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  2. May 1961 - Wikipedia

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    May 1, 1961 (Monday) Betting shops became legal in the United Kingdom, permitting UK residents to place bets, through a bookie, on horse races without going to the track.; A wave of hijackings of U.S. airline flights to Cuba began as Miami electrician Antuilio Ortiz, who had purchased a ticket listing himself on the manifest as "Cofresi Elpirata" (after the 19th century Caribbean pirate ...

  3. Wanblee, South Dakota - Wikipedia

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    1267247. Wanblee ( Lakota: Waŋblí Hoȟpi; " Golden Eagle Nest") is a census-designated place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, located in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 725 at the 2010 census, virtually all of whom are members of the Oglala band of Lakota Sioux. Wanbli is the Lakota word for eagle, and the ...

  4. Jacksonville, Texas - Wikipedia

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    Jacksonville is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. The population was 13,997 at the 2020 U.S. census. It is the principal city of the Jacksonville micropolitan statistical area, which includes all of Cherokee County, and part of the larger Tyler–Jacksonville combined statistical area . Jacksonville is located in an area ...

  5. Jackson Orem - Wikipedia

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    Years active. 2004–present. Known for. Medical practice and oncology research. Title. Director of the. Uganda Cancer Institute. Jackson Orem is a physician, medical oncologist and researcher in Uganda. He has served as the director of the Uganda Cancer Institute, since 2004.

  6. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Wikipedia

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    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born Ellen Eugenia Johnson, 29 October 1938) is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa. Sirleaf was born in Monrovia to a Gola father and Kru -German mother. She was educated at the College of ...

  7. Piedmont Regional Library System - Wikipedia

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    Map. The Piedmont Regional Library System (PRLS) is a consortium of ten public libraries serving the counties of Banks, Barrow, and Jackson, Georgia . PRLS is a member of PINES, a program of the Georgia Public Library Service that covers 53 library systems in 143 counties of Georgia. Any resident in a PINES supported library system has access ...

  8. Western Carolina University - Wikipedia

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    www .wcu .edu. Western Carolina University ( WCU) is a public university in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina system. The fifth oldest institution of the sixteen four-year universities in the UNC system, WCU was founded to educate the people of the western North Carolina mountains.

  9. Helen Matthews Lewis - Wikipedia

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    Helen Matthews Lewis. Helen Matthews Lewis (born October 2, 1924) is an American sociologist, historian, and activist who specializes in Appalachia and women's rights. She is noted for developing an interpretation of Appalachia as an internal United States colony, as well as designing the first academic programs for Appalachian studies.