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John Frank Stevens
John Frank Stevens
John Frank Stevens
(25 April 1853 – 2 June 1943) was an American engineer who built the Great Northern Railway in the United States
United States
and was chief engineer on the Panama Canal
Panama Canal
between 1905 and 1907.Contents1 Biography 2 Panama
Panama
Canal 3 Resignation 4 Subsequent career 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksBiography[edit] Stevens was born in rural Maine, near West Gardiner
West Gardiner
to John Stevens, a tanner and farmer, and Harriet Leslie French. He attended Maine
Maine
State Normal School (now the University of Maine
Maine
at Farmington) for two years
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Lord Kelvin
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, OM, GCVO, PC, FRS, FRSE
FRSE
(26 June 1824 – 17 December 1907) was a Scots-Irish[1][2] mathematical physicist and engineer who was born in Belfast
Belfast
in 1824. At the University of Glasgow
Glasgow
he did important work in the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and did much to unify the emerging discipline of physics in its modern form. He worked closely with mathematics professor Hugh Blackburn
Hugh Blackburn
in his work. He also had a career as an electric telegraph engineer and inventor, which propelled him into the public eye and ensured his wealth, fame and honour. For his work on the transatlantic telegraph project he was knighted in 1866 by Queen Victoria, becoming Sir William Thomson
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Theodore Roosevelt
United States Army New York Army National GuardYears of service 1882–1886, 1898Rank ColonelCommands held 1st United States Volunteer CavalryBattles/wars Spanish–American War  • Battle of Las Guasimas  • Battle of San Juan HillAwards Medal of Honor (Posthumously; 2001)This article is part of a series about Theodore RooseveltPolitical positions Electoral historyEarly life Family The Naval War of 1812Rough RidersBattle of San Juan HillGovernor of New YorkGovernorship "The Strenuous Life"Vice President of the United States1900 McKinley-Roosevelt campaign"Speak softly and carry a big stick"President of the United States PresidencyFirst termMcKinley assassination 1st inaugurationSquare Deal West Wing Coal strike Booker T. Washington
Booker T

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Allied Intervention In The Russian Civil War
White movement  Czechoslovakia  United Kingdom Canada  Australia  India  South Africa[1] United States  France  Japan  Greece  Estonia  Serbia  Italy  Poland  Romania  ChinaCommanders and leaders Vladimir Lenin Leon Trotsky Mikhail Tukhachevsky Fedor Raskolnikov Joseph Stalin Dmitry Zhloba Pavel Dybenko Alexander Kolchak Evgeny Miller Radola Gajda Jan Syrový William S
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Manchuria
Manchuria
Manchuria
(simplified Chinese: 满洲; traditional Chinese: 滿洲; pinyin: Mǎnzhōu) was a name first used in the 17th century by Chinese people to refer to a large geographic region in Northeast Asia. Depending on the context, Manchuria
Manchuria
can either refer to a region that falls entirely within the People's Republic of China[1][2][3] or a larger region divided between China
China
and Russia
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Cascade Range
The Cascade Range
Cascade Range
or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia
British Columbia
through Washington and Oregon
Oregon
to Northern California. It includes both non-volcanic mountains, such as the North Cascades, and the notable volcanoes known as the High Cascades. The small part of the range in British Columbia
British Columbia
is referred to as the Canadian Cascades or, locally, as the Cascade Mountains. The latter term is also sometimes used by Washington residents to refer to the Washington section of the Cascades in addition to North Cascades, the more usual U.S. term, as in North Cascades
North Cascades
National Park
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Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
(PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia,[1] is a geographic region in western North America
North America
bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range
Cascade Mountain Range
on the east. Though no agreed boundary exists, a common conception includes the U.S. states of Oregon
Oregon
and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Broader conceptions reach north into Southeast Alaska
Alaska
and Yukon, south into northern California
California
and east to the Continental Divide, thus including Idaho, Western Montana, and western Wyoming. Narrower conceptions may be limited to the northwestern US or to the coastal areas west of the Cascade and Coast mountains
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Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army)
The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)[2] is a military award of the United States Army
United States Army
that is presented to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States military, has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility. The performance must be such as to merit recognition for service that is clearly exceptional. Exceptional performance of normal duty will not alone justify an award of this decoration.[3] Separate Distinguished Service Medals exist for the different branches of the military as well as a fifth version of the medal which is a senior award of the United States Department of Defense
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Chicago, Rock Island And Pacific Railroad
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
(CRI&P RW, sometimes called Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway)[1] (reporting marks CRIP, RI, ROCK) was a Class I railroad
Class I railroad
in the United States. It was also known as the Rock Island Line, or, in its final years, The Rock. At the end of 1970 it operated 7183 miles of road on 10669 miles of track; that year it reported 20557 million ton-miles of revenue freight and 118 million passenger-miles
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Panama
Coordinates: 9°N 80°W / 9°N 80°W / 9; -80 Republic
Republic
of Panama República de Panamá  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Pro Mundi Beneficio" "For the Benefit of the World"Anthem: Himno Istmeño  (Spanish) Hymn of the IsthmusCapital and largest city Panama
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Yellow Fever
Yellow fever
Yellow fever
is a viral disease of typically short duration.[3] In most cases, symptoms include fever, chills, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle pains particularly in the back, and headaches.[3] Symptoms typically improve within five days.[3] In about 15% of people within a day of improving, the fever comes back, abdominal pain occurs, and liver damage begins causing yellow skin.[3][6] If this occurs, the risk of bleeding and kidney problems is also increased.[3] The disease is caused by the yellow fever virus and is spread by the bite of an infected female mosquito.[3] It infects only h
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October Revolution
Bolshevik victoryEnd of Russian Provisional Government, Russian Republic
Russian Republic
and dual power Creation of Soviet Russia The Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets
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Hindsight
Hindsight bias, also known as the knew-it-all-along effect or creeping determinism, is the inclination, after an event has occurred, to see the event as having been predictable, despite there having been little or no objective basis for predicting it.[1][2] It is a multifaceted phenomenon that can affect different stages of designs, processes, contexts, and situations.[3] Hindsight bias may cause memory distortion, where the recollection and reconstruction of content can lead to false theoretical outcomes. It has been suggested that the effect can cause extreme methodological problems while trying to analyze, understand, and interpret results in experimental studies. A basic example of the hindsight bias is when, after viewing the outcome of a potentially unforeseeable event, a person believes he or she "knew it all along"
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Ruling Grade
The term ruling grade is usually used as a synonym for "steepest climb" between two points on a railroad. More simply, the steepest grade to be climbed dictates how powerful the locomotive must be (or how light the train) in order to complete the run without assistance. Even if 99% of the line could be run with a light (and cheap) locomotive, if at some point on the line there is a steeper gradient that a light engine would be unable to climb, this gradient "rules" that a more powerful (and expensive) locomotive must be used, in spite of it being far too powerful for the rest of the line. This is why special "helper engines" (also dubbed "Bankers") are often stationed near steep grades on otherwise mild tracks, because it is cheaper than running a too-powerful locomotive over the entire track mileage just in order to make the grade, especially when multiple trains run over the line each day. In the 1953 edition of Railway Engineering William H
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Russian Empire
The Russian Empire
Empire
(Russian: Российская Империя) or Russia
Russia
was an empire that existed across Eurasia
Eurasia
from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917.[6] The third largest empire in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire
Empire
was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. The rise of the Russian Empire
Empire
happened in association with the decline of neighboring rival powers: the Swedish Empire, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Persia and the Ottoman Empire
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