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Tabor, David (1913 - 2005)

English physicist who worked mainly in tribology, the study of friction and wear between solid surfaces. Tabor was born in London and studied there at

Open Tacitus, Cornelius (AD 55 - 120)
Tacitus, Cornelius (AD 55 - 120)

(Cornelius Tacitus), c.A.D. 55–c.A.D. 117, Roman historian. Little is known for certain of his life. He was a friend of Pliny the Younger and married

Taft, William Howard (1857 - 1930)

1857–1930, 27th President of the United States (1909–13) and 10th chief justice of the United States (1921–30), b. Cincinnati. After graduating (1878)

Open Tagore, Rabindranath (1861 - 1941)
Tagore, Rabindranath (1861 - 1941)

( rəbĭn'drənät təgôr', täkʊr' ), 1861–1941, Indian author and guru, b. Calcutta (now Kolkata). Tagore came from a wealthy Bengali family. He went

Takemitsu, Tōru (Oct 8, 1930 - Feb 20, 1996)

Japanese composer. He was mainly self-taught and was initially influenced by Schoenberg, Messiaen, and musique concrète . Like other composers of his

Talabani, Jalal (1933 - )

Iraqi Kurdish centre-left politician, president of Iraq 2005–14. Founder and leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two main

Open Talal, Prince Al-Walid bin (1955 - )
Talal, Prince Al-Walid bin (1955 - )

1955 Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 1979 Received BS in business administration from Menlo College. 1980 Founded Kingdom Holding Company 1985 Received

Open Talbot, William Henry Fox (1800 - 1877)
Talbot, William Henry Fox (1800 - 1877)

English pioneer of photography. He invented the paper-based calotype process, patented in 1841, which was the first negative/positive method. Talbot


( tăm'ənē ) or Tammany Hall, popular name for the Democratic political machine in Manhattan. After the American Revolution several patriotic societies

Open Tan, Amy
Tan, Amy

Amy Tan is one of the most successful, well-known American writers of Asian ancestry. She is the author of The Joy Luck Club (1989), The Kitchen God’s