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Abraham Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln's most famous speech, was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and half months after the famous battle fought there. Lincoln's three-minute address redefined the American Civil War as not merely a struggle for the Union, but also as "a new birth of freedom" for the US and its people. Which one of the five known manuscript copies has been called "the most inexplicable?"



Aston Martin

The Aston Martin is a British luxury car manufacturer that is today part of the Ford Motor Company. The company's name was derived from Lionel Martin, one of the founders, and Aston Hill, the location where Martin enjoyed racing specials. The British glamour that characterizes Aston Martin cars has made them a natural choice for the James Bond series of action films. A silver Aston Martin DB5 appears in which four Bond films?

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Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India for two terms, 1966-1977 and 1980-1984. She instituted a number of socialist economic reforms and fought a successful war against Pakistan, but she was later embroiled in political controversy and a fierce Hindu-Sikh ethnic conflict, leading to her assassination in 1984. Her son, Rajiv Gandhi, succeeded her as prime minister, but was himself assassinated by Tamil militants. Who was Indira Gandhi's father?

Last updated on Sunday, 19th November 2006

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