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Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri
is best known for his epic poem, La Commedia (Divine Comedy), which was written from 1300 to 1321. The poem's main theme is life after death, and Dante himself is the chief character. It is divided into three main sections -- the Inferno (Hell), the Purgatorio (Purgatory), and the Paradisio (Paradise).
Brown v. Board of Education
Brown v. Board of Education
which was decided May 17, 1954, ruled that segregated schools were inherently unconstitutional under the equal protection of the laws provision of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias
Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias
excelled in basketball, baseball and track before turning her attention to golf. During the 1946-1947 season, she won seventeen straight tournaments, a record which has never been equaled by anyone (man or woman). She went on to become the first major money winner on the LPGA circuit.
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
drop over a 167-foot-high escarpment 167 feet high in the Niagara River. The second largest falls in the world, behind Victoria Falls in southern Africa, about 20 percent of the world's total freshwater supply falls over Niagara every day.
Eugene Victor Debs
Eugene Victor Debs
became a believer in Socialism after spending six months in jail for leading a railroad strike. A founder of the Socialist Party of America in 1904, he was that party's candidate for President in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920. His last campaign was conducted while serving time in a federal prison for criticizing the United States's entry into World War I.
Telling Time With the Sun
Telling Time With the Sun
The sundial is the oldest known device for the measurement of time. It is based on the fact that the shadow of an object will move from one side of the object to the other as the sun moves from east to west during the day.

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