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Sir Percival (or Percivall, or several variant spellings) was a knight of the Round Table in the Arthurian legends. Per Wiki, first made famous by the French author Chretien de Troyes in the tale Perceval, the Story of the Grail, he is most well known for being the original hero in the quest for the Holy Grail (the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper), before being replaced in later English and French literature by Sir Galahad.
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Jean Chretien, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1993 until 2003, suffered an attack of Bell's palsy (a form of facial paralysis) as a youth. While most people who suffer from Bell's palsy eventually recover completely, Chretien is among the minority who did not -- one side of his face has remained partially paralyzed.

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The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service when the United States entered World War II. The P-39 was used by the Soviet Air Force, and enabled individual Soviet pilots to collect the highest number of kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type flown by any air force in any conflict.
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The Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, has this inscription: "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof." This quotation is from the Old Testament, Leviticus 25:10. The quote was chosen in 1751 by Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly Isaac Norris.
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The Liberty Bell is shown on the reverse of the US 1976 Bicentennial silver dollar along with the Moon.

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