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A Free Ride, also known as A Grass Sandwich, is a stag film of the silent era that is considered to be the earliest extant American hardcore pornographic movie.
A Horse's Tale is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), written partially in the voice of Soldier Boy, who is Buffalo Bill's favorite horse, at a fictional frontier outpost with the U.S. 7th Cavalry.
The Abbasid Revolution refers to the overthrow of the Umayyad Caliphate (661–750 CE), the second of the four major Caliphates in early Islamic history, by the third, the Abbasid Caliphate (750–1258 CE).
American-born author Aberjhani (born July 8, 1957, in Savannah, Georgia) is a historian, columnist, novelist, poet, and editor.
Abū Tāhir Sulaymān al-Jannābī (906–944) (ابو طاهر سلیمان الجنّابي) was the ruler of the Qarmatian state in Bahrain (historical region) and Eastern Arabia, who in 930 led the sacking of Mecca.
The Accademia Pontaniana was the first academy in the modern sense, as a learned society for scholars and humanists and guided by a formal statute.
The Achaemenid Empire, also called the First Persian Empire, was an empire based in Western Asia, founded by Cyrus the Great.
Adriana Ocampo is a Colombian planetary geologist and the Science Program Manager at NASA Headquarters.
Alfred Gerald Caplin (September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979), better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner, which he created in 1934 and continued writing and (with help from assistants) drawing until 1977.
Al Piantadosi (born John Alberto Joseph Piantadosi) 18 August 1882 New York, New York – 8 April 1955 Encino, California) was an American composer of popular music during the of Tin Pan Alley. He started out as a saloon and vaudeville pianist and rapidly flourished as a songwriter. For about ten years — from 1918 to 1928, he was an independent music publisher.
Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn al-‘Abbās al-Zahrāwī al-Ansari (أبو القاسم خلف بن العباس الزهراوي;‎ 936–1013), popularly known as Al-Zahrawi (الزهراوي), Latinised as Abulcasis (from Arabic Abū al-Qāsim), was an Arab Muslim physician, surgeon and chemist who lived in Al-Andalus.
Alan Axelrod (born 1952) is an author of history, business and management books.
Alan Warwick Palmer (born 1926) is a British author of historical and biographical books.
Alania was a medieval kingdom of the Iranian Alans (proto-Ossetians) that flourished in the Northern Caucasus, roughly in the location of latter-day Circassia and modern North Ossetia–Alania, from its independence from the Khazars in the late 9th century until its destruction by the Mongol invasion in 1238-39.
The Alans (or Alani) were an Iranian nomadic pastoral people of antiquity.
Albert William Watson (August 30, 1922 – September 25, 1994) was a Democrat-turned-Republican state and U.S. representative from South Carolina.
"All the Way My Savior Leads Me" is a Christian hymn with lyrics written in 1875 by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) to a tune written by the Baptist minister Dr. Robert Lowry.
Allah Made Me Funny are an American stand-up comedy troupe consisting of Bryant "Preacher" Moss, Azhar Usman, and Azeem Muhammad, who was later replaced by Mohammed "Mo" Amer.
Allan McLane Hamilton (October 6, 1848 – November 23, 1919) was an American psychiatrist of Scots descent, specialising in suicide and the impact of accidents and trauma upon mental health, and in criminal insanity, appearing at several trials.
Aloha Wanderwell (name Idris Galcia Hall born 13 October 1906 – 4 June 1996) was a Canadian-American internationalist, explorer, author, filmmaker, and aviatrix, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who would later become a United States citizen at a young age.
Amala is a mythological giant who supports the world in the mythology of the Tsimshian, Nass, Skidegate, Kaigani, Massett, and Tlingit Native Americans.
,, or is a deity of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion.
American civil religion is a sociological theory that a nonsectarian quasi-religious faith exists within the United States with sacred symbols drawn from national history.
American Piano Company (abbr. Ampico) was an American piano manufacturer located in East Rochester, New York, which was known from the beginning for the production of high quality player pianos.
André Watts (born June 20, 1946) is a classical pianist and professor at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University.
Anna Chandler (July 4, 1884 – July 10, 1957) was an American vaudeville actress and mezzo-soprano singer of popular and light classical songs.
Anna Ecklund (sometimes documented as Emma Schmidt) was an American woman whose alleged demonic possession and exorcism occurred over several decades, culminating in an extensive exorcism that lasted from August 18 to December 23, 1928 in Earling, Iowa.
Anna Leahy is an American poet and nonfiction writer.
Anna Sui is a 2009 book written by Susan Muaddi Darraj and published by Infobase Publishing as an inspirational reference for aspiring young women in a series by Infobase called Asian Americans of Achievement.
The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to non-profit organizations in the United States and around the world.
Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey; August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter.
An ansible is a category of fictional device or technology capable of instantaneous or faster-than-light communication.
Anthony Edward Frewin (born 1947 in Kentish Town, London) is a writer and erstwhile personal assistant to film director Stanley Kubrick (from 1965 to 1968, and from 1979 to 1999).
Anthony Johnson (1600 – 1670) was a black Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th-century Colony of Virginia after serving his term of indenture.
Apep (or; also spelled Apepi or Aapep) or Apophis (Ἄποφις) was the ancient Egyptian deity who embodied chaos (ı͗zft in Egyptian) and was thus the opponent of light and Ma'at (order/truth).
Aphids are small sap-sucking insects and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea.
Apicata was a woman of the 1st century AD in ancient Rome.
Aristarchus of Samos (Ἀρίσταρχος ὁ Σάμιος, Aristarkhos ho Samios; c. 310 – c. 230 BC) was an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the first known model that placed the Sun at the center of the known universe with the Earth revolving around it (see Solar system).
Arthropleura (Greek for jointed ribs) is a genus of extinct millipede arthropods that lived in what is now northeastern North America and Scotland around 315 to 299 million years ago, during the late Carboniferous Period.
Arthur Joseph Goldberg (August 8, 1908January 19, 1990) was an American statesman and jurist who served as the 9th U.S. Secretary of Labor, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; October 15, 1917 – February 28, 2007) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual.
Arthur Murray "A.M." Chisholm (July 23, 1871 - January 24, 1960), also known as Bob Chisholm later in life, was an author of Western fiction.
A.L.I.C.E. (Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity), also referred to as Alicebot, or simply Alice, is a natural language processing chatterbot—a program that engages in a conversation with a human by applying some heuristical pattern matching rules to the human's input, and in its online form it also relies on a hidden third person.
Attila (fl. circa 406–453), frequently called Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453.
Auspicious dreams are often described in texts of Jainism which forecast the virtue of child.
The Avar Khaganate was a khanate established in Central Europe, specifically in the Pannonian Basin region, in 567 by the Avars, a nomadic people of uncertain origins and ethno-linguistic affiliation.
The Axeman of New Orleans was an American serial killer active in New Orleans, Louisiana (and surrounding communities, including Gretna), from May 1918 to October 1919.
Azabs (عزب, modern Turkish Azap, from Arabic, literally unmarried, meaning bachelor) also known as Asappes or Asappi, were a kind of peasant militia, originally made up of unmarried youths who served as irregular foot soldiers (light infantry) in the early Ottoman army.
The Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (spelled "Ba'th" or "Baath", "resurrection" or "renaissance"; حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي Ḥizb Al-Ba'aṯ Al-'Arabī Al-Ištirākī), also referred to as the pro-Iraqi Ba'ath movement, is a Ba'athist political party headquartered in Baghdad, Iraq.
Babrak Karmal (Dari/ببرک کارمل, born Sultan Hussein; 6 January 1929 – 1 or 3 December 1996) was an Afghan politician who was installed as President of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union when they invaded in 1979.
Bagombo Snuff Box is a collection of 23 short stories written by Kurt Vonnegut.
The Baltimore railroad strike of 1877 involved several days of work stoppage and violence in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1877.
Bang for the buck is an idiom meaning the worth of one's money or exertion.
Barbara Neely (often self-stylized as BarbaraNeely) is an African-American novelist, short story writer and activist who writes murder mysteries.
A barbarous name is a meaningless or seemingly meaningless word used in magic rituals.
Barkley L. Hendricks (April 16, 1945 – April 18, 2017) was a contemporary American painter who made pioneering contributions to black portraiture and conceptualism.
Barsamin (Barshamin) was a weather or sky god among the pre-Christian Armenians.
The Bastarnae (Latin variants: Bastarni, or Basternae; Βαστάρναι or Βαστέρναι) were an ancient people who between 200 BC and 300 AD inhabited the region between the Carpathian mountains and the river Dnieper, to the north and east of ancient Dacia.
The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was the largest confrontation of World War II, in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia.
The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War II era.
Benjamin Boss (January 9, 1880 – October 17, 1970) was an American astronomer.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis (November 4, 1809 – September 15, 1874) was an American attorney and United States Supreme Court Justice.
Berg and Alexandra was an Australian architecture firm from 1962–1996, based in Chelsea House, on Flemington Road in North Melbourne.
Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli (15 January 1420-29 December 1479) was an Italian merchant and one of the instigators of the Pazzi Conspiracy.
The following are some of the books and papers which have been written concerning William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States.
The life and work of American singer Madonna have generated various academic study material.
Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – January 14 or 15, 1947), known posthumously as "the Black Dahlia", was an American woman who was found murdered in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Black magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil and selfish purposes.
The Bloody Benders were a family of serial killers who lived and operated in Labette County, Kansas from 1871 to 1873.
Bloody Knife (Sioux:Tamena Way Way or Tamina WeWe; Arikara:Nes I Ri Pat or Nee si Ra Pat; ca. 1840 – June 25, 1876) was an American Indian who served as a scout and guide for the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment.
Bluck's Island (formerly Denslow Island, Dyer Island-->) is an island of Bermuda.
Boris Savelev (Савельев, Борис Александрович is a Russian photographer born in Ukraine in 1948.
The Bowery Boys were a Nativist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Irish gang based out of the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City in the early-mid-19th century.
The Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze, and in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.
Bruce Elliott Johansen (born January 30, 1950) is an American academic and author.
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words is a book by Bill Bryson, published under several titles since 1984, that catalogues some of the English language's most commonly misused words and phrases in order to demonstrate preferable usage.
Devotion, a central practice in Buddhism, refers to commitment to religious observances or to an object or person, and may be translated with Sanskrit or Pāli terms like saddhā, gārava or pūjā.
The buttered toast phenomenon is an observation that buttered toast tends to land butter-side down after it falls.
