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    T. S. Eliot  
American-English poet T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot was born on September 26, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri. A leader of the modernist movement in poetry, he is most famous for poems such as The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), The Wast...
 
    Jean Monnet, Father of the EC  
Jean Monnet, called the Father of the European Community. A brief timeline summarises how and why the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe was established in Lausanne in 1978. It was the outcome of the convergence of two paths, initiated by th...
 
    The Eiffel Tower, Paris  
The plan to build a tower 300 metres high was conceived as part of preparations for the World's Fair of 1889. Emile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin, the two chief engineers in Eiffel's company, had the idea for a very tall tower in June 1884....
 
    Karel Doorman, Dutch Admiral  
Karel Doorman was a Dutch Rear Admiral who commanded ABDACOM Naval forces, a hastily-organized multinational naval force formed to defend the East Indies against an overwhelming Imperial Japanese attack. Doorman was killed and the main body...
 
    Adolf Hitler, Der Führer  
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), commonly known as the Nazi Party. He was Chancell...
 
    Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosopher of Logic  
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. From 1929–1947, Wittgenstein taught at the University...
 
    Edwin Hubble, Big Bang Theory  
Edwin Powell Hubble was an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century. Hubble is k...
 
    Nehru, First Prime Minister of India  
Jawaharlal Nehru was the first, and is so far the longest-serving, prime minister of independent India, serving from 1947 to 1964. A leading figure in the Indian independence movement, Nehru was elected by the Congress party to assume offic...
 
    Heidegger, German Philosopher  
A student of Husserl, whom Heidegger succeeded as professor of philosophy at Freiburg, he was also influenced by Kierkegaard, Dilthey, and Nietzsche. Heidegger's major work, Being and Time (1927), analyzes the concepts of "care," "mood," an...
 
    Charlie Chaplin  
Charlie Chaplin, who brought laughter to millions worldwide as the silent "Little Tramp" clown. From age 17 to 24 he was with Fred Karno's English vaudeville troupe, which brought him to New York in 1910, aged 21. In November of 1913 he sig...
 
    Abel Gance, French Film Director  
Abel Gance was a French film director and producer, writer and actor. He is best known for three major silent films: J'accuse, La Roue, and the monumental Napoléon. He worked in the cinema from 1909, finally winning acclaim with Mater do...
 
    Wounded Knee Massacre, Lakota Sioux  
The Wounded Knee Massacre was the last major armed conflict between the Lakota Sioux and the US. After the death of Sitting Bull, a band of Sioux, led by Big Foot, fled into the badlands, where they were captured by the 7th Cavalry on Dec....
 
    H.P. Lovecraft, Science Fiction Writer  
Howard Phillips Lovecraft — known as H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction. Lovecraft's guiding aesthetic and philosophical principle was w...
 
    Anthony Fokker, The Flying Dutchman  
Anton Herman Gerard 'Anthony' Fokker was born in Kediri (Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia) and became a Dutch aircraft manufacturer. At age 20 Fokker created his first plane — the Spin (Spider) — in 1910. In his own country he became a cele...
 
    Vaslav Nijinsky, Ballet Dancer  
Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent. He grew to be celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations. He could perform en pointe, a rare skill among male danc...
 
       
 
         
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