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(Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain Abel
signer of a 1679 address to Charles II in which those who petitioned for the reconvening of parliament were condemned and abhorred abhorrer
(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth absolute magnitude
Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037) Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina , Avicenna , ibn-Sina
Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198) Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd , Averroes , ibn-Roshd
(Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon Acheron , River Acheron
naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC Actium
Austrian who became the Nazi official who administered the concentration camps where millions of Jews were murdered during World War II (1906-1962) Adolf Eichmann , Eichmann , Karl Adolf Eichmann
son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea Aesculapius , Asclepius , Asklepios
music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses African-American music , black music
American whose ancestors were born in Africa African-American , African American , Afro-American , Black American
siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico Alamo
czar of Russia whose plans to liberalize the government of Russia were unrealized because of the wars with Napoleon (1777-1825) Aleksandr Pavlovich , Alexander I , Czar Alexander I
Egyptian sun god; supreme god of the universe in whom Amen and Ra were merged; principal deity during Theban supremacy Amen-Ra , Amon-Ra , Amun Ra
presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC) Anaxagoras
United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941) Anderson , Sherwood Anderson
American who was born in England or whose ancestors were English Anglo-American
Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC) Anthony , Antonius , Antony , Marcus Antonius , Mark Anthony , Mark Antony
any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma Apache
alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it Aramaic , Aramaic script
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