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Did you know...
30 November 2005
- 23:54, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that St Martin Orgar, a church in the City of London most famous as being one of the churches mentioned in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons, was all but destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666?
- ...that Kasturbhai Lalbhai represented the mill-owners when Mahatma Gandhi undertook his first ever fast for a political cause in support of the mill workers during the 1918 Ahmedabad strike, but later became Gandhi's staunch follower?
- ...that Rabbi Judah ben Ilai was a second century Talmudic scholar who said "Who teacheth his son no trade, guideth him to robbery"?
- ...that Korean American cartoonist Lela Lee created the cartoon Kim, the Angry Little Asian Girl after being enraged at racist cartoons she had seen at Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation?
- 16:02, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Bangor Cathedral in North Wales was completed without a tower or spire because of a cracking foundation?
- ...that the Sri Lanka National Pharmaceuticals Policy was established in the 1970s to ensure that Sri Lankans could get high-quality, reasonably priced medications at correct dosages, and later became a model for national drug policies worldwide?
- ...that Uładzimir Karatkievič was a Belarusian writer whose novels deal predominantly with Belarus's history, including the January Uprising?
- ...that Socks was one of Bill Clinton's two pets while President of the United States?
- 07:53, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the parish church of James Parkinson, after whom Parkinson's disease is named, was St Leonard's, Shoreditch, a church just outside the City of London and most famous for being one of the churches mentioned in the nursery rhyme "Oranges and Lemons"?
- ...that geographical renaming can take place to change the name of a city or country for many reasons, including as part of a sponsorship deal?
- ...that a Hi-point 995 Carbine Rifle was used in the Columbine High School massacre?
- ...that fossil remains of the dinosaur species Aralosaurus were found in Kazakhstan after the Aral Sea started shrinking significantly?
29 November 2005
- 20:29, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Bowery Theatre in New York City was burnt down five times in 17 years?
- ...that the decidua is the maternal contribution to the placenta?
- ...that Jaja, one of the most successful merchant kings in 19th-century Nigeria, began his life as a slave in Bonny?
- ...that Raghib Ismail became the highest paid player in gridiron football history when he joined the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League?
28 November 2005
- 22:34, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that a Grand Illumination is an outdoor ceremony involving the simultaneous activation of electric Christmas lights and is derived from an English tradition of placing lighted candles in the windows of homes and public buildings to celebrate a special event?
- ...that invasion literature, such as The War of the Worlds, was a literary genre influential in foreign politics during the years leading up to World War I?
- ...that Come Out by composer Steve Reich was made out of the recorded speech of a young man injured in a race riot who was wrongly arrested for murder?
- ...that the Combined Islands cricket team were dissolved the year after they won their first — and thus last — domestic trophy in West Indian cricket?
- 10:01, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Coffin Handbills were created as a smear attack on Andrew Jackson during the 1828 U.S. presidential election?
- ...that the North Pacific Gyre was responsible for depositing hundreds of lost Nike sneakers on the western shores of North America in 1991?
- ...that Françoise Gilot married the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and later in life was also wed to the famous doctor, Jonas Salk?
- ...that the characters in the name of Mamoru Takuma, who stabbed eight first and second-grade students to death in the Osaka school massacre, mean "protect the home"?
27 November 2005
- 22:29, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Baldock Beer Disaster occurred on March 14, 1904 when an unstable storage room floor collapsed at the Simpson Brewery, in what is now the Twitchell, in the North Hertfordshire town of Baldock?
- ...that Chetan Sharma, a former Indian cricketer, was the first Indian ever to get a ten wicket haul overseas, taking 10/188 against England in a Test Series in 1986?
- ...that the Suramadu Bridge, connecting the islands of Java and Madura, will become the longest bridge in Indonesia when completed in 2008?
- 00:42, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that over 50 parents contacted Gonzaga University's athletic department on the first day that a Sports Illustrated issue featuring a story on Gonzaga basketball player Adam Morrison and his life with Type 1 diabetes was available at retail outlets?
