Sogdiana or Sogdia (Tajik: Суғд - Old Persian: Sughuda ; Persian: سغد ; Chinese: 粟特 - Sùtè ) was the ancient civilization of an Iranian people and a province of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the eighteenth in the list in the Behistun Inscription of Darius the Great (i. 16). Sogdiana is "listed" as the second 'good lands and countries' that Ahura Mazda created.
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Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was born in Billerica, Massachusetts on May 16, 1804. Her childhood was spent in Salem and as an adult she moved often, although she primarily lived in Massachusetts. Peabody's father was the dentist Dr. Nathaniel Peabody and her mother was Elizabeth Palmer. She had two brothers, Nathaniel and George; her sisters were Sophia Amelia Peabody (who married novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne) and Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, (who married educator Horace Mann.
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Anna Pavlovna Pavlova (c. January 31, 1881 - January 23, 1931) was a famous ballet dancer of the early twentieth century. This legendary prima ballerina was known for her daintiness, seeming frailness, and lightness on stage and in choreography. Her movements had great finesse, delicacy, and emotional dimension.
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Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 - May 11, 2006) was an American heavyweight boxing champion. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man then to have won the world heavyweight championship. He had a record of 55 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw, with 40 wins by knockout. Patterson was also the first heavyweight to win the world championship twice.
Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885-July 9, 1977) was the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century. She was an American suffragist leader. Along with Lucy Burns (a close friend) and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in granting the right to vote to women in the U.
Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 - August 19, 1994) was an American quantum chemist and biochemist. He was also acknowledged as a crystallographer, molecular biologist, and medical researcher. Pauling is widely regarded as the premier chemist of the twentieth century. He pioneered the application of quantum mechanics to chemistry, and in 1954 was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work describing the nature of chemical bonds.
Pashupata Shaivism was one of the main Shaivite schools. The Pashupatas (Sanskrit: Pāśupatas ) are the oldest named Shaivite group, originating sometime between the second century B.C.E. and the second century C.E.. There are accounts of the Pasupata system in the Sarvadarsanasamgraha of Madhavacarya (c.
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Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss ) (June 9, 1915 - August 14, 2009) was an American jazz and country guitarist, one of the key developers of the electric guitar, and a pioneer in the field of recording electronics. As a result of his trend-setting music with the Les Paul Trio and later with the duo of Les Paul and Mary Ford in the 1940s and 50s, Paul influenced a generation of guitarists, especially through his use of overdubbing and other special effects.
Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 - September 28, 1895) was a French chemist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in microbiology. His experiments countered the common view of spontaneous generation and confirmed the germ theory of disease, and he created the first vaccine for rabies. Pasteur is best known to the general public for describing how to stop milk and wine from going sour: This process came to be called pasteurization.
Jean Paul (March 21, 1763 - November 14, 1825), born Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, was a German writer, best known for his humorous novels and stories. Jean Paul was influenced by his reading of satirists Jonathan Swift and Laurence Sterne, as well as the sensual rationalism of Helvetius and Baron d'Holbach.
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Group A Beşiktas of Turkey Ilhwa Chunma of South Korea Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa Olympique Lyonnais of France Group B 1860 München of Germany Nacional of Uruguay Los Angeles Galaxy of the United States PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands 2005 edition Group A Ilhwa Chunma of South Korea Olympique Lyonnais of France Once Caldas of Colombia PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands Group B Boca Juniors of Argentina Real Sociedad of Spain Sundowns of South Africa Tottenham Hotspur of England List of champions 2003-PSV Eindhoven 2005-Tottenham Hotspur 2007-Olympique Lyonnais 2009-Aston Villa 2012-Hamburger SV Notes ↑ Bob Selle, "Soccer for Peace," WANGO.
Irfan Pathan (Hindi: इरफ़ान पठान, Urdu: عرفان پٹھان ) pronunciation ▶, born Irfan Khan (Hindi: इरफ़ान ख़ान, Urdu: عرفان خان on October 27 1984 in Baroda, Gujarat, India), an Indian cricketer who has been a member of the Indian national cricket team since late 2003. Beginning his career as a left-arm fast-medium swing bowler (evoking comparisons with Pakistan's Wasim Akram), Pathan improved his batting skills to become a bowling allrounder, even opening the batting on occasions.
Notes ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Khali, 2002, The Forgotten Presidentm, Al-Ahram Weekly. Retrieved December 22, 2008. ↑ 2.0 2.1 Sagiv (1995), 35. ↑ Dodd (1983), 1. References Alexander, Anne. 2005. Nasser. Life & Times. London, UK: Haus. ISBN 9781904341673. Dodd, C.H. 1983. The Crisis of Turkish Democracy. Beverley, North Humberside, UK: Eothen Press.
Notes ↑ Beaulieu (1989). ↑ A. Kuhrt, "Nabonidus and the Babylonian priesthood," in Beard (1990). ↑ Herodotus, Histories 1.188-191. ↑ Xenophon, Cyropaedia 7.5.1-36. ↑ M. Jursa, "The transition of Babylonia from the Neo-Babylonian empire to Achaemenid rule," in Crawford (2007). References Beard, Mary, and John A.
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