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Crossfield, Scott

(Encyclopedia) Crossfield, Scott (Albert Scott Crossfield), 1921–2006, American aviator, b. Berkeley, Calif. A fighter pilot and flight instructor in the navy (1942–46) during World War II, he studied aer...

Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

(Encyclopedia) Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon, 1890–1973, American war hero and airline executive, b. Columbus, Ohio. He became a car racing driver at 16 and set numerous speed records. In World War I he volun...

Yamasaki, Minoru

(Encyclopedia) Yamasaki, Minoru mĭnō´ro͞o yämäsä´kē [key], 1912–86, American architect, b. Seattle. Yamasaki worked for prominent architectural firms in New York City from 1937 until 1949, when he...

Rockefeller, John Davison

(Encyclopedia) Rockefeller, John Davison, 1839–1937, American industrialist and philanthropist, b. Richford, N.Y. He moved (1853) with his family to a farm near Cleveland and at age 16 went to work as a boo...

Laurance Spelman Rockefeller Biography

Laurance Spelman Rockefellerbusiness executive, conservationistBorn: 5/26/1910Birthplace: New York City The third of five sons of John D Rockefeller, Jr., he seems to have inhe…

November 2004 Disasters

Nov. 7, southern Philippines: Southern Philippines hit by tropical storm Lingling experienced flash floods and landslides that killed at least 115.Nov. 11, Kepulauan Alor, Ind…

Aircraft Crashes

Find a list of the worst aircraft crashes in the world, including the Hindenburg disaster and the Sept 11, 2001, attacks. (See also Terrorist Attacks.) 1921 Aug. 24, England…