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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)

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

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

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