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Wiggin, Kate Douglas (Smith)(Encyclopedia)Wiggin, Kate Douglas (Smith), 1856–1923, American author and educator, b. Philadelphia. In San Francisco she organized the first free kindergartens on the Pacific coast (1878) and with her sister es...
Smith, Ian Douglas(Encyclopedia)Smith, Ian Douglas, 1919–2007, Rhodesian political leader. A cattle farmer who was the son of a Scottish immigrant, he served in the Southern Rhodesia legislative assembly from 1948 until 1953, when...
McDonnell, James Smith(Encyclopedia)McDonnell, James Smith, 1899–1980, American aviation pioneer, b. Denver, B.S. Princeton, 1921, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1925. He designed the Doodlebug (1929), a small monoplane, ...
Millett, Kate(Encyclopedia)Millett, Kate (Katharine Murray Millett), 1934–2017, American feminist author and activist, b. St. Paul, Minn., B.A. Univ. of Minn., 1956, M.A. Oxford, 1958, Ph.D. Columbia, 1968. Her pioneering fem...
Greenaway, Kate(Encyclopedia)Greenaway, Kate, 1846–1901, English illustrator and watercolorist. She is famous for her fanciful, humorous, delicately colored drawings of child life. She influenced children's clothing and the ill...
Douglas(Encyclopedia)Douglas, city (1991 pop. 19,950), capital of the Isle of Man, Great Britain. It is a popular resort, connected by rail to Ramsey and Port Erin, on the Irish Sea. Tourism is the chief industry. There a...
Douglas(Encyclopedia)Douglas. 1 City (1990 pop. 12,822), Cochise co., SE Ariz., at the Mexican border; inc. 1905. The mining and smelting of copper have been important since 1900; the city grew around a copper smelter, no...
Ardern, Jacinda Kate Laurell(Encyclopedia)Ardern, Jacinda Kate Laurell, 1980–, New Zealand political leader, b. Hamilton, N.Z., B.A. Univ. of Waikato, 2001. A member of the Labor party, she worked for Prime Minister Helen Clark and for Brit...
Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty(Encyclopedia)Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty shpn´ [key], 1851–1904, American author, b. St. Louis. Of Creole-Irish descent, she married (1870) a Louisiana businessman and lived with him in Natchitoches parish an...
Fairbanks, Douglas(Encyclopedia)Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883–1939, American movie actor, b. Denver. From 1901 to 914, Fairbanks appeared on stage in light comedies. In 1915 he began making movies, becoming the swashbuckling hero of h...
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