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Head of a Male Apkallu

Alabaster bas-relief detail showing the head of a male Apkallu or protective spirit. Neo-Assyrian Period, 865-860 BCE. This is a detail of Panel 1, which was lining door “a” of Room T, the North-West...
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R-26 SS-103 - History

R-26 SS-103R-26(Submarine No. 103: dp. 495 (surf.), 576 (subm.); 1. 175& 39;; b. 16& 39;8& 34;; dr. 13& 39;11& 34; (mean); s. 14 k. (surf.), 11 k. (subm.); cpl.29;a. 13& 34;,421& 34;tt.;cl. R-21)R-2ff (Submarine No. 103) was laid down 26 ADril 1917 by the Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridgeport, Conn., launched 18 June 1919, sponsored by Mrs.
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Election of 1848

Both of the major parties hoped to avoid the slavery issue& 39;s divisiveness in 1848. Since President Polk refused to consider a second term, the Democrats turned to Lewis Cass of Michigan, a rather colorless party loyalist. Cass advocated & 34;Popular Sovereignty& 34; on the slavery issue, meaning that each territory should decide the question for itself — a stance that pleased neither side.
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The Nuclear Winter

One of the real fears in the later years of the Cold War was the impact of a 'Nuclear Winter' on Mankind. The whole concept of a 'Nuclear Winter' only became publicly apparent in the 1980's and had its supporters and its detractors. However, for a short time the whole idea of a nuclear winter caught the public imagination to such an extent that the BBC produced a television programme based around a nuclear attack on the city of Sheffield and what happened to the area around the city once a nuclear winter had set in.
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