Cornelius Marion Battey (August 26, 1873 – March 14, 1927) was an African-American photographer who shot photographic portraits of black Americans in a pictorialist style.
The California Criminal Syndicalism Act (c. 188, p. 281; it was codified at California Penal Code §§ 11400 et seq.) was a law of California in 1919 under Governor William Stephens criminalizing syndicalism.
A camel is an even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus that bears distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back.
Cannery Row is a novel by American author John Steinbeck, published in 1945.
Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American jazz.
"Carolina in My Mind" is a song written and performed by singer-songwriter James Taylor, which first appeared on his 1968 self-titled debut album.
Carrie Frances Judd Montgomery (April 8, 1858 – July 26, 1946) was an American editor, philanthropist, woman preacher, faith healer, evangelist, radical evangelical, and writer.
A cartoon is a type of illustration, possibly animated, typically in a non-realistic or semi-realistic style.
Cassiel, (also known as Cafziel, Cafzyel, Caphziel, Casiel, Cassael, Casziel, Kafziel, Kasiel, Qafsiel, Qaphsiel, Qaspiel, Qephetzial, or Quaphsiel), meaning "Speed of God" or "God is my anger" is an angel appearing in extracanonical Jewish, Christian, and Islamic mystical and magical works, often as one of the Seven Archangels, the angel of Saturn, and in other roles.
Castra Praetoria were the ancient barracks (castra) of the Praetorian Guard of Imperial Rome.
Catherine Wolfe Bruce (January 22, 1816, New York – March 13, 1900, New York) was a noted American philanthropist and patroness of astronomy.
The Celsius scale, previously known as the centigrade scale, is a temperature scale used by the International System of Units (SI).
Cesar Chavez (born César Estrada Chávez,; March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962.
Cesare Zavattini (20 September 1902 – 13 October 1989) was an Italian screenwriter and one of the first theorists and proponents of the Neorealist movement in Italian cinema.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman, Republican politician, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States.
Charles Evans Whittaker (February 22, 1901 – November 26, 1973) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1957 to 1962.
Charles Warren Fairbanks (May 11, 1852 – June 4, 1918) was an American politician who served as the 26th Vice President of the United States from 1905 to 1909 and a Senator from Indiana from 1897 to 1905.
Cher (born May 20, 1946 as Cherilyn Sarkisian, Շերիլին Սարգիսեան) is an American singer and actress.
Chester Bomar Himes (July 29, 1909 – November 12, 1984) was a black American writer.
Chicago literature is writing, primarily by writers born or living in Chicago, that reflects the culture of the city.
The Chief Justice of the United States is the chief judge of the Supreme Court of the United States and thus the head of the United States federal court system, which functions as the judicial branch of the nation's federal government.
Child prostitution is prostitution involving a child, and it is a form of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Choriocarcinoma is a malignant, trophoblastic cancer, usually of the placenta.
Christopher Gilbert Pérez (born August 14, 1969) is an American guitarist, songwriter and author best known as lead guitarist for the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos.
Christoph von Graffenried, 1st Baron of Bernberg, also known as Christoph de Graffenried, (15 November 1661 – 1743) was a British peer from Switzerland who founded New Bern, Carolina, in 1710.
The Cimbri were an ancient tribe.
A circumpolar distribution is any range of a taxon that occurs over a wide range of longitudes but only at high latitudes; such a range therefore extends all the way around either the North Pole or the South Pole.
A civilization or civilisation (see English spelling differences) is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (for example, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment.
Clare Boothe Luce (March 10, 1903 – October 9, 1987) was an American author, politician, U.S. Ambassador and public conservative figure.
The Classical education movement advocates a form of education based in the traditions of Western culture, with a particular focus on education as understood and taught in Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages.
A cliffhanger, or cliffhanger ending, is a plot device in fiction which features a main character in a precarious or difficult dilemma, or confronted with a shocking revelation at the end of an episode of serialized fiction.
The clitoris is a female sex organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited number of other animals.
The Codex Xolotl (also known as Codicé Xolotl) is a postconquest cartographic Aztec codex, thought to have originated before 1542.
Coffee production in Brazil is responsible for about a third of all coffee, making Brazil by far the world's largest producer, a position the country has held for the last 150 years.
Identifying human races in terms of skin color, at least as one among several physiological characteristics, has been common since antiquity.
Animal coloration provided important early evidence for evolution by natural selection, at a time when little direct evidence was available.
Columbia High School is a four-year comprehensive regional public high school in Maplewood, New Jersey, which serves students in ninth through twelfth grades, as the lone secondary school of the South Orange-Maplewood School District, which includes Maplewood and South Orange, neighboring communities in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.
Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1972 to 1973.
A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions.
Comic strip formats vary widely from publication to publication, so that the same newspaper comic strip may appear in a half-dozen different formats with different numbers of panels, different sizes of panels and different arrangement of panels.
Conan and the Amazon is a fantasy novel by American writer John Maddox Roberts, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.
Conan and the Manhunters is a fantasy novel by American writer John Maddox Roberts, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.
Conan and the Treasure of Python is a fantasy novel by American writer John Maddox Roberts, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.
Conan the Bold is a fantasy novel by American writer John Maddox Roberts, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.
Conan the Champion is a fantasy novel by American writer John Maddox Roberts, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.
Conan the Marauder is a fantasy novel by American writer John Maddox Roberts, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.
Conan the Rogue is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.
Conan the Valorous is a fantasy novel by American writer John Maddox Roberts, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.
The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame (CWHF) recognizes women natives or residents of the U.S. state of Connecticut for their significant achievements or statewide contributions.
Connie Ann Kirk (born February 14, 1957) is an American author of over a dozen books.
Connie's Inn was a Harlem, New York City nightclub established in 1923 by Connie Immerman (né Conrad Immerman; 1893–1967) in partnership with two of his brothers, George (1884–1944) and Louie Immerman (1882–1955).
The Conover Building is a historic structure in downtown Dayton, Ohio, United States.
The Constitution Party, previously known as the U.S. Taxpayers' Party, is a national political party in the United States.
Cornelius H. Charlton (July 24, 1929 – June 2, 1951) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Cowardice is a trait wherein fear and excessive self-concern override doing or saying what is right, good, and of help to others or oneself in a time of need — it is the opposite of courage.
The term "cradle of civilization" refers to locations where, according to current archeological data, civilization is understood to have emerged.
Violent crime in New York City has been dropping since the mid-1990s and,, is among the lowest of major cities in the United States.
In geology, the crust is the outermost solid shell of a rocky planet, dwarf planet, or natural satellite.
Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience that aims to prove the existence of entities from the folklore record, such as Bigfoot or chupacabras, as well as animals otherwise considered extinct, such as non-avian dinosaurs.
Isabella of France (1295 – 22 August 1358) was Queen of England and the daughter of Philip IV of France.
Daniel 8 (the eighth chapter of the Book of Daniel) tells of Daniel's vision of a two-horned ram destroyed by a one-horned goat (an allegory for the transition from the Persian to the Greek eras in the Near East), followed by the history of the "little horn", which is Daniel's code-word for the Greek king Antiochus Epiphanes.
Dapeng or Great Peng, also known simply as Peng, was a Chinese Bronze Age state that was centered at Xuzhou and Qiuwan (Tongshan District) in northern Jiangsu.
Ira Erastus Davenport (September 17, 1839 – July 8, 1911) and William Henry Davenport (February 1, 1841 – July 1, 1877), known as the Davenport brothers, were American magicians in the late 19th century, sons of a Buffalo, New York policeman.
David Richard Berkowitz (born Richard David Falco; June 1, 1953), known also as the Son of Sam and the.44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer who pleaded guilty to eight separate shooting attacks that began in New York City during the summer of 1976.
Daylight saving time (abbreviated DST), sometimes referred to as daylight savings time in U.S., Canadian, and Australian speech, and known as summer time in some countries, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times.
Death, due to its prominent place in human culture, is frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper.
Deborah Todd is an American game designer, writer, and producer who began her career in the entertainment industry in 1991 writing cartoons for MGM/UA's new ''Pink Panther'' Saturday morning cartoon series.
A defense wound or self-defense wound is an injury received by the victim of an attack while trying to defend against the assailant.
On March 25, 1969, Luis Antonio Frese hijacked a Delta Air Lines flight 821 (DC-8) from Dallas, Texas to Havana, Cuba.
Demographic history is the reconstructed record of human population in the past.
The demographic characteristics of the population of Croatia are known through censuses, normally conducted in ten-year intervals and analysed by various statistical bureaus since the 1850s.
The demographics of Filipino Americans describe a heterogeneous group of people in the United States who can trace their ancestry to the Philippines.
India is the second most populated country in the world with nearly a fifth of the world's population.
The Demographics of Montreal concern population growth and structure for Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
A (ذمي,, collectively أهل الذمة / "the people of the dhimma") is a historical term referring to non-Muslims living in an Islamic state with legal protection.
Don Nardo (born February 22, 1947) is an American historian, composer, and writer.
Donald Eugene "Don" Pendleton (December 12, 1927 – October 23, 1995) was an American author of fiction and non-fiction books, best known for his creation of the fictional character The Executioner: Mack Bolan.
Donald David Dillbeck (born May 24, 1963) is a convicted murderer currently on Florida's Death Row for the stabbing and murder of a woman in a Tallahassee, Florida mall parking lot.
Doomsday Man is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV) is a fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the heritage of the American West, especially the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the area.
East Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.
The Easter parade is an American cultural event consisting of a festive strolling procession on Easter Sunday.
The Eburones (Greek: Ἐβούρωνες, Strabo), were a Gallic-Germanic tribe who lived in the northeast of Gaul, in what is now the southern Netherlands, eastern Belgium, and the German Rhineland, in the period immediately before this region was conquered by Rome.
Eduard Brückner (29 July 1862 – 20 May 1927) was a German geographer, meteorologist, glaciologist and climate scientist.
Edward H. "Ed" Morrell (October 22, 1868 – November 10, 1946) was an accomplice to the Evans and Sontag gang that robbed the Southern Pacific Railroad in California's San Joaquin Valley in the 1890s.
Edward Terry Sanford (July 23, 1865 – March 8, 1930) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1923 until his death in 1930.
EETA 79001, also known as Elephant Moraine 79001, is a Martian meteorite.
Eidetic memory (sometimes called photographic memory) is an ability to vividly recall images from memory after only a few instances of exposure, with high precision for a brief time after exposure,The terms eidetic memory and photographic memory are often used interchangeably.
Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was an American writer and political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.
Eleanor Francis "Glo" Helin (née Francis, 19 November 1932 – 25 January 2009) was an American astronomer.
Elizabeth Florette Fisher (November 26, 1873 – April 25, 1941) was one of the first field geologists in the United States.
Elizabeth Hall Boyer (born 1952) is an American fantasy author who produced a number of books in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Clarence Elvin Feltner, Jr, (August 29, 1929 – May 31, 2013) was an American film producer, television broadcaster and telecommunications entrepreneur.
Emma Vyssotsky (October 23, 1894 – May 12, 1975), born Emma T. R. Williams in Media, Pennsylvania was an American astronomer.
Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a 2005 encyclopedic reference work by American author James Tanton that was published by Facts-on-File of New York.
Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency is a 2003 book by W. Thomas Smith Jr. It is an encyclopedic work on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the only independent agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with intelligence-gathering.
The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Facts On File Publishing and) by Sandra L. West and Aberjhani, is a 2003 encyclopedia of the lives, events, and culture of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s to 1940s.
The Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire, written by Matthew Bunson in 1994 and published by Facts on File, is a detailed depiction of the history of the Roman Empire.
Etchmiadzin Cathedral (Էջմիածնի մայր տաճար, Ēǰmiatsni mayr tačar) is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church, located in the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin), Armenia.
Eugene Huu-Chau "Gene" Trinh (Vietnamese: Trịnh Hữu Châu, born September 14, 1950) is a Vietnamese American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist, becoming the first Vietnamese American astronaut in space.
Eulalie Spence (June 11, 1894 – March 7, 1981) was a black writer, teacher, director, actress and playwright from the British West Indies.
Eureka (Εύρηκα) is an interjection used to celebrate a discovery or invention.
Eustace Chesser (formerly Isaac Chesarkie) (1902–1973) was a Scottish psychiatrist, social reformer and writer.
Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" is a song by American recording artist Whitney Houston, featured on the soundtrack for the film Waiting to Exhale. It was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on November 7, 1995, by Arista Records.
The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia is an astronomy website, founded in Paris, France at the Meudon Observatory by Jean Schneider in February 1995, which maintains a database of all the currently known and candidate extrasolar planets, with individual pages for each planet and a full list interactive catalog spreadsheet.
The Fairbank Train Robbery occurred on the night of February 15, 1900, when some bandits attempted to hold up a Wells Fargo express car at the town of Fairbank, Arizona.
In Buddhism, faith (italic, italic) refers to a serene commitment to the practice of the Buddha's teaching and trust in enlightened or highly developed beings, such as Buddhas or bodhisattvas (those aiming to become a Buddha).
Sir John Falstaff is a fictional character who is mentioned in four plays by William Shakespeare and appears on stage in three of them.
Fawaz A. Gerges (Lebanese pronunciation) is a Lebanese-American academic and author with expertise on the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, international relations, Al Qaeda, and relations between the Islamic and Western worlds.
Fear of a Black Planet is the third studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy.
The following events occurred in February 1972.
Feilian, also known as Xie Feng is the Chinese god of the wind.
Ferdinand Pecora (January 6, 1882 – December 7, 1971) was an American lawyer and judge who became famous in the 1930s as Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Banking and Currency during its investigation of Wall Street banking and stock brokerage practices.
Ferguson may refer to.
Filipino Americans (Mga Pilipinong Amerikano) are Americans of Filipino descent.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or to petition for a governmental redress of grievances.
Mary Flannery O'Connor (March 25, 1925August 3, 1964) was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist.
Flemington is a borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.
Florence Bascom (July 14, 1862 – June 18, 1945) was the second woman to earn her Ph.D in geology in the United States, and the first woman to receive a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University.
A flower war or flowery war (xōchiyāōyōtl, guerra florida) was a ritual war fought intermittently between the Aztec Triple Alliance and its enemies from the "mid-1450s to the arrival of the Spaniards in 1519." Enemies included the city-states of Tlaxcala, Huejotzingo, and Cholula in the Tlaxcala-Pueblan Valley in central Mexico.
Focal infection theory is the historical concept that many chronic diseases, including systemic and common ones, are caused by focal infections.
The foreign exchange market (Forex, FX, or currency market) is a global decentralized or over-the-counter (OTC) market for the trading of currencies.
Francesco de' Pazzi (28 January 1444-26 April 1478) was an Italian banker and one of the instigators of the Pazzi Conspiracy.
Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson, work which was based partly on fundamental studies done by Rosalind Franklin, Raymond Gosling and Maurice Wilkins.
Francis Cugat, also known as Francisco Coradal-Cougat (May 24, 1893 – July 13, 1981), was a portrait, poster and book jacket artist and set designer, whose most famous work was the original 1925 cover of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Several attempts at a Franco-Mongol alliance against the Islamic caliphates, their common enemy, were made by various leaders among the Frankish Crusaders and the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.
Frank Charles Carlucci III (October 18, 1930 – June 3, 2018) was an American politician and diplomat who served as the United States Secretary of Defense from 1987 to 1989 in the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
The Fraud Discovery Institute was an investigative unit that sought to assist in the prosecution of perpetrators of corporate fraud.
Fred D'Aguiar (born 2 February 1960) is a British-Guyanese poet, novelist and playwright.
Free France and its Free French Forces (French: France Libre and Forces françaises libres) were the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War and its military forces, that continued to fight against the Axis powers as one of the Allies after the fall of France.
Fundamenta Mathematicae is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of mathematics with a special focus on the foundations of mathematics, concentrating on set theory, mathematical logic, topology and its interactions with algebra, and dynamical systems.
The fur bikini of Raquel Welch refers to the fur/hide bikini worn by Raquel Welch in the 1966 British-made prehistoric saga One Million Years BC.
Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein (جمال عبد الناصر حسين,; 15 January 1918 – 28 September 1970) was the second President of Egypt, serving from 1956 until his death in 1970.
Gareth Powell (26 May 1934 – 16 September 2016) was a Welsh-born publisher, journalist, author, and editor.
Genghis Khan or Temüjin Borjigin (Чингис хаан, Çingis hán) (also transliterated as Chinggis Khaan; born Temüjin, c. 1162 August 18, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.
Geoffrey Parrinder (April 10, 1910 – June 16, 2005) was a professor of Comparative Religion at King's College London, a Methodist minister, and the author of over 30 books.
George Arntzen Doole, Jr. (12 August 1909, Quincy, Illinois - 8 March 1985, Washington, D.C.) was a former U.S. Army Air Corps officer and Pan-Am pilot who ran the Central Intelligence Agency's proprietary airline network from 1953 to 1971.
George Edgar Slusser (July 14, 1939 – November 4, 2014) was an American scholar, professor and writer.
William George Meany (August 16, 1894 – January 10, 1980) was an American labor union leader for 57 years.
General George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
George Alexander Sutherland (March 25, 1862 – July 18, 1942) was an English-born U.S. jurist and politician.
George William Wakefield (13 November 1887, Hoxton-12 May 1942, Norwich Hospital) was a British comics artist and illustrator.
A germ cell tumor (GCT) is a neoplasm derived from germ cells.
The Germanic peoples (also called Teutonic, Suebian, or Gothic in older literature) are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group of Northern European origin.
Ghanaian names (or Personal names in Ghana) consists of several given names and surnames based on the language of ethnic groups in Ghana including Akan, Mole-Dagombas, Ga, Ewe and Nzema.
Ghassan Kanafani (غسان كنفاني, 8 April 1936 in Acre, Mandatory Palestine – 8 July 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon) was a Palestinian author and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
A ghost character, in the bibliographic or scholarly study of texts of dramatic literature, is a term for an inadvertent error committed by the playwright in the act of writing.
Gilles is a 1939 novel by the French writer Pierre Drieu La Rochelle.
Gillian McCain (born January 1, 1966) is a Canadian poet, author, and photography collector best known for Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, which she co-wrote with Legs McNeil.
Giuliano de' Medici (25 March 1453 – 26 April 1478) was the second son of Piero de' Medici (the Gouty) and Lucrezia Tornabuoni.
"Give It Up" is a song by American disco group KC and the Sunshine Band, although it was simply credited as KC in many countries, including the US.
A glazier is a skilled tradesman responsible for cutting, installing, and removing glass (and materials used as substitutes for glass, such as some plastics).
Rail terminology is a form of technical terminology.
Gnaeus Naevius (c. 270 – c. 201 BC) was a Roman epic poet and dramatist of the Old Latin period.
Goose barnacles (order Pedunculata), also called stalked barnacles or gooseneck barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean intertidal zone.
Gordon MacCreagh (1886 in Perth, IndianaEllis, Doug. The Best of Adventure, Volume 2 - 1913-1914. Black Dog Books, 2012. (p.13,18-9). – 1953) was an American writer.
A grimoire is a textbook of magic, typically including instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans and amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination, and how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such as angels, spirits, and demons.
Gumball is a 1983 video game by Veda Hlubinka-Cook (born Robert Cook) and Broderbund in which the player controls the valves of a maze-like machine to sort gumballs by their color.
The Haab' is part of the Maya calendric system.
Hafizullah Amin (Pashto/حفيظ الله امين; born 1 August 1929 – 27 December 1979) was an Afghan communist politician during the Cold War.
The Hajj (حَجّ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.
Harold "Hal" Ellson (1910 – October 31, 1994 in Brooklyn), in the New York Times; published November 9, 1994; retrieved July 2, 2014 was an American author of pulp fiction whose work primarily focused on juvenile delinquency, a field in which he has been described as "one of the most popular" writers, by Carlo Rotella (quoting Claude Brown); published April 21, 1998, by University of California Press (via Google Books), by Leerom Medovoi; published June 2, 2005, by Duke University Press (via Google Books) and as "legendary".
Hamas (Arabic: حماس Ḥamās, an acronym of حركة المقاومة الاسلامية Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah Islamic Resistance Movement) is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamist fundamentalist organization.
The Hanbali school (المذهب الحنبلي) is one of the four traditional Sunni Islamic schools of jurisprudence (fiqh).
Hans Josef Schumm (né Johann Josef Eugen Schumm; 2 April 1896 Stuttgart – 2 February 1990 Los Angeles) was a German-born-turned-American actor, notably, a prolific and critically acclaimed Hollywood screen character actor who appeared in some 95 films – including a co-starring villainous role in a 12-episode serial.
