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E. L. Konigsburg Biography

E. L. KonigsburgChildren's book authorBorn: Feb. 10, 1930Birthplace: New York, N.Y. Born in New York City, Elaine Lobl grew up in small towns in Pennsylvania. She was the first member of her …

Brewer's: L. E. L

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (afterwards Mrs. Maclean), a poetess of the “Lara” and “Corsair” school (1802-1839). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LL…

Christina Rossetti: L. E. L.

L. E. L.'Whose heart was breaking for a little love.'Downstairs I laugh, I sport and jest with all; But in my solitary room above I turn my face in silence to the wall; My heart is breakin…

Brewer's: Justing of Watson and Barbour

A description of a ludicrous tilt between Watson and Barbour, in Scotch verse, by Sir David Lindsay Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894JustinianJustices in Eyre…

John L. Sullivan

John L. SullivanBorn: Oct. 15, 1858Boxer world heavyweight champion (1882-92); last of bare-knuckle champions.Died: Feb. 2, 1918James E. SullivanR - TPat Summitt

Brewer's: 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…

Paul Grant ROGERS

ROGERS, Paul Grant, (son of Dwight L. Rogers), a Representative from Florida; born in Ocilla, Irwin County, Ga., June 4, 1921; B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.,1942; United States…

Ulysses S. Grant

Name at birth: Hiram Ulysses GrantThe great Union military hero of the Civil War, Ulysses Grant also served two terms as U.S. president. Grant came from humble beginnings in small-town Ohio; his fathe…

Cabinet Members Under Grant

Secretary of State Elihu B. Washburne, 1869Hamilton Fish, 1869Secretary of the TreasuryGeorge S. Boutwell, 1869William A. Richardson, 1873Benjamin H. Bristow, 1874Lot M. Morrill, 1876Secretary…

Robert E. Lee

Name at birth: Robert Edward LeeRobert E. Lee was the Confederacy's most famous general in the American Civil War. Robert E. Lee was first a soldier in the U.S. Army: He attended West Point (graduatin…