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Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner a German pharmacist, who first isolated morphine from opium in 1806, named it morphine after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
The famous actress, Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), is shown here in the role of Lady Macbeth. At the first performance in 1888, Sargent was struck by Terry’s appearance and persuaded her to sit for a portrait. He invented her dramatic pose, which did not occur in the production. Oscar Wilde, who saw Terry’s
Nikolaas (Niko) Tinbergen (1907 – 1988) was a Dutch-born Ethologist and Zoologist who moved to England shortly after World War II and went on to teach many bright young sparks – Richard Dawkins included – at Oxford University. Together with the Austrians Konrad Lorenz (1903 – 1989) and Karl von Frisch (1886 – 1982), Niko
Johnny Depp, a 48-year-old multi-talented Hollywood figure has proven himself as an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician. Depp has starred in more than 40 different movies including Donnie Brasco, Chocolat, Blow, Pirates of the Caribbean, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Public Enemies, and Alice in Wonderland. In a recent interview
In 1945, Stalin was nominated by Halvdan Koht among seven candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. However, he did not explicitly nominate any of them. The person actually nominated was Cordell Hull. And In 1948, he was officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Wladislav Rieger. Source: Wiki