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Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
This bird's common name refers to its habit of moving frequently, usually in large flocks, and to its seemingly carefree lifestyle, much like the travel and lifestyle typically associated with "Bohemian gypsies."
Republic of Burundi
Republic of Burundi
Local Name Republika y'u Burundi. Origin of Name derived from Rundi, the most common language in the country. Area 10,747 sq mi. Population 10,395,931. Capital Bujumbura. Independence from U.N. Trusteeship Achieved July 1, 1962.
Bermuda Facts and Figures
Bermuda Facts and Figures
Area 21 sq mi. Population 69,839. Capital Hamilton. Dependency Status self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
Acoma Revolt/Massacre
Acoma Revolt/Massacre
The 6,000 or so people who inhabited Acoma Pueblo had enjoyed peaceful relations with the Spanish since being visited by Francisco Coronado in 1540, but that peace came to an abrupt end in 1598.
Louis Braille
Louis Braille
took a writing system originally designed for the military and turned it into a system of reading and writing for the blind. Ironically, while the Braille System he developed never gained popularity during his lifetime and was actually banned at the school for the blind which he attended, it has since been adapted to almost every known language.
Henry Fielding
Henry Fielding
published the satiric poem The Masquerade and had his first play, Love in Several Masques, performed in 1728. His most famous novel, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, was published in 1749. He was also an excellent journalist and essayist.

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