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20,000-Meter Walk

1956 Leonid Spirin, USSR 1:31:27.40 1960 Vladimir Golubnichy, USSR …

Sara Teasdale: At Sea

At SeaIn the pull of the wind I stand, lonely, On the deck of a ship, rising, falling, Wild night around me, wild water under me, Whipped by the storm, screaming and calling.Earth is hostile…

From Tidewater to the Sea

Chapter 16 Chapter 18 From Tidewater to the Sea Near the mouth of the river which the explorers named Quicksand River (now Sandy), they met a party of fifteen Indians who had lat…

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries occurred in 1947 in Qumran, a village situated about twenty miles east of Jerusalem on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A young Bedouin shepherd, fol…

Brewer's: Sea

Any large collection of water, more or less enclosed; hence the expression “molten sea,” meaning the great brazen vessel which stood in Solomon's temple (2 Chronicles iv. 5, and…

Amy Lowell: Sea Shell

Sea ShellSea Shell, Sea Shell, Sing me a song, O Please! A song of ships, and sailor men, And parrots, and tropical trees,Of islands lost in the Spanish Main Which no man ever may find again…

Kirk Douglas

Name at birth: Issur Danielovich DemskyKirk Douglas was one of the great Hollywood stars of the 1950s and 1960s, when he played manly and upright heroes in films like the slave epic Spartacus and the …

Brewer's: Hanseatic League

The first trade union; it was established in the twelfth century by certain cities of Northern Germany for their mutual prosperity and protection. The diet which used to be held every three…

American League

American League Multiple winners: Rickey Henderson (12); Luis Aparicio (9); Bert Campaneris, George Case and Ty Cobb (6); Kenny Lofton (5); Ben Chapman, Eddie Collins and George Sisler (4); Bo…