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  1. History of China (45919 bytes)
    2: ...identity. These cultural and political influences from many parts of Asia as well as successive waves ...
    7: ...have reached China about 65,000 years ago from [[Africa]]. Early evidence for proto-Chinese [[rice pad...
    14: ...he earliest written record of China's past, dates from the [[Shang Dynasty]] in perhaps the [[13th cen...
    18: ... around [[2000 BC]] was unearthed. Early markings from this period, found on pottery and shells, have ...
    22: ...[[Zhengzhou]] and [[Shangcheng]]. The second set, from the later Shang or Yin period, consists of a la...
  2. November 4 (10686 bytes)
    17: *[[1899]] - [[Sigmund Freud]]'s ''[[The Interpretation of Dreams]]'' is pu...
    24: ... II]]: U.S. President [[Franklin Delano Roosevelt|Franklin D. Roosevelt]] orders the [[United States C...
    28: * [[1956]] - [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] troops invade [[Hungary]] to crush the [[Hungar...
    29: ... to be retrievable and she dies a few hours later from stress and overheating.
    48: *[[1765]] - [[Pierre Girard]], [[France|French]] mathematician (d. [[1836]])
  3. Dombra (1417 bytes)
    7: ...fretted, while the Kazakh dombra is played with a fret.
    9: ...mbol of nationalism among the post-[[Soviet Union|Soviet]] nations of the [[Commonwealth of Independent St...
    11: ...er of similar instruments that differ very little from the dombra described here. [[Turkmenistan]] has...
  4. Madeleine Albright (7085 bytes)
    40: ...umbia University]], and her Masters and Doctorate from Columbia University's Department of Public Law ...
    42: ...e was responsible for foreign policy legislation. From [[1976]] to [[1978]], she served as Chief Legis...
    44: From [[1981]] to [[1982]], Secretary Albright was aw...
    47: ...ucting research in developments and trends in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
    76: ...]], [[1937]] in [[Prague]]. ''Madeleine'' was the French version of "Madlenka", a Czech nickname given...
  5. Kim Campbell (10679 bytes)
    31: ...) was the nineteenth [[Prime Minister of Canada]] from [[June 25]] to [[November 4]], [[1993]]. Though...
    33: ... (B.A., LL.B.) and studied towards a doctorate in Soviet Government at the [[London School of Economics]].
    39: ...ship of the party. A few years later she resigned from the legislature to run in the [[Canadian federa...
    45: Campbell's quick rise to fame from a relatively unknown [[Cabinet of Canada|cabine...
    51:
  6. Indira Gandhi (15405 bytes)
    51: ...ary 19]], [[1966]] to [[March 24]], [[1977]], and from [[January 14]], [[1980]] until her [[assassinat...
    67: ...-aligned). India subsequently withdrew its forces from west Pakistan, but the independent [[Republic o...
    69: ...had collapsed with depositors getting back only a fraction of their money. Moreover a large number of ...
    80: ...be removed from her seat in Parliament and banned from running for an additional six years. Rather tha...
    84: ... help of the parliament, thus protecting herself from legal prosecution once emergency rule was revok...
  7. Alexandra Kollontai (3203 bytes)
    1: ...ry, first as a member of the [[Menshevik]]s, then from [[1914]] on as a [[Bolshevik]]. She was effecti...
    7: ... improve the conditions of women's lives in the [[Soviet Union]], fighting illiteracy and educating women ...
    11: ...oviet Union|Communist Party]] and joined with her friend, [[Alexander Shlyapnikov]], to form a left-wi...
    13: ...o]] and [[Sweden]]. She was also a member of the Soviet delegation to the [[League of Nations]]. She die...
    15: ...ntai is an unusual figure in the history of the [[Soviet Union]], as she was an "Old Bolshevik" and a majo...
  8. Golda Meir (10143 bytes)
    1: [[Image:Goldmeir at whitehouse.jpg|frame|right|Golda Meir was the fourth [[Prime Minist...
    2: ...r, and as the fourth [[Prime Minister of Israel]] from [[March 17]], [[1969]] to [[April 11]][[1974]]....
    6: ...liest memories were of her father boarding up the front door in response to rumors of a [[pogrom]]. He...
    14: ...egan speaking and advocating. She hosted visitors from [[Palestine (region)|Palestine]].
    16: She eventually graduated from teachers' college and taught in the public scho...
  9. Condoleezza Rice (23116 bytes)
    27: ...first [[African American]] [[woman]], the second African American (after [[Colin Powell]]), and the se...
    31: ...isor]] during his first term. She was the second African American (after Powell) and the first female ...
    37: ...air]] was killed in the bombing of the primarily African-American [[16th Street Baptist Church bombing...
    41: ...ht. This experience sparked her interest in the [[Soviet Union]] and [[international relations]] and led h...
    43: ...s [[Russian language|Russian]], [[French language|French]], and [[Spanish language|Spanish]].
  10. Margaret Thatcher (46377 bytes)
    27: ...s nicknamed the '''Iron Lady''' in [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] propaganda (because of her vocal opposition to ...
