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President Gerald Ford Pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino

During WWII, Allied forces in the South Pacific dubbed English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda "Tokyo Rose." After the war, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese American, was identified by the press as Tokyo Rose and was charged with and convicted of treason. In 1974, investigative journalists found that key witnesses had lied during her trial, and she was later pardoned by President Ford. D'Aquino was specifically targeted by what influential gossip columnist?

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Incunabula

Incunabula are "books of the cradle days" of printing, or books printed in the 15th century. The known incunabula represent about 40,000 editions. The books include products of more than 1,000 presses, including such famous printers as Gutenberg, Jenson, Caxton, and Aldus Manutius and give evidence as to the development of typography in its formative period. What are some examples of famous incunabula?

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Paul Cézanne

Cézanne was a 19th century French painter whose style bridges the major movements of Impressionism and Cubism. He took the Impressionists' use of bright, airy painting and added a degree of architectural design, making shape and form important aspects of his work. The early 20th century modernists considered Cézanne to be the founder of modern painting, and one among their rank, Henri Matisse, called him "father of us all." In 1999, his Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier sold for what amount?

Last updated on Friday, 19th January 2007

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