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Cured Yellow Fever, a hospital in Washington D.C. is named after him Stephen Reed
First to use liquid-propelled rocket engines Robert Goddard
Wrote the book, Billy Budd Herman Melville
Wrote the opera, Billy Budd Benjamin Britain
Scientific Effect that was discovered by shining blue light through water Charenkov Effect
Wrote Laws of Planetary Motion Keppler
This law states that the temperature varies inversely to pressure Boyle's Law
The most decorated soldier of WWII, this General from Tennessee captured German soldiers in Aragon Forrest Sgt. York
Climbed Mt. Everest with Edmund Hillary Norgay
A short-lived nation within Nigeria Biafra
Country formerly known as Upper Volta Burkhina Faso
Generic name for a German prison camp (during WWII) Stallog
Her pen name was George Elliot Mary Anne Evans
Governor of Texas, Governor of Tennessee, President of Texas Sam Houston
Second President of Texas Lamar
First President of Hawaii Dole
Wrote The Tales of Hoffman (music) Offenbach
Opera by Verdi, Celebrated the opening of the Suez Canal, Set in Egypt Aida
Lost Incan secret city Vilca Pampa
Wrote The Fairy Queen Spencer
Famous Milan opera house Lascala
The last Bourbon King of France Charles X
King who replaced Bourbon dynasty with Bourbon-Orleans House Louis-Phillipe
The (French) Revolution of 1848 put him into power in the Second Republic of France, but he later declared himself Emperor Napolean III (Louis Napolean)
The longest river in Australia The Murray River
Henry Luce founded it in the 1920s TIME Magazine
Playwright, Ambassador, Married to the founder of TIME Magazine Claire Booth Luce
Founded The Saturday Evening Post Benjamin Franklin
Oliver Wendell Holmes edited this magazine Atlantic Monthly
The North American Revue was popular after this war War of 1812
This act established silver currency in the U.S. Bland-Allison Act
Wrote Vanity Fair William Makepease Thackeray
Wrote the song Kiss Me Kate Cole Porter
Wrote Carnival of the Animals (music) Saint Saens
Tribe that sacked Rome in 477 The Vandals
Wrote Remembrance of Things Passed Proust
This character in To Kill a Mockingbird is based on Truman Kapote Dill
French painter, forerunner of Cubism Cezanne
Painted French peasants Milet
Painted ballerinas De Gas
Religion founded in 97 B.C. Taoism
A poem at a funeral Requiem
Wrote Sturmond Drang or "Storm and Stress" Goethe
Christopher Sly is most associated with this play Taming of the Shrew
Talked of wholeness in psychology Guschtalt
Believed in developmental stages of psychology Piage
Born in Archery, GA Jimmy Carter
Lived in Shottery Cottage Ann Hathaway
Lived in Chalton Cottage Jane Austen
Jane Austen died in this English city Winchester
Wrote The Moon and Sixpence, based on the life of Gaugin W. Somerset Maugham
Wrote The Book of Nonsense Leer
There are 88 of these that are officially recognized Constellations
Known as the "Dog Philosophers" Cinnics
Isotope of Hydrogen, has two neutrons Tridium
Associated with the Age of Bronze Rodin
Calvin Coolidge's Vice President Dawes
This religion was founded by Mother Anne Lee Shakers
This planet was discovered in 1846 Neptune
New Connecticut is the former name of this state Vermont
Autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath, Protagonist is Esther Greenwood The Bell Jar
Associated with the Cathedral Series (art) Monet
German composer, Biblical-based music Mendelson
Phylum containing the most species Insecta
Wrote Songs of Innocence William Blake
Presidential Policy was New Federalism Richard Nixon
Presidential Policy was the Good Neighbor (Policy) FDR
Presidential Policy was Great Society LBJ
Presidential Policy was the New Frontier JFK
Presidential Policy was Dollar Diplomacy William Howard Taft
Presidential Policy was the New Covenant Bill Clinton
Presidential Policy was the Square Deal Theodore Roosevelt
Presidential Policy was the New Deal FDR
Presidential Policy was the Fair Deal Harry S Truman
His policy was New Nationalism Theodore Roosevelt
