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  • Hathor (Egyptian goddess)

    Hathor, in ancient Egyptian religion, goddess of the sky, of women, and of fertility and love. Hathor’s worship originated in early dynastic times (3rd millennium bce). The name Hathor means “estate of Horus” and may not be her original name. Her principal animal form was that of a cow, and she was

  • Hathras (India)

    Hathras, city, west-central Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It lies about 20 miles (32 km) south of Aligarh and 25 miles (40 km) east-northeast of Mathura. The city is a transportation hub and is connected by road and rail to Aligarh, Mathura, and Agra to the south. It is a trade centre for

  • Hathwey, Agnes (wife of Shakespeare)

    Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare. She was probably born at Shottery, near Stratford, the daughter of Richard Hathaway, a local landowner. She was married to Shakespeare in November 1582, when he was 18 and when she, according to the sole evidence of an inscription on her gravestone, was

  • Hatia Islands (island cluster, Bangladesh)

    Hatia Islands, cluster of islands situated in the Meghna estuary of the Padma River (Ganges [Ganga] River) delta, southeastern Bangladesh. The largest of these, South Hatia Island, is a low-lying land mass about 23 miles (37 km) long and 4–8 miles (6.5–13 km) wide. Only partially protected by

  • hātif (Arabian mythology)

    Hātif, in Arab folklore, a mysterious nocturnal voice that is sometimes prophetic. A hātif is mentioned in the Bible (Ezekiel 21:2 and 7; Amos 7:16) as a prophet’s voice, and it seems to have presaged Muhammad’s prophetic mission. It is said that the hātif can rise from within a calf sacrificed to

  • Hatiora gaertneri (plant)

    Easter cactus, (Hatiora gaertneri), popular spring-flowering cactus (family Cactaceae), grown for its bright red blossoms that appear about Easter time in the Northern Hemisphere. The related dwarf Easter cactus (Hatiora rosea) is a diminutive plant with abundant fragrant rose-pink flowers and is

  • Hatiora rosea (plant)

    Easter cactus: The related dwarf Easter cactus (Hatiora rosea) is a diminutive plant with abundant fragrant rose-pink flowers and is also cultivated. Both species are native to rainforests of Brazil, where they grow as epiphytes (on other plants).

  • Hatley Castle (building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

    Hatley Park National Historic Site: …of Vancouver Island, consisting of Hatley Castle and 565 acres (229 hectares) of grounds. Originally developed as a residence, Hatley Park was converted to educational use, and it now houses Royal Roads University.

  • Hatley Park National Historic Site (historic site, Colwood, British Columbia, Canada)

    Hatley Park National Historic Site, an estate in Colwood, outside Victoria, British Columbia, near the southern end of Vancouver Island, consisting of Hatley Castle and 565 acres (229 hectares) of grounds. Originally developed as a residence, Hatley Park was converted to educational use, and it now

  • Hatley Park/Former Royal Roads Military College National Historic Site of Canada (historic site, Colwood, British Columbia, Canada)

    Hatley Park National Historic Site, an estate in Colwood, outside Victoria, British Columbia, near the southern end of Vancouver Island, consisting of Hatley Castle and 565 acres (229 hectares) of grounds. Originally developed as a residence, Hatley Park was converted to educational use, and it now

  • Hatnua (political party, Israel)

    Israel: Domestic politics: …that she and her party, Hatnua, would not run. A general of the Israel Defense Forces, Benny Gantz, emerged as the strongest challenger to Netanyahu. Lapid and his Yesh Atid party joined a list with Benny Gantz that included several figures from the defense establishment. That new “Blue and White”…

  • Hatoyama Ichirō (prime minister of Japan)

    Hatoyama Ichirō, one of Japan’s most important post-World War II prime ministers. Hatoyama was born into a wealthy cosmopolitan family; his father was a graduate of Yale University, and his mother was a well-known writer and founder of a women’s college. Entering politics, Hatoyama was elected to

  • Hatoyama Yukio (prime minister of Japan)

