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  • 21 Spanish Armada — Battle of Gravelines Part of the Anglo Spanish War The Spanish Armada and English ships in August 1588, by unknown painter (English School, 16th century …

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  • 22 Rembrandt van Rijn — ▪ Dutch artist Introduction in full  Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn  Rembrandt originally spelled  Rembrant  born July 15, 1606, Leiden, Netherlands died October 4, 1669, Amsterdam  Dutch painter and printmaker, one of the greatest storytellers… …

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  • 23 abortion — abor·tion /ə bȯr shən/ n 1: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus; esp: the medical procedure of inducing expulsion of a human fetus to terminate a pregnancy 2: the crime of …

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  • 24 Relativism — Compare moral relativism, aesthetic relativism, social constructionism, cultural relativism, and cognitive relativism. Relativism is the idea that some elements or aspects of experience or culture are relative to, i.e., dependent on, other… …

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  • 25 Yossarian — Also covered in this article are the characters Snowden and Yo Yo s Roomies. Capt. John Joseph Yossarian is a fictional character and protagonist in Joseph Heller s novel Catch 22 and its sequel Closing Time . In Catch 22 , Yossarian is a 28 year …

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  • 26 Thomas Stukley — (surname also spelled as Stucley,Stukely, Stukeley) (c. 1520 – 4 August 1578) was an English mercenary who served in combat in France, Ireland, and at the Battle of Lepanto, before his death at the Battle of Alcácer Quibir. A Roman Catholic… …

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  • 27 Economic history of Spain — History of Spain caption=Spanish DoubloonThe Economic history of Spain covers the development of the Spanish economy over the course of its history. Ancient Era The prehistoric Iberians and Celts were some of the earliest groups in what is now… …

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  • 28 William Jay Gaynor — 92nd Mayor of New York City In office January 1, 1910 – September 10, 1913 Preceded by George B. McClellan Jr …

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  • 29 Louis Werner — Louis Werner, also known as Lou (born c. 1933, Ridgewood, Queens died 2007, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma ), was a German American Lufthansa cargo supervisor for Lufthansa Cargo s Cargo Building 261. He was the initial organizer of what would become… …

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  • 30 Mizuno Tadakuni — born July 19, 1794, Edo [Tokyo], Japan died March 12, 1851, Edo Chief adviser to the 12th Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Ieyoshi (r. 1837–53). In the face of social and economic decline, Mizuno tried to implement a series of reforms that would return… …

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  • 31 Foil — (foil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foiled} (foild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foiling}.] [F. fouler to tread or trample under one s feet, to press, oppress. See {Full}, v. t.] 1. To tread under foot; to trample. [1913 Webster] King Richard . . . caused the… …

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  • 32 Foiled — Foil Foil (foil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foiled} (foild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foiling}.] [F. fouler to tread or trample under one s feet, to press, oppress. See {Full}, v. t.] 1. To tread under foot; to trample. [1913 Webster] King Richard . . .… …

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  • 33 Foiling — Foil Foil (foil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foiled} (foild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foiling}.] [F. fouler to tread or trample under one s feet, to press, oppress. See {Full}, v. t.] 1. To tread under foot; to trample. [1913 Webster] King Richard . . .… …

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  • 34 Romeo and Juliet (1968 film) — Infobox Movie name = Romeo and Juliet caption = original movie poster director = Franco Zeffirelli producer = John Brabourne Anthony Havelock Allen writer = Screenplay: Franco Brusati Masolino D Amico Franco Zeffirelli Play: William Shakespeare… …

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  • 35 Christabel Pankhurst — Suffragette, Emily Wilding Davison memorial issue of the newspaper edited by Christabel Pankhurst Dam …

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  • 36 Spidey Super Stories — Infobox Television show name = Spidey Super Stories caption = format = Adventure runtime = 5 minutes creator = Stan Lee (comic book) Steve Ditko (comic book) starring = Danny Seagren country = USA network = PBS first aired = 1974 | last aired =… …

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  • 37 Leo VIII —     Pope Leo VIII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Leo VIII     Date of birth unknown; d. between 20 February and 13 April, 965. When the Emperor Otho I illegally brought about the deposition of the unworthy Pope John XII (Nov., 963), he… …

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  • 38 Valdés, Alfonso de — (ca. 1500 1532)    Spanish humanist, the leading figure among Spanish admirers of Erasmus. His family were Spanish conversos, and one of his uncles, a priest, was burned at the stake by the Inquisition in 1491 on charges of secretly continuing… …

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  • 39 REHOBOAM — (Heb. רְחַבְעָם; the (divine) kinsman has been generous or the people has expanded ), king of Judah for 17 years (c. 928–911 B.C.E.); son of Solomon by Naamah the Ammonitess (I Kings 14:21; II Chron. 12:13). Rehoboam s name is connected with one… …

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  • 40 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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