Around 700 B.C., a small civilization emerged in the Niger River Valley known as the Nok People civilization. Very little is known about this people or about their culture. They were not as wealthy as the kingdoms of the North. They led a quiet life of farming and family. The few artifacts that have been found show that they used iron tools to plow and farm the land.
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 did start in a barn belonging to Patrick and Katherine O''Leary. The O''Leary''s house was one of the few that survived the fire.