25 November 2005
- 11:12, 25 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that George W. Atherton served as president of the Pennsylvania State University for 24 years and is buried on the university's main campus?
- ...that Lamb Chop is a fictional sheep that was created by comedienne and ventriloquist Shari Lewis and first appeared on the children's morning television show Captain Kangaroo in 1957?
- ...that the Alfa Romeo Montreal was so named because it was first unveiled in prototype form at Montreal's Expo 67 world's fair?
- ...that F.I.B.S is the earliest backgammon server on the internet and has been actively operating since July 19, 1992?
24 November 2005
- 23:39, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Nadezhda Durova was a woman who became a decorated soldier in the Russian cavalry during the Napoleonic wars, started as a private in 1807 and retired with the rank of stabs-rotmistr in 1816?
- ...that silicosis is a lung disease caused by inhalation of silica, the second most common mineral on earth's crust?
- ...that a sheriff officer is an officer of the Scottish Sheriff Court, responsible for serving documents and enforcing court orders within the area of their commission?
- ...that Odoardo Beccari was an Italian naturalist best known for discovering the titan arum, the plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world, in Sumatra in 1878?
- 16:58, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, New York was the historic 353-acre estate of Gilded Age millionaire William R. Coe?
- ...that the first person shooter computer game Requiem: Avenging Angel was influenced by the Bible and Christian Mythology?
- ...that the genera Bergerocactus and Bergeranthus are named after Alwin Berger, a German botanist best known for his contribution to the nomenclature of succulent plants, particularly agaves and cacti?
- ...that a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, directly elected by citizens of member countries, has been proposed by legislators in an effort to counter the influence of the World Trade Organization and other unelected international bodies?
- 01:14, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Lake Nockamixon is the start of a whitewater kayaking course going through northern Bucks County, Pennsylvania?
- ...that as of 2005 James Neil Tucker was the last person executed in the United States using the electric chair?
- ...that Amos Urban Shirk was a prodigious reader of encyclopedias?
- ...that during the Indian Independence Movement, Tanguturi Prakasam bared his chest when the police threatened to shoot and that after the incident, he was respected with the epithet of Andhra Kesari (Lion of Andhra)?
- ...that A Different Corner by George Michael became the first #1 in the UK singles chart to be written, sung, played, arranged and produced by the same person?
23 November 2005
- 16:55, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Typhoon Vamei formed only 92 nautical miles north of the equator, a record at the time?
- ...that the Sanhedrin, which is part of the Mishnah, a major Jewish religious text, focuses on criminal law, and that commentaries on the Sanhedrin by rabbis, as recorded in the Talmud, are noteworthy as precursors to the development of common law principles?
- ...that Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst and co-author of the definitive Language of Psycho-Analysis, is also an accomplished vintner?
- ...that Beau Sia, a perennial Nuyorican Poets Cafe favorite, first discovered slam poetry through MTV as a teenager?
- 07:03, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Schmidt-Pechan prism is a type of roof prism used for image erection in binoculars?
- ...that Jacob Bruce, a Russian nobleman of Scottish descent and one of the most educated people in Russia at the time, was famous among the 18th-century Muscovites as an alchemist and mage?
- ...that the 1972 case of Yvonne Wanrow, a Colville Indian, charged with the murder of a child molester, brought about changes in U.S. criminal law as it affects women and Native Americans?
22 November 2005
- 22:00, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Badruddin Amiruldin is a Member of the Parliament of Malaysia who has told those who oppose Malaysia's status as an Islamic theocracy to leave the country?
- 16:29, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the first Intercolonial cricket match in Australia was played in Launceston, Tasmania between players from Port Phillip and Van Diemen's Land in February 1851?
- ...that a condenser is used to condense steam from a steam turbine to obtain maximum efficiency?
