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Three Rivers

(Encyclopedia) Three Rivers, Que., Canada: see Trois Rivières .

Three Kingdoms

(Encyclopedia) Three Kingdoms, period of Chinese history from 220 to 265, after the collapse of the Han dynasty. The period takes its name from the three states into which China was…

Three

WBSpring Midseason ReplacementMonday 9:00–10:00 p.m.Cast: Edward Atterton, Julie Bowen and Bumper Robinson A mysterious government law-enforcement agency assembles an unlikely team of crime…

Three Young Men

(Encyclopedia) Three Young Men, in the Book of Daniel , the three men cast by Nebuchadnezzar into the fiery furnace and delivered by an angel. Their names are Abed-nego, Shadrach…

Three Pagodas Pass

(Encyclopedia) Three Pagodas Pass, mountain pass, alt. 925 ft (282 m), at the southern end of the Dawna Range, on the Myanmar-Thailand border. It has long been the chief route between…

Three Emperors' League

(Encyclopedia) Three Emperors' League, informal alliance among Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia, announced officially in 1872 on the occasion of the meeting of emperors Francis…

Three Gorges Dam

(Encyclopedia) Three Gorges Dam, 607 ft (185 m) high and 7,575 ft (2,309 m) long, on the Chang (Yangtze) River, central Hubei prov., China, 30 mi (48 km) W of Yichang. The largest…

Three Mile Island

(Encyclopedia) Three Mile Island, site of a nuclear power plant 10 mi (16 km) south of Harrisburg, Pa. On Mar. 28, 1979, failure of the cooling system of the No. 2 nuclear reactor…