The Bailiwick of Jersey (Jèrriais: Jèrri ) is a British Crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. The Bailiwick includes the uninhabited islands of the Minquiers, Écréhous, the Pierres de Lecq, and other rocks and reefs. Together with the Bailiwick of Guernsey it forms the grouping known as the Channel Islands.
Previous (Aaron ben Elijah) Next (Abba) A Chinese abacus An abacus (plurals abacuses or abaci ), also called a counting frame , is a calculating tool for performing arithmetical processes, often constructed as a wooden frame with beads sliding on wires. The user, called an abacist , slides counters by hand on rods or in grooves.
William " Captain " Kidd (c. 1645 - May 23, 1701) is remembered for his trial and execution for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. Some modern historians deem his piratical reputation unjust, as there is evidence that Kidd acted only as a privateer. As long as he was harassing the French, the British authorities were happy to turn a blind eye.
Previous (Roman Britain) Next (Roman Empire) Church of the Primacy of St. Peter on the Sea of Galilee. The church is on the site where, according to Catholic tradition, the resurrected Jesus Christ appeared to his disciples and established Peter's supreme jurisdiction. The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI.
Previous (Sampradaya) Next (Samson) Samsāra refers to the state of perpetual reincarnation or rebirth, in which all beings are ensnared, according to the Indian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Etymologically, samsāra is derived from Sanskrit and Pāli, meaning "continuous movement," "continuous flowing" or "wandering.
Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby (December 13, 1923 - June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. He was signed by Bill Veeck as the first African-American to play in the American League, joining the Cleveland Indians on July 5, 1947, just 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the National League.