- ...that Samuel Andrews (1836–1904) was an English-born chemist and inventor whose request for investment capital to build an oil refinery in 1862 led to a partnership with John D. Rockefeller and the formation of the Standard Oil companies?
- ...that Sandia Pueblo in central New Mexico was discovered by Spanish conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1539 while on an expedition to discover the seven Cities of Cibola?
- ...that according to Breton folklore, not completing the 600 km long Tro Breizh in one's lifetime would condemn their soul to repeating a tour of equivalent length every seven years from within their coffin?
21 November 2005
- 23:43, 21 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Chicanismo is a cultural movement by Mexican Americans to recapture their Mexican, Native American culture, which began in the 1930s in the Southwestern United States?
- ...that Newman and Baddiel in Pieces was the final show on which the comic partnership of Robert Newman and David Baddiel worked together before going their separate ways?
- ...that the parents of Rachel Whitear allowed a photograph of her dead body to be used in a campaign against heroin?
- ...that at 67 years old, Elias Syriani was the oldest person executed in the United States since James Hubbard was executed by Alabama at the age of 74 in 2004?
- 06:30, 21 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Sergeant Charles Ewart of the Scots Greys, in a famous engagement at the Battle of Waterloo, captured the regimental eagle of the 45e Régiment de Ligne?
- ...that South African rebel tours was the name given to a series of cricket tours to South Africa during its isolation from international cricket in the 1980s due to apartheid?
- ...that the campaign for a "Malaysian Malaysia" has had its proponents denounced as traitors or irrational firebrands?
- ...that the arrest of fascist sympathizer and spy Anna Wolkoff was witnessed by a young boy named Len Deighton?
18 November 2005
- 11:54, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that polydactyl cats, with extra toes as a genetic trait, were long considered good luck by many sailors, as the cats' extraordinary climbing and hunting skills were helpful in controlling shipboard rodents?
- ...that the video for the Tori Amos single "Silent All These Years" is #98 on Rolling Stone 's top 100 videos of all time?
- ...that fashion designer Katharine Hamnett once met with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while wearing her own t-shirt with the slogan "58% Don't Want Pershing"?
- ...that the wedding of the parents of Anne of Cleves took place at Schloss Burg, now the largest reconstructed castle in North Rhine-Westphalia?
17 November 2005
- 22:37, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that in September 1842, performer George Washington Dixon walked a 15-foot (4.5-meter) platform for 76 hours without sleep, part of the long tradition of pole-sitting?
- ...that in the name of science, American nurse Clara Maass volunteered to be bitten by yellow fever-carrying mosquitoes seven times, caught the disease twice, and ultimately died from it?
- ...that under the New Hampshire state constitution citizens of that state have the right to revolution?
- ...that A Commitment To Our Roots is the first charity devoted to helping comic book industry veterans in need?
- 17:30, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Rabbi Judith Hauptman has written extensively on the treatment of women in her scholarly articles on the Jewish Talmud?
- 08:59, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the autopsy depicted in Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, an oil painting by Rembrandt, was a real event which took place on 16 January 1632?
- ...that Yusuf Adil Shah was the founder of the Adil Shahi dynasty that ruled Bijapur for two centuries in South India?
- ...that the "social contract" in Malaysia refers to the agreement made by its founding fathers in the Constitution at independence?
- ...that Capt. Robert Bartlett skippered the schooner Effie M. Morrissey to the Arctic 20 times in the name of science and research?
- 00:43, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Black Tree Fern is the largest of the tree fern species endemic to New Zealand?
- ...that the Paper Clips Project of a small school in Tennessee received over 30 million paperclips from all over the world to honor the victims of the Holocaust?
- ...that there have been four attempts to make The Adventures of Ellery Queen into a TV series, starting in 1950 on the DuMont Network?
- ...that Christopher Strauli was the actor recruited to fill the gap left by the early death of Richard Beckinsale when casting the movie version of Rising Damp?
