Robert James Fischer is considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. He was born on March 9, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. His mother was homeless when he was born. She studied for a master's degree in nursing after they moved to New York city, and started working in that field. Who his father actually was, is under debate. It could have been either the German biophysicist Hans-Gerhardt Fischer, or the Hungarian mathematician and physicist Paul Nemenyi.
Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 17 (eight days before Christmas day), 1770 at what is now North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. His parents were Johann Van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. He was a composer of music, and a pianist. He is considered to be the greatest composer of all time by many.
Drinking milk every day is an important part of good drinking habits. The food pyramid recommends drinking two to three servings of milk, yogurt, and cheese. It is a very good source of vitamin D. Milk also has significant amounts of vitamin B12, vitamin C, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, and calcium.
The planet Mars has been an object of interest to many for many years. There have been many science fiction books about traveling to Mars.
Pluto was declassified as a planet on August 24, 2006. It was reclassified as a dwarf planet. The claim is that there are eight planets now and that Neptune is now the farthest planet from the Sun. The reasons for this change, however, are not founded on correct reasoning.
Karaoke is a Japanese word that means "empty orchestra." The word was used to describe the development of a video game that consisted of an amateur singer with a microphone, but the orchestra is taped. The singer is also provided with the lyrics to the song he or she chooses.