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US Nuclear Power Plants Fast Facts

US Nuclear Power Plants Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at nuclear power plants in the United States.The nuclear power reactor units provide the United States with about 20% of its electricity. Other Facts:The Nuclear Regulato

Space Shuttle Program Fast Facts

Space Shuttle Program Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at NASA’s Space Shuttle Program which ended in 2011 after 135 missions.Facts:The space shuttle is the “world’s first reusable spacecraft,” launching like a rocket, orbiting

Jim McGreevey Fast Facts

Jim McGreevey Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the life of former Governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey.Personal:Birth date: August 6, 1957Birth place: Jersey City, New JerseyBirth name: James Edward McGreevey

Apple Fast Facts

Apple Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s some background information about Apple, Inc, home of tech products like the Mac computer, iPhone, iPad and iPod.Facts:The corporate headquarters are in Cupertino, California.Ti

September 11 Terror Attacks Fast Facts

September 11 Terror Attacks Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here is a look at the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.Facts:Nineteen men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes bound for west coast destinations. A total of 2,977 peop

Manson Family Murders Fast Facts

Manson Family Murders Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here is a look at Charles Manson and the 1969 “Manson Family” murders. Personal:Birth date: November 12, 1934Death date: November 19, 2017Birth place: Cincinnati, OhioBirth name:

Robert Redford Fast Facts

Robert Redford Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the life of award-wining filmmaker, philanthropist and environmentalist Robert Redford.Personal:Birth date: August 18, 1937 Birthplace: Santa Monica, California Bir

Carrie Fisher Fast Facts

Carrie Fisher Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the life of actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who was best-known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” movie franchise.Personal:Birth date: October

Magic Johnson Fast Facts

Magic Johnson Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at the life of entrepreneur, philanthropist and NBA Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson.Personal:Birth date: August 14, 1959Birth place: Lansing, Michigan Birth nam

George Mitchell Fast Facts

George Mitchell Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here is a look at the life of George Mitchell, former US senator (D-Maine). Personal:Birth date: August 20, 1933Birth place: Waterville, MaineBirth name: George John MitchellFath

Chicago Transit Authority Fast Facts

Chicago Transit Authority Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s an overview of the Chicago Transit Authority, both its history and its present-day status as the second largest public transportation system in the United States. The largest mass tran