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1805 – Muhammad Ali becomes Wāli of Egypt

17 May

Muhammad Ali Pasha al-Mas’ud ibn Agha , born 4 March 1769, was an Ottoman Albanian who rose to rule Egypt and Sudan. 80 more words


Calling all writers - do you have a story about Monga Khan? (Peter Drew Arts project)


Would you like to write a fictional story / poem / comic about Monga Khan the Aussie folk hero? Would you also like to be paid for your work and have it published in book form? 85 more words


1199 – King Richard I of England dies

6 April

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death on this day in 1199. 586 more words


1882 – Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford

3 April

Jesse Woodson James (5 September 1847 – 3 April 1882) was an American outlaw, guerilla, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. 692 more words


What’s In a Song - John Henry

John Henry is an iconic African American folk hero and folk song.  His story is right up there with Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill.  It is every workers tale – the hard working man going up against the bosses, and despite bad odds, and terrible conditions, he wins.  629 more words

Traditional Folk Songs