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Constance, Countess, original name Constance Gore-Booth. 1868–1927, Irish nationalist, married to a Polish count. She fought in the Easter Rising (1916) and was sentenced to death but reprieved. The first woman elected to the British parliament (1918), she refused to take her seat
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Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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