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Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford was the brilliant New Zealand physicist who explained natural radioactivity, determined the structure of the atom, and changed one element into another (nitrogen to oxygen) by splitt…

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is one of the most famous American writers of the 20th century, the author of A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises. He wrote novels and short stories about outdoorsmen, expatria…

Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer of the South Pole who is best remembered for leading his crew to safety after the failed expedition of the Endurance (1914-16). Ernest Shackleton had been a ju…

Ernest Borgnine

Name at birth: Ermes Effron BorgninoOnce one of Hollywood's busiest character actors and a frequent villain, Ernest Borgnine was best known for his good-guy roles in two television favorites, the wart…

Ernest GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD, Ernest, a Representative from New York; born in Yorkshire, England, November 25, 1884; attended the public schools of Halifax, England, and the Evening Technical Institute and Colleg…

Ernest LUNDEEN

Senate Years of Service: 1937-1940Party: Farmer LaboriteLUNDEEN, Ernest, a Representative and a Senator from Minnesota; born near Beresford, Union County, S.Dak., August 4, 1878; attended the c…

Ernest Lehman

Ernest Lehman wrote some of the most successful movies of the 1950s and '60s, including The King and I, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and North by Northwest. A New Yorker, Lehman graduated from …

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood was a British expatriate whose experiences in Germany in the 1930s were the basis of the novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939), which was made into the musical Cabaret. Isherwood began…

Christopher GADSDEN

GADSDEN, Christopher, a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., February 16, 1723; attended schools in England; employed in a commercial house in Philadelphia, Pa., 1742-1745; d…

Christopher Columbus

Name at birth: Cristoforo ColomboChristopher Columbus sailed from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, landing in the "new world" of the Americas and gaining lasting fame. Using ships and money p…