16 November 2005
- 11:46, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Bacon's Castle—a stronghold in Surry County during Bacon's Rebellion in the Virginia Colony in 1676—was never occupied by leader Nathaniel Bacon?
- ...that the 1904 Scottish yacht Medea and the battleship USS Texas are the only surviving vessels that fought in both world wars?
- ...that Mohammed Salman Hamdani was a Muslim citizen of the United States who was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks and who is specifically mentioned in Section 102 of the USA PATRIOT Act?
- ...that Cleese's Woolly Lemur is a newly discovered species of lemur that was named after John Cleese, due to his fondness for the creatures?
- 02:20, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Japanese submarine I-8 was a World War II Imperial Japanese Navy submarine, famous for completing a technology exchange mission between occupation forces in France?
- ...that Ketuanan Melayu is the belief that the Malays are the "lords" of the Malay peninsula or Malaysia in general?
- ...that Charles Hicks played a key role in the formation of Brooker and Clayton's Georgia Minstrels, the first successful blackface minstrel troupe composed of all African American performers?
- 02:04, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Bill the Goat is the mascot of the United States Naval Academy who first appeared at a Navy football game in 1893?
15 November 2005
- 18:20, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Buner reliefs depict scenes of ancient Greeks in India during the 1st century?
- ...that in the past 5 years, Colin Campbell, a former ice hockey defenceman and coach, handed some of the longest suspensions in NHL history to Marty McSorley and Todd Bertuzzi?
- ...that Rudyard Kipling's 1890 poem "Danny Deever" caused the academic David Masson to cry "Here's literature! Here's literature at last!" to his students, and that it was later described as "Teddy Roosevelt's favourite song"?
- ...that the Witty worm self-replicating computer worm was the first worm to attack the pieces of software designed to defend against computer worms?
14 November 2005
- 10:46, 14 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Sir Collingwood Schreiber played a key role in the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and now has a township named after him?
- ...that both Charles Dibdin and Ira Aldridge were famed for their portayals of the black servant Mungo in the comic opera The Padlock?
- ...that Article 153 of the Constitution of Malaysia provides quotas and other affirmative action policies for the Malays and other indigenous people of Malaysia, but was intended as a temporary provision?
- ...that New Orleans Creole chef Leah Chase owns a restaurant named Dooky Chase which has served as a gallery for an extensive African American art collection since the 1950s, was a gathering place for Civil Rights leaders?
- 00:03, 14 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Edward George Honey is credited with first proposing the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate the armistice of World War I, which later resulted in the creation of Remembrance Day?
- ...that the 1959 Mexico Hurricane is the only known East Pacific hurricane to make landfall as a Category 5?
- ...that New York Sun columnist and critic Ward Morehouse stayed in so many hotels that he said his epitaph should read "room service, please?"
- ...that a few years after Richard Whitney had been heralded as Wall Street's "White Knight" for his efforts during the Stock Market crash of 1929 and made president of the New York Stock Exchange, he was sentenced to 5-10 years in Sing Sing for embezzlement?
11 November 2005
- 00:05, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Dennis Berry was a musician, composer, arranger and producer who not only produced the music to the first Monty Python film, but has also had his music featured on the BBC's Little Britain, MTV's The Osbournes and the Nickelodeon cartoon Spongebob Squarepants?
- ...that American educator Septima Poinsette Clark, known as the "Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement," worked for educational and civil rights for African-Americans decades before the rise of national awareness of inequality in the 1960s?
- ...that the (???), Thirteen Factories referred to the limited area in Canton City, China where the Qing court first allowed Westerners to trade?
- ...that Lex Mahumet pseudoprophete (English: Law of Muhammad the pseudo-prophet) was the first Qur'an translation into a Western language and often regarded as one of the sloppiest?
10 November 2005
- 17:35, 10 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Alfred and Albert Stratton were the first men to be convicted of murder in the United Kingdom through fingerprint evidence?
