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Charles M. Schulz
CHARLES MONROE SCHULZ (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000), nicknamed SPARKY, was an American cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts (which featured the characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy , among others). He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as a major influence by many later cartoonists, including Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes
creator Bill Watterson
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M2 Browning
The M2 MACHINE GUN or BROWNING .50 CALIBER MACHINE GUN is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I
World War I
by John Browning . Its design is similar to Browning's earlier M1919 Browning machine gun , which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the much larger and much more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was developed alongside and takes its name from the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). It has been referred to as "Ma Deuce", in reference to its M2 nomenclature. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for the current infantry type is BROWNING MACHINE GUN, CAL. .50, M2, HB, FLEXIBLE. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications and low-flying aircraft. The M2 has been produced longer than any other machine gun
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The Saturday Evening Post
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST is an American magazine published six times a year. It was published weekly under this title from 1897 until 1963, then every two weeks until 1969. From the 1920s to the 1960s, it was one of the most widely circulated and influential magazines for the American middle class, with fiction, non-fiction, cartoons and features that reached millions of homes every week. The magazine declined in readership through the 1960s, and in 1969 The Saturday Evening Post folded for two years before being revived as a quarterly publication in 1971. The magazine was redesigned in 2013
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Art Linkletter
ARTHUR GORDON "ART" LINKLETTER (born ARTHUR GORDON KELLY, or GORDON ARTHUR KELLEY (sources differ), July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010) was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality . He was the host of House Party , which ran on CBS
CBS
radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny , on NBC
NBC
radio and TV for 19 years. Linkletter was famous for interviewing children on House Party and Kids Say the Darndest Things , which led to a series of books quoting children. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1942
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20th Armored Division (United States)
World War II
World War II
* Central Europe COMMANDERS Notable commanders Orlando Ward Roderick R. Allen U.S. ARMORED DIVISIONS PREVIOUS NEXT 16th Armored Division (Inactive) 25th Armored Division (Phantom)The 20TH ARMORED DIVISION was an armored division of the United States Army that fought in World War II
World War II
. It was activated on 15 March 1943 at Camp Campbell in Kentucky
Kentucky
. The division has no real nickname although it did associate itself with the nickname "Armoraiders" while in training at Camp Campbell. After certification as a liberating division by the Center of Military History on 28 October 1988, and the awarding of a Liberation Certificate by the United States
United States
Holocaust Memorial Council, veterans of the division adopted the name Liberators as a division motto
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United States Army
U.S. Department of Defense * Dept. of the Army
Army
(since 1947) HEADQUARTERS The Pentagon
The Pentagon
Arlington County, Virginia , U.S
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Cancer
CANCER is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors , which do not spread to other parts of the body. Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss , and a change in bowel movements . While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they may have other causes. Over 100 types of cancers affect humans. Tobacco
Tobacco
use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Another 10% are due to obesity , poor diet , lack of physical activity , and excessive drinking of alcohol . Other factors include certain infections, exposure to ionizing radiation and environmental pollutants. In the developing world nearly 20% of cancers are due to infections such as hepatitis B , hepatitis C and human papillomavirus infection . These factors act, at least partly, by changing the genes of a cell
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Conscription
Military service National service Conscription crisis Conscientious objector
Conscientious objector
Alternative civilian service CONSCRIPTION BY COUNTRY * v * t * e CONSCRIPTION, or DRAFTING, is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service , most often a military service . Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names. The modern system of near-universal national conscription for young men dates to the French Revolution
French Revolution
in the 1790s, where it became the basis of a very large and powerful military . Most European nations later copied the system in peacetime, so that men at a certain age would serve 1–8 years on active duty and then transfer to the reserve force
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Fantagraphics
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS is an American publisher of alternative comics , classic comic strip anthologies, magazines, graphic novels , and the erotic Eros Comix
Eros Comix
imprint. Many notable cartoonists publish their work through Fantagraphics, including Jessica Abel , Peter Bagge , Ivan Brunetti , Charles Burns , Daniel Clowes , Mary Fleener , Roberta Gregory , Joe Sacco , Chris Ware , and Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez a.k.a. the Hernandez brothers
