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Anthony Astley Cooper ROGERS

ROGERS, Anthony Astley Cooper, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Clarksville, Sumner County, Tenn., February 14, 1821; received a limited schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved …

Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson is the writer and director of the Joseph Gordon-Levitt films Brick and Looper. A film school student from USC, Johnson's first feature, Brick, earned critical raves in 2005, and allowed h…

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There is no “international copyright” that will automatically protect an author's work throughout the entire world. Protection against unauthorized use in a particular country dep…

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was an enfant terrible of 1970s German cinema who cranked out three to four feature films a year, including The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) and Querelle (1982). Fassbinder …

Blenheim House

(Oxfordshire). The house given by the nation to the Duke of Marlborough, for his victory over the French at Blenheim, in Bavaria, in the reign of Queen Anne (1704). When Europe freed confes…

Butch Cassidy

Butch Cassidy(Robert Leroy Parker)outlawBorn: 4/13/1866Birthplace: Beaver, Utah Butch Cassidy was the most prolific bank and train robber of his time. After a term in prison (1894–96) Ca…

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage is the Emmy-winning star of the television version of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones -- and a fan favorite for his role as the scheming dwarf Tyrion Lannister. Dinklage is a grad…

The Dawning of the Space Age

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union put the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into Earth orbit and ushered in the modern space age. Sputnik (“traveling companion”) …

Phish

Phishrock group Vermont-based band known for mixing unconventional lyrics with a spontaneous music style. Like the Grateful Dead, Phish established a reputation of tireless touring and boasts …

W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden(Wynstan Hugh Auden)poet, dramatistBorn: 2/21/1907Birthplace: York, England Considered the poet of the British left for confronting the social problems of pre-WWII Britain, Auden mo…