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  2. Frank Zappa - Wikipedia

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    Frank Vincent Zappa (/ ˈ z æ p ə / ZAP-ə; December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, composer, and bandleader.In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works; he also produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.

  3. University of California, Los Angeles - Wikipedia

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    The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public land-grant research university in Los Angeles, California, United States.Its academic roots were established in 1881 as a normal school then known as the southern branch of the California State Normal School which later evolved into San José State University.

  4. Ben Carson - Wikipedia

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    The academy does not award scholarships to anyone; cadets receive a free education and room and board in exchange for a commitment to serve in the military for at least five years after graduation. Carson also said the University of Michigan had offered him a scholarship. His staff later said the described scenario was similar to that of West ...

  5. Madison, Wisconsin - Wikipedia

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    Madison is the capital city of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County.As of the 2020 census, the population was 269,840, making it the second-most populous city in Wisconsin after Milwaukee, and the 80th-most populous in the United States.

  6. University of Miami - Wikipedia

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    The University of Miami (UM, UMiami, Miami, U of M, and The U) is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida.As of 2023, the university enrolled 19,593 students in two colleges and eight schools across nearly 350 academic majors and programs, including the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami's Health District, the law school on the main campus, the Rosenstiel School of ...

  7. Social media - Wikipedia

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    Early computing. The PLATO system was launched in 1960 at the University of Illinois and subsequently commercially marketed by Control Data Corporation.It offered early forms of social media features with innovations such as Notes, PLATO's message-forum application; TERM-talk, its instant-messaging feature; Talkomatic, perhaps the first online chat room; News Report, a crowdsourced online ...

  8. Columbia University - Wikipedia

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    Columbia University, officially Columbia University in the City of New York, is a private, Ivy League, research university in New York City.Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, it is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest in the United States.

  9. African Americans - Wikipedia

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    In the Spanish Florida some Spanish married or had unions with Pensacola, Creek or African women, both slave and free, and their descendants created a mixed-race population of mestizos and mulattos. The Spanish encouraged slaves from the colony of Georgia to come to Florida as a refuge, promising freedom in exchange for conversion to Catholicism.