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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…

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…

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…

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…

Eau de Cologne

A perfumed spirit, prepared at Cologne. The most famous maker was Jean Maria Farina. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Eau de VieEating Together A B C D E …

Tour de France

The 84th Tour de France (July 5-27) ran 21 stages plus a prologue, covering 2,455 miles starting in Normandy, passing through the Swiss Alps and finishing on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in …

Henry De La Warr FLOOD

FLOOD, Henry De La Warr, (brother of Joel West Flood and uncle of Harry Flood Byrd), a Representative from Virginia; born in “Eldon,“ Appomattox County, Va., September 2, 1865; attended the pub…

Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez(Maria Antonia Montoya)potterBorn: 1887Birthplace: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico As a child of the Native American Tewa tribe, Maria was interested in pottery making, which wa…