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tritium

(Encyclopedia) tritium trĭt´ēəm, radioactive isotope of hydrogen with mass number 3. The tritium nucleus, called a triton, contains one proton and two neutrons. It has a half-life of 12.5 years and…

Casimir Pulaski

Casimir Pulaski was a Polish military officer who fought on the side of the American colonists against the British in the Revolutionary War. The "father of the American cavalry," he was mortally…

Juliette Daisy Gordon Low Biography

Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Lowfounder of the Girl Scouts of AmericaBorn: Oct. 31, 1860Birthplace: Savannah, Ga. Low came from a prominent Savannah, Georgia, family. After being educated at…

Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer(John Herndon Mercer)lyricist, songwriterBorn: 11/18/1909Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia This prolific lyricist wrote words for some of the most memorable songs of the 1940s and 1950s,…

Johnny Mercer Biography

Johnny Mercer(John Herndon Mercer)lyricist, songwriterBorn: 11/18/1909Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia This prolific lyricist wrote words for some of the most memorable songs of the 1940s and 1950s,…

Paula Deen

Name at birth: Paula Ann HiersPaula Deen is a restaurateur from Savannah, Georgia who hosts the cable TV cooking shows Paula's Home Cooking and Paula's Party. Hers is a rags-to-riches kind of story…

North America's Best Cities

The following table lists the top ten best cities in the United States and Canada, as decided by Travel+Leisure's annual poll. New York and San Francisco have been on the list for…

James Alan McPherson Biography

James Alan McPhersonwriterBorn: 9/16/1943Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia James Alan McPherson appeared on the literary scene in 1968 when “Gold Coast,” taken from his first published volume of…

Benjamin HAWKINS, Congress, NC (1754-1818)

Senate Years of Service: 1789-1791; 1791-1795 Party: Pro-Administration; Anti-Administration HAWKINS Benjamin , a Delegate and a Senator from North Carolina; born in what was then Granville, later…

Disasters in 2008

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December January Jan. 1-4, Kenya: more than 300 people are killed and thousands of houses, farms…