Lionel Messi summary
Lionel Messi, (born June 24, 1987, Rosario, Arg.), Argentine-born football (soccer) player.
Iran hostage crisis summary
Iran hostage crisis, (1979–81) Political crisis involving Iran’s seizure of U.S.
anti-Semitism, Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious group or “race.” Although the term anti-Semitism...
Rio de Janeiro summary
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São Paulo summary
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Havana, Spanish La Habana , City, capital, and province (pop., 2020 est.: 2,132,183) of Cuba.
Jerry Lee Lewis summary
Jerry Lee Lewis, (born Sept. 29, 1935, Ferriday, La., U.S.—died Oct. 28, 2022, DeSoto county, Miss.), U.S.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva summary
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula , (born Oct. 27, 1945, Garanhuns, Pernambuco state, Braz.), Brazilian politician...
Stockholm, City (pop., 2020 est.: city, 975,551; urban agglom.: 1,767,108), capital of Sweden.
Copenhagen, Danish København , Capital and largest city (pop., 2022: city, 644,431; metro.
tropical cyclone summary
tropical cyclone, or typhoon or hurricane , Severe atmospheric disturbance that originates over tropical oceans.
Key Facts of the Mexican-American War
This list presents some of the key facts of the Mexican-American War, from its origins following the United States’ annexation...
Mexican-American War Timeline
This timeline describes significant events during the Mexican-American War, which was fought between Mexico and the United...
Causes and Effects of the Mexican-American War
This is a list of the major causes and effects of the Mexican-American War, which grew from a border dispute after the United...
Tokyo, Japanese Tōkyō formerly (until 1868) Edo , City (pop., 2010: city, 9,733,276; metro.
Almaty, formerly Alma-Ata , City (pop., 2008 est.: 1,324,739), southeastern Kazakhstan.
Saul Kripke summary
Saul Kripke, (born Nov. 13, 1940, Bay Shore, Long Island, N.Y., U.S.—died Sept. 15, 2022, Plainsboro, N.J.), U.S.
Jean-Luc Godard summary
Jean-Luc Godard, (born Dec. 3, 1930, Paris, France—died Sept. 13, 2022, Rolle, Switz.), French Swiss film director.
Elizabeth II summary
Elizabeth II, in full Elizabeth Alexandra Mary , (born April 21, 1926, London, Eng.—died Sept. 8, 2022, Balmoral Castle,...
Mikhail Gorbachev summary
Mikhail Gorbachev, (born March 2, 1931, Privolye, Stavropol region, Russia, U.S.S.R.—died August 30, 2022, Moscow, Russia),...
Frances Burney summary
Frances Burney, byname Fanny Burney , (born June 13, 1752, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, Eng.—died Jan. 6, 1840, London), English...
Sir Salman Rushdie summary
Sir Salman Rushdie, (born June 19, 1947, Bombay, India), Indian-born novelist.