- ...that Dan Syvret, a rookie ice hockey defenceman with the Edmonton Oilers, captained the record-breaking 2004-05 London Knights?
- ...that according to the traditions of the United States Senate, bean soup must appear on the Senate dining room menu every day?
- ...that American Jesuit priest Walter Ciszek was imprisioned by the Soviet Union between 1941 and 1963, and sentenced to 15 years hard labor, six of which were spent in Moscow's infamous Lubyanka prison?
- 10:55, 10 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the two dams and reservoir that form the Bull Run Hydroelectric Project will be decommissioned in 2008 due to the rising costs of meeting environmental laws?
- ...that Walchand Hirachand established India’s first shipyard, first aircraft factory and its first car factory?
- ...that the Law Library of Congress created the Global legal information network in 1993 to provide free access to an online searchable full text database of international legal documents, judicial decisions, legislation, statutes and other laws, from many countries, including Brazil, Costa Rica, Kuwait, Peru, and Romania?
- ...that Samuel Spencer, first president of the Southern Railway was killed in a train wreck in Virginia in 1906?
- 04:02, 10 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Fort Dallas, a military post used during the Seminole Wars, became the site of the new city of Miami, Florida in 1895?
- ...that the Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan stood in five elections to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, winning two of them?
- ...that Alistair Beaton predicted the flooding of New Orleans in his 2004 satirical novel A Planet for the President?
- ...that Salaga in northern Ghana was once one of the biggest slave markets in West Africa?
9 November 2005
- 22:10, 9 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Printemps department store on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris is home to a Jugendstil stained glass cupola?
- ...that Milan Obrenović II, who was the ruler of Serbia for less than two weeks in 1839, may have been too ill to ever have been aware of the fact?
- ...that the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments have been standard regulation for medical laboratories in the United States since 1988?
- ...that after Brad Vice's award-winning short stories were destroyed by his publisher because of a disputed plagiarism charge, remaining copies sold for hundreds of dollars?
8 November 2005
- 22:58, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Jurong Falls, located at Singapore's Jurong BirdPark and featuring the world's most numerous bird collection, is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world at 30 metres (98 feet) high?
- ...that advertisements featuring the character Michael Power doubled Guinness sales in Africa between 1999 and 2003?
- ...that the Maritime Museum of San Diego has in its collection one of the world's oldest seaworthy ships, the Star of India, built in 1863?
- ...that the United States Senate has met in closed session 54 times since 1929, but closed sessions of the United States House of Representatives have taken place only five times since 1825?
- 09:38, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Overseas Railroad, completed in 1912 for 128 miles (206 kilometers) beyond the end of the Florida peninsula to Key West, was heavily damaged in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and not rebuilt?
- ...that Renaissance composer, instrumentalist and copyist Pierre Alamire was also a spy for Henry VIII, until he was revealed as a double agent?
- ...that targeted therapy is a type of chemotherapy which blocks the growth of cancer cells by interfering with specific targeted molecules needed for carcinogenesis and tumor growth?
- ...that American modern dancer and choreographer Bill Cratty quit his tap dance lessons as a child because his two brothers teased him, and he didn't dance again until high school?
7 November 2005
- 21:16, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Mina Wylie won silver at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, and was one of the first two women to represent Australia in Olympic swimming?
- ...that the Taurid meteor shower, which peaks every 3000 years, may have been responsible for the Star of Bethlehem?
- ...that American Civil War-era novelist John William DeForest coined the phrase the Great American Novel in an 1869 essay?
- ...that Russian native Emilio Kosterlitzky, known as the Mexican Cossack, spoke nine languages, jumped ship in Venezuela, fled to Mexico where he fought in the Apache Wars and in the Mexican Revolution, and eventually became an undercover operative for the U.S. government during World War I?
- 10:39, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Codex Calixtinus, a 12th-century illuminated manuscript, is prefaced by a forged letter purporting the manuscript to be the work of Pope Callixtus II?
