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Globe Theatre Burns to the Ground

The first Globe Theatre was an Elizabethan theatre where several of Shakespeare's plays were originally staged. It was built around 1598 in London's Bankside district, but it burned down in 1613, after a cannon shot during a performance of "Henry VIII" ignited the thatched roof of the gallery. It was rebuilt immediately, this time with a tiled roof, and reopened in the following July. Puritans closed it and all other theaters in 1642, and it was demolished soon after. Where is the modern Globe?



Ivy League

The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising 8 private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern US. The term became ubiquitous with the formation of the NCAA Division I athletic conference in 1954, and it is now also commonly used to refer to those schools considered as a group. The Ivy League universities are also referred to as the Ancient Eight, and all but one of them are older than the American Revolution; which one was founded after the Civil War?

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George Goethals

Goethals was a US army engineer who served as chief engineer of the Panama Canal. He found the difficulty of work on the canal increased by the climate, yellow fever, labor troubles, unexpected complications in building the locks, and crumbling substrata in the Culebra Cut. By taking personal interest in the men working on the canal, however, he created an atmosphere of cooperation and completed the project ahead of schedule. The Goethals Bridge, named in his honor, links what two cites?

Last updated on Friday, 29th June 2007

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