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Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)
The dark vertical stripes along the sides that give this shark its common name are much more prominent in juveniles than adults. Tiger sharks will feed on virtually anything they can get in their mouth, including other sharks. Although they have been known to attack humans, fatal attacks are rare.
Willis Haviland Carrier
Willis Haviland Carrier
invented an apparatus for treating air that provided cooling by controlling humidity. Now the central feature of what are now known as air conditioning systems, Carrier's apparatus was never called an air conditioner.
Important Dates in Idaho
Important Dates in Idaho
1836 Two Presbyterian missionaries became the first white settlers in Idaho. 1860 Mormons founded the first permanent settlement in Idaho. March 4, 1863 Idaho Territory was established. July 3, 1890 Idaho became the 43rd state.
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Croatia
Local Name Republika Hrvatska. Area 21,851 sq mi. Population 4,470,534. Capital Zagreb. Independence from Yugoslavia Achieved June 25, 1991.
Giovanni Domenico Cassini
Giovanni Domenico Cassini
(aka Jean-Dominique cassini) discovered four of Saturn's moons, as well as the division of that planet's rings. He also observed and published descriptions of the surface markings on Mars, determined the rotation periods of Mars and Jupiter, and estimated the dimensions of the Solar System.
F.W. Woolworth
Frank Winfield Woolworth
proved to be an ineffectual department store salesman, but a master at building store displays. He turned that display mastery into a chain of "five and dime" stores that made him a millionaire in just a few years.
Boston Massacre
Boston Massacre
On March 5, 1770, a small detachment of British soldiers fired into a crowd of about 400 Bostonians, killing three and wounding eight.
Anders Celsius
Anders Celsius
was the first to suggest a connection between the aurora borealis and changes in the magnetic field of the Earth, and helped determine that the Earth is not a perfect sphere. He is most remembered today, however, for the temperature scale which bears his name.
Mason-Dixon Line
The Mason-Dixon Line
was originally meant to only demarcate the boundaries between Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, but has since come to be a symbol for the division between North and South.
Caroline Herschel
Caroline Herschel
was the first woman astronomer to earn a salary for her services to science, acquire honors, and be accepted into scientific organizations.

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