Natalie Imbruglia was born in 1975 in a small town two hours from Sydney, Australia. She is the second daughter of a family with four girls. Her father is Italian and her mother is Australian. She took tap dancing and ballet lessons when she was a child. She danced 6 days a week, mainly after school. When she was fifteen, she went to a drama school. She became famous when she started acting in the Australian TV series Neighbours. Two years later, she got bored with it and left.
My name is Tiku. I am an Aborigine from Alice Springs in the center of Australia. That is where many Aborigines live. We are different from the other people in Australia because we have brown skin .. We are actually the original people of Australia. The white people came here in 1788 and took our land. After that, we learned to live with them.
Buddy Holly was born in the small town of Lubbock, in the state of Texas, on 7’h September, 1936. His name then was Charles Hardin Holly, not ‘Buddy Holly’. In his short life, he became one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll musicians of the 1950s.
GIOVANNA AMATI : ONE FAST WOMAN What makes a glamorous young woman want to risk life and limb on the track? “Motor racing is a passion. For me it’s so deep I can’t live without it,” says speed-loving Giovanna Amati, a 27-year-old Italian who is widely acknowledged to be one of the fastest women drivers around. As a member of the British-based team GA Motor-sports, she competed in Formula 3000 races in a car twice as powerful as a Jaguar XJS.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT In 334 B.C., with an army of 35,000 men, Alexander the Great crossed into Asia Minor. In addition to soldiers, the former student of Aristotle brought along scientists to study plant and animal life and to chart the terrain. After capturing the coast of Asia Minor, Alexander the Great marched into Syria and defeated the Persian army at the battle of Issus. Rather than pursuing the fleeing Persian king, Darius III, Alexander the Great stayed with his master plan, which included the capture of coastal ports in order to crush the Persian navy. He captured Tyre, thought to be an impregnable city, and advanced into Egypt. Grateful to Alexander the Great for having liberated them from Persian rule, the Egyptians made him pharaoh.
– MARGARET MEE – Artist, adventurer, explorer, botanist and rain forest conservationist are some ways of describing Margaret Mee, a remarkable woman who spent the last 36 years painting the Amazon flora. In 1956, at the age of 47, the already accomplished artist made her first Amazon 15 expedition to observe, collect and paint the flowers of the region. Thus began a series of expeditions, the last of which was in May of 1988, successfully to fulfill her dream to paint the flowers of the rare moonflower cactus that grows along the Rio Negro and flowers for only one night a year.
– MR. JONES – During the winter of 1945, I lived for several months in a rooming house in Brooklyn. It was not a shabby place, but a pleasantly furnished, elderly brownstone and always kept tidy by its owners, two sisters who never got married. Mr. Jones lived in the room next to mine.
– JAMES DEAN – James Dean, the famous American actor, was not very tall – less than medium height – and had thick fair hair, and intense blue eyes. He was short-sighted – he couldn’t really see anything without his glasses. James came to Hollywood when he was eighteen, hoping to get into films.