Notable Last Facts: A Compendium of Endings, Conclusions, Terminations, and Final Events Throughout History

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Reference Desk Press, 2005 - History - 834 pages
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Notable Last Facts: A Compendium of Endings, Conclusions, Terminations and Final Events throughout History is a ground-breaking core reference work for libraries of all kinds. More than 16,000 facts have been expertly researched and presented in an easy-to-use format. A ?Notable Last Fact? is any historically significant event, person, place or thing that marks the end of its kind or its era. It might be the last speaker of a now-extinct language, the last work of a major artist, or the last remaining example of an object. When an ending occurs, a part of our history is frozen in time. Lasts carry symbolic demarcations of our advances, failures and changes. Despite their importance, ?lasts? have long been overlooked. This book will draw comparison to other encyclopedic fact compendiums such as those on firsts, superlatives and lists; but this is the first comprehensive reference work on ?lasts? to be published. Notable Last Facts was conceived, researched, and compiled by

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Contents

Ages and Eras
1
Alliances Confederations Leagues Pacts
7
AnimalsExtinct
13
ArtArtist Groups
20
AutomobilesMakers
27
AutomobilesModels
33
AviationAirlinesUnited States
46
AviationAirshipsGermany
52
NationsEstonia
375
NationsGreece
381
NationsNigeria
401
NationsSaint Lucia
407
NationsSweden
413
ReligionShakers
487
ScienceGeology
493
ShipsClipper Ships
499

Banking and Finance
58
Business and IndustrySchemes Scams
64
Comic Strips Comic Books
70
CrimeMurder
76
CrimeRobbery
84
EngineeringTunnels
134
EntertainersWild West Showmen
143
EntertainmentTheaters
149
Expositions and Worlds Fairs
159
Gold
170
Human BodyCannibalism
178
Law and OrderCourts
184
LiteratureLiterary Movements
192
Magazines and Periodicals
220
NationsCambodia
363
NationsCongo Democratic Republic
369
ShipsNavalCarriers
512
ShipsNavalCruisers
521
ShipsPacket Ships
531
ShipsShipbuilders
537
Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
543
SportsIce HockeyEarly Years
598
ProfessionalLeagues
600
SportsOlympic Games
606
TelevisionPrograms
612
TimeCalendars
630
United StatesAgencies
636
United StatesConfederation Era
642
United StatesMilitaryU S Army
648
United StatesPrograms and Policies
654
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About the author (2005)

William B. Brahms graduated from Rutgers College in 1989 with a B.A. in Economics. At Rutgers, he garnered numerous honors and awards including the Dean’s Award for Excellence, College Honors, Departmental Honors, Henry Rutgers Honors, Phi Beta Kappa and election to the prestigious Cap and Skull Society. He earned an M.L.S. at Rutgers in 1993 and awarded a Rutgers SCILS Alumni Association scholarship and selected for Beta Phi Mu.He was at the Franklin Township Public Library in Somerset, NJ for 12 years. He was Head of Reference and served six years as Township Historian. He received commendations from the Franklin Township Council and a scholar’s award from the Marconi Foundation there for publishing two books on Franklin Township history. He also co-developed two major digital projects: an early online historical photograph database and one of the first full-text/images searchable local newspaper archives in a public library in the country. His digital project work led to a position on the advisory committee to the New Jersey Digital Highway. In 2004, he co-founded Reference Desk Press, Inc. to produce select reference book by librarians for librarians in an ecologically and economically responsible manner and to support library causes. He has written six books, including the core reference work Notable Last Facts—A Compendium of Endings, Conclusions, Terminations and Final Events Throughout History (2005). He is listed in Marquis’s Who’s Who in the World and has been selected for Who’s Who in America seven times. Brahms is Chief Librarian/Manager at the Camden County Library System in Voorhees, New Jersey. He co-developed two major initiatives for the library: Shelf Life (retail model influenced satellite branch in a mall) and The Corner a progressive teen library center. Visit www.referencedeskpress.com for contact information and to follow Reference Desk Press work through the web and social media.

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