Friday, November 18, 2005

Ishida Mitsunari

Distinguished in the service of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the warrior who reunified Japan after more than a century of civil war, Ishida was appointed head of a small fief and soon became one of the most prominent

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Kahn, Albert

Kahn's father, a rabbi, brought his family to the United States in 1881. Kahn had little schooling but was taken on

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Southern Connecticut State University

Public, coeducational institution of higher education in New Haven, Conn., U.S. It is one of four institutions in the Connecticut State University system; the others are located in New Britain (Central Connecticut State), Willimantic (Eastern Connecticut State), and Danbury (Western Connecticut State). Southern Connecticut State offers bachelor's and master's degrees

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Zaghlul, Sa'd

Zaghlul was from a well-to-do peasant family in Ibyanah in the Nile River delta. He was educated at the Muslim University of Al-Azhar in Cairo and at the Egyptian

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Hot red pepper, a variety of Capsicum frutescens of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family. See pepper.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Town, east-central Minas Gerais estado (“state”), Brazil, in the Brazilian Highlands, at 2,854 feet (870 metres) above sea level. The settlement was made the seat of a municipality in 1938. Known as Congonhas do Campo before 1948, the town is a centre for the mining of iron, nickel, gold, and other minerals. The town is dominated by the great pilgrimage church of Bom Jesus (1773) and its chapels, which are set

Friday, June 03, 2005

San Clemente

City, Orange county, southern California, U.S. It lies along the Pacific Ocean, midway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1925 as a real-estate development, the site was named for offshore San Clemente Island, which was named by the Spanish explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno to honour St. Clement. Chiefly residential, the city gained national prominence in 1969 when President