, (or hara hachi bu, and sometimes misspelled hari hachi bu), is a Confucian teaching that instructs people to eat until they are 80 percent full.
Harlan Fiske Stone (October 11, 1872 – April 22, 1946) was an American political figure, lawyer, and jurist.
Harold Bloom (born July 11, 1930) is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.
Harold Hitz Burton (June 22, 1888 – October 28, 1964) was an American politician and lawyer.
Harold James "Jim" Nicholson (born November 17, 1950) is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer and a twice-convicted spy for Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR).
Harry Neal Baum (December 18, 1889 – June 7, 1967) was an American author and the third son of L. Frank Baum.
Harry Oscar Wood (1879 – 1958) was an American seismologist who made several significant contributions in the field of seismology in the early twentieth-century.
Harvey Bartlett Gaul (b. 12 Apr 1881, Brooklyn; d. 1 December 1945, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American composer, organist, choirmaster, lecturer, music critic, and writer from Pittsburgh.
Hawking is a feeding strategy in birds involving catching flying insects in the air.
Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Charles Marlow.
In geometry, a hendecagram (also endecagram or endekagram) is a star polygon that has eleven vertices.
Henry Brockholst Livingston (November 25, 1757 – March 18, 1823) was an American Revolutionary War officer, a justice of the New York Court of Appeals and eventually an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Henry Draper Medal is awarded every 4 years by the United States National Academy of Sciences "for investigations in astronomical physics".
Henry James, OM (–) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.
Henry Newton Brown (1857 – April 30, 1884) was an American Old West gunman who played the roles of both lawman and outlaw during his life.
Major General Henry Tureman Allen (April 13, 1859 – August 29, 1930) was a senior United States Army officer known for exploring the Copper River in Alaska in 1885 along with the Tanana and Koyukuk rivers by transversing of wilderness.
The Hephthalites (or Ephthalites) were a people of Central Asia who were militarily important circa 450–560.
Herman Karl Lamm (April 19, 1890 – December 16, 1930), known as Baron Lamm, was a German bank robber.
HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) is an American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees.
(Chinese: hànbá, 旱魃) is a mythical species of yōkai in Japanese folklore that holds the power to cause droughts.
The historical Vedic religion (also known as Vedism, Brahmanism, Vedic Brahmanism, and ancient Hinduism) was the religion of the Indo-Aryans of northern India during the Vedic period.
Indian agriculture began by 9000 BCE as a result of early cultivation of plants, and domestication of crops and animals.
The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC,William G. Boltz, Early Chinese Writing, World Archaeology, Vol.
The History of the Hajj is not clear as there is no evidence of its existence in its current practice until the start of Islam in the mid 7th century.
Roman history has been among the most influential to the modern world, from supporting the tradition of the rule by law to influencing the American Founding Fathers to the creation of the Catholic church.
Saudi Arabian oil was first discovered by the Americans in commercial quantities at Dammam oil well No.
Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically.
Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), self-nicknamed The Kingfish, was an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935.
The Hunt Commission or Commission on Presidential Nominations was a commission set up in 1981 by the Democratic Party in the United States in order to change the way that the party selected its presidential candidate.
Hydantoin, or glycolylurea, is a heterocyclic organic compound with the formula CH2C(O)NHC(O)NH.
Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas.
In Shia Islam, the imamah (إمامة) is the doctrine that the figures known as imams are rightfully the central figures of the ummah; the entire Shi'ite system of doctrine focuses on the imamah.
The Imams of Yemen and later the Kings of Yemen were religiously consecrated leaders belonging to the Zaidiyyah branch of Shia Islam.
The Inca road system was the most extensive and advanced transportation system in pre-Columbian South America.
Earth science (also known as geoscience, the geosciences or the Earth Sciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
Indo-European migrations were the migrations of pastoral peoples speaking the Proto-Indo-European language (PIE), who departed from the Yamnaya and related cultures in the Pontic–Caspian steppe, starting at.
Infobase Publishing is an American publisher of reference book titles and textbooks geared towards the North American library, secondary school, and university-level curriculum markets.
Insects have long been used in religion, both directly (with live insects) and as images or symbols.
Ira Bruce Nadel (born July 22, 1943) is an American-Canadian biographer, literary critic and James Joyce scholar, and a distinguished professor at the University of British Columbia.
The Iranian peoples, or Iranic peoples, are a diverse Indo-European ethno-linguistic group that comprise the speakers of the Iranian languages.
Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits (October 1, 1949 – August 12, 2010) was an American Druid who published a number of books on the subject of Neopaganism and magic.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
Islamic teachings on humanity and human welfare have been codified in its central religious book known as the Quran, which the Muslims believe was revealed by God for the mankind.
The Islamic Golden Age is the era in the history of Islam, traditionally dated from the 8th century to the 14th century, during which much of the historically Islamic world was ruled by various caliphates, and science, economic development and cultural works flourished.
Itzcoatl (it͡sˈkoːwaːt͡ɬ, "Obsidian Serpent") was the fourth king of Tenochtitlan, ruling from 1427 (or 1428) to 1440, the period when the Mexica threw off the domination of the Tepanecs and laid the foundations for the eventual Aztec Empire.
Joseph Allan Elphinstone Dunn (21 January 1872 – 25 March 1941), best known as J. Allan Dunn, was one of the high-producing writers of the American pulp magazines.
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John Gordon Melton (born September 19, 1942) is an American religious scholar who was the founding director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion and is currently the Distinguished Professor of American Religious History with the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he resides.
Giacomo "Jack" William Tocco (1927 – July 14, 2014) was an Italian-American mobster long-time leader and mob boss of organized crime organization known as the Detroit Partnership, based in Detroit, Michigan.
Jacqueline Hewitt (born September 4, 1958) is an American astrophysicist.
Jacqueline Susann (August 20, 1918 – September 21, 1974) was an American writer and actress.
James Clark McReynolds (February 3, 1862 – August 24, 1946) was an American lawyer and judge who served as United States Attorney General under President Woodrow Wilson and as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
James Erwin is an American author.
James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972) was an American judge and politician from the state of South Carolina.
James Hervey Hyslop, Ph.D, LL.D, (August 18, 1854 – June 17, 1920) was a professor of ethics and logic at Columbia University, a psychologist, and a psychical researcher.
James Kenneth Johnson (May 30, 1916 – August 22, 1997) was a colonel in the United States Air Force.
James Moffat (27 January 1922 in Canada – 8 November 1993 in England) was a "Canadian-born UK writer who wrote at least 290 novels in several genres under at least 45 pseudonyms".
James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin.
Jane Hyatt Yolen (born February 11, 1939) is an American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children's books.
The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) is endemic to Japan, where it is known as, literally meaning "giant pepper fish".
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer.
Jennifer Mitchell Roberson (born October 26, 1953) is an American author of fantasy and historical literature.
John C. Tibbetts (born Paola, Kansas, October 6, 1946 and grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an American film critic, historian, author, painter, and pianist.
John Collins is a UK-born guitarist, harmonica player and percussionist who first went to Ghana as a child in 1952 for a brief period and later became involved in the West African music scene after returning to Ghana in 1969.
John DiFronzo (December 13, 1928 – May 27, 2018), nicknamed "No Nose", was an American mobster and the reputed former boss of the Chicago Outfit.
John Edward Bush (1856-1916) was the co-founder of the Mosaic Templars of America.
John H. Van Evrie (1814–1896) was an American physician and defender of slavery best known as the editor of the Weekly Day Book and the author of several books on race and slavery which reproduced the ideas of scientific racism for a popular audience.
John Henry Dolph (April 18, 1835 – September 28, 1903) was an American painter.
General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was a senior United States Army officer.
John Clark LeClair (born July 5, 1969) is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, and Pittsburgh Penguins.
John Marshall Harlan (June 1, 1833October 14, 1911) was an American lawyer and politician who served as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
John Marshall Harlan (May 20, 1899 – December 29, 1971) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1955 to 1971.
John Paul Stevens (born April 20, 1920) is an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010.
John Francisco Rechy (born March 10, 1931) is an American novelist, essayist, memoirist, dramatist and literary critic.
John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 – July 23, 1800) was the second Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and the first Governor of South Carolina after the Declaration of Independence.
Jonathan Joseph James (December 12, 1983 – May 18, 2008) was an American hacker who was the first juvenile incarcerated for cybercrime in the United States.
The Jordanian Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (JASBP), previously known as the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Jordan Region (Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي الأردني Hizb Al-Baath Al-Arabi Al-Ishtiraki Al-Urduni)' is a political party in Jordan.
Joseph Erlanger (January 5, 1874 – December 5, 1965) was an American physiologist who is best known for his contributions to the field of neuroscience.
Joseph McKenna (August 10, 1843 – November 21, 1926) was an American politician who served in all three branches of the U.S. federal government, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as U.S. Attorney General and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Joseph P. Moran (1895–1934) was an American doctor known for catering to the Depression-era criminal underworld in the early 20th century.
Joseph Story (September 18, 1779 – September 10, 1845) was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1811 to 1845.
Josh Clayton-Felt (May 18, 1967 – January 19, 2000) was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Joshua I. Smith (born Joshua Isaac Smith April 8, 1941) is an African-American businessman and former chairperson of the Commission on Minority Business Development.
Joy Nozomi Kogawa, CM, OBC (born June 6, 1935) is a Canadian poet and novelist of Japanese descent.
Julius Fast (April 17, 1919 – December 16, 2008) was an American author of both fiction and non-fiction.
Justin Pierre James Trudeau (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party since 2013.
The Kalasha (Kalasha: Kaĺaśa; Nuristani: Kasivo; کالاش), or Kalash, are a Dardic indigenous people residing in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalasha language, from the Dardic family of the Indo-Aryan branch. They are considered unique among the peoples of Pakistan. They are also considered to be Pakistan's smallest ethnoreligious community, practising a religion which some scholars characterise as a form of animism, and other academics as "a form of ancient Hinduism". The neighbouring Nuristani people of the adjacent Nuristan (historically known as Kafiristan) province of Afghanistan once practised the faith adhered to by the Kalash. By the late 19th century, much of Nuristan had been converted to Islam, although some evidence has shown the people continued to practice their customs. Over the years, the Nuristan region has also been the site of much war activity that has led to the death of many endemic Nuristanis and has seen an inflow of surrounding Afghans to claim the vacant region, who have since admixed with the remaining natives. The Kalash of Chitral maintained their own separate cultural traditions.Newby, Eric. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. 2008.
