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Did you Knows (DYKs) I've created or expanded
- ... that Panapasa Balekana co-wrote God Save Our Solomon Islands, the national anthem, as a prayer for the country after receiving inspiration in a dream?
- ... that Gladys Bustamante became a leading Jamaican trade unionist after she took a job as a secretary for her future husband, Sir Alexander Bustamante?
- ... that Robert Cushman expanded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' photo archives through donations from United Artists' studios and Katharine Hepburn?
- ... that studio executive Steven Rothenberg designed and oversaw the film distribution strategy for the indie horror film The Blair Witch Project?
- ... that Jane Weinberger, wife of Caspar Weinberger, began writing and publishing children's books in response to budget cuts by the Reagan administration?
- ... that Tahitian nationalist Pouvanaa a Oopa was elected to the French Senate representing French Polynesia following his return from exile in France?
- ... that Sylvia Levin registered more than 47,000 new voters in the Los Angeles area, an individual record both in California and the United States?
- ... that Jeff Swanagan, the Georgia Aquarium's first employee, oversaw the importation of live whale sharks (pictured) from Taiwan to Atlanta for exhibition?
- ... that the killing of Aza Gazgireeva, former Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ingushetia, was described as "brutal" and "brazen"?
- ... that as governor of Davao del Norte, Prospero Amatong oversaw the creation of nearby Compostela Valley, eventually serving as the new Filipino province's interim governor in 1998?
- ... that Ricardo Rangel co-founded Mozambique's first full color magazine Tempo, as a voice of opposition to Portuguese colonial rule?
- ... that former Prime Minister of Tonga Baron Vaea piloted PBY Catalina flying boats for the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II?
- ... that charitable initiatives championed by current First Spouses of the United States have included blankets for the homeless and development assistance in Rwanda?
- ... that actor Jeff Bridges credits his mother, Dorothy Bridges, with passing down lessons she learned from acclaimed acting teacher Michael Chekhov to her children?
- ... that Pacnews stopped reporting on Fijian news rather than submit to government censorship in the wake of the 2009 Fijian constitutional crisis?
- ... that Carol Jean Vigil was the first Native American woman to be elected as a state district judge in the United States?
- ... that American journalist William Tobin was the first correspondent for the Associated Press to be based in Juneau, Alaska?
- ... that former Disney animator Jack Dunham created the official rooster mascot for St-Hubert, a Canadian BBQ restaurant chain?
- ... that Adolphe Colrat, the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia, previously worked as the chief of staff for the police commissioner of Réunion?
- ... that Peter Tsiamalili, the first chief administrator of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, also served as Papua New Guinea's ambassador to Belgium?
- ... that the recently defunct Pacific Magazine, a current affairs publication focusing on the Pacific Islands of Oceania, was the region's longest continuously published magazine?
- ... that Petelo Vikena, one of the three reigning traditional monarchs within Wallis and Futuna, previously served in the French Army?
- ... that architect Bennie Gonzales designed most of the major municipal buildings in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, including Scottsdale City Hall, which features a kiva for meetings?
- ... that the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, stands on the site of a 1777 Second Continental Congress meeting?
- ... that in order to get her first and only film role, actress Phyllis Welch MacDonald had to sign a contract pledging not to marry or become engaged for six months?
- ... that Utu Abe Malae and the American Samoa Power Authority received an award from the Mayor of Honolulu for their policies promoting sustainable development?
- ... that the winner of the 2008 United States House of Representatives election in the Northern Mariana Islands will be the very first Congressional delegate from the Northern Mariana Islands?
- ... that four of the candidates for either Governor or Lt. Governor in the 2008 American Samoa gubernatorial elections have ancestral ties to the Manu'a Islands?
- ... that the current Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa, Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia, is the younger brother of the late Governor Tauese Sunia?
- ... that screenwriter Oliver Crawford worked to remove an anti-Communist loyalty oath from the membership application of the Writers Guild of America, a relic of the Hollywood blacklist era?
- ... that Robert Steinberg and John Scharffenberger experimented with the original varieties of Scharffen Berger brand chocolate in Steinberg's home kitchen?
- ... that A.U. Fuimaono was the first Delegate from American Samoa to the United States House of Representatives?
- ... that Alaskan fiber artist Fran Reed was known for her distinctive baskets made from dried fish skins?
- ... that Mike J. Manning was threatened with deportation from Papua New Guinea for a report criticizing corruption in the government?
- ... that Morris Sullivan's relocation of his Sullivan Bluth Studios animation company from the U.S. to Ireland, to exploit tax advantages, helped stimulate the development of Ireland's animation industry?
- ... that Greg Urwin was the first Australian and first non-Pacific Islander to become Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum?
- ... that Hawaiian cultural advocate Bob Worthington served as the honorary consul of the Cook Islands to the United States?
- ... that although fortuneteller Madam Marie was "finally busted" in Bruce Springsteen's "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", she was never arrested in real life?
- ... that Michel-Gaspard Coppenrath, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Papeete for 26 years, was succeeded in 1999 by his brother?
- ... that in 2006 the Philadelphia City Council proclaimed "Edie Huggins Day" in honor of her 40th anniversary as a reporter and journalist for WCAU-TV?
- ... that Nollaig Ó Gadhra's biography of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley (pictured) is regarded as one of the most comprehensive biographies ever written in the Irish language?
- ... that Harriet Burns designed the original prototype models of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, Pirates of the Caribbean and New Orleans Square?
- ... that Sherman Maxwell, who is believed to be the first African American sportscaster, was rarely paid for his radio broadcasts?
- Silas Rhodes
- Catherine Troeh
- Frank Rosenfelt
- Evan Enwerem
- Ah Jook Ku
- Eduardo Malapit
- Nan Cross
- Augie Hiebert
- Otto Spacek
- Joe Mitty
- Ernie Renzel
- Randy Van Horne
- Zdzisław Peszkowski
- Violet Kazue de Cristoforo
- Frederick Bayer
- Masakazu Yoshizawa
- Aloysius C. Galvin
- Bradford Kelleher
- Richard Nolte
- Herman Rose
- Manolo Reyes
- Rhoda Pritzker
- Shu Uemura
- James A. Martin
- Joan Ingpen
- Bob LeMond
- Murray Klein
- Miles Lerman
- Lee Embree
- Frances Dewey Wormser
- Joyce Carlson (expanded)
- Bill Hosokawa (expanded)
- Irvan Perez
- Dennis Letts
- Merril Sandoval
- Richard Baer (writer)
- Gloria Shayne Baker
- Ramón Barquín
- Marta Fernandez Miranda de Batista
- John Roderick (correspondent)
- George Switzer (mineralogist)
- Bob Kames
To Be Created
- Marshall Tome - journalist and first Navajo to earn a bachelor's in journalism
- Kinkri Devi - Indian environmentalist
- Rudolph Sprüngli - 
- Paulino Rivero - current President of the Canary Islands
- Mayors of Osaka, Japan
- Willem (Wim) Zonggonau (1942 - October 2, 2006)
- Carlos Lezama - president of NY West Indian American Day Carnival Association,
To Be Finished or Expanded