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Stephenson, George

(Encyclopedia) Stephenson, George, 1781?1848, British engineer, noted as a locomotive builder. He learned to read and write in night school at the age of 18, while working in a colliery. He?

William Stephenson

Name at birth: William Samuel Clouston StangerSir William Stephenson was a Canadian industrialist who helped create American and British intelligence organizations at the outset of World War II.?

O'Neal, Shaquille

(Encyclopedia) O'Neal, Shaquille (Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal)sh?k?l r?shn ?n?l, 1972?, American basketball player, b. Newark, N.J. Joining the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball?

Neale, John Mason

(Encyclopedia) Neale, John Mason n?l, 1818?66, English clergyman, historian, and hymn writer, grad. Trinity College, Cambridge, 1840. An enthusiastic supporter of the High Church movement, he was?

Thomson, Mortimer Neal

(Encyclopedia) Thomson or Thompson, Mortimer Neal, 1831?75, American journalist and humorist who used the pseudonym Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P.B., b. Riga, N.Y. He joined the staff of the New York?

Dow, Neal

(Encyclopedia) Dow, Neal, 1804?97, American prohibitionist, b. Portland, Maine. He helped organize the Maine Temperance Union in 1838 and prepared (1851) the famous Maine Law, which superseded the?

Hurston, Zora Neale

(Encyclopedia) Hurston, Zora Neale, 1891??60, African-American writer, b. Notasulga, Ala. She grew up in the pleasant all-black town of Eatonville, Fla., and graduated from Barnard College, where she?

Neal Cassady

Neal Cassady wasn't much of a writer, and yet he is considered a pillar -- a muse, it's said -- of the Beat Generation, the American narcotized literary movement of the 1950s and '60s that gave?

Shaquille O?Neal

Name at birth: Shaquille Rashaun O'NealAt 7'1" and more than 300 pounds, Shaquille O'Neal was one of the most dominant centers in pro basketball during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He started his?