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John Pope

General John Pope was a senior Union officer during the American Civil War. Pope fought successfully in the Western Theatre but is best known for his exploits in the Eastern Theatre of the American Civil War. Pope's career was overshadowed by his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run. John Pope was born on March 16 th 1822 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Reclaimer ARS-42 - History

Reclaimer(ARS-42: dp. 2,160 (f.) ,1. 213& 39;6& 34;, b. 43& 39;0& 34;, dr. 14& 39;0& 34;, s. 16 k.cpl. 120; a. 4 40mm.; cl. Diver)Reclaimer (ARS-42) was laid down 10 November 1944 by Basalt Roek Co., Ine., Shipbuilding Division, Napa, Calif:; launched 23 June 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Daniel Clark, Jr.
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Members of the European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament (MEP's) have the power to approve, amend or reject nearly all European Union legislation. Members of the European Parliament can hold the European Commission to account and can force members of the Commission to resign. MEP's also decide on the European Union's budget and can influence how EU money is spent.
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21 November 1941

21 November 1941November >December North AfricaOperation Crusader: New Zealanders capture CapuzzoHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 21 November 1941 , http://www.
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Antoine Lavoisier

Historians view Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier as the father of modern chemistry. Lavoisier was also an eminent physiologist. Lavoisier was born into a wealthy family on 26 th August 1743. He inherited a large family fortune at the age of five when his mother died. Lavoisier was educated at the respected Collège Mazarin where he specialised in mathematics, botany, astronomy and chemistry.
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