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Republic of the Congo
Official Local Name Republique
Democratique du Congo. Area 905,568 sq
mi. Population 77,433,744. Capital
Kinshasa. Independence from Belgium Achieved
June 30, 1960.
Local Name Eesti Vabarik. Area
17,457 sq mi. Population 1,257,921. Capital
Tallinn. Independence from the Soviet Union
Achieved September 6, 1991.
(Thomas William Selleck) had aspirations of
becoming a professional athlete, but took up
acting instead. After appearing in a number of
commercials, television series, and movies, he
finally gained lasting fame with the lead role in
The beloved home of George Washington, Mount
Vernon was once a model of scientific farming and
self-sufficiency. Allowed to gradually fall into
disrepair after his death, it was saved from ruin
by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, which
has operated the estate without federal funding
roamed the plains of Eurasia, Africa, and North
America between 20 and 8 million years ago. The
first cat to immigrate into the Americas, it is
believed to be the ancestor of all modern cats,
including the domestic house cat.
was known as the best designer and
manufacturer of mathematical, astronomical,
surveying, and navigational instruments in
England in the late-1700's. He also invented the
dividing engine, an improved theodolite, a
pyrometer, and an eyepiece for reflecting
succeeded Tiberius as Emperor in 37 A.D.
Initially very popular among the citizenry, his
popularity began waning after he began showing
signs of mental instability less than a year
after assuming the throne. Known for humiliating
Senate members, killing members of his family,
and undertaking seemingly foolish and expensive
projects, he became the first Roman Emperor to be
assassinated in 41.
Wilson Asks Congress to Declare War on Germany
On April 2, 1917, President
Woodrow Wilson told a joint session of Congress
that "The world must be safe for
democracy." Congress ultimately agreed with
Wilson and, on April 6, issued a formal
declaration of war against Germany.
Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
The only bear native to South America is found
throughout the more mountainous regions of the
Andes from western Venezuela south to Bolivia, as
well as northwestern Argentina into Panama. It is
named for the spectacle-like markings on its
face, which are unique to each individual bear.
was one of the largest land amphibians of the
Early Permian Period (295-270 million years ago),
with a length of up to 6.5 feet and weight of up
to 200 pounds. Looking much like a modern
crocodile, it likely moved and fed in a manner
very much like the crocodile.