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  1. Christopher Columbus (44177 bytes)
    1: ...ns claim he could have been born in other places, from the [[Aragonese_Empire|Crown of Aragó]] to the...
    5: ...is one thing that sets off Columbus' first voyage from all of these: less than two decades later, the ...
    29: ... Atlantic Ocean. The fleet came under attack by [[French privateers]] off the [[Cape of St. Vincent]],...
    31: ...and]], [[Madeira]], [[Azores|the Azores]], and [[Africa]]. Columbus's brother Bartolomeo worked as a ...
    33: ... to purchase sugar, and along the coasts of West Africa between [[1482]] and [[1485]], reaching the Po...
  2. Ibn Battuta (16481 bytes)
    2: ...am]]ic scholar and [[Jurisprudence|jurisprudent]] from the [[Maliki]] [[Madhhab]] (a school of [[Fiqh]...
    8: ... all that is known about Ibn Battuta's life comes from one source – Ibn Battuta himself (via Ibn...
    13: ...ney to Mecca was by land, and followed the North African coast of the [[Maghreb]] region quite closely...
    17: ...joined up with a caravan travelling the 800 miles from Damascus to [[Medina]], burial place of [[Muham...
    20: ...ity)|Isfahan]], which was only a few decades away from being nearly destroyed by [[Timur]]. Next were ...
  3. Steel (28384 bytes)
    2: [[Image:Steel framework.jpg|thumb|300px|Steel framework]]
    3: ...s, which are naturally arranged in a [[lattice]], from sliding past one another. Varying the amount of...
    8: ...rtant that smelting take place in a fairly oxygen-free environment. Unlike copper and tin, liquid iro...
    11:
    17: ...n this case, expansion occurs. Internal stresses from this expansion generally take the form of [[com...
  4. May (3270 bytes)
    26: * [[No Pants Day]] is celebrated the first Friday in May.
  5. June (1973 bytes)
    12: ...summer]] is celebrated in [[Sweden]] on the third Friday in June.
  6. Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (35966 bytes)
    20: ...ost recently during her [[2004]] state visit to [[France]] to commemorate the centenary of the [[Enten...
    29: ...7]], when she accompanied her parents to [[South Africa]]. On her 21st birthday she made a broadcast t...
    33: ...t-great-grandmother. They are also both descended from [[Christian IX of Denmark]] (she being a great-...
    38: ...] [[1996]]) [[Diana, Princess of Wales|Lady Diana Frances Spencer]] ([[1961]]–[[1997]]); married...
    55: ...e's health declined during [[1951]] and Elizabeth frequently stood in for him at public events. She vi...
  7. Rush Limbaugh (21665 bytes)
    8: ...yst]]" and "a [[American football|football]] knee from [[high school]]" [Colford, pp 14 – 20].
    12: ...l years in [[music radio]], Limbaugh took a break from radio and accepted a position as director of pr...
    24: ...ded badly when on one show Limbaugh got into a confrontation with some [[ACT-UP]] hecklers and had to ...
    26: ...e same topics as his radio show, and was taped in front of a live audience, which he facetiously claim...
    34: ...tating that he had received incorrect information from one of his staff members.
  8. Victoria of the United Kingdom (38571 bytes)
    7: ...] from [[20 June]] [[1837]], and Empress of India from [[1876]] until her death. Her reign lasted more...
    12: ... Duke of York were already married, but estranged from their wives) and father children to provide an ...
    14: ...anguage|Greek]], [[Latin]], and [[French language|French]]. Her educator was the Reverend [[George Da...
    20: ... own marital surname was. After examining records from the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha archives, they reported t...
    23: [[Image:queen_victoria.jpg|framed|left|A young Victoria is depicted at her coro...
  9. Mary of Teck (14662 bytes)
    9: ...the House of W?berg, Mary was distantly descended from the [[Habsburgs]], the once powerful ruling fam...
    11: ...ment]]ary [[Annuity]] of [[UKP|?]]4000 plus ?4000 from her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Despite t...
    13: ...ld War I]], the Swiss Embassy helped pass letters from Mary to her aunt, who lived in [[Germany]].
    32: ...[[1919]]<td> suffered from epilepsy, raised apart from his royal siblings, and died young.
    44: ...b|left|'''''The Royal Family in 1913'''<br><small>From left to right, King George V, Princess Mary, <b...
  10. Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor (3681 bytes)
    12: ...t easy because they were avoiding the real war in France and the future invasion. The allied soldiers ...
    20: # [[David Astor|Francis David Langhorne Astor]] (1912-2001)
  11. Janet Reno (5747 bytes)
    30: ...ther, Henry Reno, immigrated to the United States from [[Denmark]] and for forty-three years was a pol...
    34: ...ore than 500 students. She received her [[LL.B.]] from Harvard three years later. Despite her Harvard ...
