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Proclaimed in 1774 "I am not a Virginian, but an American" Patrick Henry
This animal's sounds were the only non-human messages carried by the Voyager satellite Whales
What was the first posthumous single to top a Billboard pop chart, in 1968 Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
South American country that 18th-century Europeans thought had the world's highest mountain, Chimborazo Ecuador
Wrote 1300 pages documenting the Holocaust while languishing in an Israeli prison Adolf Eichmann
The treaty of Bretigny briefly ended this war, but Charles V renewed the fighting in 1369 100 Years War
The Treaty of Troyes in 1420 made this king the heir to both French and English thrones. Was then ended with the French having absolute monarchy Henry VI
The French, under this cardinal, declared war on the Hapsburgs in May 1635 as part of the Thirty Years War Cardinal Richelieu
The Peace of Westphalia ended this war Thirty Years War
He was restored to the throne followiing the English Civil Wars and the rule of Oliver Cromwell Charles II
The French Navy were defeated by this Admiral at Trafalgar in 1805 Horatio Nelson
Napoleon was exlied here but returned for the "Hundred Days" reign Elba
This war was fought to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule; Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders took part Spanish-American War
This former lobbyist was convicted in 2006 of crimes including bribing public officials Jack Abramoff
2nd person to walk on the moon Buzz Aldrin
Former head of EPA, NJ governor Christine Todd Whitman
Founder of Rolling Stone Wenner
Economist and former Fed chairman starts with V Paul Volcker
1st Hispanic mayor of LA since the 1870s Villaraigosa
Chairman of Focus on the Family, evangelist Dobson
1st U.S. woman in space Sally Ride
1st woman of any nationality in space Tereshkova
Viacom/CBS chairman Sumner Redstone
1984 presidential nominee, senator from MN Walter Mondale
1972 presidential nominee, senator from SD George McGovern
American TV writer and producer who did such shows as All in the Family and Sanford and Son Norman Lear
Former presidential advisor and civil rights leader, involved in the Lewinsky scandal Vernon Jordan
Motown record label founder Barry Gordy
Former senate majority leader and physician from Tennessee Bill Frist
The current Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II Prince Andrew
UN secretary-general from South Korea Ban ki-moon
Monaco royal who is the eldest daughter of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace Princess Caroline
Evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins
Former Czech president and playwright Vaclav Havel
French anthropologist who developed structuralism Claude Levi-Strauss
Former first lady of the Phillippines Imelda Marcos
Former model, ex-wife of Paul McCartney Heather Mills
Solidarity leader, former president of Poland Lech Walesa
a single-celled organism that does not have a nucleus, such as bacteria prokaryote
the process of cell division that results in gametes like sperm or egg cells meiosis
an atom of a chemical element with a different number of neutrons than other atoms of the element isotope
a change in the frequency of sound, light, or radio waves caused by the motion of the source emitting the waves doppler effect
a measure of disorder in a system entropy
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