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Peru and Chile Sign Treaty of Ancón

The Treaty of Ancón ended Peru's involvement in the late 19th century War of the Pacific, fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru. Victorious, Chile annexed the former Peruvian province of Tarapacá and gained substantial mineral-rich territories, leaving Bolivia without access to the sea. The loss of the war remains an emotional issue for many Bolivians who attribute their country's problems to its landlocked condition. What novel technology was employed during the war?



Roy Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein, an American pop artist, was best known for using advertising imagery and comic-strip techniques in works that focused on heroism and romance. He used enlarged Benday Dots in many of his stylized pieces to heighten the art's allusion to printed materials. One of his most famous paintings, Whaam! (1963), features an aircraft firing a rocket at an enemy plane. The graphic explosion is highlighted by the work's title painted across the canvas. Where is this work on display?

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Béla Lugosi

Lugosi a Hungarian-born US actor, is best known for his portrayal of Dracula in the Broadway stage production, and subsequent film, of Bram Stoker's classic vampire story. He appeared in the 1931 film version wearing minimal makeup and using his natural, heavily accented voice. Following this memorable performance, Lugosi found himself frequently typecast as a horror film villain. When Lugosi died in 1956, his son and fifth wife decided to bury him wearing what part of his Dracula costume?

Last updated on Saturday, 20th October 2007

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