    42: ...deral government as a threat to their fundamental freedoms.
    52: ... early intervention efforts to keep children away from gangs, drugs and violence and on the road to st...
    73: *''Much of the text above comes from the Department of Justice website at: http://ww...
  12. Eleanor Roosevelt (11183 bytes)
    3: ...moting the [[New Deal]] and visited troops at the frontlines during [[World War II]]. She was a [[Firs...
    5: ...tes of America|United Nations Association]] and [[Freedom House]]. She chaired the committee that draf...
    9: ...exual explorations outside marriage by FDR (See [[Franklin Delano Roosevelt|FDR]] for more information...
    11: ...rom the Johannes branch and Franklin is descended from the Jacobus branch.
    13: ...f the Democratic Party, which Alice viewed as an afront to Theodore Roosevelt's position as President....
  13. Mary Pickford (7523 bytes)
    1: [[Image:MaryPicford.jpg|right|frame|Mary Pickford]]
    9: ...Award for Best Actress]] in [[1929]], but retired from films four years later, after a series of disap...
    15: ...f his death, Pickford reportedly began to weep in front of her new husband, Rogers, saying "My darling...
    27: ...,000 and complete control over her films, ranging from script to the final cut.
    36: ...ies she had made in her prime) was shocked by her frail appearance and her nearly unintelligible speec...
  14. Grace Hopper (7469 bytes)
    3: ...aduated [[Phi Beta Kappa Society|Phi Beta Kappa]] from [[Vassar College]] with a bachelor's degree in ...
    5: ...for it. At the end of the war she was discharged from the Navy, but she continued to work on the deve...
    9: ... extended her FLOW-MATIC language with some ideas from the IBM equivalent, the COMTRAN. However, it wa...
    12: Hopper retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander at...
    16: ... a [[rear admiral]]. She retired (involuntarily) from the Navy in [[1986]].
  15. Josephine Baker (5957 bytes)
    3: ...known as "The Black Venus." She became a [[France|French]] [[citizen]] in [[1937]].
    7: ...as adorned with a [[diamond]] collar. The leopard frequently escaped into the orchestra pit, where it ...
    9: ...e [[United States|U.S.]], she would have suffered from the [[racism|racial]] prejudices common to the ...
    13: ...isoned, she managed to excuse herself and escaped from the chalet through a laundry chute. After the w...
    15: Yet despite her popularity in France, she was never really able to obtain the same...
  16. Alanis Morissette (25762 bytes)
    6: Alanis's Surname "Morissette" is French in origin. Her [[1995]] international debut ...
    12: ...er early idols, and said over the intercom at the front gates: ''"Hi, I'm Alanis. I want to meet you o...
    23: ...he would later write about in songs such as "UR" (from the album ''[[Supposed Former Infatuation Junki...
    38: ...is''. The album attempted to move Morissette away from her debut album's dance-pop sound. However, ''N...
    42: ...to [[Nashville]] a few months later also proved unfruitful.
  17. Tori Amos (27672 bytes)
    3: ...os&#8217;s voice and mostly piano-based music has frequently been compared to that of [[Kate Bush]], [...
    7: ... she adopted the name "Tori," after a friend of a friend told her that she looked more like a Tori tha...
    10: ...by ear at Peabody and her difficulty with playing from sheet music &ndash; with Caton, [[Matt Sorum]] ...
    16: ...onsidered it a step sideways rather than forwards from ''Little Earthquakes''. In February, she began ...
    20: ...buse and Incest National Network. RAINN is a toll-free help line in the US which connects callers with...
  18. Bonnie and Clyde (17385 bytes)
    15: ...rested in late 1926, after running when police confronted him over a rental car he'd failed to return ...
    19: ... most prevalent story is that it was through his friend Clarence Clay. Clarence's sister, Bonnie's si...
    23: ...ts]] said that it was Eastham where Clyde turned "from a schoolboy to a rattlesnake."
    25: ...s, embroiled in a plan to raid Eastham prison and free associate [[Raymond Hamilton]] and others. He r...
    35: ...en or robbery victims, usually releasing them far from home, sometimes with money to help them get bac...
  19. Mary Magdalene (15420 bytes)
    12: ...and dismissed by the early church fathers. In the fragmentary text, the disciples ask questions of the...
    22: ...[Harvard Divinity School]], has observed, "The confrontation of Mary with Peter, a scenario also found...
    31: ...:10); although the Roman Catholic Church withdrew from this linkage at the [[Second Vatican Council]] ...
    33: ...ose critical scholars who are drawing conclusions from the canonic texts alone believe that the woman ...
    36: ...rance]]. Though her bones were scattered at the [[French Revolution]], her head is said to remain in h...
  20. Hannah Szenes (4490 bytes)
    59: ...nna's death cell after her execution, (translated from the Hebrew version by Avigdor Hamieri), in anot...

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