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    Chico Mendes, Activist Amazon Rainforest  
Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes, was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader and environmentalist. He fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest, and advocated for the human rights of Brazilian peasants and in...
 
    UNESCO  
UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was born on November 16, 1945. For this specialized UN agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs...
 
    UN : United Nations  
The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was first used in the "Declaration by United Nations" of 1 January 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Go...
 
    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WW2  
During the final stage of World War II, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The United States had dropped the bombs with the consent of the United...
 
    Animal Farm, Orwell  
"George Orwell's 1945 satire on the perils of Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere - and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: 'Some are more equal than others'."...
 
    Korean War  
North Korea launched its invasion of the South with every confidence that they would win the war in a month or two. They were well armed by the USSR, their ranks filled with battle-hardened veterans of China's Civil War, and the Truman admi...
 
    Gerardus 't Hooft, Physics  
Gerardus 't Hooft is a professor in theoretical physics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with Martinus J. G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions". Aster...
 
    Donald Trump, 45th US President, 2017  
Donald John Trump is the President-elect of the United States and an American businessman. He is scheduled to take office as the 45th President on January 20, 2017. As the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 2016 election, he de...
 
    UNICEF : United Nations Children's Fund  
UNICEF works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We h...
 
    Bill Clinton, 42nd US President, 1993-2001  
William Jefferson Clinton served as the forty-second President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He was the third-youngest president, older only than Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. He became president at the end of the Cold W...
 
    Craig Venter, 1st Synthetic Cell  
John Craig Venter is an American biologist and entrepreneur, most famous for his role in being one of the first to sequence the human genome and for his role in creating the first synthetic cell in 2010. Venter founded Celera Genomics, Th...
 
    David Lynch, Filmmaker  
David Keith Lynch is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most important director of this era." AllMovie called him "the Renaissance man of m...
 
    Dolly Parton, American Country Singer  
Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for o...
 
    George W. Bush, 43rd US President, 2001-2009  
George Walker Bush is an American politician who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Conn...
 
    Indian Independence Act 1947  
The Indian Independence Act 1947 was as an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that partitioned British India into the two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan. The Act received the royal assent on 18 July 1947, and Pakis...
 
       
 
         
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