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Jim Fowler

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"The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans."

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hostage - First referred to the state of someone handed over as a pledge or security (for the fulfillment of an undertaking). More...

policy - Meaning "insurance document," it is from a French word meaning "certificate, contract," from an earlier Latin word meaning "a receipt or security for money paid." More...

impignorate, pignorate - To impignorate or pignorate means to put up as security or to pawn. More...

wage, wager - Wage once meant "pledge, security" and wager was defined as "solemn pledge" or "undertaking," from French wagier, "to pledge." More...

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Historical Events for 26th March 2019

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1821 - Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna
1874 - 36th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson wins his second consecutive GN aboard French 5/1 favourite Reugny
1878 - Sabi Game Reserve opens in South Africa, the world's 1st officially designated game reserve
1889 - South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 v England
1915 - 77th Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his second of 3 GN's aboard 100/8 bet Ally Sloper
1943 - Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
1966 - Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests take place in the United States, including in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago
1975 - The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
1976 - Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment
1995 - 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Color of Night" wins

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