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Brewer's: Lancelot du Lac

One of the earliest romances of the “Round Table” (1494). Sir Lancelot was the son of King Ban of Benwicke, but was stolen in infancy by Vivienne, called “La Dame du Lac,&…

Brewer's: Dame du Lac

A fay, named Vivienne, who plunged with the infant Lancelot into a lake. This lake was a kind of mirage, concealing the demesnes of the lady “en la marche de la petite Bretaigne.&#822…

Brewer's: Chant du Depart

After the Marseillaise, the most celebrated song of the first French Revolution. It was written by M. J. Chénier for a public festival, held June 11th, 1794, to commemorate the taking …

Marcel Proust

From a well-to-do family, young Marcel Proust was a critic, translator and socialite in Paris at the turn of the century. After the deaths of his parents (in 1903 and 1905), Proust retreated from a b…

Frank Perdue 2005 Deaths

Frank PerdueAge: 84 chicken farmer whose folksy television commercials for his poultry company made him a household name—and face. When he began appearing in Perdue ads in 1970, annual s…

New Orleans, La.

Mayor: Mitch Landrieu (to May 2018) 2010 census population (rank): 343,829 (51); Male: 166,248 (48.4%); Female: 177,581 (51.6%); White: 113,428 (33.0%); Black: 206,871 (60.2%); American India…

Demographic Statistics for Tempe, Arizona

ArizonaAtlas Tempe, Arizona, · Demographic · Economic · Housing · Social NumberPercent Total population158,625100.0 SEX AND AGE Male81,94251.7 Female76,6…

Tempe, Arizona Economic Statistics

ArizonaAtlas Tempe, Arizona, · Demographic · Economic · Housing · Social NumberPercent EMPLOYMENT STATUS Population 16 years and over130,466100.0 In labor…

Social Statistics for Tempe, Arizona

ArizonaAtlas Tempe, Arizona, · Demographic · Economic · Housing · Social NumberPercent SCHOOL ENROLLMENT Population 3 years and over enrolled in school54,…

John Spafford HARRIS

Senate Years of Service: 1868-1871Party: RepublicanHARRIS, John Spafford, a Senator from Louisiana; born in Truxton, Cortland County, N.Y., on December 18, 1825; attended the common schools; mo…