Kate Elliott is the pen name of American fantasy and science fiction writer Alis A. Rasmussen (born 1958).
Katherine Henderson (born June 23, 1909; date of death unknown) was an African-American classic female blues singer.
Katherine Koontz Sanford (July 19, 1915 – September 12, 2005), also known as Katherine Sanford Mifflin, was an American biologist and cancer researcher who worked at the National Cancer Institute for nearly 50 years, serving as head of Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Kathleen Thompson (born September 12, 1946) is an American feminist, writer, and activist.
was a Japanese geochemist who created tools that let her take some of the first measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in seawater.
Khaled Abou el Fadl (خالد أبو الفضل) (born 1963 in Kuwait) is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law where he has taught courses on International Human Rights, Islamic jurisprudence, National Security Law, Law and Terrorism, Islam and Human Rights, Political Asylum, and Political Crimes and Legal Systems.
The Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver (Gurmukhi: ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਦਿਵਾਨ ਸੋਸਾਇਟੀ ਵੈਨਕੂਵਰ Khālsā Divān Sosāiṭī Vainkūvar) is a Sikh society based at a gurdwara in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Khwarezm, or Chorasmia (خوارزم, Xvârazm) is a large oasis region on the Amu Darya river delta in western Central Asia, bordered on the north by the (former) Aral Sea, on the east by the Kyzylkum desert, on the south by the Karakum desert, and on the west by the Ustyurt Plateau.
The King David Hotel bombing was a terrorist attack carried out on Monday, July 22, 1946, by the militant right-wing Zionist underground organization the Irgun on the British administrative headquarters for Palestine, which was housed in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
King Zhao of Zhou, personal name Jī Xiá, was the fourth king of the Chinese Zhou dynasty.
The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
The Kushan Empire (Βασιλεία Κοσσανῶν; Κυϸανο, Kushano; कुषाण साम्राज्य Kuṣāṇa Samrajya; BHS:; Chinese: 貴霜帝國; Kušan-xšaθr) was a syncretic empire, formed by the Yuezhi, in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century.
La Prensa ("The Press") was an American Spanish-language daily newspaper based in San Antonio that ran from February 13, 1913, to May 29, 1959, under the Lozano family, then until January 31, 1963, under successive owners.
La Venta is a pre-Columbian archaeological site of the Olmec civilization located in the present-day Mexican state of Tabasco.
Swaziland is home to several languages.
This is an incomplete list of the last surviving veterans of American wars.
Leiden Observatory (Sterrewacht Leiden in Dutch) is an astronomical observatory in the city of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Lewis Boss (26 October 1846 – 5 October 1912) was an American astronomer.
Lewis Nicola (1717 – August 9, 1807) was an Irish-born American military officer, merchant, and writer who held various military and civilian positions throughout his career.
Li'l Abner is a satirical American comic strip that appeared in many newspapers in the United States, Canada and Europe, featuring a fictional clan of hillbillies in the impoverished mountain village of Dogpatch, USA.
William Michael Cosgrave (13 April 1920 – 4 October 2017) was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Taoiseach from 1973 to 1977, Leader of Fine Gael from 1965 to 1977, Leader of the Opposition from 1965 to 1973, Minister for External Affairs from 1954 to 1957, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Commerce and Government Chief Whip from 1948 to 1951.
Liane Alexandra Curtis (born July 11, 1965) is an American film and television actress and musician, known for her appearances in B movies as Critters 2: The Main Course and Girlfriend from Hell, as well as smaller roles in higher profile classics such as Sixteen Candles.
Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a planetary scientist with expertise in planet formation and evolution.
The Arabian Peninsula is a peninsula between the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Persian Gulf.
Since her debut in 1982, Madonna's contributions to music, film, fashion, dance, and popular culture alongside with her attitude has influenced many other artists in the world.
This is a comprehensive list of awards received by Eminem, an American rapper, record producer, and actor.
Usher is an American singer and actor.
Blues standards are blues songs that have attained a high level of recognition due to being widely performed and recorded.
This list of books about skepticism is a skeptic's library of works centered on scientific skepticism, religious skepticism, critical thinking, scientific literacy, and refutation of claims of the paranormal.
Banned books are books or other printed works such as essays or plays which are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means.
Category 4, the second-highest classification on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, is used for tropical cyclones that have winds of 130–156 mph (209–251 km/h; 113–136 kn).
Child saints are children and adolescents who died or were martyred and have been declared saints or martyrs of the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Anglican, Episcopalian, or Lutheran Churches or have been beatified or venerated by those churches.
This is a list of funk music artists.
A list of publisher codes for (978) International Standard Book Numbers with a group code of zero.
This is a list of notable hard rock musicians.
This is a list of notable hard rock musicians.
This is a list of Religious people in Hinduism, including gurus, saints, monks, yogis and spiritual masters.
This is a list of islands of the kingdom of Bahrain, which includes most of the archipelago known as the.
This a chronological list of the last surviving veterans of military insurgencies, conflicts and wars around the world.
American singer Madonna, throughout her career, spanning three decades, has obtained a remarkable series of statistical achievements, setting and breaking several world records with her participation in entrepreneurial activities, of acting and her performance in the musical scene for her videos, singles, albums, and tours.
Most Played Juke Box Folk Records was a chart that ranked the top-performing country music songs in the United States, published by Billboard magazine from 1944 to 1957.
Types of natural phenomena include, but are not limited to, the following: Weather, fog, thunder, tornadoes; biological processes, decomposition, germination; physical processes, wave propagation, erosion; tidal flow, and natural disasters such as electromagnetic pulses, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
The following is a list of newspapers in North Carolina, United States.
The following is a list of newspapers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This is a list of North American fraternal benefit orders.
This article lists some but by no means all of the oldest known church buildings in the world.
This article lists the oldest living twins and oldest twins ever.
This is a list of online databases accessible via the Internet.
The list of pastoral visits of Pope Paul VI details the travels of the first pope to leave Italy since 1809, representing the first ever papal pilgrimage to the Holy Land and the first papal visit to the Americas, to Africa, Oceania and Asia.
The term post-disco is a referral to the early to late 1980s era movement of disco music into more stripped-down electronic funk influenced sounds; post-disco was also predecessor to house music.
The Temperance and prohibition movement has taken many organizations forms, from fraternal orders to political parties to activist groups.
Samuel "Sam" Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) represented the state of Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives, and was elected Governor of Tennessee.
This is a list of wrongful convictions in the United States.
The Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies is a public university preparatory secondary school located on 18th Street between La Cienega Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in the Faircrest Heights district of Los Angeles, California, on the former site of Louis Pasteur Middle School.
The hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 649 was an act of terrorism committed by a Palestinian group that took place between 22 and 23 February 1972.
Luggnagg is an island kingdom, one of the imaginary countries visited by Lemuel Gulliver in the satire Gulliver's Travels by Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift.
The Lugii (or Lugi, Lygii, Ligii, Lugiones, Lygians, Ligians, Lugians, or Lougoi) were a large tribal confederation mentioned by Roman authors living in ca.
Mack Kendree Harrell, Jr. (8 October 1909 Celeste, Texas — 29 January 1960 Dallas, Texas) was an American operatic and concert baritone vocalist who was regarded as one of the greatest American-born lieder singers of his generation.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Māgha Pūjā is the second most important Buddhist festival, celebrated on the full moon day of the third lunar month in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka and on the full moon day of Tabodwe in Myanmar.
Mansoor Ijaz (born August 1961) is a Pakistani-American venture financier and hedge-fund manager.
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Margaret G. Kivelson (October 21, 1928) is an American space physicist, planetary scientist, and Distinguished Professor Emerita of Space Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Margie Harris (birth and death dates unknown) was a pulp writer from 1930-39.
Maria Vasilyevna Klenova (Мари́я Васи́льевна Клёнова) (12 August 1898 – 6 August 1976) was a Russian and Soviet marine geologist and one of the founders of Russian marine science and contributor to the first Soviet Antarctic atlas.
Marie Morisawa (November 2, 1919 – June 10, 1994) was an American geomorphologist.
Mark Feldstein (May 3, 1937 – October 2001), was an American artist and photographer best known for his large format photography of the streetlife and architecture of New York City.
The Maronites are a Christian group who adhere to the Syriac Maronite Church with the largest population around Mount Lebanon in Lebanon.
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Mary Cunningham Agee is an American business executive and author.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass (born February 29, 1944) is an American author born in Wilmington, North Carolina to William Russell and Lucy Ella (Hester) Robinson.
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Maud Gage Baum (March 27, 1861 – March 6, 1953) was the wife of L. Frank Baum.
Maudgalyāyana (Moggallāna), also known as Mahāmaudgalyāyana, was one of the Buddha's closest disciples.
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Max Reiter (20 October 1905 Trieste, Italy – 13 December 1950 San Antonio) was an Italian-born American conductor who founded the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra in 1939 and developed it to the rank of a major symphony orchestra.
Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
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Uganda today has a vibrant media industry.
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The media of Ghana, includes television, radio, internet publishing and newspapers.
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A medical thermometer is used for measuring human or animal body temperature.
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There are two Merton Professorships of English in the University of Oxford: the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature, and the Merton Professor of English Literature.
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The Milarepa Fund is an American non-profit organization that raises money for and promotes awareness of the Tibetan independence movement.
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Mimas, also designated Saturn I, is a moon of Saturn which was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel.
Mindy Grossman (born September 8, 1957) is the CEO of Weight Watchers.
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Moonraker is a 1979 British spy film, the eleventh in the ''James Bond'' series produced by Eon Productions, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.
Morgoth Bauglir (originally Melkor) is a character from Tolkien's legendarium.
Moroccan Americans are Americans of Moroccan ancestry, as well as persons who have dual Moroccan and United States citizenship.
