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Open Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day

St. Valentine is believed to have been a Roman priest who was martyred on this day around 270. How he became the patron saint of lovers remains a

Valentinus, active 2nd century

( vălӘntē'nӘs ), fl. c.135–c.160, founder of the Valentinians, the most celebrated of the Gnostic sects (see Gnosticism ) of the 2d cent. The little

Open Valkyries (Norse mythology)
Valkyries (Norse mythology)

Valkyries, meaning "Choosers of the Slain," were beautiful young women—sometimes immortal, depending on the Norse myth—who scouted battlefields

Open Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

1782-1862 Eighth President of the United States Martin Van Buren was the primary architect of the Jacksonian Democratic Party in the 1820s, its most

Open Vandalism

The crime of vandalism varies greatly. However, most vandalism occurs against property that is on street level. Vehicles, warehouses, residential and

Open Vanir

Subgroup of the gods. The vanir are distinguished from the æsir, the dominant group to which Odin and Thor and their consorts belong, but they are


( vôd'vĭl ), originally a light song, derived from the drinking and love songs formerly attributed to Olivier Basselin and called Vau, or Vaux, de


( vĭdän'tӘ, –dăn'– ), one of the six classical systems of Indian philosophy. The term “Vedanta” has the literal meaning “the end of the Veda” and


The term Veda , derived from the root vid , “to know,” means “knowledge.” The Veda functions in Hindu traditions as an authoritative category that is

Open V-E Day
V-E Day

Anniversary of the surrender of Germany at the end of World War II , 8 May 1945. The day is celebrated as a commemoration of the victory of the Allied