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(Richard Bernard Skelton) introduced a plethora
of familiar characters to American audiences,
including: Clem Kadiddlehopper, Freddy the
Freeloader, Willie Lump-Lump, and San Fernando
(Joseph Frank Keaton VI) began his career as a
child in an act with his parents that involved
him being literally thrown around the stage. He
made his film debut in The Butcher Boy
with Fatty Arbuckle in 1917, and went on to
appear in dozens of silent shorts and
was known for paintings of vast scale, brilliant
colors, and emotional intensity. He often
employed young artists to be his assistants. He
would set up the canvas, draw in outlines, sketch
in the various figures, and design the color
schemes, but his assistants would often do most
of the actual painting.
was the most spectacular
practice of very early medicine. The operation
consisted of opening the scalp to uncover the
cranial bone, cutting out a round or square piece
of bone, cleansing and dressing the opening and,
finally, replacing the scalp flap.
which was decided February 24, 1803, the Supreme
Court stated that the Constitution
gives it the final authority to determine which
laws are constitutional and which are not.
is so different from any other
place on earth that it may well be considered a
definite geographic region. The Sargasso is a
creation of the great currents of the North
Atlantic that encircle it and bring into it the
millions of tons of floating sargassum weed, from
which the place takes its name.
located in west-central
Washington, is the highest mountain in the
Cascades, with a summit that reaches 14,410 feet
above sea level. Although it was formed before
the last Ice Age, Rainier still rumbles on
occasion, and it is considered by geologists to
be the most potentially dangerous volcano in the
is the official residence of the
President of the United States. It sits on an
18-acre plot at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in
Washington, D.C. Originally known as the
"President's House" and then the
"Executive Mansion," it was officially
named "The White House" by President
Theodore Roosevelt in 1901.
served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
under George H.W. Bush, and in such capacity
oversaw the 1991 Desert Shield and Desert Storm
operations. As Secretary of State under George W.
Bush, he helped convince Congress of the need for
military action against Iraq.
came from a family that included heroes of the
Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Mexican
War, and resolved early in life to become a
military hero in his own right. He accomplished
this feat during World War II by leading armies
in North Africa, Italy, and through France into