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The Mughal Empire (گورکانیان, Gūrkāniyān)) or Mogul Empire was an empire in the Indian subcontinent, founded in 1526. It was established and ruled by a Muslim dynasty with Turco-Mongol Chagatai roots from Central Asia, but with significant Indian Rajput and Persian ancestry through marriage alliances; only the first two Mughal emperors were fully Central Asian, while successive emperors were of predominantly Rajput and Persian ancestry. The dynasty was Indo-Persian in culture, combining Persianate culture with local Indian cultural influences visible in its traits and customs. The Mughal Empire at its peak extended over nearly all of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Afghanistan. It was the second largest empire to have existed in the Indian subcontinent, spanning approximately four million square kilometres at its zenith, after only the Maurya Empire, which spanned approximately five million square kilometres. The Mughal Empire ushered in a period of proto-industrialization, and around the 17th century, Mughal India became the world's largest economic power, accounting for 24.4% of world GDP, and the world leader in manufacturing, producing 25% of global industrial output up until the 18th century. The Mughal Empire is considered "India's last golden age" and one of the three Islamic Gunpowder Empires (along with the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Persia). The beginning of the empire is conventionally dated to the victory by its founder Babur over Ibrahim Lodi, the last ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, in the First Battle of Panipat (1526). The Mughal emperors had roots in the Turco-Mongol Timurid dynasty of Central Asia, claiming direct descent from both Genghis Khan (founder of the Mongol Empire, through his son Chagatai Khan) and Timur (Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire). During the reign of Humayun, the successor of Babur, the empire was briefly interrupted by the Sur Empire. The "classic period" of the Mughal Empire started in 1556 with the ascension of Akbar the Great to the throne. Under the rule of Akbar and his son Jahangir, the region enjoyed economic progress as well as religious harmony, and the monarchs were interested in local religious and cultural traditions. Akbar was a successful warrior who also forged alliances with several Hindu Rajput kingdoms. Some Rajput kingdoms continued to pose a significant threat to the Mughal dominance of northwestern India, but most of them were subdued by Akbar. All Mughal emperors were Muslims; Akbar, however, propounded a syncretic religion in the latter part of his life called Dīn-i Ilāhī, as recorded in historical books like Ain-i-Akbari and Dabistān-i Mazāhib. The Mughal Empire did not try to intervene in the local societies during most of its existence, but rather balanced and pacified them through new administrative practices and diverse and inclusive ruling elites, leading to more systematic, centralised, and uniform rule. Traditional and newly coherent social groups in northern and western India, such as the Maratha Empire|Marathas, the Rajputs, the Pashtuns, the Hindu Jats and the Sikhs, gained military and governing ambitions during Mughal rule, which, through collaboration or adversity, gave them both recognition and military experience. The reign of Shah Jahan, the fifth emperor, between 1628 and 1658, was the zenith of Mughal architecture. He erected several large monuments, the best known of which is the Taj Mahal at Agra, as well as the Moti Masjid, Agra, the Red Fort, the Badshahi Mosque, the Jama Masjid, Delhi, and the Lahore Fort. The Mughal Empire reached the zenith of its territorial expanse during the reign of Aurangzeb and also started its terminal decline in his reign due to Maratha military resurgence under Category:History of Bengal Category:History of West Bengal Category:History of Bangladesh Category:History of Kolkata Category:Empires and kingdoms of Afghanistan Category:Medieval India Category:Historical Turkic states Category:Mongol states Category:1526 establishments in the Mughal Empire Category:1857 disestablishments in the Mughal Empire Category:History of Pakistan.
MuhammadFull name: Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāšim (ابو القاسم محمد ابن عبد الله ابن عبد المطلب ابن هاشم, lit: Father of Qasim Muhammad son of Abd Allah son of Abdul-Muttalib son of Hashim) (مُحمّد;;Classical Arabic pronunciation Latinized as Mahometus c. 570 CE – 8 June 632 CE)Elizabeth Goldman (1995), p. 63, gives 8 June 632 CE, the dominant Islamic tradition.
Muḥammad ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAbdul-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim (مُـحَـمَّـد ابْـن عَـبْـد الله ابْـن عَـبْـد الْـمُـطَّـلِـب ابْـن هَـاشِـم) (circa 570 CE – 8 June 632 CE), in short form Muhammad, is the last Messenger and Prophet of God in all the main branches of Islam.
Muhammad Najati Sidqi (محمد نجاتي صدقي,, 1905–1979) was a Palestinian public intellectual and activist, trade unionist, translator, writer, critic and erstwhile communist.
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On March 14, 1989, University of Texas at Austin student Mark Kilroy was kidnapped in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, while vacationing during spring break.
Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.
Neoliberalism or neo-liberalism refers primarily to the 20th-century resurgence of 19th-century ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism.
Neutronium (sometimes shortened to neutrium, also referred to as neutrite) is a hypothetical substance composed purely of neutrons.
The New England vampire panic was the reaction to an outbreak of tuberculosis in the 19th century throughout Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, Vermont, and other parts of New England.
New York City English, or Metropolitan New York English, is a regional dialect of American English spoken by many people in New York City and much of its surrounding metropolitan area.
Noble Lee Sissle (July 10, 1889 – December 17, 1975) was an African-American jazz composer, lyricist, bandleader, singer, and playwright, best known for the Broadway musical Shuffle Along (1921), and its hit song I'm Just Wild About Harry.
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (August 22, 1934 – December 27, 2012) was a United States Army general.
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf (August 28, 1895 – November 25, 1958) was the first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.
North Frisia or Northern Friesland is the northernmost portion of Frisia, located primarily in Germany between the rivers Eider and Wiedau/Vidå.
Reading is a popular pastime in North Korea, where literacy and books enjoy a high cultural standing, elevated by the regime's efforts to disseminate propaganda as texts.
Norwegians (nordmenn) are a Germanic ethnic group native to Norway.
Numerophobia, arithmophobia or mathematics anxiety is a anxiety disorder, where the condition is fear of dealing with numbers or mathematics.
Old Pine Church, also historically known as Mill Church, Nicholas Church, and Pine Church, is a mid-19th century church located near to Purgitsville, West Virginia, United States.
Old Tappan is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States from January–February 1930.
Omar Sharif (عمر الشريف,; born Michel Dimitri Chalhoub; 10 April 193210 July 2015) was an Egyptian actor.
The origin of Shia Islam was Shia response to the question of religious leadership; which became manifest as early as the death of Muhammad.
The Ottoman–Habsburg wars were fought from the 16th through the 18th centuries between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg (later Austrian) Empire, which was at times supported by the Holy Roman Empire, Kingdom of Hungary, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and Habsburg Spain.
Owen Gould Davis (January 29, 1874 – October 14, 1956) was an American dramatist.
Owen Josephus Roberts (May 2, 1875 – May 17, 1955) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1930 to 1945.
The Paisley witches, also known as the Bargarran witches or the Renfrewshire witches, were tried in Paisley, Renfrewshire, central Scotland, in 1697.
The Pannonian Avars (also known as the Obri in chronicles of Rus, the Abaroi or Varchonitai at the Encyclopedia of Ukraine (Varchonites) or Pseudo-Avars in Byzantine sources) were a group of Eurasian nomads of unknown origin: "...
The Parthian Empire (247 BC – 224 AD), also known as the Arsacid Empire, was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Iran and Iraq.
Patrick James Nielsen Hayden (born Patrick James Hayden January 2, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan), is an American science fiction editor, fan, fanzine publisher, essayist, reviewer, anthologist, teacher and blogger.
Percival Flack Brundage (2 April 1892 – 16 July 1979) was a director of the United States Office of Management and Budget from April 2, 1956 until March 17, 1958.
Perry Deane Young (born 27 March 1941) is a journalist, author, playwright, historian, and professional gardener.
Peter Connolly FSA (8 May 1935 – 2 May 2012) was a renowned British scholar of the ancient world, Greek and Roman military equipment historian, reconstructional archaeologist and illustrator.
"Peter Piper" is an English-language nursery rhyme and well-known alliteration tongue-twister.
Pierce Butler (March 17, 1866 – November 16, 1939) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1923 until his death in 1939.
Pierre Poivre (23 August 1719 – 6 January 1786) was an 18th century horticulturist and botanist.
The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 from military intelligence by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis.
Polingaysi Qöyawayma (1892 – December 6, 1990), also known as Elizabeth Q. White, was a Hopi educator, writer, and potter.
Poor Jake's Demise is a 1913 American silent short slapstick comedy film directed by Allen Curtis and featuring Max Asher and Lon Chaney.
A pop icon is a celebrity, character, or object whose exposure in popular culture is widely regarded as constituting a defining characteristic of a given society or era.
Swami Prakashanand Saraswati or Swamiji (Hindi: स्वामी प्रकाशानंद सरस्वती) (born 15 January 1929) is a convicted felon and child molester,Miller, M. 2011.
The years before 1975 featured the pre-1975 North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons.
Print syndication distributes news articles, columns, comic strips and other features to newspapers, magazines and websites.
A radiation zone, radiative zone or radiative region is a layer of a star's interior where energy is primarily transported toward the exterior by means of radiative diffusion and thermal conduction, rather than by convection.
Raquel Welch (born Jo Raquel Tejada; September 5, 1940) is an American actress and singer.
Ray Charles Invites You to Listen (sometimes referred to as Invites You to Listen or Listen) is a studio album by American recording artist Ray Charles, released in June 1967.
Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917September 12, 1993) was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside.
The Reading Railroad Massacre occurred on July 23, 1877, when strikes in Reading, Pennsylvania, led to an outbreak of violence, during which 10 to 16 people were killed and between 20 and 203 were injured.
Rebo is an Italian comics character, created by Cesare Zavattini (plot), Federico Pedrocchi (script) and Giovanni Scolari (art) in 1936.
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) annual Outstanding Reference Sources awards are considered the highest awards honoring academic reference books or media,.
The Reform Party (or Hizb-al-Islah) was established by Husayn al-Khalidi in Palestine on 23 June 1935.
Religion in pre-Islamic Arabia was a mix of polytheism, Christianity, Judaism, and Iranian religions.
Religion in the United States is characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices.
For the South African media group, see Primedia Broadcasting RentPath Inc. is a privately held American media company owned by TPG Capital and Providence Equity Partners LLC.
Richard Alexander is an Indiana man wrongfully convicted of rape and later exonerated by DNA evidence.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, (22 April 1909 – 30 December 2012) was an Italian Nobel laureate, honored for her work in neurobiology.
Rizwana Syed Ali is a fiction writer from Pakistan.
Robert A. Dallek (born May 16, 1934) is an American historian specializing in the Presidents of the United States.
Robert Houghwout Jackson (February 13, 1892 – October 9, 1954) was an American attorney and judge who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Roger Brooke Taney (March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864.
Roman Dacia (also Dacia Traiana "Trajan Dacia" or Dacia Felix "Fertile/Happy Dacia") was a province of the Roman Empire from 106 to 274–275 AD.
Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki (April 12, 1939 – May 26, 2009) was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley (born July 8, 1950) is an American writer on topics related to spirituality, the occult, and the paranormal.
