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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Lowes, John Livingston

Lowes received his A.B. degree from Washington and Jefferson College (Washington, Pa.) in 1888 and taught mathematics there until 1891, when he received his M.A. degree. After

Monday, August 08, 2005

Simeon

Following the Exodus out of Egypt and the death of Moses, Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land and divided the new territory among the 12 tribes. Though sources do

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Seto Great Bridge

Japanese  Seto Ohashi,   a series of suspension bridges spanning the Inland Sea (Seto-naikai) between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku, Japan. The double-tiered rail and vehicular roadway is a network of six bridges, straddling a chain of five small islands, and extends 5.6 miles (9 km) over water to link the towns of Kojima, on Honshu, and Sakaide, on Shikoku. Its total length is 7.6 miles (12.2 km), and it consists

Monday, July 25, 2005

Round, Henry Joseph

Round worked with Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, Ltd., from 1902 to 1914, first in the United States, where he improved the tuning components of radio receivers and built early radio direction

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Protestantism, The rise of Pietism

Dutch Pietism—influenced by Englishman William Ames (1576–1633), whose Medulla Sacrae Theologiae (1623; The Marrow of

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Annan, Kofi

Annan, whose father was governor of Asante province and a hereditary paramount chief of the Fante people, studied at the University of Science

Friday, July 08, 2005

Gyumri

Also spelled  Kumayri , (1924–90)  Leninakan , or (until 1924)  Alexandropol  city, western Armenia. It is believed to have been founded by the Greeks in 401 BC, but it did not have a continuous existence. A fortress was constructed on the site by the Russians in 1837, and in 1840 the town of Alexandropol was founded nearby. Alexandropol was a trading and administrative centre but subsequently underwent industrial development and was renamed Leninakan for