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American baseball player who broke Babe Ruth's career homerun record.
Aaron, Hank.
Finished career with 755 homeruns.
American baseball player who finished his career with 755 home runs and 2,297 RBIs.
Aaron, Hank.
Broke Babe Ruth's career homerun record by 41.
French philosopher regarded as the founder of the University of Paris.
Abelard, Peter.
Lincoln + Tina = U.P. Founder.
French philosopher who wrote _Si_et_Non_.
Abelard, Peter.
Lincoln + Tina = S.e.N. Playwright.
French philosopher known for his love affair with Heloise.
Abelard, Peter.
Lincoln + Tina = Heloise Lover
American civil rights leader who succeeded Martin Luther King, Jr. as leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after King's assasination.
Abernathy, Ralph David.
After + Assasi' = . . .
After assasination . . .
Secretary of State under Truman who wrote _Present_at_Creation_ for which he won the Pulitzer Prize.
Acheson, Dean.
I ache for my son, man. . .
He is a true man. . .
Dean Acheson served as secretary of state under him.
Truman, Harry S.
He is a true man. . .
Wife of the second president of the U.S. and mother of the sixth.
Adams, Abigail Smith.
Wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.
American photographer and founder of f/64 group.
Adams, Ansel.
Shares the last name of the second and sixth president.
The group founded by Ansel Adams.
It's a fraction. The numerator is a letter and the denominator is a perfect square.
Born in Braintree, a city now sharing the middle name of his son, this president was the vice president of the first president.
Adams, John.
He is the second president.
The XYZ affair occured while he was in office.
Adams, John.
He is the second president.
He served as secreatary of state for James Monroe before becoming president.
Adams, John Quincy.
He is the sixth president.
He beat Jackson for his first term, even though Jackson recieved more popular votes.
Adams, John Quincy.
He is the sixth president.
American social reformer known for co-founding the Hull House. . .
Addams, Jane.
. . . a social settlement that served as a community center for the poor in Chicago.
First chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Adenauer, Konrad.
Western AID came once AN HOUR.
Greek slave known in literature for his. . .
. . . fables.
Swiss-American zoologist and geologist famous for first proposing. . .
Agassiz, Jean Louis.
. . . ice ages.
A gas is involved in global warming (opp. ice ages).
American author whose works include _Let_Us_Now_Praise_Famous_Men_ and the Pulitzer Prize winning _A_Death_in_the_Family_.
Agee, James.
Aww, gee, who is this depression-era tenent farmer anyhow?
Corrupted governor of Maryland and vice-president.
Agnew, Spiro Theodore.
Vice-president under Nixon.
Plilippine leader who rebelled from Spain with the aid of the U.S., and later rebelled against the U.S.
Aguinaldo, Emilio.
A GUINEAU is ALL 'DO could get from him.
Current Japanese emperor. Married a commoner -- Shoda Michiko.
Son of Hirohito.
Wrote _The_Three-Cornered_Hat on which Manuel de Falla based a ballet.
Alarcon, Pedro.
A LARK is ON my Three Cornered Hat!
American playwright famous for his clever and often satiric plays such as _Who's_Afraid_of_Virginia_Wolfe?_, _A_Delicate_Balance_, _Seascape_, and _3_Tall_Women_.
Albee, Edward.
Well I'LL BE, it's a satiric play!
American playwright author of _Seascape_.
Albee, Edward.
Well I'LL BE, he wrote _Seascape_!
Spanish composer and pianist best remembered for his piano work _Iberia_.
Albeniz, Isaac.
AL, BEN HAS written *Ibe*ria.
Dominican philosopher called the "Universal Doctor". Teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Albertus Magnus, Saint.
ALBERT IS MAGNIficent in Dominica.
Author known for portraying Vicotrian American family life. Wrote. . .
Alcott, Louisa May
. . . Little Women.
. . . Little Men.
. . . Jo's Boys.
Republican senator from RI best known for authoring the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act. It occurred during William Taft's presidential term.