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Pointer (dog Breed)
The POINTER, often called the ENGLISH POINTER, is a medium to large-sized breed of dog developed in England
England
as a gun dog . It is one of several pointing breeds . Orange and white Pointer pointing Solid black Pointer female and puppies Pointer portrait CONTENTS* 1 Appearance * 1.1 Coat and color * 1.2 Size * 2 General temperament * 3 Health * 4 Skills * 5 History * 6 Name * 7 Famous pointers * 8 Miscellaneous * 9 See also * 10 References APPEARANCECOAT AND COLOR A lemon and white Pointer. The coat of a Pointer is short, dense, smooth with a sheen. They are generally white with either liver, lemon, orange or black markings. Although pointers may have solid coloring in any of these hues, most Pointers are primarily white with some body markings
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Terry And The Pirates (comic Strip)
TERRY AND THE PIRATES was an action-adventure comic strip created by cartoonist Milton Caniff
Milton Caniff
. Captain Joseph Patterson , editor for the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate , had admired Caniff's work on the children's adventure strip Dickie Dare
Dickie Dare
and hired him to create the new adventure strip, providing Caniff with the title and locale. The Dragon Lady leads the evil pirates; conflict with the pirates was diminished in priority when World War II
World War II
started. The daily strip began October 22, 1934, and the Sunday color pages began December 9, 1934. Initially, the storylines of the daily strips and Sunday pages were different, but on August 26, 1936, they merged into a single storyline. In 1946, Caniff won the first Cartoonist of the Year Award from the National Cartoonists Society
National Cartoonists Society
for his work on Terry and the Pirates
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Veterans Day (United States)
VETERANS DAY is an official United States
United States
public holiday , observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans ; that is, persons who served in the United States
United States
Armed Forces . It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day
Armistice Day
and Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day
, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I
World War I
; major hostilities of World War I
World War I
were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany
Armistice with Germany
went into effect. The United States
United States
previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954
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Milton Caniff
MILTON ARTHUR PAUL "MILT" CANIFF (/kəˈnɪf/ ; February 28, 1907 – April 3, 1988) was an American cartoonist famous for the Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon comic strips. CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Comic strips * 1.1.1 Terry and the Pirates * 1.1.2 Male Call * 1.1.3 Steve Canyon * 2 Recognition and awards * 3 Influence * 4 Caniff as comic character * 5 Bibliography * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links BIOGRAPHYCaniff was born in Hillsboro, Ohio . He was an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America . Caniff did cartoons for local newspapers while studying at Stivers High School (now Stivers School for the Arts ) in Dayton Ohio
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Little Red-Haired Girl
RED HAIR occurs naturally in 1–2% of the human population . It occurs more frequently (2–6%) in people of northern or western European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations. Red hair appears most commonly in people with two copies of a recessive allele on chromosome 16 which produces an altered version of the MC1R protein. Red hair
Red hair
varies in hues from a deep burgundy or bright copper (reddish-brown or auburn ) through to burnt orange or red-orange and strawberry blond . It is characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin . It is associated with fair skin color , lighter eye colors (gray, blue, green, and hazel), freckles , and sensitivity to ultraviolet light . Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as fiery-tempered
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Beagle
The BEAGLE is a breed of small hound that is similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound . The beagle is a scent hound , developed primarily for hunting hare . With a great sense of smell and superior tracking instinct, the beagle is employed as detection dog for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. The beagle is intelligent but single-minded. It is a popular pet due to its size, good temper, and lack of inherited health problems . Although beagle-type dogs have existed for 2,500 years, the modern breed was developed in Great Britain
Great Britain
around the 1830s from several breeds, including the Talbot Hound
Hound
, the North Country Beagle , the Southern Hound
Hound
, and possibly the Harrier . Beagles have been depicted in popular culture since Elizabethan times in literature and paintings, and more recently in film, television, and comic books
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Needles, California
NEEDLES (Mojave : ʼAha Kuloh) is a city in San Bernardino County , California
California
, United States
United States
. It lies on the western banks of the Colorado River
Colorado River
in the Mohave Valley subregion of the Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert
, near the borders of Arizona
Arizona
and Nevada
Nevada
and roughly 110 miles (180 km) from the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip
. It is the easternmost city of the San Bernardino Metropolitan area , and is geographically isolated from other cities in the area. The city is accessible via Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 95 . The population was 4,844 at the 2010 census , up from 4,830 at the 2000 census
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