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George McGovern print that page

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McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota , where he was a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe . Among the medals awarded him was a Distinguished

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In the mid 1950s American rockabilly and rock and roll music was taken up by local musicians and it soon caught on with Australian teens, through movies, records and from 1956, television. EMI had dominated the Australasian record market since the end of WWII, and they made British music

Lake Burley Griffin print that page

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Griffin designed the lake with many geometric motifs, so that the axes of his design lined up with natural geographical landmarks in the area. However, government authorities changed his original plans and no substantial work was completed before he left Australia in 1920. His scheme remained

Economy of Barbados print that page

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Since achieving independence in 1966, the island nation of Barbados has transformed itself from a low-income economy dependent upon sugar production, into an upper-middle-income economy based on tourism and the offshore sector. Barbados went into a deep recession in the 1990s after 3 years

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then resume dribbling). Various violations are generally called "fouls". Disruptive physical contact (a personal foul ) is penalized, and a free throw is usually awarded to an offensive player if he is fouled while shooting the ball. A technical foul may also be issued when certain infractions

Manchester computers print that page

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The Manchester computers were an innovative series of stored-program electronic computers developed during the 30-year period between 1947 and 1977 by a small team at the University of Manchester , under the leadership of Tom Kilburn . [ 1 ] They included the world's first stored-program

George Washington Carver print that page

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Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts , soybeans and sweet potatoes , which also aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source

Zhou Enlai print that page

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A skilled and able diplomat, Zhou served as the Chinese foreign minister from 1949 to 1958. Advocating peaceful coexistence with the West after the stalemated Korean War , he participated in the 1954 Geneva Conference and helped orchestrate Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China . He helped

Nguyễn Văn Thiệu print that page

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Born in the southern coast town of Phan Rang , Thiệu was the descendent of the Trần Đình dynasty of Annamese nobles. Thiệu initially joined the communist-dominated Việt Minh of Hồ Chí Minh but quit after a year and joined the Vietnamese National Army (VNA) of the French-backed

Mary Rose print that page

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The Mary Rose was a carrack -type warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII . After serving for 33 years in several wars against France , Scotland , and Brittany and after being substantially rebuilt in 1536, she saw her last action on 19 July 1545. While leading the attack