Apr
30
2012
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Who died in 2008?

2008These prominent people died in 2008: January 2008 11th: Edmund Hillary, 88 (mountaineer) 17th: Bobby Fischer, 64 (chess champion) March 2008 19th: Arthur C Clarke, 90 (science fiction author) 23rd: Neil Aspinall, 66 (Beatles’ manager) April 2008 5th: Charlton Heston, 84 (actor) May 2008 24th: Dick Martin, 86 (entertainer) June 2008 1st: Yves St Laurent, [more...]

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Feb
09
2009
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Who was Aimee Semple McPherson?

Aimee Semple McPherson and her Angelus TempleAimee Semple McPherson was one of the earliest prominent female pastors in the United States and the founder of a Christian denomination that today claims more than 5 million members in more than 50,000 churches throughout the world. She was also the subject of a scandal that failed to dampen the enthusiasm of her many [more...]

Jan
26
2009
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Are there any statues of famous Americans I can visit in London?

Martin Luther King above the doorway of Westminster Abbey (photo by Aschaf CC-BY)There are indeed. After all, there are many historical and cultural links between the two countries. Here are six of them which you can find while visiting London. Statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of Middlesex Guildhall, Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament. This is a replica of the Lincoln Statue in Lincoln Park, [more...]

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Jan
17
2009
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What famous people went to the University of Cambridge?

Cambridge University - photo by Elin B - cc-byCambridge University has produced over 80 Nobel Prize winners, so it’s hard to know where to begin when assembling a list of notable Cambridge University alumni. And that’s before considering the scientists, monarchs, mathematicians, politicians, and even economists who attended the University of Cambridge. Monarchs include King Edward VII, King George VI, and Queen Margrethe [more...]

Jan
09
2009
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Who was Junipero Serra?

Father Junipero Serra, Founder of the Mission at San Luis Obispo - courtesy Clinton Steeds - CC-BYFr. Junípero Serra was born on the Island of Majorca in 1713. He entered the Franciscan Order, later ordained and received the degree of Doctor of Theology from Lullian University at Palma While traveling on foot from Vera Cruz to the capital, he hurt his leg and suffered from it throughout his life. In 1767 [more...]

Jan
09
2009
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Who was Harriet Tubman?

Harriet Tubman, 1913 - Photo from Library of CongressHarriet Tubman was born as Harriet Ross in Maryland.  She was born into slavery. Later she won international fame as an Underground Railroad operative. Working as a field slave, she had just entered her teens when whe was struck in the head by a weight thrown by a field overseer at another slave who was [more...]

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Jan
03
2009
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Who was Ramses the Great?

Ramses II - courtesy Le musée égyptien (Turin) - CC-BYFew pharaohs, or even later rulers, were ever associated with so many events and monumental building projects as User-maat-re Setepen-re Ramessu Meryamun, known to us today as Ramses the Great, or Ramses II. Ramses II”, reigned for almost 67 years during Egypt’s 19th dynasty during the 12th century BC.  His fame truly surpassed all other [more...]

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