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Brewer's: Amparo de Pobres

A book exposing the begging impostors of Madrid, written by Herrera, physician to Felipe III Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894AmpersandAmour propre A B C D…

Hiram Rodney BURTON

BURTON, Hiram Rodney, a Representative from Delaware; born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., November 13, 1841; attended the public schools and St. Peter's Academy at Lewes; taught for two years i…

Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez,

One-year-old twins joined at the head, survived a 22-hour separation surgery in August. UCLA Medical Center doctors guardedly said they expected the Guatemalan girls to make a full recovery. …

Maria Felix

Name at birth: Maria de los Angeles Felix GuerenaMaria Felix was one of the biggest movie stars in Mexico, the strong and sexy leading lady in nearly fifty movies. She became a star in the 1940s and w…

Montez, Maria

(Maria Africa Vidal de Santo Silas)actressBirthplace: Barahona, Dominican RepublicBorn: 1917Died: 1951

Rosie Ruiz

In the 84th Boston Marathon on April 21, 1980, amateur runner Rosie Ruiz came from out of nowhere to win the women's race. Suspicions about her performance were raised the next day, after race officia…

John Ruiz

John RuizBorn: Jan. 4, 1972Boxer defeated Evander Holyfield by decision in 2001 for the WBA heavyweight title; the first-ever Hispanic heavyweight champ; lost belt to Roy Jones Jr. on unanimou…

Erich Maria Remarque

Name at birth: Erich Paul RemarkErich Maria Remarque was the author of 1929's All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen Nichts Neues), a novel based on his experiences as a soldier in World War I. Th…

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón has sold millions of copies of The Shadow of the Wind, the first of a quartet that includes The Angel's Game, The Prisoner of Heaven and The Labyrinth of the Spirits. …

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Letter to Maria Gisborne

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Peter Bell the ThirdThe Witch of AtlasLetter to Maria Gisborne LEGHORN, July 1, 1820. The spider spreads her webs, whether she be In poet's tower, cellar, or …