One of America's great stadiums is the home of Rice Owls Football.
Rice Stadium has proved to be the master of time. It is still recognized as the best stadium in which to watch a football game in Texas. The stadium seats 70,000 fans, a tribute to a university with only 2,600 undergraduate students.
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875 – February 10, 1932) was an English crime writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and numerous articles in newspapers and journals.
Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author. In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books re...
South of Franklin, a mile east of Highway 31 on County Road 400S is the grave of Nancy Barnett. And I do mean ON the county road, smack dab in the middle of it. At one time her grave was surrounded by other graves, but a path through the family plot eventually became a road and the other graves were moved. Her son refused to let her grave be disturbed, and at that time it wasnÕt in the way much...
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the e...
Noor Jahan was the beloved wife of Emperor Jahangir. Her actual grave is located in a dark basement alongwith another grave which is of her daughter Ladli Begum (from her first husband - Ali Quli Khan Sher Afgann)
At the end of the Second World War, younger boys were asked to defend Germany. On 26 April 1945, when the use of a Panzerfaust was explained, it exploded and 23 boys, at the age from 14 to 19, died. Their remains were buried together in a collective grave.
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