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Columbus Reaches the Caribbean

On Aug. 3, 1492, Columbus sailed from Palos, Spain, with three small ships. After halting at the Canary Islands, he sailed due west, turning toward a more southerly direction in early October. During the same, eventful month, Columbus quelled a small mutiny and landed on an island in the Bahamas. He took possession for Spain and, with impressed natives aboard, discovered other islands in the neighborhood. How many ships was Columbus given for his second voyage?



Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film that combines animation and live action. It takes place in 1947 in a fictionalized Los Angeles, where animated characters live and work alongside humans. At the time of its release, the film was one of the most expensive ever made, costing $70 million, but it earned more than $150 million in its original theatrical release. It is seen as a landmark film that sparked the most recent era in American animation. What Academy Awards did it win?

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Aleister Crowley

Crowley was a 20th century English occultist who developed a religious philosophy called Thelema. As a young adult, he was a member of the influential Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an occult fraternity, but later turned toward Buddhism and Yoga. While on vacation in Cairo, Egypt, Crowley had a mystical experience involving a voice that dictated The Book of the Law, relating Thelemic religious philosophy. According to Crowley, what did this voice call itself?

Last updated on Thursday, 12th October 2006

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