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A city of north-central California west of Sacramento. A branch of the University of California (established 1905) is here.


1. (Biography) Sir Andrew (Frank). born 1944, British conductor; chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1989–2000) and of the Chicago Lyric Opera from 2000
2. (Biography) Bette (ˈbɛtɪ), real name Ruth Elizabeth Davis. 1908–89, US film actress, whose films include Of Human Bondage (1934), Jezebel (1938) for which she won an Oscar, All About Eve (1950), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Nanny (1965), and The Whales of August (1987)
3. (Biography) Sir Colin (Rex). 1927–2013, English conductor, noted for his interpretation of the music of Berlioz
4. (Biography) Jefferson. 1808–89, president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861–65)
5. (Biography) Joe. 1901–78, English billiards and snooker player: world champion from 1927 to 1946
6. (Biography) John. Also called: John Davys. ?1550–1605, English navigator: discovered the Falkland Islands (1592); searched for a Northwest Passage
7. (Biography) Miles (Dewey). 1926–91, US jazz trumpeter and composer
8. (Biography) Steve. born 1957, English snooker player: world champion 1981, 1983–84, 1987–89


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1. Bet•te (ˈbɛt i) (Ruth Elizabeth Davis), 1908-89, U.S. film actress.
2. Jefferson, 1808–89, president of the Confederate States of America 1861–65.
3. Miles (Dewey, Jr.), 1926–91, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
4. Sammy, Jr., 1925–90, U.S. singer and entertainer.
5. Stuart, 1894–1964, U.S. painter and illustrator.
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Noun1.Davis - English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)Davis - English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
2.Davis - United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)Davis - United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
3.Davis - United States jazz musicianDavis - United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
4.Davis - American statesmanDavis - American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889)
5.Davis - United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)
6.Davis - United States film actress (1908-1989)Davis - United States film actress (1908-1989)
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It was his 29th ranking title and Higgins has now leapfrogged Ronnie O'Sullivan and boyhood idol Steve Davis in the all-time list of triumphs.
FORMER snooker world champion Steve Davis will "cue" up, in his own words, a set of "trippy, psychedelic sounds and prog bangers" at indie festival Doune the Rabbit Hole, as this three-day festival in August celebrates its eighth year.
STEVE Davis OBE is coming to Liverpool to play a special fund raising exhibition evening at The Florrie in Dingle.
WHITLEY Bay Snooker Centre welcomed two legends of the game when former world champions Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor took to the table.
Steve Davis, director of center store, general merchandise, health and beauty care, and grocery nonfoods at Weis Markets Inc*, has been appointed chairman of the Global Market Development Center (GMDC).
MARK ALLEN blasted snooker legend Steve Davis yesterday after the Nugget branded him only a "Championship player".
The Gresty Road club are keen to keep him, but manager Steve Davis admits that negotiations have reached an impasse.
Interesting: My Autobiography By Steve Davis with Lance Hardy IS it really 30 years since Steve 'Interesting' Davis and the Ulsterman with a permanent smile, the bespectacled Dennis Taylor, contested snooker's most compelling World Championship finale, now commonly referred to as the 'Black Ball Final'?
TOP class snooker came to Radford Social Club when it played host to green baize masters Steve Davis and Ken Doherty.
Current I'm a Celebrity contestant Steve Davis and Jimmy White, who came third in the show in 2009, have given their backing to a Snooker Legends match set for January 23.
SIX-TIME world snooker champion Steve Davis has helped pupils of a Middlesbrough school find a new framework for their learning.
In a tragic twist of fate, legendary Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Steve Davis was one of two victims to perish in a deadly Indiana small plane crash.