    Hatoyama Yukio, Japanese politician who served as prime minister of Japan (2009–10) after his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) ousted the long-ruling Liberal-Democratic Party (LDP) from the government. The Hatoyama family had produced four generations of politicians, beginning with Yukio’s

  • hatpin (ornament)

    Hatpin, long, ornamental pin used for decoration and for fastening a woman’s hat securely to her hair. In the late Victorian era and the beginning of the 20th century, the hatpin became a popular and important clothing accessory. Hatpins were usually about 8 inches (20 cm) long and were often worn

  • hatpin urchin (echinoid)

    sea urchin: Hatpin urchins, such as Centrostephanus longispinus of the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, Diadema (formerly Centrechinus) setosum of the Indo-Pacific, and D. antillarum of Florida and the West Indies, have toxic spines up to 30 centimetres (12 inches) long. The slate-pencil urchin (Heterocentrotus

  • Hatra (ancient city, Iraq)

    Hatra, ruined city located in the Al-Jazīrah region of present-day northern Iraq, 180 miles (290 km) northwest of Baghdad and 68 miles (110 km) southwest of Mosul. A religious and trading centre of the Parthian empire, it flourished during the 1st and 2nd centuries bce. The city survived several

  • Hats (political party, Sweden)

    Sweden: The Age of Freedom (1718–72): …“Nightcaps” (or “Caps”) and “Hats.” Both parties were mercantilist, but the Nightcaps were the more prudent. Up to 1738 the Nightcaps were in power. They led a most careful foreign policy so as not to provoke Russia. From 1738 to 1765 power passed to the Hats, who made treaties…

  • Hatsa language

    Khoisan languages: Overview: Hadza (Hatsa), one of the East African Khoisan languages, is a remarkable exception to this, having retained its vitality through a pattern of stable bilingualism with Swahili, the dominant Bantu language in the area. Elsewhere many bilingual Khoisan speakers have tended to shift rapidly to…

  • Hatschek’s pit (anatomy)

    endocrine system: Subphylum Cephalochordata: …related to a structure called Hatschek’s pit, located near the brain. Hatschek’s pit appears to be related to the neural gland and hence to the vertebrate pituitary gland. Treatment of amphioxus with GnRH or luteinizing hormone (LH) reportedly stimulates the onset of spermatogenesis in male gonads. Furthermore, extracts prepared from…

  • Hatshepsut (ruler of Egypt)

    Hatshepsut, female king of Egypt (reigned in her own right c. 1473–58 bce) who attained unprecedented power for a woman, adopting the full titles and regalia of a pharaoh. Hatshepsut, the elder daughter of the 18th-dynasty king Thutmose I and his consort Ahmose, was married to her half brother

  • Hatshepsut, temple of (temple, Dayr al-Baḥrī)

    Dayr al-Baḥrī: …the terraced temple of Queen Hatshepsut (built c. 1470 bce), was uncovered (1894–96) beneath the monastery ruins and subsequently underwent partial restoration. A fuller restoration of the third terrace, sanctuary, and retaining wall was started in 1968 by a Polish archaeological mission, which also found a third temple, built by…

  • Hatsopoulos, George N. (American scientist)

    thermionic power converter: Development of thermionic devices: That year another American scientist, George N. Hatsopoulos, described in detail two kinds of thermionic devices. His work led to rapid advances in thermionic power conversion.

  • Hatt-ı Hümayun (Ottoman Empire [1856])

    Abdülmecid I: …and the Hatt-ı Hümayun (Imperial Edict) in 1856, heralding the new era of Tanzimat (“Reorganization”).

  • Hatta, Mohammad (Indonesian politician)

    Mohammad Hatta, a leader of the Indonesian independence movement who was prime minister (1948–50) and vice president (1950–56) of Indonesia. While he studied in the Netherlands from 1922 to 1932, he was president of the Perhimpunan Indonesia (Indonesian Union), a progressive, nationalist political

  • Hattala, Martin (Slovak scholar)

    Slovak language: …as modified and codified by Martin Hattala in his grammar of 1852, rapidly gained approval and was accepted as standard.