Rosina Umelo (born 1930) is a Nigerian writer.
Rubel Lex Phillips Sr. (March 29, 1925 – June 18, 2011) was an attorney, businessman, and politician from the U.S. state of Mississippi best known for his Republican gubernatorial campaigns waged in 1963 and 1967.
Rudolph Polk (25 November 1892 New York, New York – 16 June 1957 Los Angeles) was an American concert violinist based in New York City during his early years and, during his later years, a Hollywood film director, film industry executive, and artist manager for Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir Horowitz, José Iturbi, and Gregor Piatigorsky.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born Joan Ruth Bader; March 15, 1933) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Ruth Logan Roberts (1891-1968) was a suffragist, activist, YWCA leader, and host of a salon in Harlem.
Sunand Tryambak Joshi (born 22 June 1958), known as S. T. Joshi, is an American literary critic, novelist, and a leading figure in the study of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors of weird and fantastic fiction.
Marie Louise Cruz (born November 14, 1946), known as Sacheen Littlefeather, is an American actress and activist for Native American rights.
Saka, Śaka, Shaka or Saca mod. ساکا; Śaka; Σάκαι, Sákai; Sacae;, old *Sək, mod. Sāi) is the name used in Middle Persian and Sanskrit sources for the Scythians, a large group of Eurasian nomads on the Eurasian Steppe speaking Eastern Iranian languages.
A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host.
Salvatore "Sam" Giancana (né Giangana; June 15, 1908 – June 19, 1975), was a Sicilian American mobster, notable as being boss of the criminal Chicago Outfit from 1957–1966.
San Quentin State Prison (SQ) is a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation state prison for men, located north of San Francisco in the unincorporated town of San Quentin in Marin County.
The Sasanian Empire, also known as the Sassanian, Sasanid, Sassanid or Neo-Persian Empire (known to its inhabitants as Ērānshahr in Middle Persian), was the last period of the Persian Empire (Iran) before the rise of Islam, named after the House of Sasan, which ruled from 224 to 651 AD. The Sasanian Empire, which succeeded the Parthian Empire, was recognised as one of the leading world powers alongside its neighbouring arch-rival the Roman-Byzantine Empire, for a period of more than 400 years.Norman A. Stillman The Jews of Arab Lands pp 22 Jewish Publication Society, 1979 International Congress of Byzantine Studies Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London, 21–26 August 2006, Volumes 1-3 pp 29. Ashgate Pub Co, 30 sep. 2006 The Sasanian Empire was founded by Ardashir I, after the fall of the Parthian Empire and the defeat of the last Arsacid king, Artabanus V. At its greatest extent, the Sasanian Empire encompassed all of today's Iran, Iraq, Eastern Arabia (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatif, Qatar, UAE), the Levant (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan), the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Dagestan), Egypt, large parts of Turkey, much of Central Asia (Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan), Yemen and Pakistan. According to a legend, the vexilloid of the Sasanian Empire was the Derafsh Kaviani.Khaleghi-Motlagh, The Sasanian Empire during Late Antiquity is considered to have been one of Iran's most important and influential historical periods and constituted the last great Iranian empire before the Muslim conquest and the adoption of Islam. In many ways, the Sasanian period witnessed the peak of ancient Iranian civilisation. The Sasanians' cultural influence extended far beyond the empire's territorial borders, reaching as far as Western Europe, Africa, China and India. It played a prominent role in the formation of both European and Asian medieval art. Much of what later became known as Islamic culture in art, architecture, music and other subject matter was transferred from the Sasanians throughout the Muslim world.
The genus Scarabaeus consists of a number of Old World dung beetle species, including the "sacred scarab beetle", Scarabaeus sacer.
Scarabaeus sacer, common name Sacred scarab, is a species of dung beetle belonging to the family Scarabaeidae.
or Scyths (from Greek Σκύθαι, in Indo-Persian context also Saka), were a group of Iranian people, known as the Eurasian nomads, who inhabited the western and central Eurasian steppes from about the 9th century BC until about the 1st century BC.
Sexual intercourse (or coitus or copulation) is principally the insertion and thrusting of the penis, usually when erect, into the vagina for sexual pleasure, reproduction, or both.
She Wouldn't Say Yes is a 1945 screwball comedy film directed by Alexander Hall and starring Rosalind Russell and Lee Bowman.
Manibhai Haribhai Desai (1897 – 1989), known as Shri Yogendra and Yogendra was an Indian Yoga guru, author, poet, researcher and was one of the important figures in the modern revival of Hatha Yoga, both in India and United States.
Shu (Egyptian for "emptiness" and "he who rises up") was one of the primordial Egyptian gods, a personification of air, spouse and counterpart to goddess Tefnut and one of the nine deities of the Ennead of the Heliopolis cosmogony.
Simon Stevin (1548–1620), sometimes called Stevinus, was a Flemish mathematician, physicist and military engineer.
Sinclair House was a 19th-century Manhattan hotel which stood at 754 Broadway and Eighth Street.
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
The Skatt Bros. (or Skatt Brothers) was a band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1979.
Slavery is any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of property.
Smartmatic (also referred as Smartmatic Corp. or Smartmatic International); is a Venezuelan-owned multinational company that specializes in technology solutions aimed at governments.
Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma).
Son of Dracula is a 1943 American horror film directed by Robert Siodmak – his first film for Universal Pictures – with a screenplay based on an original story by his brother Curt.
Spacelab was a reusable laboratory used on certain spaceflights flown by the Space Shuttle.
Species Plantarum (Latin for "The Species of Plants") is a book by Carl Linnaeus, originally published in 1753, which lists every species of plant known at the time, classified into genera.
Spider monkeys are New World monkeys belonging to the genus Ateles, part of the subfamily Atelinae, family Atelidae.
Spirit Touches Ground is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Josh Clayton-Felt, which was released through Dreamworks Records in 2002, two years after his death from cancer.
Spock Must Die! is an American science fiction novel written by James Blish, published by Bantam Books.
Springfield is a city in western New England, and the historical seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.
Stanley Forman Reed (December 31, 1884 – April 2, 1980) was a noted American attorney who served as United States Solicitor General from 1935 to 1938 and as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1938 to 1957.
Thomas Stanley Matthews (July 21, 1824 – March 22, 1889), known as Stanley Matthews, was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from May 1881 to his death in 1889.
Stanley Earl Nelson Jr. (born June 7, 1951) is an American documentary filmmaker and a Macarthur "genius" fellow known as a director, writer and producer of documentaries examining African American history and experiences.
Stars and Bars, the third novel by Scottish author William Boyd, was first published in 1984 in the United Kingdom by Hamish Hamilton, and in 1985 in the United States by William Morrow & Co. Boyd subsequently developed it as a screenplay and it was released as a film in 1988. The book tells the tragicomic story of attempts by visiting British art appraiser Henderson Dore, in New York City and the Deep South, to negotiate the cultural differences between British and American approaches to conducting business. Reviewing the novel for The New York Times, Caroline Seebohm said: "Mr. Boyd has some funny and perceptive things to say about English shyness as opposed to American spontaneity... But the author seems also to latch on to what are now fairly well aired differences between the English and Americans – pronunciation, for instance, and that old cliche about Americans ruining whiskey with ice... The major scenes in Stars and Bars take place in Luxora Beach, a place of unremitting bleakness and despair. Mr. Boyd's talent in evoking a place, which worked for him so well in his earlier two novels, serves him brilliantly here. In fact, the reader is forced to ask why on earth Henderson, wimpish though he is, does not get out when he can... The point about Henderson's liberation from his roots is well taken, and his adventures through the jungle are amusingly narrated, but the 'new clarity' with which he views the world at the end remains, for the reader, a lingering fog".
The state communications in the Neo-Assyrian Empire allowed the Assyrian king and his officials to send and receive messages across the empire quickly and reliably.
A stock horse is a horse of a type that is well suited for working with livestock, particularly cattle.
The streak (also called "powder color") of a mineral is the color of the powder produced when it is dragged across an un-weathered surface.
In Romanian mythology, strigoi (English: striga, poltergeist) are the troubled spirits of the dead rising from the grave.
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.
The Sunday comics or Sunday strip is the comic strip section carried in most western newspapers, almost always in color.
The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award is a literary prize awarded to a British author under the age of 35 for a published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry.
In astronomy, surface brightness quantifies the apparent brightness or flux density per unit angular area of a spatially extended object such as a galaxy or nebula, or of the night sky background.
In medicine, a surgeon is a physician who performs surgical operations.
During warfare, circumstances dictate that some units take more casualties than other units.
Susan Muaddi Darraj is an Arab American writer.
Susie King Taylor (August 6, 1848 – October 6, 1912) was the first Black Army nurse.
Sutherland Shire Libraries is an Australian public library system which serves the Sutherland Shire, in Sydney, New South Wales.
Swedes (svenskar) are a Germanic ethnic group native to Sweden.
The Tarim mummies are a series of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in present-day Xinjiang, China, which date from 1800 BCE to the first centuries BCE.
Thaddeus "Ted" Shearer (November 1, 1919 – December 26, 1992) at the Social Security Death Index via FamilySearch.org.
The Temple of Garni (Գառնու տաճար, Gaṙnu tačar) is the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia and the former Soviet Union.
Tenochtitlan (Tenochtitlan), originally known as México-Tenochtitlán (meːˈʃíʔ.ko te.noːt͡ʃ.ˈtí.t͡ɬan), was a large Mexica city-state in what is now the center of Mexico City.
Terry Goodkind (born May 1, 1948) is an American writer.
The Teutons (Latin: Teutones, Teutoni, Greek: "Τεύτονες") were an ancient tribe mentioned by Roman authors.
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux), born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin (2 January 1873 – 30 September 1897), also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D., was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times.
The Age of Innocence is a 1995 photography and poetry book by David Hamilton.
"The Black Cat" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe.
The Brute Man is a 1946 American film noir horror thriller film starring Rondo Hatton as the Creeper, a murderer seeking revenge against the people he holds responsible for the disfigurement of his face.
The Care Bears Movie is a 1985 Canadian-American animated fantasy film and the second feature film from the Canadian animation studio Nelvana.
"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book.
The Castle of Argol (Au château d'Argol) is a 1938 novel by the French writer, Julien Gracq.
The Catcher in the Rye is a story by J. D. Salinger, first published in serial form in 1945-6 and as a novel in 1951.
