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  3. The Last King of Scotland (film) - Wikipedia

    The Last King of Scotland is a 2006 British historical drama film directed by Kevin Macdonald from a screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock.Based on Giles Foden's 1998 novel of the same name, it depicts the dictatorship of Ugandan President Idi Amin, played by Forest Whitaker, through the perspective of a fictional Scottish doctor played by James McAvoy.

  4. Amber - Wikipedia

    Pliny also cites the opinion of Nicias (c. 470–413 BCE), according to whom amber. is a liquid produced by the rays of the sun; and that these rays, at the moment of the sun's setting, striking with the greatest force upon the surface of the soil, leave upon it an unctuous sweat, which is carried off by the tides of the Ocean, and thrown up upon the shores of Germany.

  5. Len Wein - Wikipedia

    Leonard Norman Wein (/ w iː n /; June 12, 1948 – September 10, 2017) was an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men (including the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus).

  6. List of tallest buildings and structures in London - Wikipedia

    2 Portal Way, Acton. Tallest of two towers proposed. Application 165950EIA. North Quay Tower 4: 107 / 351: 30: 2017: Application PA/17/01193/A1. New proposal for approved North Quay development in Canary Wharf. 16-19 Hatfields/1-5 Paris Garden: 110 / 361: 24: 2017: East Village E20 Tower 4: 103 / 338: 29 [citation needed]

  7. Fluorescence - Wikipedia

    Fluorescence is the emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or other electromagnetic radiation.It is a form of luminescence.In most cases, the emitted light has a longer wavelength, and therefore a lower photon energy, than the absorbed radiation.

  8. Operation Overlord - Wikipedia

    Pas de Calais, the closest point in continental Europe to Britain, was the location of launch sites for V-1 and V-2 rockets, then still under development. The Germans regarded it as the most likely initial landing zone and accordingly made it the most heavily fortified region; however, it offered the Allies few opportunities for expansion as the area is bounded by numerous rivers and canals.

  9. Carrie Chapman Catt - Wikipedia

    Carrie Chapman Catt (née Clinton Lane; January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947) was an American women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave US women the right to vote in 1920.