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Developed a histological stain which allowed for selective visualization of neuronal cell bodies. He was friends with Alois Alzheimer Franz Nissl
Wrote of S.V. Shereshevkii (Mnemnotist) and Zasetsky (Man with a Shattered World). A. R. Luria
Matrix of connective tissue consisting of strong collagenous fibers connecting periosteum to bone. Sharpey's fibers
Thin layer of dense, irregular connective tissue that convers outer surface of a bone in all places except joint. Periosteum
Derrived from the Greek word for glass, cartilage that covers joints Hyaline Cartilage
A Curtain of Green, Delta Wedding, Ponder heart, Losing Battles, The Optimist's Daughter, "Why I Live at the P.O." Eudora Welty
Daughter of Icarius, spent 3 years weaving then unweaving a shroud for Laertes, one of the legs of her bed is a living olive tree Penelope
Odysseus and Penelope's son Telemachus
President of France Jacques Chirac
Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin
Line up chromosomes during metaphase and anaphase Spindle
Precession of orbit, eccentricity, and axial tilt of the Earth Milankovich Cycle
Tristram Shandy (1768) Lawrence Sterne
Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, Teacher Man Frank McCourt
Discus Thrower (Discobolus) Myron
Only person since George Washington to be named General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing
Maid of Orleans, Queen of Spades, Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky
Oscar winning movie about Scott Joplin The Sting
Treemonisha Scott Joplin
Hydrogen isotope with one proton and two neutrons Tritium
Killed by Bellerophon Chimera
First Prime Minister of India Nehru
Outgrowth of string theory where particles are doubled so every boson is paired with a fermion and vice versa SUSY or Supersymmetry
Created the first laser printer Gary Starkweather
Accused by treason by Caderousse, Ferdinand Mondego and Danglars Edmund Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)
Legislative capital of South Africa Cape Town
Judiciary capital of South Africa Bloemfontein
Administrative capital of South Africa Pretoria
Current commissioner of the FDA Andrew Von Eschenbach
Dante's obsession Beatrice
Authors of the Federalist Papers John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison
"Father of Civil Service", Served as President after Garfield's assassination Chester Arthur
Assassinated Garfield Charles J. Guiteau
Penance, paupal supremacy, and indulgences 95 Theses
King Lear's daughters Goneril, Regan, Cordelia
The Art of the Deal, Surviving at the Top, How to Get Rich, Think Like a Billionaire Donald Trump
Opposite of intalgio, used by Goya and Ingres Lithography
Foreign policy against European intervention in Americas Monroe Doctorine
Franz Kafka's three unfinished novels The Trial, The Castle, Amerika
"Love's austere and lonely offices" Robert Hayden
Father of continental drift Alfred Wegener
Egyptian jackal-headed god of embalming and cemeteries Anubis
Son of Osiris and Isis who guided dead souls to the underworld Horace
Twins born of Shu and Tefnut, when separated, one became the god of the sky and the other the god of the Earth Geb and Nut
Hindu triad Brahman, Shiva, Vishnu
Hero of the Ramayana Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu
Killed Medusa Perseus
Killed the Minotaur Theseus
Built King Minos's labyrinth Daedalus
Daedalus's son Icarus
Author of The Second Sex and companion to Sarte Simone de Beauvoir
Committee of which Robespierre was the head until he was beheaded Committee of Public Safety
Father of existentialism Kierkegaard
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
"To err is human, to forgive divine" Alexander Pope
"An Essay on Criticism" Alexander Pope
Won an Oscar and a Tony for his role in Cabaret Joel Gray
Oscar and Tony for The King and I Yul Brynner
Oscar and Tony for Cyrano de Bergerac Jose Ferrar
14th Century Italian poet with a sonnet form named after him, also known as the father of humanism Francesco Petrarch
Produced, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane Orson Welles
Egyptian astronomer who believed the Earth was the center of the universe Ptolemy
"Baa Baa Black Sheep" -- Childhood unhappiness about living in southsea after moving from India Rudyard Kipling
The Feather in Bloom, I and the Village Marc Chagall
Grand wizard of KKK after Civil War Forrest
Name means "little boot", Rome's 3rd emperor Caligula
Roman emperor during 14 BC, Rome's 5th emperor Nero
Took a bullet to the neck in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, his given name is Eric Blair George Orwell
Lost 1984 election to Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter's VP 1977-1981 Walter Mondale
Organization founded by Arthur Griffith that wants Irish INdependence from England Sinn Fein
Ended Russo-Japanese War (1905) Treaty of Portsmouth
Bacchanal, Venus of Urbino Titian
Cheif architect of St. Peter's Basilica Raphael
"Gates of Paradise", the doors to the baptistry of the Duomo in Florence Ghiberti
Eve of St. Agnes Keats
First blood pressure number Systolic
Second blood pressure number Diastolic
Killed Robert F. Kennedy Sirhan Sirhan
Two assassination attempts in 3 weeks in 1971 by Lynette Fromme and Sara Jane Moore Ford
Remains of a supernova explosion recorded by Chinese astonomers in 1054 AD Crab Nebula
Namesake of a French star catalogue where every entry begins with M Charles Messier
Full name is Portuguese for "City of the name of God...there is none more loyal," now belongs to China Macao
Includes Minorica and Majorica and lies off the coast of Bacelona, Spain Balearic Islands
1850 treaty between England and US that agreed to suspend colonization of Central America until the completion of the Panama Canal Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
US Purchase of 50,000 sq. miles from Mexico in 1853 Godsden Purchase
Abraham Lincoln's first VP John C. Breckenridge
Wrote the plays The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro Pierre Beaumarchais
Sculpted the Statue of Liberty Frederic Bartholdi
First director of the Peace Corps, also appointed by Johnson to Pres. of the OEO Shriver
OEO Office of Economic Opportunity
"Good Gray Poet" Whitman
"People's Poet" Sandburg
"Naturalist Poet" Thoreau
Ran for President in 1972 with Shriver as his VP George McGovern
Term for the 2 areas of radiation around the outer layer of Earth's atmosphere that make up the magnetosphere Van Allen Belt
2500 mile break between Saturn's rings Cassini's Division
"Eternal City" Rome
"Mistress of Adriatic" Venice
"Father of American Common School" Horace Mann
Secret Irish coal miner's organization in the 1870s in Western Pennsylvania Molly Maguires
1754 surrender by George Washington to French in French and Indian War Fort Necessity
Died after giving birth to Henry VIII's only legitimate male heir Jane Seymour
LEI Leading Economic Indicators
Loisa May Alcott decides to write Gothic stories A.M. Barnard
Married Chester A. Arthur Ellen Lewis Herndon
Ruled Islamic empire from Bagdhad from 750-1258 AD Abbasid Dynasty
11th and 12th century French philosopher who loved Heloise Abelard
Former name of Ethiopia Abyssinia
Paul Revere's accomplices Samuel Prescott and William Dawes
Hydrogen isotope with one proton and one neutron Deuterium
Discovered by Henry Cavendish, also known as Protium Hydrogen
Created by: jugo de naranja