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Six Day War: USS Liberty Incident

During the 1967 Six Day War, Israeli aircraft and naval forces attacked a US intelligence ship in international waters off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Both the Israeli and American governments issued reports concluding that the attack was a tragic mistake, but these conclusions have been challenged from several fronts, and the matter remains controversial in the public debate. How many millions of dollars did Israel pay the US and the families of the victims in compensation?



Miep Gies

Miep Gies is one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II and preserved Anne's diary to be published later. She was born in Vienna, Austria, but had to leave the city with her family due to food shortages caused by WWI. The family eventually settled in Amsterdam, where she married Jan Gies after her refusal to join a Nazi women's association made her subject to deportation. For how long did Miep hide the Frank family?

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Wright was one of the world's most influential architects whose masterpieces include NY's Guggenheim Museum. His Chicago "Prairie Houses" complement their landscape with low horizontal lines and projecting eaves; they are also credited with being the first examples of the "open plan," which achieves a fluidity of interior space by eliminating walls between rooms. The most famous private residence he designed is called "Fallingwater," which incorporates what kind of geological formation?

Last updated on Friday, 8th June 2007

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