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is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz
, starring Humphrey Bogart
, Ingrid Bergman
and Paul Henreid
, and featuring Claude Rains
, Conrad Veidt
, Sydney Greenstreet
, Peter Lorre
and Dooley Wilson
. Set during World War II
, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance
leader husband escape from the Vichy
city of Casablanca
to continue his fight against the Nazis
Although it was an A-list film, with established stars and first-rate writers—Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch received credit for the screenplay—no one involved with its production expected Casablanca to be anything out of the ordinary; it was just one of dozens of pictures produced by Hollywood every year. The film was a solid, if unspectacular, success in its initial run, rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier. Despite a changing assortment of screenwriters frantically adapting an unstaged play and barely keeping ahead of production, and Bogart attempting his first romantic lead role, Casablanca won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and Casablanca has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.
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David Alexander Johnston
(1949–1980) was a volcanologist
with the United States Geological Survey
(USGS) who was killed by the 1980 eruption
of Mount St. Helens
in Washington. One of the principal scientists on the monitoring team, Johnston died while manning an observation post on the morning of May 18, 1980. He was the first to report the eruption, transmitting the famous message "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!" before being swept away by the lateral blast
created by the collapse of the mountain's north flank. His work and that of his fellow USGS scientists had convinced the authorities to close Mount St. Helens to the general public and to maintain the closure in spite of heavy pressure to re-open the area; their work saved thousands of lives. His story has become part of the popular image of volcanic eruptions and their threat to society, and also part of the history of volcanology. Following his death, Johnston was commemorated in several ways, including a memorial fund set up in his name at the University of Washington
, and two volcano observatories that were named after him. Johnston's life and death have been featured in several documentaries, films, docudramas and books about the eruption. Along with other people killed by the volcano, Johnston's name is inscribed on memorials dedicated to their memory.
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is an industrial city on the shore of Lake Erie
in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe
that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the state's fourth-largest city with a population of 104,000. Erie's Metropolitan Area consists of 281,000 residents. The city is the seat of government for Erie County
Erie is in proximity to Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once teeming with heavy industry, Erie's heavy manufacturing sector now consists mainly of plastics and locomotive building. Known for its lake-effect snow, Erie is in the heart of the Rust Belt and has begun to focus on tourism as a driving force in its economy. More than four million people each year visit Presque Isle State Park, for water recreation, and a new casino named for the state park is growing in popularity.
Erie is known as the Flagship City because of the presence of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship USS Niagara.
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was a renowned Russian-American photographer
, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews
and Eastern Europe
before the Holocaust
Vishniac was an extremely diverse photographer, an accomplished biologist and a knowledgeable collector and teacher of art history. Throughout his life, he made significant scientific contributions to the fields of photomicroscopy and time-lapse photography. Vishniac was very interested in history, especially that of his ancestors. In turn, he was strongly tied to his Jewish roots and was a Zionist later in life.
Roman Vishniac won international acclaim for his photography: his pictures from the shtetlach and Jewish ghettos, celebrity portraits, and images of microscopic biology. He is known for his book A Vanished World, published in 1983, which was one of the first such pictorial documentations of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe from that period and also for his extreme humanism, respect and awe for life, sentiments that can be seen in all aspects of his work.
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- May 18: Governor of US state of Alabama signs state anti-abortion measure
- May 16: Actor Doris Day dies at 97
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- April 28: US Department of Justice investigating Ford over emissions testing problems
- April 20: California court sentences parents who kept their children in captivity
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- March 15: Former Trump advisor, Paul Manafort, receives second sentence in U.S. Federal Court
- March 5: SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
- February 25: Texas federal judge says drafting only men violates United States Constitution
- February 23: Zebra stripes may 'dazzle' pathogen-packing horse flies, say scientists
- February 21: Sixteen states sue U.S. President Trump to stop declaration of emergency for border wall
- February 11: Pioneering oceanographer Walter Munk dies of pneumonia in California
- February 7: Nevada becomes first state in U.S. with majority-female legislature
- January 26: US study finds correlation between youth suicide, household gun ownership
- January 23: Germany bans Mahan Air of Iran, citing 'security'
- January 22: Former U.S. intelligence agent Tony Mendez, architect of 'Argo' rescue, dies at 78
- January 12: Scientists report correlation between locations of Easter Island statues and water resources
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