  • Háttatal (Icelandic literature)

    Edda: The Prose Edda.: …circumlocutions of the skalds, and Háttatal (“A Catalog of Metres”), giving examples of 102 metres known to Snorri—are of interest chiefly to specialists in ancient Norse and Germanic literature. The remaining section, Gylfaginning (“The Beguiling of Gylfi”), is of interest to the general reader. Cast in the form of a…

  • ḥaṭṭaʾt (Judaic ritual)

    sacrifice: Propitiation and expiation: In ancient Judaism the ḥaṭṭaʾt, or “sin offering,” was an important ritual for the expiation of certain, especially unwittingly committed, defilements. The guilty laid their hands upon the head of the sacrificial animal (an unblemished bullock or goat), thereby identifying themselves with the victim, making it their representative (but…

  • Hatter’s Castle (work by Cronin)

    A.J. Cronin: …to write his first novel, Hatter’s Castle (1931; filmed 1941), the story of a Scottish hatmaker obsessed with the idea of the possibility of his noble birth. This book was an immediate success in Britain.

  • Hatteras Abyssal Plain (submarine plain, Atlantic Ocean)

    Hatteras Abyssal Plain, submarine plain forming the floor of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. It lies east of the North American continental shelf between the southern United States and Bermuda, extending about 900 mi (1,450 km) from north to south, with an average width of 300 mi. The plain

  • Hatteras Island (island, North Carolina, United States)

    Cape Hatteras National Seashore: …coastal area situated on Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke islands along the Outer Banks, eastern North Carolina, U.S. The park, the country’s first national seashore, was authorized in 1937 and established in 1953. It has a total area of 47 square miles (122 square km). The three narrow barrier islands lie…

  • Hatteras, Cape (cape, North Carolina, United States)

    Cape Hatteras, long, narrow, curved sandbar forming a promontory on Hatteras Island, the southeasternmost point of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, U.S. Treacherous shallows to the southeast in the Atlantic Ocean long have been a danger to navigation. Much of the cape’s area is included in Cape

  • Hattian (ancient people)

    Boğazköy: The ancient city: …the language of the early inhabitants of the “Land of Hatti,” a language still little understood and not belonging to any known family. Scholars call it Hattian to distinguish it from Hittite, the name of the Indo-European official language of the Hittite kingdom. Just as in other parts of the…

  • Hattian language

    Hattian language, non-Indo-European language of ancient Anatolia. The Hattian language appears as hattili ‘in Hattian’ in Hittite cuneiform texts. Called Proto-Hittite by some, Hattian was the language of the linguistic substratum inside the Halys River (now called the Kızıl River) bend and in

  • Hattian religion

    Anatolian religion: Religions of the Hittites, Hattians, and Hurrians: The Hattians, whose language appears to have become extinct, were most probably the earliest inhabitants of the kingdom of Hatti itself.

  • Hattic language

    Hattian language, non-Indo-European language of ancient Anatolia. The Hattian language appears as hattili ‘in Hattian’ in Hittite cuneiform texts. Called Proto-Hittite by some, Hattian was the language of the linguistic substratum inside the Halys River (now called the Kızıl River) bend and in

  • Hattiesburg (Mississippi, United States)

    Hattiesburg, city, seat (1908) of Forrest county, southeastern Mississippi, U.S., on the Leaf and Bouie rivers, 70 miles (113 km) north of Gulfport. The city, in a longleaf-pine forest area, was founded in 1882 by Captain William H. Hardy, lumberman and engineer, who named it for his wife (it was

  • Ḥaṭṭīn, Battle of (Middle Eastern history)

    Battle of Ḥaṭṭīn, (July 4, 1187), battle in northern Palestine that marked the defeat and annihilation of the Christian Crusader armies of Guy de Lusignan, king of Jerusalem (reigned 1186–92), by the Muslim forces of Saladin. It paved the way for the Muslim reconquest of the city of Jerusalem