    29: ...y]] task force to retake the [[Falkland Islands]] from [[Argentina]] in the [[Falklands War]].
    31: ...and]], and increased wealth inequalities. However from the mid 1980s a period of sustained economic gr...
    33: ...d Monetary Union]]. Her leadership was challenged from within and she was forced to resign in [[1990]]...
    36: ...hire]] in eastern [[England]]. Her father was [[Alfred Roberts]], who ran a grocers' shop in the town ...
  11. Anna Akhmatova (2156 bytes)
    3: Akhmatova's work ranges from short lyric poems through poem cycles, such as ...
    9: Akhmatova maintained a long friendship with fellow Russian poetess [[Marina Tsve...
    11: ...ecuted in [[1921]] for activities considered anti-Soviet; Akhmatova was effectively silenced, unable to pu...
    13: ...g, Russia|St Petersburg]]), where Akhmatova lived from the mid [[1920s]] until [[1952]].
  12. Ayn Rand (18001 bytes)
    14: #That no one has the right to seek values from others by physical force, or impose ideas on ot...
    19: ...to have been present when Ayn chose the name Rand from a typewriter.
    22: ...an aspiring young actor, [[Frank O'Connor (actor)|Frank O'Connor]], who caught her eye. The two were m...
    24: ...]] by Scalara Films, [[Rome]], despite resistance from the [[Italy|Italian]] government under [[Benito...
    33: ...ropaganda]] by U.S. patriots, trying to put their Soviet allies in [[World War II]] under the best possibl...
  13. Marina Tsvetaeva (21885 bytes)
    5: ...ally began in the 1960s. Tsvetaeva's poetry arose from her own deeply convoluted personality, her ecce...
    8: ...ghly literate woman. She was also volatile and a (frustrated) concert pianist, with some [[Poland|Poli...
    10: ... but deeply wrapped up in his studies and distant from his family. He was also still deeply in love wi...
    12: ...g the course of her travels she acquired Italian, French and German languages.
    14: ...oloshin came to see Tsvetaeva and soon became her friend and mentor.
  14. Sally Ride (1826 bytes)
    1: ...a Savitskaya]] ([[1982]]), both from the former [[Soviet Union]].
    5: ...n [[astrophysics]], [[general relativity]], and [[free-electron laser physics]]. She later became the ...
  15. Svetlana Savitskaya (713 bytes)
    1: ...8]], in [[Moscow, Russia]], was a [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] female [[astronaut|cosmonaut]] who flew the [[S...
  16. Valentina Tereshkova (2387 bytes)
    3: ...March 6]], [[1937]]), is a retired [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] [[astronaut|cosmonaut]] and was the first woman...
    9: ...he Communist Party]]. In [[1997]] she was retired from the [[VVS|air force]] and the cosmonaut corps b...
  17. Sofia Gubaidulina (8325 bytes)
    5: During her studies in [[Soviet]] Russia, her music was labeled "irresponsible" f...
    9: ...posed a homage to [[T. S. Eliot]], using the text from the poet's spiritual masterpiece ''[[Four Quart...
    35: *''Garten von freuden und traurigkeiten'' for flute, viola, harp a...
    69: *''The Canticle of the Sun of St Francis of Assisi'' for cello, chamber choir, and or...
  18. Marina Raskova (5055 bytes)
    5: ...for a woman. As significantly in the eyes of the Soviet Union which placed its aviators among those of ce...
    7: ...raight-line distance flight. The plan was to fly from [[Moscow]] to [[Komsmolosk]] (in the Far East)...
    9: ...hree women were decorated with "The [[Hero of the Soviet Union]]" award, the first females ever to receive...
    11: ...r as long as possible in order to discourage them from seeing combat. Raskova is credited with using ...
    17: ...[1943]]. The unit was given the very best of the Soviet bombers, the [[Petlyakov Pe-2]], while many male ...
  19. Krystyna Skarbek (11133 bytes)
    3: ...s in [[Germany|German-occupied]] [[Poland]] and [[France]]. She was the longest-serving and most capa...
    7: ...]]), and the couple soon moved to [[British East Africa]].
    9: ...vinced by her acquaintances, including journalist Frederick Voigt. She left for [[Hungary]], where in...
    11: ...].) Krystyna and Kowerski made good their escape from Hungary via the [[Balkans]] and [[Turkey]].
    15: ...andated [[Syria]] from the pro-[[Vichy]] [[France|French]] [[consul]]. Only German spies, some Polish...
  20. Larisa Latynina (2531 bytes)
    3: ...herson]], [[Ukrainian SSR]]) was a [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] [[gymnastics|gymnast]]. She holds the record fo...
    7: ...nina beat Keleti in the all-around event, and the Soviet team also won the team event. Latynina furthermor...
    9: ...in [[Rome]]. In the all-around event, she led the Soviet Union to take the first four places, thereby also...
    13: ...]] World Championships, finishing second with the Soviet team, and became a gymnastics trainer. She is a c...

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