Alessandro Volta. The term "volt" was also named for Count Alessandro Volta.
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Karl I. Emperor Karl I of Austria was also King Karl IV of Hungaria and King Karl III of Bohemia and reigned 1916-1918.
1959. After inventing the pacemaker, John Hopps wound up needing one in 1984 as he grew older.
Marilyn Monroe. In a skin-tight dress that she had had to be sewn into, Marilyn sang "Happy Birthday" to JFK at his birthday bash in 1962.
900's. Eric founded the first Nordic settlement in Greenland.
Scandinavia. Vikings were traders, settlers, and pirates.
Stupid White Men. In March of 2002, the book "Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation", reached #1 on the New York Times non-fiction list.