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David Livingstone

David Livingstone was 27 years old when he sailed from Scotland to South Africa as a Christian missionary in 1840. He spent much of the next 33 years traveling in the African interior, eventually…

Livingstone, David

(Encyclopedia) Livingstone, David lv´ngstn, –stn, 1813–73, Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa, the first European to cross the African continent. From 1841 to 1852, while a medical…

Livingstone

(Encyclopedia) Livingstone, city (1990 est. pop. 82,218), S Zambia, near the Zambezi River, which forms the border with Zimbabwe. It is an industrial, commercial, and transportation center.…

Jay Livingston

pop composer and lyricistBorn: 3/28/1915Birthplace: McDonald, Pennsylvania pop composer and lyricist who, with Ray Evans, scored more than 80 films and won three Best Song Oscars for “Que Sera Sera…

Livingstone, Ken

(Encyclopedia) Livingstone, Ken, 1945–, British politician. Elected to the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1973 as a Labour member, he became GLC leader in 1981. His use of the local office to…

Hockney, David

(Encyclopedia) Hockney, David, 1937–, English painter, studied Royal College of Art. Moving from a distorted, semiexpressionist form of pop art, Hockney developed a highly personal realistic style,…

David VITTER, Congress, LA (1961)

Senate Years of Service: 2005-Party: RepublicanVITTER, David, a Senator and a Representative from Louisiana; born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 3, 1961; A.B., Harvard University,…

Joseph Livingston WHITE, Congress, IN (1861)

WHITE, Joseph Livingston, a Representative from Indiana; born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., birth date unknown; completed preparatory studies; studied law in Utica, N.Y.; was admitted…

Ujiji

(Encyclopedia) Ujiji ooj´j, town, Kigoma prov., W Tanzania, suburb of Kigoma, on Lake Tanganyika. Ujiji was an important settlement of Arab and Swahili ivory and slave traders between c.1850 and c…

David

(Encyclopedia) David, d. c.970 &BC;, king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 &BC;), successor of Saul. The Book of First Samuel introduces him as the youngest of eight sons who is anointed king by…