Monday, January 31, 2011

Maya Angelou - American autobiographer and poet, professor
Maya Angelou is one of the American autobiographer and poet who has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton. She is well known for her series of six autobiographical volumes, which focus on her childhood and early on adult experiences. The first and most greatly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her first seventeen years. It brought her international respect, and was nominated for a National Book Award. She has been awarded over 30 honorary degree and was selected for a Pulitzer Prize for her 1971 volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie.

Angelou was a member of the Harlem Writers Guild in the late 1950s, was active in the Civil Rights movement, and served as Northern Coordinator of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. A Tony Award nomination for her position in the 1973 play Look Away, and three Grammys for her spoken word albums. In 1995, Angelou's publishing company, Bantam Books, known her for having the longest running record on The New York Times Paperback factual Bestseller List. In 1998, she was induct into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She has provide on two presidential committees, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2000 and the Lincoln Medal in 2008. Musician Ben Harper has privileged Angelou with his song "I'll Rise", which include words from her poem, "And Still I Rise." She has been awarded above thirty honorary degrees.


Marguerite Ann Johnson

Date Of Birth

April 4, 1928

Place Of Birth

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States


Poet, civil rights activist, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, film director, author, actress, professor


African American

Literary movement

Civil rights

Hamburger - ameriacn food
A hamburger is a sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meat generally placed inside a sliced bread roll. Hamburgers are often provide with lettuce, bacon, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and relish. The hamburger has reach widespread recognition and has proliferated worldwide. The term hamburger or burger can also be practical to the meat patty on its own, particularly in the UK where the term "patty" is never used, although the period "hamburger" is rarely used in the Commonwealth countries unless referring to a menu article of an American restaurant.

The term hamburger initially derives from Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, from where several emigrated to America. In high German, "Burg" means fortified settlement or prepared refuge; and is a widespread part of placenames. At $499, the world's largest hamburger commercially accessible, tips the scales at 185.8 pounds and is on the menu at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, Michigan. It is called the "Absolutely Ridiculous Burger", which take about 12 hours to organize. It was cooked and adjudicate on 30 May 2009.



Place of origin

United States, Germany

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Main ingredient(s)

Ground beef, bread

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Michael Dell - richest man, CEO of Dell Computer Corporation
Michael Saul Dell is an American business industrialist and the founder and chief executive officer of Dell Inc. He is one of the richest people in the world, with a net value of US$14 billion in 2010. In January 1984, Dell record his company as "PC's Limited". In May, Dell incorporated the company as "Dell Computer Corporation" and move to a business center in North Austin. In 1992 at the age of 27, Dell became the youngest CEO to have his business ranked in Fortune magazine's list of the top 500 corporations.

In 1996, Dell in progress selling computers over the Web, the similar year his company launched its first servers. Dell Inc. soon statement about $1 million in sales per day from In July 2010 Dell agreed to pay a $4 million fine to settle SEC charges of disclosure and accounting fraud in relation to hidden payments from Intel Corporation. Dell Corporation and two other company executive also paid to resolve all the charges. As of 2010, Forbes guess Dell's net worth at $13.5 billion. In 2004, Susan and Michael Dell were among 53 donor of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.

Date of Birth

February 23, 1965

Place of Birth

Houston, Texas, U.S.


CEO and founder, Dell Inc.

Net worth

US$14 billion (2010)


Susan Dell

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Derek Jeter - baseball player
Derek Jeter is an American professional baseball player who is at present with the New York Yankees. He is a Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop who has played his whole career for the New York Yankees. He has serve as the Yankees' team leader since 2003. Jeter's presence in the Yankees' lineup, tinted by his hitting prowess, played an active role in the team's late 1990s dynasty. Jeter debuted in the main Leagues in 1995, and the subsequent year he won the Rookie of the Year Award and help the Yankees win the 1996 World Series.

In 2000, Jeter become the only player in history to win together the All Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the similar year. He has been selected as an All-Star eleven times, won the Silver Slugger award four times, and he has won the Gold Glove award on five time. He is the all-time hits head among shortstops and his .317 career batting average during the 2009 season ranks as the fifth highest with active players. He has been among the American League (AL) leaders in hits and runs scored for the past ten years. He is the every time Yankees hit leader, transitory Hall of Fame member Lou Gehrig in 2009.

Date Of Birth

June 26, 1974

Place Of Birth

Pequannock, New Jersey





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Home runs


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New York Yankees