- ...that ancient packrat middens (essentially, packrat nests) can provide important clues about long-term changes in climate or vegetation in an area?
- ...that from 1836 to 1855, Chinese painter Lam Qua painted pre-operative portraits of physician Peter Parker's patients, particularly those with large tumors or other major deformities?
- ...that Mikhail Shtalenkov enjoyed a stellar career, including the win of a silver medal in hockey in the 1998 Winter Olympics, but never became a starting goaltender in the National Hockey League?
6 November 2005
- 22:05, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Heinrich Schliemann claimed to have found Priam's Treasure in the ruin of Troy and that the treasure disappeared from Germany after World War II and has never been seen again?
- ...that Peter Parker, the first Protestant medical missionary to China, introduced Western anesthesia in the form of sulphuric ether in 1835?
- ...that the 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll is a list of the 100 most important living public intellectuals in the world, as voted by readers of Prospect Magazine?
- ...that a soda gun is a device used by bars to serve various types of drinks?
4 November 2005
- 00:09, 4 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Reps Theatre fought a legal battle with the Rhodesian government over its refusal to segregate members according to race, in what became known as "The Battle of the Toilets"?
- ...that Richard Arrington, the first African American mayor of Birmingham, Alabama has a doctorate in zoology?
- ...that former National Hockey League player Jason Bonsignore is considered one of the worst draft choices in the history of the Edmonton Oilers?
- ...that a few years after Albert H. Wiggin, President of Chase National Bank, was lauded as a hero for committing bank funds to try to stop the Wall Street Crash of 1929, a Congressional investigation revealed he had secretly helped drive the stock market down in order to reap a multi-million dollar profit for himself by short selling Chase Bank shares?
3 November 2005
- 11:36, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Ice is a highly addictive methamphetamine and that when it is smoked it causes a massive release of dopamine in the brain?
- ...that Gary King became the first DJ to work for the UK's three national pop and rock networks when he joined Virgin Radio, having already presented for Atlantic 252 and BBC Radio 1?
- ...that in the Hebrew Bible Moses' sister Miriam was turned snow-white by God for criticizing Moses' marriage to a Cushite wife?
- ...that on December 26 and 27, 1969 during the War of Attrition the elite special forces unit Sayeret Matkal kidnapped a whole Egyptian P-12 radar system in a mission called Operation Rooster 53?
- 00:51, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that William Waldegrave, as Governor of Newfoundland, established a "Committee for the Relief of the Poor"?
- ...that Ammosaurus remains were originally mistaken by Othniel Charles Marsh as those of another dinosaur, Anchisaurus?
- ...that the producers of the sitcom The Facts of Life masked Kim Fields' short stature by putting her character, Tootie Ramsey, in rollerskates?
- ...that Hastings Wise is the sixth person to waive appeals of the death sentence in South Carolina since the state resumed executions after Gregg v. Georgia?
1 November 2005
- 23:33, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the French Navy ship Redoutable was built in 1876 and was the first warship in the world to use steel as the principal building material?
- ...that the only surviving fossils of Aegyptosaurus were destroyed in a 1944 bombing raid on Munich, Germany during World War II?
- ...that the all-time best-selling album of traditional Irish music in Ireland is Sharon Shannon's self-titled debut?
- ...that activist Jerry White is a cofounder of the Landmine Survivors Network and that he has testified before the United States Senate?
- 11:05, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
- ...that flood walls are man-made vertical barriers that are designed to temporarily contain the waters of a river or other waterway during seasonal or extreme weather events?
- ...that Bernhard Cossmann was a renowned German cellist who taught at the Moscow Conservatory and that many of his cello etudes are still used today?
- ...that the bootleg turn was invented by stock car racing legend Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson?
- ...that Oliver W. Hill, a civil rights attorney, worked against racial discrimination and helped end the doctrine of separate but equal during a period of massive resistance to integration in Virginia's public schools?