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  • Rock Of Gibraltar
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    Introduction Gibraltar has loomed large in the history books for 3000 years. Its name comes from Tarik, the leader of the Arabic army that invaded Spain in the eighth century. Over the centuries the Arabic name Gibe l Tarik has altered to its present form of Gibraltar. The Rock remained in Arab hands until an unexpected attack by the Spanish in 1309. This brief occupation was interrupted in 1333 and again reverted to Moorish control, but finally the Spanish reclaimed it and it was to remain that...
  • Edwardian England
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    The mind of a child If, as Francis Spufford has suggested in The Child that Books Built, we are all, imaginatively, the creatures of our juvenile reading, then one way to get inside the mind of someone born in, say, 1900, might be to look at the children's library that was available to such a person. As the century turned, the Edwardian child, like his or her twenty-first-century equivalent, had a choice of Potters, Beatrix not Harry. The Tale Of Peter Rabbit was published - at its author's expe...
  • High Rates Of 60 Meteors Per Hour
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    Perseid History This is the most famous of all meteor showers. It never fails to provide an impressive display and, due to its summertime appearance, it tends to provide the majority of meteors seen by non-astronomy enthusiasts. The earliest record of its activity appears in the Chinese annals, where it is said that in 36 AD 'more than 100 meteors flew thither in the morning. ' Numerous references appear in Chinese, Japanese and Korean records throughout the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th centuries, bu...
  • Johnson Patent Ice Cream Freezer
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    Ashley DonnellanFood Research February 15, 2005 We All Scream For Ice Cream Who in their right mind could say no to the irresistible taste of ice cream? Being one of my most favorite snacks, I will admit that a carton of ice cream never stays in the fridge for more than a week. I can remember always having ice cream as a very special treat when I was younger, mostly chocolate and vanilla. Nowadays there are so many flavors of ice cream from simple chocolate to cola flavored. Ice cream may not be...
  • Nostradamus Medicines
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    Nostradamus Once, while passing through Italy, Nostradamus bowed before a young Franciscan monk, addressing him as 'His Holiness. ' Others around him did understand his strange behavior and the reasons as to why someone would call a mere monk by such a title. However, years later, and after Nostradamus' death, that monk became Pope Sixtus V. This was just one of the hundreds of prophecies, or visions of the future, that the fifteenth-century prophet made during his lifetime. Nostradamus, born in...
  • Black Magic
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    Magicians have been documented for thousands of years. Although the earliest records of magicians come from the Egyptians, the first "modern day" magicians come from the late 1800's. Before that time, magic was considered more as a science or "wizardry" than a form of theater. Before that, magic was interpreted as witchcraft. Every land and every age had its sorcerers and magicians. Around 300 AD we find a tale about King Macbeth of Scotland, who conjured up visions and apparitions; and somewher...
  • 2000 Rose Bowl Parade In Pasadena California
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    Option #1 An experience that holds special meaning to me was the opportunity to go to the 2000 Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena California. Being a part of the Grove City High School Marching Band as a flag corps member was one of the most enjoyable times of my high school career. We were invited by the parade president to come and march in the parade on New Years day. Just finding out that we would be going to California was incredible. It took a lot of hard work and dedication to fundraiser all th...
  • End Of The Last Century
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    What A Century It Was Looking back I can't say much about my own meandering experience of these great 100 years of disgrace and glory. The world has been an ever-changing cosmos since the very day the calendar turned to 1900 from the dreary black and white days of last century. I may not be turning 100 years old this year but considering my family I have a great grand mother in England who is one of those lucky people to have experienced the whole of this century and be turning the ripe old age ...
  • 9 The Beginnings Of The Roman Republic
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    king' was a violent episode. Archaeology has also revealed Publius Valerius as a historical character: at about the right date, 'the companions of Polios Valesios' made a dedication to Mars at Satricum, a Latin town some forty miles south of Rome. (7) But that local warlord seems to have little in common with the democratic constitutionalist of the Roman story. The trouble with archaeological discoveries is that they encourage the Schliemann fallacy: find the site of Troy, and you " ve proved th...
  • San Fermin
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    SAN FERMINES "San Fermines" is a huge party in honour of the French Bishop, "San Saturnine" or "Saint Saturnine" (in the English language) that came to Pamplona to spread the word of God. In addition, he also became Ferminus' mentor. The story of "San Fermines" is surrounded by religion, legend and the fiery Basque spirit. This celebration has never been like it is today. The "San Fermines" today consists of many different types of celebrations. The most famous traditional one is the "The Runnin...
  • Defeated Dukes From Lithuania
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    On February 14, 1009 name of Lithuania was first mentioned in writing. The oldest known historical source to have noted Lithuania is the Quendlinburg year-books. Therein, the tragic end of the mission of St. Bruno of Querfurt was documented: "St. Bruno, an archbishop and monk, who was called Boniface, was struck in the head by Pagans during the 11th year of his conversion at the Russian and Lithuanian border (in confi nio Rusciae et Lit uae), and along with 18 of his followers, entered heaven on...
  • Ethics Of Abortion
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    Genetic Engineering - Gena Farley Ethics Doug McKay 1 June, 2000 Genetic Engineer the literary style of T.S. Eliot - The Literary Style of T.S. Eliot A writer's in Greek Mythology - In order to explain certain natural events, such as earthquakes in vitro fertilization - In Vitro Fertilization "The unexamined life is not worth Hobbes - THE STATE OF NATURE. In his brief introduction to the Leviathan, Hobbes Maxwell - INTRODUCTION Robert Maxwell, the infamous tycoon who is remembered as m Capitalis...

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