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N. Scott Momaday Biography

N. Scott Momadaypoet, author, scholar, painterBorn: February 27, 1934Birthplace: Kiowa Indian reservation, Lawton, Oklahoma As a writer Navarre Scott Momaday draws from the "pan-Indian experie…

Brewer's: Scott

The Walter Scott of Belgium. Hendrick Conscience. (Born 1812.) The Southern Scott. Lord Byron calls Ariosto the Sir Walter Scott of Italy. (Childe Harold, iv. 40.) Source: Dictionary of…

Robert N. Hall

Robert N. HallBorn: 1919Birthplace: New Haven, Conn. High-voltage, high-power semiconductor pin rectifier—Hall's invention boosted efficiency and reduced wasted power and destructive hea…

Robert N. Noyce

Robert N. Noyce Born: 1927Birthplace: Iowa Semiconductor device-and-lead structure—Noyce, as research director of Fairchild Semiconductor, was responsible for the initial development of …

Stanley N. Cohen

Stanley N. Cohen Born: 1935 Birthplace: Perth Amboy, N.J. Recombinant DNA technology—Biochemists Boyer a…

Carl N. Karcher Biography

hamburger entrepeneurDied: January 11, 2008 (Anaheim, California) Best Known as: founder of Carl's Jr. Drive-in Barbecue in California Founder of one of the …

Benjamin N. Smith,

21, white supremacist, went on a shooting spree over the Fourth of July weekend, targeting minorities in Bloomington, Ind., and Chicago. He shot and killed Ricky Byrdsong, 43, an African-Amer…

Brewer's: N. H. Bugs.

The letters are the initials of Norfolk Howard, in allusion to a Mr. Bugg who, in 1863, changed his name to Norfolk Howard. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894nthN A B C…

David N. CICILLINE

CICILLINE, David N., a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., July 15, 1961; graduated from Narragansett High School, Providence, R.I.; B.A., Brown Unive…