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Bay of Pigs Invasion

(Encyclopedia)Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961, an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles, supported by the U.S. government. On Apr. 17, 1961, an armed force of about 1,500 Cuban exiles landed in the Bahía de Coc...

Matanzas, province, Cuba

(Encyclopedia)Matanzas mätänˈsäs [key], province (1990 pop. 601,500), W central Cuba. Matanzas is the capital. The northern coast is lined with ports and bays and contains one of the world's finest beaches, at ...

Bay of Whales

(Encyclopedia)Bay of Whales: see Ross Sea; Antarctica. ...

Bengal, Bay of

(Encyclopedia)Bengal, Bay of, arm of the Indian Ocean, c.1,300 mi (2,090 km) long and 1,000 mi (1,610 km) wide, bordered on the W by Sri Lanka and India, on the N by Bangladesh, and on the E by Myanmar and Thailand...

Biscay, Bay of

(Encyclopedia)Biscay, Bay of bĭsˈkā [key], arm of the Atlantic Ocean, indenting the coast of W Europe from Ushant island (Île d'Ouessant) off Brittany, NW France, to Cape Ortegal, NW Spain. The bay is noted for...

Quinte, Bay of

(Encyclopedia)Quinte, Bay of kwĭnˈtē [key], arm of Lake Ontario, S Ont., Canada, between the mainland and the peninsula of Prince Edward co. With its approach, Adolphus Reach, it is 60 mi (97 km) long. The Trent...

Fundy, Bay of

(Encyclopedia)Fundy, Bay of, large inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, c.170 mi (270 km) long and 30 to 50 mi (50–80 km) wide, between New Brunswick and SW Nova Scotia, Canada. It is famous for its tide and tidal bore; ...

Whales, Bay of

(Encyclopedia)Whales, Bay of: see Ross Sea; Antarctica. ...

bay

(Encyclopedia)bay: see laurel; magnolia. ...

Bundy, McGeorge

(Encyclopedia)Bundy, McGeorge, 1919–96, U.S. educator and government official, b. Boston. An Army intelligence officer during World War II, he was on the Harvard faculty 1949–61, becoming the youngest dean of t...

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