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2008 Superbike World Championship

19-Jan-2021 14:21:50

The 2008 Superbike World Championship was the twenty-first season of the Superbike World Championship. Corona Extra ceased to be the championship's title sponsor, as it had been since 1998. The electronics manufacturer HANNspree took over as the title sponsor in 2008 and this arrangement remained ...


Max von Sydow

19-Jan-2021 14:21:52

Max von Sydow was a Swedish actor. He had a 70-year career in European and American cinema, television, and theatre, appearing in more than 150 films and several television series in multiple languages. He became a French citizen and lived in France for the last decades of his life. Capable in rol ...


Surat Huseynov

19-Jan-2021 14:21:54

Surat Davud oglu Huseynov is an Azerbaijani colonel and ex-Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, who rose to prominence during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. His military career led, in 1993, to his rise to Prime Minister and later prison term. Prior to the war. After serving in the army in 1977–1979 and la ...


Operation Cartwheel

19-Jan-2021 14:21:54

Operation Cartwheel was a major military operation for the Allies in the Pacific theatre of World War II. Cartwheel was an operation aimed at neutralising the major Japanese base at Rabaul. The operation was directed by the Supreme Allied Commander in the South West Pacific Area, General Douglas M ...


Chemical synapse

19-Jan-2021 14:21:54

Chemical synapses are biological junctions through which neurons' signals can be sent to each other and to non-neuronal cells such as those in muscles or glands. Chemical synapses allow neurons to form circuits within the central nervous system. They are crucial to the biological computations that ...


Janet Cooke

19-Jan-2021 14:21:54

Janet Leslie Cooke is a former American journalist. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for an article written for The Washington Post . The story was later discovered to have been fabricated. Cooke subsequently returned the Pulitzer, the only person to date to do so, after admitting she had fabrica ...


Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign

19-Jan-2021 14:21:54

The Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign were a series of battles fought from November 1943 through February 1944, in the Pacific theatre of World War II between the United States and Japan. They were the first steps of the drive across the central Pacific by the United States Pacific Fleet and M ...


Lee Harvey Oswald

19-Jan-2021 14:21:55

Lee Harvey Oswald was an American Marxist and former U.S. Marine who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Oswald was honorably released from active duty in the Marine Corps into the reserve and defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959. He lived in Minsk un ...


Mixed-member proportional representation

19-Jan-2021 14:21:56

Mixed-member proportional representation is a mixed electoral system in which voters get two votes: one to decide the representative for their single-seat constituency, and one for a political party. Seats in the legislature are filled firstly by the successful constituency candidates, and secon ...


Forehand

19-Jan-2021 14:21:57

The forehand in tennis and other racket sports such as table tennis, squash and badminton is a shot made by swinging the racket across one's body with the hand moving palm-first. In tennis, except in the context of the phrase forehand volley , the term refers to a type of groundstroke—a str ...


Cabernet Franc

19-Jan-2021 14:21:59

Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties worldwide. It is principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but can also be vinified alone, as in the Loire's Chinon. In addition to being used in blends and produced as a varietal in Canada and ...


WrestleMania I

19-Jan-2021 14:21:59

WrestleMania was the inaugural WrestleMania and inaugural professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced by the World Wrestling Federation. It took place on March 31, 1985, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The attendance for the event was 19,121. The event was seen by over one milli ...


Clyde Cowan

19-Jan-2021 14:21:59

Clyde Lorrain Cowan Jr was an American physicist, the co-discoverer of the neutrino along with Frederick Reines. The discovery was made in 1956 in the neutrino experiment. Frederick Reines received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 in both their names. Early life. Born the oldest of four childre ...


Islamic Commission of Spain

19-Jan-2021 14:22:00

Islamic Commission of Spain is the legitimate representative organ of Islam and Muslims before the citizenship and the Administration for the representation, negotiation, signature and follow-up on the Islam - State agreements adopted in Law 26/1992. The Islamic Commission of Spain meets periodica ...


Expo 2008

19-Jan-2021 14:22:03

Expo 2008 was an international exposition held from Saturday, 14 June to Sunday, 14 September 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain, with the theme of "Water and Sustainable Development". The exposition was placed in a meander of the river Ebro. It was coordinated by the Bureau International des Expos ...


2015 Stanley Cup playoffs

19-Jan-2021 14:22:04

The 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League began on April 15, 2015, and ended on June 15, 2015, with the Chicago Blackhawks defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning four games to two in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals. The New York Rangers made the playoffs as the Presidents' Trophy winners ...


Nineteen Eighty-Four

19-Jan-2021 14:22:06

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel , often published as 1984 , is a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centres on the consequences of gove ...


Operation Hailstone

19-Jan-2021 14:22:06

Operation Hailstone , 17–18 February 1944, was a massive United States Navy air and surface attack on Truk Lagoon conducted as part of the American offensive drive against the Imperial Japanese Navy through the Central Pacific Ocean during World War II. Prior to Operation Hailstone, the IJN had u ...


Graviton

19-Jan-2021 14:22:07

In theories of quantum gravity, the graviton is the hypothetical quantum of gravity, an elementary particle that mediates the force of gravity. There is no complete quantum field theory of gravitons due to an outstanding mathematical problem with renormalization in general relativity. In string th ...


Bible

19-Jan-2021 14:22:08

The Bible is a collection of religious texts or scriptures sacred to Christians, Jews, Samaritans, Rastafari and others. They generally consider the Bible to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans. The Bible appears in the form of an anthology, a ...


Swing (jazz performance style)

19-Jan-2021 14:22:08

In music, the term swing has two main uses. Colloquially, it is used to describe the quality or impression or effect of a changing pattern in a propulsive rhythm created by the musical interaction between the performers, especially when the music prompts a visceral response such as foot-tapping or ...


Cultural heritage

19-Jan-2021 14:22:10

Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that is inherited from past generations. Not all legacies of past generations are "heritage", rather heritage is a product of selection by society. Cultural heritage includes tangible cu ...


Market square

19-Jan-2021 14:22:15

The market square is a square meant for trading, in which a market is held. It is an important feature of many towns and cities around the world. A market square is an open area where market stalls are traditionally set out for trading, commonly on one particular day of the week known as market d ...


Canada at the 1932 Winter Olympics

19-Jan-2021 14:22:15

Canada competed at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games. Canadian Olympic Committee member W. A. Fry self-published a book covering Canadian achievements at the 1932 Winter Olympics and 1932 Summer Olympics. His 1933 book, Can ...


Morean War

19-Jan-2021 14:22:17

The Morean War , also known as the Sixth Ottoman–Venetian War , was fought between 1684–1699 as part of the wider conflict known as the "Great Turkish War", between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire. Military operations ranged from Dalmatia to the Aegean Sea, but the war' ...