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Harold Himmel VELDE

VELDE, Harold Himmel, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm near Parkland, Tazewell County, Ill., April 1, 1910; attended rural grade and high schools; student at Bradley University, P…

James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek played pensive, movie-loving teen Dawson Leery on the hit TV drama Dawson's Creek from 1998-2003. (The same series launched the careers of Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams.) Dawso…

Frederique Van der Wal

Born and raised in Holland, Frederique van der Wal started her modeling career in Europe, but soon moved to New York. After appearing on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Vogue, she gained such …

James Van Der Beek

James Van Der BeekactorBorn: 3/8/1977Birthplace: Cheshire, Connecticut Van Der Beek became instantly famous playing the sensitive Dawson Leery on the TV series Dawson's Creek (1998– ), a…

Divide

(2 syl.). When the members in the House of Commons interrupt a speaker by crying out divide, they mean, bring the debate to an end and put the motion to the vote —i.e. let the ayes …

Heaven

(Anglo-Saxon, heofon, from heofen, elevated, vaulted.) THE THREE HEAVENS. (According to the Jewish system.) The word heaven in the Bible denotes (1) the air, thus we read of “the fowl…

Oscar Louis AUF DER HEIDE

AUF DER HEIDE, Oscar Louis, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City, December 8, 1874; attended the public schools; moved with his parents to West New York, Hudson County, N.J.,…

Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)

Music:Richard WagnerLibretto:Wagner, based on HeinePremiere:Dresden, January 2, 1843 Wagner based the spooky plot of Der Fliegende Hollander on the legend of a Dutch sea captain who vows to sa…

Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose)

Music:Richard StraussLibretto:Hugo von HofmannsthalPremiere:Dresden, January 26, 1911 Strauss's first successful comic opera begins in the bedroom of the Marschallin of Werdenberg, where the 3…

The Continental Divide

The Continental Divide is a ridge of high ground that runs irregularly north and south through the Rocky Mountains and separates eastward-flowing from westward-flowing streams. The waters tha…