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The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty (“Liberty Enlightening the World”) is a 225-ton, steel-reinforced copper female figure, 151 ft 1 in. (46.05 m) in height, facing the ocean fr…

Shipbuilding Statues

The Question: What is the term for the carved decorative feminine figure found on the bow of wooden ships? The Answer: Those are called figurehe…

Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson was the English navigator who crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1609 and became the first European to sail up what is now the Hudson River in New York. Little is known about Hudson's early l…

Rock Hudson

Name at birth: Leroy Harold Scherer, Jr.Rock Hudson was one of Hollywood's great handsome leading men of the 1950s and 1960s, when he was particularly known for his romantic comedies with Doris Day. H…

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson's breakthrough movie was the 2000 rock 'n roll memoir Almost Famous; she played Penny Lane, the groupie with a heart of gold. (The character was inspired in part by real-life groupie Pamel…

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is the American Idol contestant whose big-screen debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls made her a star and earned her the Academy Award as best supporting actress. Jennifer Hudson grew up…

Charles HUDSON

HUDSON, Charles, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marlboro, Middlesex County, Mass., November 14, 1795; attended the common schools and later an academy; taught school; served in th…

Transporting the Statue of Liberty

The Question: What was the name of the vessel that brought the Statue of Liberty to America? The Answer: French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartho…

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The Question: I would like information regarding the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. I desperately need it to complete an assignment. The only sites I can find just have description…

Weight of Statue of Liberty

The Question: How much does the Statue of Liberty weigh? The Answer: Here are the numbers you are looking for regarding the Statue of Liberty (n…