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Understanding the Wavelength of Ultraviolet Light

Ultraviolet light is light or electromagnetic radiation that occurs between the visible spectrum and x-rays. Wavelength of Ultraviolet Light Ultraviolet light is light in the range of 10 nm to 400 nm with energies from 3eV to 124 eV. Ultraviolet light gets its name because it is the light closest to the violet portion of visible light.
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Vietnam War: Fall of Saigon

The Fall of Saigon occurred on April 30, 1975, at the end of the Vietnam War. Commanders North Vietnam General Van Tien Dung Colonel General Tran Van Tra South Vietnam Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Toan Mayor Nguyen Hop Doan Fall of Saigon Background In December 1974, the People's Army of North Vietnam (PAVN) began a series of offensives against South Vietnam.
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Privateers in the War of 1812

Privateers were captains of merchant ships legally sanctioned to attack and capture ships of enemy nations. American privateers had played a useful role in the American Revolution, attacking British ships. And when the United States Constitution was drafted it contained a provision for the federal government to authorize privateers.
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Significance of the Gray Hair in "A Rose for Emily"

If you are reading or studying "A Rose for Emily," a short story by William Faulkner, you may wonder what is the meaning of the gray hair left on the pillow. Let's first look at Emily and then what Faulkner may be using the gray hair to symbolize. Character Study of Emily In the final lines of "A Rose for Emily," by William Faulkner, we read: "Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head.
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Modern Science and the Plague of Athens

The plague of Athens took place between the years 430-426 BC, at the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War. The plague killed an estimated 300,000 people, among which was the Greek statesman Pericles. It is said to have caused the death of one in every three people in Athens, and it is widely believed to have contributed to the decline and fall of classical Greece.
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Who Were the Aryans? Hitler's Persistent Mythology

One of the most interesting puzzles in archaeology, and one that hasn't been completely solved yet, concerns the story of the supposed Aryan invasion of the Indian subcontinent. The story goes like this: The Aryans were one of the tribes of Indo-European-speaking, horse-riding nomads living in the arid steppes of Eurasia.
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