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George C. Scott

George C. Scott was frequently cast as a gruff-but-heroic type in his long and distinguished career on stage and screen. He started on the New York stage, moved to television in its early days, and t…

John C. Fremont

John C. Fremont was one of most famous explorers of the American West and a towering figure in the history of California's 19th century gold rush. Among the second rank of explorers to follow Lewis &…

Robert S. Ledley

Robert S. LedleyBorn: 1926Birthplace: New York City Diagnostic x-ray systems—Ledley developed the ACTA diagnostic x-ray scanner, the first whole-body computerized tomography (CT) machine…

S. S. Kresge

S. S. Kresge(Sebastian Spering Kresge) merchant, philanthropistBorn: 7/31/1867Birthplace: Bald Mount, Pa. With a newly minted business degree in hand, Kresge worked as a traveling tinware sale…

B. C.

Marked with B.C. (bad character). When a soldier disgraced himself by insubordination he was formerly marked with “B. C.” before he was drummed out of the regiment. Source: Dictionary of…

L. S. D

Latin, libra (a pound); solidus (a shilling); and denurius (a penny); through the Italian lire (2 syl.), soldi, denari. If farthings are expressed the letter q (quadrans) is employed. Intro…

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark August 22, 1804August 24, 1804August 23, 1804 23rd August Thursday 1804 Set out this morning verry early, the two men R. Fields & Shannon did …

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark September 18, 1804September 20, 1804September 19, 1804 (1) & (2) passed a large Island Situated nearest the S. S. 1/2 a mile from the Lower pt…