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Shane (1953)

Director: George StevensCast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Jack Palance and Brandon de Wilde Breathtaking vistas and the classic squatters-versus-cattle-herders plot make this the ultim…

Famous Firsts by Hispanic Americans

The first Hispanic-American politicians, baseball players, and more Government Member of U.S. Congress: Joseph Marion Hernández, 1822, …

July 2000 Disasters

early July, southern Europe: Recording breaking heat wave in Italy and the Balkans resulted in dozens of deaths and set the stage for numerous wildfires damaging crops and forests. Temperature…

Absquatulate

Absquat′ulate To run away or abscond. A comic American word, from ab and squat (to go away from your squatting). A squatting is a tenement taken in some unclaimed part, without purchas…

News of the Nation, 2007

News of the nation in 2007 from Iraq to the presidential election by Beth Rowen Related Links 2007 Year in Review 2007 …

Papua New Guinea

U.S. Department of State Background Note Papua New Guinea Index: People History Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Papua New Guinea Relations Sponsored Li…

July 2000

WorldMexico Elects Reform President (July 1): Leader of center-right party, Vicente Fox Quesada, soundly defeats governing party's candidate, Francisco Labastida Ochoa. Election ends 71 years …

Walt Whitman: Song of Myself, Part 15

Part 15The pure contralto sings in the organ loft, The carpenter dresses his plank, the tongue of his foreplane whistles its wild ascending lisp, The married and unmarried children ride ho…

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

by Robert Burns The Cotter's Saturday NightScotch DrinkAddress To The Deil O Prince! O chief of many throned Pow'rs That led th' embattl'd Seraphim to war— Milton. O T…