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Marie Curie - Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and in Chemistry [1903 and 1911 respectively],

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Good activity to do with students to motivate them to speak French. Students reflect on why it is they are learning French.

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Henry Jacques, French elite perfumes

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Louis Pasteur B. December 27, 1822, Dole, Jura, Franche-Comté, France D. September 28, 1895 (aged 72) Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Barbarella is a 1968 Franco-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest's French Barbarella comics. The film was directed by Roger Vadim and stars Jane Fonda, who was Vadim's wife at the time. In an unspecified future (the video release states it is the year 40,000), Barbarella (Jane Fonda) is assigned by the President of Earth (Claude Dauphin) to retrieve Doctor Durand Durand (Milo O'Shea) from the planet Tau Ceti. Durand Durand is the inventor of the Positronic Ray, a weapon…

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The 3rd largest city in the USA was founded by a Black man. Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable was first settler in Chicago, arriving from Europe in 1770s. He married a Native Potawatomi Indian woman (Kittahawa) & founded first trading post in area. The Town of Chicago was organized with a population of 350, August 1833. Born in Saint-Marc, Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), he built the first permanent settlement at the mouth of the river just east of present Michigan Avenue Bridge on the north bank.

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Black History fact: Potato chips were invented by an African American http://www.examiner.com/article/black-history-fact-potato-chips-were-invented-by-african-american

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Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer ("inventor" of the term..."little black dress") - winifredandbance.com