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    Gunpei Yokoi, Creator Game Boy  
Yokoi was one of the most important figures in the history of the Nintendo video game company. While employed there, Yokoi designed the Game Boy handheld game console and improved the D-Pad, the cross-shaped multi-directional input device f...
 
    Kim Jong-il, Leader of North Korea  
Kim Jong-il is the leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a position he has held since 1994. Officially he is the Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and Gener...
 
    Nighthawks, Hopper  
Nighthawks; 1942; Oil on canvas, 30 x 60 in; The Art Institute of Chicago. Paintings such as Nighthawks (Art Institute of Chicago, 1942) convey a mood of loneliness and desolation by their emptiness or by the presence of anonymous, non-comm...
 
    Battle of the Java Sea, WW2  
The Battle of the Java Sea was a decisive naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, that sealed the fate of the Netherlands East Indies. Allied navies suffered a disastrous defeat at the hand of the Imperial Japanese Navy, on 27...
 
    The Battle of Midway, WW2  
The Battle of Midway is widely regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month after the Battle of the Coral...
 
    Paul McCartney, The Beatles  
Sir Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in th...
 
    Victory Boogie Woogie, Mondrian  
At the time of Mondrian’s fairly sudden death in early 1944 at the age of seventy-two, Victory Boogie Woogie was still unfinished. The lozenge-shaped painting was covered with loosely attached bits of coloured paper and plastic which Mondri...
 
    Manhattan Project, Development Atomic Bomb  
The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. From 1942 to 1946, the project...
 
    Muhammad Ali, The Greatest  
Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is today widely regarded for the skills h...
 
    Stephen Hawking, Physicist  
Stephen William Hawking is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Pe...
 
    Le Petit Prince, de Saint-Exupéry  
'Le petit prince' is a fabulous book that talks about a little prince that loves his planet and takes the advice of his flower which seems to him the most beautiful rose. But a fox that he meets teaches him the most important secret of all...
 
    Charles H. Bennett, Physicist  
In 1993 Bennett and Brassard, in collaboration with Claude Crepeau, Richard Jozsa, Asher Peres, and William Wootters, discovered "quantum teleportation," an effect in which the complete information in an unknown quantum state is decomposed...
 
    Jazz Icarus, Matisse  
Henri Matisse began using cut out shapes, pure colour and srong patterns as compositional tools; this comes across beautifully in Jazz Icarus, a piece from his Jazz series of montages; this style of cut and paste was to become Henri Matisse...
 
    Bobby Fischer, American Chess Player  
Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time. In 1972, he captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the...
 
    Rem Koolhaas, Architect  
In 1975, Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in London with Madelon Vriesendorm and Elia and Zoe Zenghelis. Focusing on contemporary design, the company won a competition for an addition to the Parliament in The...
 
       
 
         
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