  • Hattina (ancient city, Turkey)

    Anatolia: The neo-Hittite states from c. 1180 to 700 bce: King Tutammu of Patina, who had been strategically safe as long as Arpad had not been conquered, also was defeated and his land turned into an Assyrian province. In 738 Samal, Milid, Kaska, Tabal, and Tuwanuwa (classical Tyana) came to terms with the Assyrian king. The Assyrian influence…

  • Hatto I (archbishop of Mainz)

    Hatto I, archbishop of Mainz and counsellor to the German king Arnulf of Bavaria, the last East Frankish Carolingian emperor; as regent for Arnulf’s son Louis the Child (900–911), he governed the German kingdom for the last member of the East Frankish Carolingian dynasty. Hatto was elected abbot of

  • Hatton, Charles (American sports journalist)

    Triple Crown: …part through the writings of Charles Hatton, a columnist for the Daily Racing Form. He frequently used the term triple crown in reference to the three races in the 1930s, and as the term caught on, more and more owners and trainers began to prepare specifically for these contests. By…

  • Hatton, John Liptrot (British composer)

    John Liptrot Hatton, composer of light music, operas, and songs, popular in England in the 19th century. An accomplished singer and pianist as well as a theatre composer and conductor, he produced operettas and operas at Drury Lane Theatre and Covent Garden and was musical director at the

  • Hatton, Ragnhild Marie Hanssen (Norwegian historian)

    Ragnhild Marie Hanssen Hatton, Norwegian historian and author of important biographical studies of Kings Charles XII of Sweden, Louis XIV of France, and George I of England (b. Feb. 10, 1913--d. May 16,

  • Hatton, Ricky (British boxer)

    Floyd Mayweather, Jr.: …knockout against Britain’s previously undefeated Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas. The bout attracted another capacity crowd and, together with his victory over De La Hoya, earned Mayweather Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award for that year.

  • Hatton, Sir Christopher (English noble)

    Sir Christopher Hatton, favourite of Queen Elizabeth I and lord chancellor of England from 1587 to 1591. After spending several years in halfhearted study of the law, Hatton enrolled as one of the queen’s bodyguards in 1564. Handsome and accomplished, he impressed the queen with his talent for

  • Hattusa (Turkey)

    Boğazköy, (Turkish: “Gorge Village”) village, north-central Turkey. Located 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Yozgat, it is the site of the archaeological remains of Hattusas (Hattusa, Hattusha, or Khattusas), the ancient capital of the Hittites, who established a powerful empire in Anatolia and

  • Hattusas (Turkey)

    Boğazköy, (Turkish: “Gorge Village”) village, north-central Turkey. Located 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Yozgat, it is the site of the archaeological remains of Hattusas (Hattusa, Hattusha, or Khattusas), the ancient capital of the Hittites, who established a powerful empire in Anatolia and

  • Hattusha (Turkey)

    Boğazköy, (Turkish: “Gorge Village”) village, north-central Turkey. Located 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Yozgat, it is the site of the archaeological remains of Hattusas (Hattusa, Hattusha, or Khattusas), the ancient capital of the Hittites, who established a powerful empire in Anatolia and

  • Hattusilis I (Hittite king)

    Hattusilis I, (reigned c. 1650–c. 1620 bc), early king of the Hittite Old Kingdom in Anatolia. The son of the preceding king, Labarnas I, Hattusilis was also at first called Labarnas but apparently assumed his new name after he transferred his capital from Kussara to Hattusa. Unlike Labarnas I, w

  • Hattusilis III (Hittite king)

    Hattusilis III , Hittite king during the New Kingdom (reigned c. 1286–c. 1265 bc); he came to power by overthrowing his nephew Urhi-Teshub (Mursilis III). The events of Hattusilis’ accession are known from his autobiography, a remarkable document designed to justify the new king’s actions. The

  • ḥatuna (Jewish marriage rite)

