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Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million immigrants passed through this island that was originally called Little Oyster Island
The Commonwealth of Virginia is named after this ruler of England from 1558-1603
This inventor was dubbed 'The Wizard of Menlo Park'
This King of the United Kingdom abdicated the throne to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson
He founded the first Nordic settlement in Greenland in 982
She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and disappeared during her try to make a circumnaviagation flight
Jane Austen published this novel in December of 1815
Elisha Otis invented the first safety one of these and installed the first passenger one in 1857
This 34th president defeated Adlai Stevenson Jr. twice
Mesopotamia was the land between the Tigris and this river
This quarterback for the Denver Broncos set many records and scored the game tying touchdown in a 98 yard 'Long Drive'
This country is the second most populous nation in Africa and was one of the first Christian nations in the world
This duchess lived from 1122-1204 and married both King Louis VII of France and King Henry II of England
This 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate had an extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter
This order by President Lincoln stated that slaves in areas still under rebellion were free on Jan. 1, 1863
The most popular girl's name in the U.S. from 1996-2007 was this name
Bulgaria and Romania are the most recent countries to join this organization
In 1954, Charlotte Jay, the author of Beat Not the Bones, became the first person to be awarded the Best Novel by this award named after the poet
This country, which was part of the Incan Empire, largest city is Guayaquil
This act passed in 1917 in the U.S. made it illegal to spy or interfere with military affairs and was later extended by the Sedition Act of 1918

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