Previous (Howard Carter (archaeologist)) Next (Howard Hughes) Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 - February 26, 1981) was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and ardent champion of American classical music which helped to enrich the musical culture of the United States. Beginning with a love for his Scandinavian background, Hanson soon wove Swedish and later American folk melodies and rhythms into his compositions amongst the romanticism of polychords, polyrhythms, and polymeters which gave his music a wide spectrum of traditional and contemporary stylisms.
Shirley Jackson (December 14, 1916  - August 8, 1965) was an influential American author. Despite her numerous works, which include several novels and even a children's novel, she was primarily known for her short story, "The Lottery," which depicts an ancient religious ritual, in which one community member is selected each year to be stoned to death, in a modern, rural American town.
Death Valley National Park is a United States National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, in California, and extending into Nevada. Geologically, it forms part of the southwestern portion of the Great Basin and is similar to other structural basins of the region. However, it is unique in its depth, with portions of the valley floor being the lowest land area in the Western Hemisphere.
James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter (April 8, 1946 - September 9, 1999), was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. During his time in the big leagues, Hunter was known for his ability to rise up in tough situations, and for his amazing pin-point control. He retired from baseball with a 3.
Americium (chemical symbol Am , atomic number 95) is a radioactive, synthetic metallic element, classified as an actinide. It was the fourth transuranic element  to be discovered, obtained by bombarding plutonium with neutrons. It was named for the Americas, by analogy with europium. This element, which can be produced in kilogram quantities, and has several uses, particularly in the form of the isotope 241 Am.
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to non-human beings, objects, natural, or supernatural phenomena. God, animals, the forces of nature, and unseen or unknown authors of chance are frequent subjects of anthropomorphosis. The term comes from two Greek words, άνθρωπος (anthrōpos) , meaning "human," and μορφή (morphē) , meaning "shape" or "form.