New Jersey is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeastern region of the United States of America. During North America's colonial era, New Jersey became known as a colony that tolerated religious diversity. New Jersey continues to be one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse states in the United States.
Previous (Asuncion) Next (Atabegs of Azerbaijan) Map showing reservoir The Aswan Dam, located in Aswan, Egypt, tames the Nile River and utilizes the power of the river for a variety of social and economic causes. There are actually two dams on the Nile River at Aswan, the Aswan High Dam and the Aswan Low Dam, both of which work together to prevent the annual large floods from the Nile.
Awards Preceded by: Bette Davis for Jezebel Academy Award for Best Actress 1939 for Gone with the Wind Succeeded by: Ginger Rogers for Kitty Foyle Preceded by: Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday Academy Award for Best Actress 1951 for A Streetcar Named Desire Succeeded by: Shirley Booth for Come Back, Little Sheba Preceded by: (tie) Anna Maria Alberghetti for Carnival and Diahann Carroll for No Strings Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical 1963 for Tovarich Succeeded by: Carol Channing for Hello, Dolly!
Previous (Eukaryote) Next (Eunuch) Korean empress Queen Min was assassinated in the early hours of October 8, 1895, at Okho-ru (옥호루, 玉壺樓) Pavilion in the Geoncheonggung (건청궁, 乾淸宮), which was the rear private royal residence inside Gyeongbokgung Palace. After verifying that they had indeed killed Queen Min, the assassins burned her body.
Laurel and Hardy were an American-based comedy duo who became famous during the early half of the twentieth century for their work in motion pictures. The the duo consisted of the thin British-born-and-reared Stan Laurel and his heavier American partner from the state of Georgia, Oliver Hardy. They are considered among the most famous and finest double acts in cinema history.
Daniel Defoe (1660 [?] - April 24-26, 1731) was an English journalist, novelist and spy, who is considered one of the earliest practitioners of the novel. Although there is some debate over whether Defoe can be rightly called the first novelist in England, he is almost certainly the first novelist to widely popularize the form.