His policy was New Freedom Wilson
The second largest French-speaking city in the world Montreal
Wrote The Pigman Paul Zindel
The Zoo Story and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe are both works by him Edward Albee
Pollegra is a vitamin difficiency cured by this niasin
Major Duncan Edwards appears in this work The Last of the Mohicans
It was fought on March 6, 1836 The Alamo
He was Texas's commander at the Alamo Travis
Abraham Lincoln's lost love and charcter in Spoon River Anthology Anne Rutledge
This group protested U.S. involvement in WWII America First
This was an artshow in 1913 The Armory Show
Spring and Fall is a poem by this man Gerard Manley Hopkins
The School of Local Color is associated with this writer Sarah Orn Jewit
He painted Night Hawks and Gas Edward Hopper
It is the term for a dead Christ in the lap of Mary Pieta
He had a very famous pieta painting before doing more notable works Michelangelo
Stanum is Latin for this element Tin
Plumbum is Latin for this element Lead
Kalium is Latin for this element Potassium
Arum is Latin for this element Gold
Woolfrom is Polish for this element Tungsten
Charles Darwin was oceanographer on this vessel HMS Beagle
R.M.S (like the Titanic) stands for this Royal Mail Steamer
Hippolita was Queen of this group the Amazons
He developed the Iron Law of Wages Ricardo
He developed objectivism Rand
Dashiell Hammett had a love affair with this woman Lillian Hellmann
He is buried next to Beethoven Schubert
La Boheme is by this man Puccini
Pinkerton is a charcter from what work Madame Butterfly
Pinkerton is a nickname for what profession Private Investigator
Tender Is the Night is a novel by this man F. Scott Fitzgerald
Arms and the Man is a play by him George Bernard Shaw
El Greco was born on this island Crete
The Gugenheim is located in this city Bilbao
This Halogen is poisonous at room temperature Chlorine
This was the first gas isolated from Nitrogen Argon
Sir Thomas Moore wrote this novel about a perfect island Utopia
He wrote Reflections on the Revolution in France Burke
The Open Boat is a short story by this man Stephen Crane
She wrote Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates Mary Mapes Dodge
He developed the Law of Partial Pressures Dalton
He founded Utilitarianism Bentham
Victory and Typhoon are by this author Joseph Conrad
He wrote Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson
He wrote stories about the Glass Family J.D. Salinger
Wrote Twice Old Tales and Dr. Heidegger's Experiment Nathaniel Hawthorne
Wrote a collection of short stories called The Three Million O'Henry
Located in Canada, it's the fifth largest island in the world Baffin Island
It's the only U.S. city named after a British Prime Minister Pittsburg
Winston Churchill made this famous speech in Fulton Missouri at Westminster College The Iron Curtain Speech
This state was admitted as part of the Compromise of 1850 California
He was the first Republican candidate for President Fremont
He wrote an American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
He flew in the Freedom 7 rocket Alan Shephard
He flew in the Friendship 7 rocket John Glenn
The first spacewalks took place during this set of missions Gemini
He wrote Rutabaga Stories and many more better known works Carl Sandburg
Wrote Travels with Charley and many better known works John Steinbeck
Born in Pittsburg, she was one of the most popular mystery writers in America Reinhart
The Loop of Henley is located in this organ kidneys
This woman was Ronald Reagan's UN Ambassador Gene Kirkpatrick
This President was born in Illinois and attended Eureka College Ronald Reagan
The upcoming G8 Summit will be held at the Cloister Hotel on this ritzy Georgia island Sea Island
This says that the Supreme Court has the right to choose its cases Writ of Satiorary
This says that prisoners have the right to know what they have been arrested for Writ of Habeas Corpus
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