by Diana Filer
- Botswana is Africa’s longest continuous multi-party democracy.
- A demantoid is a green stone of the garnet group of minerals.
- Laura Secord was an American woman loyal to the British crown who walked 20 miles out of American-occupied territory to warn the British of an impending American attack.
- November 9th marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
- Artist Peter Paul Rubens was a diplomat and a spy.