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Peter Benchley

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"Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth."

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open space

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laund - An open space in the woods, like a glade or pasture. More...

step-thru - Refers to having an open space in an otherwise solid object through which a person can step or walk, e.g. a motor-scooter has a step-thru frame. More...

agoraphobia - Based on Greek agora, "open space," it was not the first phobia described, which was actually hydrophobia in the mid-16th century. More...

concourse - An open space for people to move about in an airport terminal (or a set of gates) or other transport station. More...

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Historical Events for 28th October 2020

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1538 - The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established on Hispaniola
1612 - Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1646 - First Protestant church assembly for American Indians established in Massachusetts
1740 - Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]
1922 - Italian fascists conduct the March on Rome, leading to the assumption of power by Benito Mussolini
1946 - German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
1954 - N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker" premieres in NYC
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
2017 - Twin car bomb attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill at least 27, Islamist militant group al-Shabab claim responsibility
2018 - Political crisis in Sri Lanka after President Sirisena sacks Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the cabinet, suspends parliament for two weeks with one man killed in protests

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