    Judaism: Ceremonies marking the individual life cycles: Marriage (ḥatuna, also qiddushin, “sanctifications”) involves a double ceremony, performed together in modern times but separated in ancient times by one year. First is the betrothal (erusin), which includes the reading of the marriage contract (ketubba) and the giving of the ring with a declaration, “Behold…

  • haty (ancient Egyptian religion)

    death: Ancient Egypt: The anatomical heart was the haty, the word ib referring to the heart as a metaphysical entity embodying not only thought, intelligence, memory, and wisdom, but also bravery, sadness, and love. It was the heart in its sense of ib that was weighed in the famous judgment scene depicted in…

  • Hatzfeld, Adolphe (French linguist)

    Arsène Darmesteter: …collaborated with the French linguists Adolphe Hatzfeld and Antoine Thomas on the preparation of Dictionnaire général de la langue française . . . 2 vol. (1890–1900; “General Dictionary of the French Language . . .”). Arsène Darmesteter was the brother of the Orientalist James Darmesteter.

  • Hatzfeldt, Melchior, Graf von Gleichen und (German field marshal)

    Melchior, Graf von Gleichen und Hatzfeldt, (German: “Melchior, count of Gleichen and Hatzfeldt”) a field marshal of the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years’ War (1618–48). Though active in every theatre of the war, he proved no match for the leading Protestant generals. From 1625 to 1632

  • Hatzfeldt, Sophie (German countess)

    Ferdinand Lassalle: Champion of Countess Hatzfeldt.: …met the unhappily married countess Sophie Hatzfeldt, who was trying to divorce her husband. Although not a lawyer, Lassalle conducted 35 lawsuits in her behalf and in 1854 finally obtained a divorce for her. Henceforth, he received an annual pension of 4,000 thalers from the countess, thus becoming financially independent.…

  • Hatzidakis, George (Greek linguist)

    Gēorgios N. Hatzidakis, the first and most important linguist of modern Greece, noted for his studies of ancient, medieval, and modern Greek and for his initiation of the Historical Lexicon of the Greek Language. As a Cretan patriot, Hatzidakis twice took part in the struggle (1866, 1897) to free

  • Hatzidakis, Gēorgios N. (Greek linguist)

    Gēorgios N. Hatzidakis, the first and most important linguist of modern Greece, noted for his studies of ancient, medieval, and modern Greek and for his initiation of the Historical Lexicon of the Greek Language. As a Cretan patriot, Hatzidakis twice took part in the struggle (1866, 1897) to free

  • Hau Giang River (river, Vietnam)

    Rach Gia: …with the Hau Giang (Bassac) River, which is a major branch of the lower Mekong River. The city has a hospital and a commercial airport. Cultural features include a pagoda built under the emperor Gia Long and a Cambodian Buddhist pagoda 2 miles (3 km) north of the city.…

  • Hau’ofa, Epeli (Tongan writer)

    Oceanic literature: Later writings: ” Similarly, Epeli Hau’ofa of Tonga, in his poem “Blood in the Kava Bowl,” maintained that it is only the insider who has real access to a culture’s deeper consciousness. These writers were echoing what was said in Africa, the West Indies, and other former colonial countries…

  • Hau, Lene Vestergaard (Danish scientist)

    Lene Vestergaard Hau, Danish physicist who pioneered the use of Bose-Einstein condensates in slowing and stopping light. From an early age Hau enjoyed mathematics, and she excelled at school, skipping the 10th grade. Her father, who ran a heating business, and her mother, a shop clerk, encouraged

  • Hauben, Lawrence (American actor and writer)
  • hauberk (armour)

    military technology: Mail: …have complete mail trousers, the hauberk apparently had inserts of cloth or leather, giving the same effect. It also included a hoodlike garment of mail worn over the head to protect the neck and throat; this had a hole for the face much like a modern ski cap. The hood…

  • Hauch, Johannes Carsten (Danish author)

    Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet, dramatist, and novelist whose works expressed his high moral seriousness and tragic outlook. As a student, Hauch was strongly attracted by the idealism and spiritual aspirations expressed by Romanticism; however, after such early literary attempts as

  • Haud Plateau (plateau, East Africa)

    Hawd Plateau, plateau sloping southeastward and spanning the northern Ethiopian-Somali border, southeast of the northern Somalian highlands. It covers an area of about 25,000 square miles (64,750 square km) and slopes from about 4,000 feet (1,220 m) in the northwest to about 1,500 feet (450 m) in

  • hauda (carriage)

    saddle: They are usually called howdahs (Hindi: hauda).

  • Hauer, Barbara (American patriot)

    Barbara Hauer Frietschie, American patriot whose purported act of defiant loyalty to the North during the American Civil War became highly embellished legend and the subject of literary treatment. Barbara Hauer was the daughter of German immigrants. In 1806 she married John C. Frietschie. Little

  • Hauer, Josef (Austrian composer)

    12-tone music: …Charles Ives and the Austrian Josef Hauer) anticipated Schoenberg’s invention by writing music that in a few respects was similar technically to his 12-tone music.

  • haufe (military formation)

    tactics: Bowmen and pikemen: A Haufe (German: “heap”) of Swiss infantry had much in common with a Macedonian phalanx, except that it was smaller and more maneuverable. Most of the troops seem to have been lightly armoured, wearing helmet and corselet but not being burdened by either greaves or shield.…

  • Häufebecher (metalwork)

    Häufebecher, (German: “stacking cup”), beaker, usually of silver, that is part of a set that can be stacked or piled up. Pieces are made so that the base of one fits into the bowl of another. Each beaker has a deep, straight-sided bowl—often engraved with a hunting scene—a small foot, and a narrow

  • Haufendörfer (German village)

    Germany: Rural settlement: …extremely large villages, known as Haufendörfer. These villages are surrounded by unenclosed fields divided into often hundreds of striplike units. The Haufendorf is particularly characteristic of Hessen and southwestern Germany, areas that have a tradition of partible inheritance. During periods of population pressure, land holdings—as well as farmhouses and farmyards—were…

  • Hauff, Wilhelm (German writer)

    Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and novelist best known for his fairy tales. Educated at the University of Tübingen, Hauff worked as a tutor and in 1827 became editor of J.F. Cotta’s newspaper Morgenblatt. Hauff had a narrative and inventive gift and sense of form; he wrote with ease, combining

  • Haug, Émile (French geologist)

    Émile Haug, French geologist and paleontologist known for his contributions to the theory of geosynclines (trenches that accumulate thousands of metres of sediment and later become crumpled and uplifted into mountain chains). After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Strasbourg (1884) and

  • Haug, Gustave-Émile (French geologist)

    Émile Haug, French geologist and paleontologist known for his contributions to the theory of geosynclines (trenches that accumulate thousands of metres of sediment and later become crumpled and uplifted into mountain chains). After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Strasbourg (1884) and

  • Haug, Thorleif (Norwegian skier)

    Thorleif Haug, Norwegian Nordic skier who won three gold medals and a bronze at the inaugural Winter Olympics at Chamonix, France, in 1924. His bronze medal was revoked 50 years later. Haug dominated the Nordic events at the 1924 Games, winning the gold in the 18-km cross-country race and the 50-km

  • Hauge, Alfred (Norwegian writer)

    Alfred Hauge, Norwegian novelist and poet, best known for his trilogy describing the life of a Norwegian immigrant to the United States in the 1820s: Hundevakt (1961; “Midwatch”), Landkjenning (1964; “Land Sighting”), and Ankerfeste (1965; “Anchoring”). The collected work was published as Cleng

  • Hauge, Hans Nielsen (Norwegian religious leader)

    Church of Norway: …to 1804 was led by Hans Hauge, a peasant’s son who experienced a religious conversion when he was 25 years old. Although laymen were legally forbidden to preach, Hauge did so throughout the country and established brotherhoods that met for religious study and prayer. Despite being opposed by some of…

