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Robert E. Peary

Robert Edwin Peary, his assistant Matthew Henson and four Inuit men were the first to reach the North Pole on 6 April 1909. An officer in the United States Navy, it was Commander Peary's eighth?


(Encyclopedia) navy, originally, all ships of a nation, whether for war or commerce; the term navy now designates only such vessels as are built and maintained specifically for war. There have been?


(Encyclopedia) airship, an aircraft that consists of a cigar-shaped gas bag, or envelope, filled with a lighter-than-air gas to provide lift, a propulsion system, a steering mechanism, and a gondola?

John William WARNER, Congress, VA (1927)

Senate Years of Service: 1979-2009 Party: Republican WARNER John William , a Senator from Virginia; born in Washington, D.C., February 18, 1927; attended schools in Washington, D.C. and Virginia;?

Benjamin Bentley BLACKBURN, Congress, GA (1927)

BLACKBURN Benjamin Bentley , a Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 14, 1927; attended the public schools in Atlanta, Ga.; graduated from the University of?

Chip CRAVAACK, Congress, MN (1951)

CRAVAACK Chip , a Representative from Minnesota; born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., December 29, 1959; graduated from St. Xavier High School, Finneytown, Ohio, 1977; B.S., United States?

Floyd James FITHIAN, Congress, IN (1928-2003)

FITHIAN Floyd James , a Representative from Indiana; born in Vesta, Johnson County, Nebr., November 3, 1928; graduated from Vesta High School, Vesta, Nebr., 1947; B.A., Peru State College, Peru,?

James Butler HARE, Congress, SC (1918-1966)

HARE James Butler , a Representative from South Carolina; born in Saluda, S.C., September 4, 1918; attended the public schools; was graduated from Newberry College in 1939; postgraduate work at?

H. Martin LANCASTER, Congress, NC (1943)

LANCASTER H. Martin , a Representative from North Carolina; born in Patetown Community, March 24, 1943; attended public schools; A.B., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1965; J.D.,?

Robert Joseph TWYMAN, Congress, IL (1897-1976)

TWYMAN Robert Joseph , a Representative from Illinois; born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 18, 1897; attended Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; employed in foreign service by?