Aldrich, Nelson.
ALL are gonna be RICH after my tarriff!
American astronaut that was the second person on the moon.
Aldrin, Edwin "Buzz".
All drains on the moon lead to nowhere.
I hear a bee.
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin was on what mission?
Apollo 11.
"Buzz" was the second:
One Armstrong. . .
One Buzz. . .
King of Wessex from 871-899.
______ the Great.
Famous for his rags to riches stories for boys.
Alger, Horatio.
AL GER'ed from rags to riches.
Author of _Ragged Dick_.
Alger, Horatio.
AL GOED from rags to riches.
American boxer born Cassius Clay.
Ali, Muhammed.
Became a Black Muslum in 1964.
American boxer who became a Black Muslum in 1964.
Ali, Muhammed.
Born Cassius Clay.
American Revolutionary figure led the Green Mountain Boys. . .
Allen, Ethan.
. . . at the capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
American film director born Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
Allen, Woody.
His films include _Annie_Hall_, _Hannah_and_Her_Sisters_, and _Alice_.
American film director whose films include _Annie_Hall_, _Hannah_and_Her_Sisters_, and _Alice_.
Allen, Woody.
American film director born Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
Ugandan president who seized control from Milton Obote, and was exiled in 1979.
Amin, Idi.
A MEN got Uganda.
English novelist who penned the satire _Lucky_Jim_.
Amis, Kingsley.
"Lucky Jim is UH ME!"
Furthered the work of Hans Oersted on the relationship between electricity and magnetism. . .
Ampere, Andre.
. . . The basic unit of electric current is named after him.
Norwegian explorer and first person to reach the South Pole. Also the first to fly over the North Pole and commanded the first ship to sail through the Northwest Passage.
Amundensen, Roald.
What's at the north pole? A MOUND, SON.
Danish fairy tale writer.
Andersen, Hans Christian.
American physicist who discovered the positron. He shared the 1936 Nobel Prize in physics with V. F. Hess.
Anderson, Carl.
Jean ANDERSON is a really positive person, don't you think?
African American contralto who was the first permanant A.A. member of the Metropolitan Opera, and the first A.A. to perform at the White House. Alt. UN del. 1958.
Anderson, Marian.
Jean ANDERSON is also probably a great singer.
American dramatist who authored many plays including _What_Price_Glory?_, _Winterset_, and _Elizabeth_the_Queen_.
Anderson, Maxwell.
Jean ANDERSON is has a priced glory, no? A queen, yes? Set in winter? Really bad. . .
American author whose works include _Winesburg,_Ohio_, _Poor_White_, and _Dark_Laughter_.
Anderson, Sherwood.
Jean ANDERSON is a great author, with some great Poor White tales set in Winesburg, Ohio.
Soviet leader who served as head of the KGB, general secretary of the USSR, and succeeded Leonid Brezhnev in 1983 as Soviet Chief of State.
Andropov, Yuri.
ANDROPODs were not accepted in the USSR.
African American poet, playwright, and short-story author best known for _I_Know_Why_the_Caged_Bird_Sings_. She read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the inauguration of Bill Clinton.
Angelou, Maya.
ANGELs named LOU write great poems.
Sweedish physicist after which the length unit equal to 10^-10 meters in named.
Angstrom, Anders.
dANG, that Sweedish physisist is STRONG!
Queen of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Great Britain. Daughter of James II, and successor to William II. The last Stuart ruler, and a devout Protestant. None of Anne's children survived her, so George I succeeded her upon her death.
Anne, Queen of England.
ANNE is the last Stuart.
British Princess and Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1973, she married Mark Phillips, divorced him, and married Timothy Laurence.
Anne, Princess.
You're on your own. . .
Fourth queen of Henry VIII of England. Married Henry VIII, and divorced him later that year.
Anne of Cleaves.
Come on, just guess ANNE. . .
Queen consort of James I of England.
Anne of Denmark.
Once again, guess ANNE; this time OF DENMARK.