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George II

King George II was a Hanoverian prince who rose to the throne of Britain in 1727. His 33-year reign included wars with Spain and France and the expansion of the British empire into Canada and India. …

Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey was a writer who became a cult figure and literary voice for environmental activists, especially in the southwestern part of the United States. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Abbey firs…

Edward Gorey

Name at birth: Edward St. John GoreyEdward Gorey was a writer and pen-and-ink illustrator whose gothic and humorously macabre style can be seen in books such as The Doubtful Guest (1957) and, most fam…

Queen Elizabeth II

Name at birth: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary WindsorQueen Elizabeth II has been the United Kingdom's reigning monarch since 1952. Elizabeth was proclaimed queen on February 6, 1952 following the death of …

Edward R. Murrow

Name at birth: Egbert Roscoe MurrowThree words -- "This is London" -- made Edward R. Murrow the most dashing American radio correspondent of World War II. Murrow used the phrase to open his broadcasts…

William Edwards Deming Biography

William Edwards Demingstatistician, management consultantBorn: 10/14/1900Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa After studying electrical engineering at the University of Wyoming and mathematical physi…

Forrest Edward Mars Biography

Forrest Edward Marscandy manufacturerBorn: 1904 The son of the man who invented the Milky Way candy bar, Forrest Mars left the country after a disagreement with his father. The younger Mars se…

World War II Movies

From "Schindler's List" to the summer blockbuster "Pearl Harbor" by Beth Rowen   Source: Internet Movie Database Related Links Memorial Day Pearl Harbor Remem…

Joseph Patrick KENNEDY, II

KENNEDY, Joseph Patrick, II, (son of Robert Francis Kennedy, nephew of Edward Moore Kennedy and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and great-grandson of John Francis Fitzgerald; cousin of Patrick Joseph …

William Shakespeare: Richard II, Act I, Scene II

Scene IIThe Duke of Lancaster's palaceEnter John of Gaunt with DuchessJohn of GauntAlas, the part I had in Woodstock's blood Doth more solicit me than your exclaims, To stir against the butche…