A city of east-central North Carolina east of Raleigh. It is a trade and processing center. Population: 47,400.
, August 1945-2005.
American playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize for Fences (1985) and The Piano Lesson (1987).
, Charles Thomson Rees 1869-1959.
British physicist. He shared a 1927 Nobel Prize for devising the cloud chamber.
, Edith Bolling 1872-1961.
First Lady of the United States (1915-1921) as the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She was actively involved in government during the serious illness of her husband (1919-1920).
, Edmund 1895-1972.
American literary critic whose influential works include Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement, and Patriotic Gore (1962), a critique of literature from the Civil War era.
, Ellen Louise Axson 1860-1914.
First Lady of the United States (1913-1914) as the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She died during Wilson's first term.
, Harriet 1808-1870?
American author whose work Our Nig (1859) was the first novel by an African American published in the United States.
, James 1742-1798.
American Revolutionary patriot and jurist. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he later served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1789-1798).
, (James) Harold. Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916-1995.
British politician who served as prime minister (1964-1970 and 1974-1976). His administration was marked by turmoil in Rhodesia and Northern Ireland and resistance to a price and income policy. He resigned in 1976.
A mountain, 1,741.6 m (5,710 ft) high, in the San Gabriel Mountains of southwest California northeast of Pasadena. Its observatory was established in 1904.
A peak, 4,345 m (14,246 ft) high, in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.
, (Thomas) Woodrow 1856-1924.
The 28th President of the United States (1913-1921), whose administration was marked by World War I and the introduction of prohibition. At the Paris Peace Conference (1919) he included the establishment of the League of Nations as a proviso of the Treaty of Versailles. The winner of the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize, he was unable to convince the U.S. Senate to ratify the treaty.