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Solomon P. Sharp

Solomon P. Sharp (1787–1825) was attorney general of Kentucky and a member of the United States Congress and the Kentucky General Assembly. His murder at the hands of Jereboam O. Beauchamp in 1825 is referred to as the Beauchamp–Sharp Tragedy or The Kentucky Tragedy. Sharp began his political career representing Warren County, Kentucky, in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He briefly served in the War of 1812, then returned to Kentucky and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1813. He was re-elected to a second term, though his support of a controversial bill regarding legislator salaries cost him his seat in 1816. Aligning himself with Kentucky's Debt Relief Party, he returned to the Kentucky House in 1817 but resigned his seat in 1821 to accept Governor John Adair's appointment to the post of Attorney General of Kentucky. In 1818, rumors surfaced that Sharp had fathered a stillborn illegitimate child with Anna Cooke. When the charges were repeated during Sharp's 1825 General Assembly campaign, he supposedly claimed that the child was a mulatto and could not have been his. Jereboam Beauchamp, who had married Cooke in 1824 and was incensed by this attack upon her honor, fatally stabbed Sharp in Sharp's home early on the morning of November 7, 1825. (more...)

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Castle Geyser, a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, located in the U.S. states of Wyoming and Montana. It has a 10–12 hour eruption cycle, consisting of hot water spewing up to a height of 90 feet (27 m) for about twenty minutes, followed by a noisy steam phase (shown here) for 30–40 minutes.

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Wikiquote is a free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language, translations of non-English quotes, and links to Wikipedia for further information. Visit the help page or experiment in the sandbox to learn how you can edit nearly any page right now; or go to the Log in to start contributing to Wikiquote.
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Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable worldwide travel guide. So far we have 22,979 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. Check out the Help page to see how you can edit any page right now, or the Project page for more information about Wikitravel and getting involved.

Nara, the capital of eighth-century Japan, is a World Heritage Site packed full of extraordinary historic architectural monuments, including the grand Heijō Imperial Palace and the immense Tōdai-ji Temple, the world's largest wooden building. Decidedly less crowded than Kyoto, Nara is a favorite destination among experienced Japan travelers, and in 2010 the city celebrates its 1300th anniversary.(more...)

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The Bloom Clock is a research and learning project about flowering plants. The project has both learning and research components. The learning component involves helping people identify plants by means of visual keys, such as colour. The research component is aimed at creating a language for discussing the bloom times of wildflowers and other plants that is neutral with respect to climate, region, and hemisphere. The bloom clock is the largest of a number of observational clock projects and currently comprises about 849 plants and 145 recognition keys. Individual users and classes are welcome to join this project - school classes and both amateur and professional horticulturalists are all welcome.

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The Carbon Cycle: the diagram shows the storage and annual exchange of carbon between the atmosphere, hydrosphere (oceans) and geosphere (land) in gigatons of carbon. Click on the image for a full size version which you can freely re-use and modify. Print it and use it for your lessons, integrate it into your pages on Wikiversity, or use it in other learning resources and websites. Use the links below to find more images like this one.

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Welcome to StrategyWiki, a collaborative and freely-licensed wiki for all your video game strategy guide and walkthrough needs! The guides here can be edited by anyone, so feel free to jump in and improve something!

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War of Legends Wiki - War of Legends is a strategy based massively multiplayer online game which will be release early in 2010 by Jagex Studios, the makers of several on-line games like Runescape. Set in Ancient China, it involves the struggle between various factions of the Shang Dynasty and controlling armies led by legendary figures from Chinese history. In spite of the relatively little information released about this game, there is an active and vibrant wiki community that has gleaned almost all of the information that is currently available and organized it into a wiki format. Come join us for helping develop this wiki and see if you know something we don't!
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Mobsters 2: Vendetta Wiki - Mobsters2: Vendetta wiki is about the next chapter of the popular Mobsters franchise — with twice the content of the original game. Compelling narrative: A rival killed your brother, so you set off on a global quest to avenge his death. Will you catch up to him in Miami or Moscow? A new style of wikia, featuring a easy navigational portal system with a stunning visual display and over 250 articles and growing! So stop by to visit, and while you're there give a hand!
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Kingdom Under Fire Wikia - Kingdom Under Fire II is to be released next year in 2010. Come down to the wikia and help expand the wiki. The Kingdom under Fire wikia is about the RPG, Hack and slash, Tatical war games called Kingdom Under Fire, we have over 100 articles and growing! Come and help.
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