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Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)
The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)
is named for the lining of its mouth, which is purple-black and is displayed when threatened. Capable of speeds up to 14 mph, it is one of the fastest snakes in the world. It is also one of the dealiest snakes in the world, with a venom that is 100% lethal to humans without an antivenin.
Explorer VII
Explorer VII
was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on October 13, 1959. It carried instruments that carried out the first ever satellite measurements of the Earth's climate, especially of its heat balance, and discovered that the Earth absorbed more of the Sun's energy than originally thought.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
honors the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States. The largest Catholic Church in North America, it was dedicated on November 20, 1959.
Emilio Segre
Emilio Gino Segrč
co-discovered technetium, the world's first artifically produced element, in 1936. In 1940 he was part of a team that discovered the element astatine, and another team that isolated plutonium-239. In 1955 he co-discovered the antiproton, for which he shared the 1959 Nobel Prize for Physics.
Montpelier
Montpelier
located in Orange County, Virginia, was the home of James Madison for approximately 76 years.
Abraham Lincoln's Tomb
Abraham Lincoln's Tomb
On May 11, 1865, the National Lincoln Monument Association was created to develop a memorial and tomb for Abraham Lincoln. They wanted it to be erected in downtown Springfield, but Mary Todd Lincoln insisted that her late husband be buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Ground was broken on September 9, 1869, and the tomb was dedicated on October 15, 1874.

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