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Kildare, James Fitzgerald, 20th earl of

(Encyclopedia) Kildare, James Fitzgerald, 20th earl of kldâr´, 1722–73, Irish nobleman. He sat in the Irish House of Commons from 1741 until 1744, when he succeeded as earl of Kildare. He was…

Kayah State

(Encyclopedia) Kayah State kyä´, formerly Karenni Statekrn´, state (1983 pop. 168,355), 4,506 sq mi (11,671 sq km), E Myanmar, on the Thai border. Loikaw is the capital. The terrain is…

Isaacs, Sir Isaac Alfred

(Encyclopedia) Isaacs, Sir Isaac Alfred ´zks, 1855–1948, Australian jurist and political leader. He sat in the colonial legislature (1892–1901), became solicitor general (1893), and served as…

Canning, Charles John Canning, Earl

(Encyclopedia) Canning, Charles John Canning, Earl, 1812–62, British statesman; third son of George Canning. Succeeding to the peerage conferred on his mother, he took his seat as Viscount Canning in…

Jersey

(Encyclopedia) Jersey jûr´z, island (2005 est. pop. 90,800), 45 sq mi (117 sq km), in the English Channel, largest of the Channel Islands, which are dependencies of the British crown. It is 15 mi (…

Cayman Islands

(Encyclopedia) Cayman Islands k´mn, British dependency (2015 est. pop. 60,000), 100 sq mi (259 sq km), comprising three low-lying islands in the West Indies. George Town, the capital and chief port…

Barbuda

(Encyclopedia) Barbuda, island (2011 pop. 1,638), 62 sq mi (161 sq km), a dependency of Antigua and Barbuda). Located in the central Leeward Islands, Barbuda lies 25 mi (40 km) N of Antigua. A flat…

Lee Resolution

by Richard Henry Lee Resolution introduced in the Continental Congress by Richard Henry Lee (Virginia) proposing a Declaration of Independence, June 7, 1776 Resolved, That these…

Princess Diana

Lady Diana Frances Spencer was just 20 when she married Prince Charles, heir to the throne of Britain, on July 29, 1981. Princess Diana was a commoner, unusual in the recent history of the British…

veto

(Encyclopedia) veto [Lat.,=I forbid], power of one functionary (e.g., the president) of a government, or of one member of a group or coalition, to block the operation of laws or agreements passed or…