  • Haugen, Greg (American boxer)

    Julio César Chávez: …and his 1983 match against Greg Haugen drew over 136,000 fans, also a record as the sport’s largest gate. Chávez had retired several times prior to losing his July 29, 2000, title bout with Kostya Tszyu, but financial difficulties frequently led him back to the ring. With a rock-solid chin,…

  • Haugesund (Norway)

    Haugesund, town, southwestern Norway. A North Sea port, Haugesund is a shipbuilding and repair centre and has an 899-foot (274-metre) dry dock that was the largest in Scandinavia at its completion in 1979. The town is a base for offshore oil activities in the North Sea. Formerly it was home to a

  • Haughey, Charles (prime minister of Ireland)

    Charles Haughey, taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland (1979–81; 1982; 1987–92). Haughey, the son of an officer in the original Irish Republican Army (IRA), attended University College Dublin, studying law and accounting. While making a fortune—apparently in real estate—he married (1951) the

  • Haughton, Aaliyah Dana (American singer and actress)

    Aaliyah, (Aaliyah Dana Haughton), American rhythm and blues singer and actress (born Jan. 16, 1979, Brooklyn, N.Y.—died Aug. 25, 2001, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas), was considered on the verge of superstardom after the success of her first two albums—Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number (1994), with its h

  • Haughton, Billy (American harness-racing driver)

    Billy Haughton, American harness-racing driver and trainer. He was the foremost driver in annual winnings in 1952–59, 1963, 1965, and 1967–68. Haughton came to harness racing from a farming background in upstate New York. By the time of his death Haughton had won more than 4,900 races and earned

  • Haughton, Percy Duncan (American football coach)

    Percy Duncan Haughton, innovative American college football coach whose Harvard University teams (1908–16) won 71 games, lost 7, and tied 5. An 1899 graduate of Harvard, where he was an outstanding football and baseball player, Haughton coached strictly disciplined teams whose play was precisely

  • Haughton, William R. (American harness-racing driver)

    Billy Haughton, American harness-racing driver and trainer. He was the foremost driver in annual winnings in 1952–59, 1963, 1965, and 1967–68. Haughton came to harness racing from a farming background in upstate New York. By the time of his death Haughton had won more than 4,900 races and earned

  • Haughwout Department Store (building, New York City, New York, United States)

    skyscraper: …safe passenger elevator (in the Haughwout Department Store, New York City) in 1857 made practical the erection of buildings more than four or five stories tall. Although the earliest skyscrapers rested on extremely thick masonry walls at the ground level, architects soon turned to the use of a cast-iron and…

  • Haugland, Knut Magne (Norwegian soldier and adventurer)

    Knut Magne Haugland, Norwegian soldier and adventurer (born Sept. 23, 1917, Rjukan, Nor.—died Dec. 25, 2009, Oslo, Nor.), played a prominent role in the Norwegian resistance during World War II and later captured the public’s imagination as a member of the fabled Kon-Tiki expedition. Haugland

  • Haugtussa (work by Garborg)

    Arne Evensen Garborg: …a poetic cycle in Nynorsk, Haugtussa (1895; “Woman of the Underground People”), which describes a young girl’s belief in the supernatural and was set to music by Edvard Grieg. Novels in English translation include Trætte mænd (1891; Weary Men), about the decadence of European society in the final decades of…

  • Haugwitz, Christian, Count von (Prussian minister and diplomat)

    Christian, count von Haugwitz, Prussian minister and diplomat, the principal author of Prussian foreign policy from 1792 to 1806, who was held largely responsible for the catastrophic war against Napoleon (1806) that made Prussia a French satellite. After studying at the universities of Halle and

  • Haugwitz, Friedrich Wilhelm von (Austrian count)

    Maria Theresa: Domestic reforms: …the plans of Count Friedrich Wilhelm Haugwitz—the first in a succession of remarkable men of intellect she was to draw into her council. In the face of the opposition of many noblemen, she managed to reduce drastically (except in Hungary) the powers of the various dominions’ estates, which had held…

  • Hauhau (Maori cult)

    Hauhau, any of the radical members of the Maori Pai Marire (Maori: “Good and Peaceful”) religion, founded in 1862 in Taranaki on North Island, New Zealand. The movement was founded by Te Ua Haumene, a Maori prophet who had been captured in his youth and converted to Christianity before his release.

