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  1. Alexander Fleming - Wikipedia

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    Apr 27, 2021 · Sir Alexander Fleming FRS FRSE FRCS (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the enzyme lysozyme and the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance which he named penicillin.

  2. Angus MacAskill - Wikipedia

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    Apr 29, 2021 · Angus MacAskill (1825 – 8 August 1863) was a Scottish-born Canadian giant. The 1981 Guinness Book of World Records says he is the tallest non-pathological giant in recorded history (7 ft 9 in, or 2.36 m) and had the largest chest measurements of any non-obese man (80 inches, or 200 cm).

    • Brain fever
    • Feats of strength and height
    • 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)
    • Scottish
  3. John Irving - Wikipedia

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    Apr 27, 2021 · John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American-Canadian novelist and screenwriter.. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978.

    • Novelist, screenwriter
    • John Wallace Blunt Jr., March 2, 1942 (age 79), Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.
  4. History of penicillin - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · The history of penicillin follows a number of observations and discoveries of apparent evidence of antibiotic activity of the mould Penicillium.Following the identification of Penicillium rubens as the source of the compound in 1928 and with the production of pure compound in 1942, penicillin became the first naturally derived antibiotic.

  5. Alexander the Great - Wikipedia

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    5 days ago · Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Αλέξανδρος, Aléxandros; 20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. A member of the Argead dynasty, he was born in Pella—a city in Ancient Greece—in 356 BC.

  6. Alexander Selkirk - Wikipedia

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    Apr 30, 2021 · Alexander Selkirk was the son of a shoemaker and tanner in Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland, born in 1676. In his youth he displayed a quarrelsome and unruly disposition. He was summoned before the Kirk Session in August 1693 for his "indecent conduct in church", but he "did not appear, being gone to sea".

  7. Captain Tom Moore - Wikipedia

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    3 days ago · Captain Sir Thomas Moore (30 April 1920 – 2 February 2021), more popularly known as Captain Tom, was a British Army officer who raised money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Anthony Minghella – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

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    4 days ago · Anthony Minghella, CBE (Ryde, Ilha de Wight, 6 de janeiro de 1954 — Londres, 18 de março de 2008) foi um cineasta e roteirista inglês.Filho de italianos, Minghella tinha paixão pelo cinema desde sua infância.

  9. Oscar för bästa manliga biroll – Wikipedia

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    Apr 26, 2021 · Nedan följer en lista över vinnare och nominerade av en Oscar för Bästa manliga biroll, (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor).Priset har delats ut sedan den nionde Oscarsgalan, och tilldelades då Walter Brennan för sin roll i Männen från storskogen.

  10. Oscar för bästa regi – Wikipedia

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    Apr 28, 2021 · Oscar för bästa regi är ett pris som ges till den person som den amerikanska filmakademien anser vara den bästa regissören från året före. Regissören som tilldelas priset erhåller en Oscarstatyett och får möjligheten att hålla ett tal vid en årlig ceremoni.

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