The 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger has had a lasting influence as it remains both a bestseller and a frequently challenged book.
The Children's Hour is a 1934 American play by Lillian Hellman.
The Colored American Magazine was the first American monthly publication that covered African-American culture.
"The Colour Out of Space" is a science fiction/horror short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft, written in March 1927.
The Ethiopian Art Theatre — originally called the Chicago Folk Theatre, later the Colored Folk Theatre, also referred to as The Ethiopian Art Players — was an African American theatre company based out of Chicago, Illinois.
The Family (家, pinyin: Jiā, Wade-Giles: Chia) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Chinese author Ba Jin, the pen-name of Li Feigan (1904-2005).
The Flashman Papers is a series of novels and short stories written by journalist, author, and screenwriter George MacDonald Fraser, the first of which was published in 1969.
"The Fog Horn" is a 1951 science fiction short story by American writer Ray Bradbury, the first in his collection The Golden Apples of the Sun.
The Forbidden Forest (Noaptea de Sânziene; Forêt interdite) is a 1955 novel by the Romanian writer Mircea Eliade.
The Good Terrorist is a 1985 political novel written by the British novelist Doris Lessing.
"The Good-Morrow" is a poem by John Donne, published in his 1633 collection Songs and Sonnets.
"The Hammer of God" is a short story by G. K. Chesterton.
The Incredible Melting Man is a 1977 American science fiction horror film directed and written by William Sachs.
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five is a 1980 science fiction novel by Doris Lessing.
The Opposing Shore (Le Rivage des Syrtes) is a 1951 novel by the French writer Julien Gracq.
The Sword is Forged is a 1983 historical fiction novel by Evangeline Walton.
The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, credited to the character Emmanuel Goldstein, is the fictional book that is used as a thematic and plot element in Part 2, Chapter 9 of the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell.
The Wizard of Oz is an animated television series produced by DIC Entertainment in 1990 to capitalize on the popularity of the 1939 film version, to which DiC had acquired the rights from Turner Entertainment.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900.
The Yoga Institute (abbreviated as TYI) is a government recognized non-profit organisation, known as the oldest organized yoga center in the world.
Their Eyes Were Watching God is an American Broadcasting Company television movie aired on March 6, 2005 at 9 p.m. EDT based upon Zora Neale Hurston's 1937 novel of the same name.
Theodore Roosevelt High School was a large public high school in the Bronx.
Thinner is a 1984 novel by Stephen King, published under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman.
The Third Crusade (1189–1192), was an attempt by European Christian leaders to reconquer the Holy Land following the capture of Jerusalem by the Ayyubid sultan, Saladin, in 1187.
Thomas Evan Levy is Distinguished Professor and holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego.
Sir Thomas More (7 February 14786 July 1535), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist.
Three Weeks is a 1907 erotic romance novel by Elinor Glyn.
Ti-Grace Atkinson (born November 9, 1938 as Grace Atkinson) is an American radical feminist author and philosopher.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Aleppo, Syria.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Alexandria, Egypt.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Algiers, Algeria.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Ankara, Ankara Province, Turkey.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Baghdad, Iraq.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Basra, Iraq.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Budapest, Hungary.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Bursa, Turkey.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Cairo, Egypt.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Damascus, Syria.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Haifa, Israel.
The following is a timeline of the history of the town of Istanbul, Turkey.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Mosul, Iraq.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Tunis, Tunisia.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Venice, Veneto, Italy.
"To Autumn" is a poem by English Romantic poet John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821).
Thomas Campbell Clark (September 23, 1899June 13, 1977), who preferred Tom C. Clark, was a Texas lawyer who served as the 59th United States Attorney General from 1945 to 1949.
Sir Tom Stoppard (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter.
A topper in comic strip parlance is a small secondary strip seen along with a larger Sunday strip.
Trajan's Market is a large complex of ruins in the city of Rome, Italy, located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the opposite end to the Colosseum.
Transnistria (Romanian) - region in the east Europe, a narrow strip of territory to the east of the River Dniester.
The Treveri or Treviri were a Belgic tribe who inhabited the lower valley of the Moselle from around 150 BCE, if not earlier, until their displacement by the Franks.
Tropical Storm Chris caused minor flooding in the Greater Antilles and the Eastern United States in August 1988.
Truman W. "True" Williams (March 22, 1839 – November 23, 1897) was an American artist known as the most prolific illustrator to Mark Twain's books and novels.
"Trust in God and keep your powder dry" is a maxim attributed to Oliver Cromwell, but which first appeared in 1834 in the poem "Oliver's Advice" by William Blacker with the words "Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry!""Fitz Stewart" (1834).
Tuscany (Toscana) is a region in central Italy with an area of about and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants (2013).
Tuskegee University is a private, historically black university (HBCU) located in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States.
The United Fruit Company was an American corporation that traded in tropical fruit (primarily bananas), grown on Central and South American plantations, and sold in the United States and Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968) was an American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres.
The USS Cole bombing was an attack against the United States Navy guided-missile destroyer on 12 October 2000, while it was being refueled in Yemen's Aden harbor.
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14.
The Vandals were a large East Germanic tribe or group of tribes that first appear in history inhabiting present-day southern Poland.
Väinämöinen is a demigod, hero and the central character in Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala.
In the Catholic Church, the veneration of Mary, mother of Jesus, encompasses various Marian devotions which include prayer, pious acts, visual arts, poetry, and music devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Veronis Suhler Stevenson, or VSS is a private investment firm that invests in the information, business services, healthcare IT, education, media and marketing industries in North America and Europe.
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
The Vietnamese people or the Kinh people (người Việt or người Kinh), are an ethnic group originating from present-day northern Vietnam.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 188228 March 1941) was an English writer, who is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
Vortex is a fictional character in the various Transformers series in the Transformers franchise.
Waḥy (وحي,; also spelled wahi) is the Arabic word for revelation or inspiration.
Walid Khalidi (وليد خالدي, born 1925 in Jerusalem) is an Oxford University-educated Palestinian historian who has written extensively on the Palestinian exodus.
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American film actor.
Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1990) was an African-American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana.
Wat Phra Dhammakaya (วัดพระธรรมกาย) is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Khlong Luang District, in the peri-urban Pathum Thani Province north of Bangkok, Thailand.
Wepemnofret was a Royal prince of the Fourth Dynasty.
The Western Xia, also known as the Xi Xia Empire, to the Mongols as the Tangut Empire and to the Tangut people themselves and to the Tibetans as Mi-nyak,Stein (1972), pp.
White magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for selfless purposes.
Wilbur Schwartz (17 March 1918 Newark, New Jersey – 3 August 1990 Los Angeles) was an American clarinetist, alto saxophonist, and dance band arranger who was widely known as a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Wiley Blount Rutledge Jr. (July 20, 1894 – September 10, 1949) was an American educator and justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1943–49).
Will Morrissey (né William James Morrissey; 19 June 1887 – 16 December 1957) was an American lyricist, vaudeville actor, playwright, and theatrical producer principally based in New York City, but also a frequent performer and producer on the West Coast and Chicago.
The bibliography of William Faulkner, an American writer, includes 19 novels, 125 short stories (not including stories that appear exclusively in novels), 20 screenplays (including uncredited rewrites), one play, six collections of poetry as well as assorted letters and essays.
William Roland Hartston (born 12 August 1947) is an English journalist who writes the Beachcomber column in the Daily Express and a chess player who played competitively from 1962 to 1987 with a highest Elo rating of 2485.
William Paterson (December 24, 1745 – September 9, 1806) was a New Jersey statesman and a signer of the United States Constitution.
William Reid CBE (8 November 1926 – 19 June 2014) was a Scottish military historian who became director of the National Army Museum.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Willis Van Devanter (April 17, 1859 – February 8, 1941) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from January 3, 1911, to June 2, 1937.
Windage is a force created on an object by friction when there is relative movement between air and the object.
Winston Churchill, in addition to his careers of soldier and politician, was a prolific writer under the pen name "Winston S. Churchill".
Worcester Public Library is a public library in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts is a US-published reference work and is a bestselling retrieved 2007-12-25 almanac conveying information about such subjects as world changes, tragedies, sports feats, etc.
World War I reparations were compensation imposed during the Paris Peace Conference upon the Central Powers following their defeat in the First World War by the Allied and Associate Powers.
Xavier Cugat (English:;; 1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Spanish-American musician and native of Spain who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba.
"Yon Yonson" is an infinitely recursive poem, nursery rhyme or song, perhaps best known from the novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, although Vonnegut did not create it.
Yves Chaudron was a supposed French master art forger who is alleged to have copied images of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa as part of Eduardo de Valfierno's famous 1911 Mona Lisa painting theft.
Zaidiyyah or Zaidism (الزيدية az-zaydiyya, adjective form Zaidi or Zaydi) is one of the Shia sects closest in terms of theology to Hanafi Sunni Islam.
The Zhou–Chu War was a military conflict between the Zhou dynasty under King Zhao and the state of Chu from 961 to 957 BC.
Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an influential author of African-American literature and anthropologist, who portrayed racial struggles in the early 20th century American South, and published research on Haitian voodoo.
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in the 10th century.
Generally accepted as the first general strike in the United States, the 1877 St.
The 1906 Atlantic hurricane season featured twelve tropical cyclones, eleven of which became storms, six became hurricanes and three became major hurricanes.
The 1906 Florida Keys hurricane was a powerful and deadly hurricane that caused major impacts in Cuba and southern Florida.
The 1906 Mississippi hurricane was a deadly and destructive hurricane during the 1906 Atlantic hurricane season.
The 1935 Jérémie hurricane was a highly destructive and catastrophic tropical cyclone that impacted the Greater Antilles and Honduras in October 1935, killing well over 2,000 people.
The 1960 Agadir earthquake occurred 29 February at 23:40 Western European Time (UTC+00:00).
2752 Wu Chien-Shiung, provisional designation, is an Eoan asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter.
3070 Aitken, provisional designation, is a stony Flora asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 4 kilometers in diameter.
The 3d Mississippi Cavalry Regiment (also known as "McGuirk's regiment") was a cavalry formation in the Western Theater of the American Civil War commanded by Col.
The 42d Mississippi Infantry Regiment (also known as the "Forty-second Mississippi") was an infantry formation of the Confederate States Army in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War, and was successively commanded by Colonels Hugh R. Miller, William A. Feeney, and Andrew M. Nelson.
The 77th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on February 27, 2005, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.
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