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The discovery of heparin has been the source of some controversy. An anticoagulant phospholipid was described first in an extract of liver in 1916 by a young medical student, Jay Maclean
Published by Clara L. 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +7 votes | 3 comments
Information and facts on the history of air conditioning invention, and its inventors, John Gorris and Willis Carrier.
Published by Tel Asiado 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +17 votes | 3 comments
Based upon missing persons reports of the time as well as the eye witness testimony of Holmes\' neighbors who reported seeing him accompany numerous unidentified young women into his hotel—young women whom they never saw exit--the number of his victims has typically been estimated between 20 and 200--in the Castle alone.
Published by James R. Coffey 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 9 comments
Christopher Marlowe paved the way for playwrights such as Shakespeare and was held in very high regard by the likes of Shakespeare and Ben Johnson. In his twenty nine years he left a marked impact on our society and culture that still resounds to this day.
Published by Norma MacLennan 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 5 comments
Ernesto “Che” Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1928, and become the most famous revolutionary in modern history. While many today see Che’s political views as far too radical and a danger to any government’s stability, many others see his guerilla strategies as the template for social change through revolution. You can witness its use in many parts of the world. Some say, he literally \\\"wrote the book\\\" on revolution.
Published by James R. Coffey 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 2 comments
Abbie Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989), was an American social activist of the 60s who first came to national attention in 1967 during the infamous New York Stock Exchange money-burning incident, which was followed by his arrest for conspiracy and inciting to riot during anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Published by James R. Coffey 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 8 comments
Buffalo Bill was one of the most loved Western characters in history. Buffalo Bill insights.
Published by Jaz 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 2 comments
Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996), born in Springfield, Massachusetts, was a highly influential American psychologist and writer considered one of the most prominent figures of the 1960s counterculture, and once described by President Richard Nixon as "the most dangerous man in America.”
Published by James R. Coffey 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 2 comments
Often referred to as the \\\\\\\"Mad Monk,” Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin is said to have gone from spiritual healer to the man who toppled the Romanov Dynasty of Russia, ending the Tsar tradition forever.
Published by James R. Coffey 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 7 comments
Brief biography of May Gibbs, English-born Australian creator of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and also gumnut babies. She\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s an English-born Australian
Published by Tel Asiado 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +14 votes | 0 comments
To Sir, With Love is a great book about diversity in prejudice on different continents. A teacher's story of dealing with the difficulties of children and prejudice in Brittain.
Published by Jaz 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 2 comments
The first female Prime Minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was introduced to political life by her father Alfred Roberts.
Published by carol roach 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +7 votes | 0 comments
how well do you know Abraham Lincoln? Could you answer 25 questions about his life?
Published by Tere Scott 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 2 comments
Robert Louis Stevenson is best known as a writer and famous son of Edinburgh. He is less well known for his love of travel and deep affection for Scotland as a whole.
Published by Norma MacLennan 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 5 comments
Dian Fossey was one of the great paleontologists of our time. Death of Dian Fossey and the loss of the great protector of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.
Published by Jaz 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 0 comments
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