The Occupy movement is a protest movement focused on social and economic inequalities. Inspired by world events such as the Arab Spring, the Spanish
O'Connor, Flannery (1925-1964)
One of the most important voices in American fiction, Flannery O'Connor's art combines jarring intensity, stylistic economy, sardonic humor,
Odin (Norse mythology)
Chief god of Norse mythology, god of war, and the source of wisdom. A sky god, he lived in Asgard at the top of the world-tree Yggdrasil . From the
Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Mythical king of Ithaca, son of Laertes and Antikleia; with Penelope, father of Telemachos. In the Iliad , he is already Odysseus "of the many wiles"
In time, the tale of Troy became the center of a great cycle of songs, depicting and glorifying the regular heroic theme of an attack on a town. We
Offa, King of the Mercians, -796
( ŏf'ə ), d. 796, king of Mercia (757–96). He succeeded Æthelbald to the throne, but it was some years before he attained the power of his
Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing
The 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is among the worst acts of domestic terrorism committed on U.S.
( ōl'mĕk ), term denoting the culture of ancient Mexican natives inhabiting the tropical coastal plain of the contemporary states of Veracruz and
The world's oldest sports spectacular, the first known Olympiad was held in 776 B.C.E. in Olympia, Greece. It is believed the festivals began before
One-child policy (China)
CHINA HAS THE highest population of any country in the world. Mid-2006 estimates set China’s population at just over 1.3 billion; its rate of natural