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Clara Barton Establishes the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It provides disaster relief, emergency assistance, and education for citizens of the US. It was created by Clara Barton, a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian, who became involved with the International Red Cross while visiting Europe and became president of the American branch of the society. John D. Rockefeller donated funds to create a national headquarters in what US city?



Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy is a cartoon that was created by Chester Gould in 1931, and which he continued to produce until 1977. The strip reflects the dark mood of film noir and is filled with treachery. Its title character is a hard-hitting, fast-shooting, and supremely intelligent police detective who matches wits with a variety of colorful villains. Who is Tracey's infamous large-headed enemy?

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Alexander Pope

Pope, recognized as the greatest English poet of the 18th century, was almost entirely self-taught. His first major contribution is considered to be An Essay on Criticism, which was published when he was 23, followed by The Rape of the Lock, his most popular poem. Upon Sir Isaac Newton's death, Pope wrote "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; / God said 'Let Newton be' and all was light." Pope suffered from what disease that stunted his growth?

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