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    The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–1914), headed by Douglas Mawson, explored the largely uncharted coast of Antarctica due south of Australia.Mawson was inspired to lead his own venture by his experiences on Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod expedition in 1907–1909.

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    The Semper Augustus was the most expensive tulip during tulip mania. “The colour is white, with Carmine on a blue base, and with an unbroken flame right to the top” – wrote Nicolas van Wassenaer in 1624 after seeing the tulip in the garden of one Dr Adriaen Pauw, a director of the new East India Company.

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  4. List of 20th Century Studios movies - Simple English ...

    This is a list of movies produced and/or distributed by the U.S. movie studio 20th Century Fox.The company was founded on May 31, 1935 as a merger between Fox Film Corporation and 20th Century Pictures.

  5. Highest-grossing films of 2012; Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross 1 The Avengers: Marvel Studios / Disney: $1,511,757,910 2 Skyfall: MGM / Columbia: $1,108,561,013 3 The Dark Knight Rises

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    Philadelphia had 525 murders in 1990, a rate of 31.5 per 100,000. An average of about 600 murders occurred each year for most of the 1990s. The murder count dropped in 2002 to 288, then rose to 406 by 2006, before dropping slightly to 392 in 2007. A few years later, Philadelphia began to see a rapid decline in homicides and violent crime.

  7. Clara Barton | - Free Online Encyclopedia

    Clara Barton >The American humanitarian Clara Barton (1821-1912) was the founder of the >American Red Cross [1]. Her work made her a symbol of humanitarianism. Clara Barton was born on Dec. 25, 1821, in North Oxford, Mass.

  8. Yellow Jackets | Article about Yellow Jackets by The Free ...

    yellow jacket: see wasp wasp, name applied to many winged insects of the order Hymenoptera, which also includes ants and bees. Most wasps are carnivorous, feeding on insects, grubs, or spiders.

  9. Claude Monet - Wikipedia

    Oscar-Claude Monet (UK: / ˈ m ɒ n eɪ /, US: / m oʊ ˈ n eɪ /, French: [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.

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    • Oscar-Claude Monet, 14 November 1840, Paris, France
  10. One of my favorite things to do in August is deep dropping for tilefish, yellow-edge grouper, snowy grouper, rose fish and others. Off season hits Apart from a torrential downpour for five minutes, conditions stayed good and as the temperature rose fish began to show on the surface.