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Banking Act of 1933

The Banking Act of 1933, also known as the Glass-Steagall Act, was introduced as a response to the stock market crash of 1929. It established the


( bӘlĭj'ӘrӘnsē ), in international law, status of parties legally at war. Belligerency exists in a war between nations or in a civil war if the

Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip), 1811-1884

1811–84, Confederate statesman and British barrister, b. Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, of Jewish parents. His family moved (c.1813) to

Open Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832
Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832

Jeremy Bentham is known today chiefly as the father of utilitarianism. During his lifetime, Bentham was famous as the proponent of a scientific

Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

1782–1858, U.S. Senator (1821–51), b. Hillsboro, N.C. Benton moved to Tennessee in 1809, was admitted to the bar in 1811, and served (1809–11) in the

Open Billy, the Kid
Billy, the Kid

Billy the Kid (1859–81) was born William Henry McCarty. The exact date and place of his birth are not known but are believed to have been sometime in

Open Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-2011
Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-2011

For much of his life, Osama bin Laden was likely the most infamous terrorist in the world. Known among his cadres as “the prince” and “the emir,” bin

Open Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism is defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs

Open Black Sox Scandal
Black Sox Scandal

episode in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox, the American League champions, were banned from baseball in 1921 for having conspired with

Blackstone, William, 1723-1780

1723–80, English jurist. At first unsuccessful in legal practice, he turned to scholarship and teaching. He became (1758) the first Vinerian professor