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Emperor of Rome; nephew and son-in-law and adoptive son of Antonius Pius; Stoic philosopher; the decline of the Roman Empire began under Marcus Aurelius (121-180) Antoninus , Aurelius , Marcus Annius Verus , Marcus Aurelius , Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state Armed Islamic Group , GIA
Italian pope from 1378 to 1389 whose contested election began the Great Schism; he alienated his political allies by his ruthless treatment of his opponents (1318-1389) Bartolomeo Prignano , Urban VI
theory that the universe began with a huge explosion and is contracting big bang theory
pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began blush wine , pink wine , rose , rose wine
mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosna i Hercegovina , Bosnia , Bosnia-Herzegovina , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461) Charles , Charles VII
(cosmology) a universe in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang and to cause the universe to collapse again; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amou closed universe
spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices falun gong
United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903) Gustavus Franklin Swift , Swift
political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon Holy Roman Empire
place where something began and flourished home
Swiss theologian whose sermons began the Reformation in Switzerland (1484-1531) Huldreich Zwingli , Ulrich Zwingli , Zwingli
United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958) Jackson , Michael Jackson , Michael Joe Jackson
United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869) John Augustus Roebling , John Roebling , Roebling
battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese Leyte , Leyte invasion , Leyte Island
terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactic Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam , LTTE , Tamil Tigers , Tigers , World Tamil Association , World Tamil Movement
British violinist (born in the United States) who began his career as a child prodigy in the 1920s (1916-1999) Menuhin , Sir Yehudi Menuhin , Yehudi Menuhin
art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color minimal art , minimalism , reductivism
youth subculture that began in London in the early 1960s; a working-class movement with highly stylized dress and short hair; listened to rhythm and blues music and travelled on motor scooters mods
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