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The First Muslim Caliph: Abu Bakr

Born to a wealthy family, Abu Bakr was a successful merchant with a reputation for honesty and kindness. Tradition has it that, having long been a friend to Muhammad, Abu Bakr immediately accepted him as a prophet and became the first adult male to convert to Islam. Muhammad married Abu Bakr's daughter Aishah and chose him to accompany him to Medina.
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Raising Biracial Children to Be Well-Adjusted

Biracial children have existed in the United States since colonial times. America's first child of dual African and European heritage was reportedly born in 1620. Despite the long history, biracial children have in the U.S., opponents to interracial unions insist on invoking the “tragic mulatto" myth to justify their views.
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Model Place Descriptions

In each of these four paragraphs, the authors use precise descriptive details to evoke a distinctive mood as well as to convey a memorable picture. As you read each one, notice how place signals help establish cohesion, clearly guiding the reader from one detail to the next. The Laundry Room "The windows at either end of the laundry room were open, but no breeze washed through to carry off the stale odors of fabric softener, detergent, and bleach.
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The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

On the morning of June 28, 1914, a 19-year-old Bosnian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Sophie and Franz Ferdinand, the future heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary (the second-largest empire in Europe) in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. Gavrilo Princip, a simple postman's son, probably didn't realize at the time that by firing those three fateful shots, he was starting a chain reaction that would lead directly to the start of World War I.
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Nellie Jackson Sch - History

Nellie Jackson(Sch: 1. 62& 39;0& 34;; b. 20& 39;0& 34;; dr. 4& 39;9& 34;)Nellie Jackson (SP-1459), a schooner built in Maryland in 1896 by J. W. Brooks, was acquired by the Navy 24 August 1917 from the Conservation Commission of Maryland for use on section patrol during World War I. She decommissioned and was returned to her owner 26 November 1918.
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Sarpedon ARB-7 - History

Sarpedon(ARB-7: dp. 3,960, 1. 328& 39;, b. 50& 39;, dr. 11& 39;2& 34;, s. 11.6 k.cpl. 286; a. 8 40mm., 8 20mm.; cl. Aristaeus)Sarpedon (ARB-7) was laid down as LST-956 on 11 July 1944 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Hingham, Mass.; reclassified ARB-7 and named Sarpedon on 14 August 1944; launched on 21 August 1944, commissioned on 16 November 1944, Lt.
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