when I received it. I will obey whoever is in authority, and submit to the established laws and all others that the people shall harmoniously enact. If anyone tries to overthrow the constitution or disobeys it, I will not permit him, but will come to its defense single-handed or with the support of all. I will honour the religion of my fathers. Let the gods be my witness: Agraulus, Enyalius, Ares, Zeus, Thallo, Auxo, Hegemone. The Ephebic Oath was an oath sworn by young men of Classical Athens, typically eighteen year-old sons of Athenian citizens, upon induction into the military academy, the Ephebic College, graduation from which was required to attain status as citizens. The applicant would have been dressed in full Armour, shield and spear in his left hand, his right hand raised and touching the right hand of the moderator. The oath was quoted by the Attic orator Lycurgus.