  • Hauksbee, Francis, the Elder (English scientist)

    Francis Hauksbee, the Elder, self-educated English scientist and eclectic experimentalist whose discoveries came too early for contemporary appreciation of their significance. Hauksbee determined with reasonable accuracy the relative weights of air and water. Investigating the forces of surface

  • Hauksbee, Francis, the Younger (English scientist)

    Francis Hauksbee, the Younger, English instrument maker, scientist, and lecturer. He was the nephew of Francis Hauksbee the Elder. As early as about 1714 Hauksbee began giving lectures, with demonstration experiments. By 1723 he had secured a sufficient reputation to be elected clerk and

  • haulage (materials technology)

    coal mining: Haulage: In the first shaft mines, coal was loaded into baskets that were carried on the backs of men or women or loaded on wooden sledges or trams that were then pushed or hauled through the main haulage roadway to…

  • haulyard (ship part)

    rigging: …into the lifts, jeers, and halyards (haulyards), by which the sails are raised and lowered, and the tacks and sheets, which hold down the lower corners of the sails. The history of the development of rigging over the centuries is obscure, but the combination of square and fore-and-aft sails in…

  • hauma (Zoroastrianism)

    Haoma, in Zoroastrianism, sacred plant and the drink made from it. The preparation of the drink from the plant by pounding and the drinking of it are central features of Zoroastrian ritual. Haoma is also personified as a divinity. It bestows essential vital qualities—health, fertility, husbands

  • Haumea (dwarf planet)

    Haumea, unusual dwarf planet orbiting the Sun in the Kuiper belt beyond Pluto. It was discovered in 2003 by a team of American astronomers at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. Originally called 2003 EL61, Haumea is named for the Hawaiian goddess of birth and fertility. In September 2008 the

  • haunching (construction)

    bridge: Beam bridges: Haunching stiffens the beam at the supports, thereby reducing bending at mid-span.

  • Haunted Honeymoon (film by Wilder [1986])

    Gene Wilder: …Woman in Red (1984), and Haunted Honeymoon (1986). Many of Wilder’s later credits were for television. He notably won an Emmy Award (2003) for a guest appearance on the sitcom Will & Grace.

  • Haunted Land, A (novel by Stow)

    Randolph Stow: Stow’s first novel, A Haunted Land (1956), a wild, almost Gothic tale, appeared in the same year that he graduated from the University of Western Australia. In 1957 he began to teach English at the University of Adelaide and brought out his second novel, The Bystander, a further…

  • Haunted Life, and Other Writings, The (work by Kerouac)

    Jack Kerouac: On the Road and other early work: …letters to his father, as The Haunted Life, and Other Writings in 2014. That novella was just one expression of Kerouac’s boyhood ambition to write “the great American novel.” His first published novel, The Town & the City (1950), received favourable reviews but was considered derivative of the novels of…

  • Haunted Storm, The (novel by Pullman)

    Philip Pullman: His first titles—The Haunted Storm (1972) and Galatea (1976)—were oriented toward an adult audience. In the 1980s and ’90s Pullman began writing many titles for children and young adults, beginning with Count Karlstein; or, Ride of the Demon Huntsman (1982). Pullman’s Sally Lockhart detective stories, set in…

  • Haunting, The (film by Wise [1963])

    The Haunting, British horror film, released in 1963, that was an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s acclaimed The Haunting of Hill House (1959). The psychological thriller became a cult classic and is considered among the best haunted-house films. Dr. Markway (played by Richard Johnson) leads a small

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