by Diana Filer

  1. Botswana is Africa’s longest continuous multi-party democracy.
  2. A demantoid is a green stone of the garnet group of minerals.
  3. 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.
  4. November 9th marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
  5. Artist Peter Paul Rubens was a diplomat and a spy.