Earnhardt, Dale (Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr.), 1951-2001, American auto racing driver widely regarded as stock car racing's greatest star, b. Kannapolis, N.C. The 1979 National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Rookie of the Year, he became, initially in rivalry with Richard Petty, one of the dominant U.S. drivers. Earnhardt won seven Winston Cup (now the Sprint Cup) championships and a total of 76 races. "The Intimidator" was especially successful at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, but did not win his first Daytona 500 until 1998. Also nicknamed "Ironhead," Earnhardt died in a crash on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona race. His son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 1974-, is also a race-car driver, and won his first Daytona 500 in 2004.

See biography by L. Montville (2001).

Evan, Dale: see under Rogers, Roy.
Carnegie, Dale, 1888-1955, American lecturer and writer on self-improvement, b. Maryville, Mo., as Dale Carnagey; grad. State Normal School Number Two, Warrensburg, Mo. (1908). After stints as a salesman and actor, he began teaching (1912) public speaking in New York City at a YMCA. His popular classes eventually became the Dale Carnegie Course, a pioneering training program in communication and interpersonal relations for people in sales, business management, and other fields. Carnegie wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a runaway bestseller; How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948); and other books. He also penned newspaper columns and had a radio program.
Dale, David, 1739-1806, Scottish cotton manufacturer and philanthropist. In 1785 he built New Lanark, a cotton mill and model community that provided his employees with good housing and schools. He was succeeded at New Lanark by his son-in-law, Robert Owen, who later made the community world famous. Dale withdrew in 1770 from the Church of Scotland, founding the Old Independents, or Dalites, whom he served as minister.
Dale, Sir Henry Hallett, 1875-1968, English scientist. For his study of acetylcholine as agent in the chemical transmission of nerve impulses he shared with Otto Loewi the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He also investigated the pharmacology of ergot and histamine shock. He was director of the National Institute for Medical Research (1928-42), professor of chemistry and director of the Davy-Faraday Laboratory at the Royal Institution (1942-46), and president of the Royal Society (1940-45) and of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1947). In 1932 he was knighted. His writings include Adventures in Physiology (1953) and Autumn Gleanings (1954).
Dale, Sir Thomas, d.1619, acting governor (May-Aug., 1611, 1614-16) of the Virginia colony. Sent by the London Company to restore order, he arrived (1611) in Virginia with three ships of settlers and governed until another fleet under Sir Thomas Gates arrived four months later. When Governor Gates departed (1614) Dale again ruled. Although Dale's administration was severe, famines, epidemics, insubordination, and Indian attacks were overcome; private holdings were instituted; cultivation of tobacco was begun; and the colony was settled in a more favorable location at Henrico. Upon his return to England, Dale received command of a fleet bound for India, fought the Dutch en route, and died soon after arrival.
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;United Kingdom
*Dale, Pembrokeshire, Wales
*Yorkshire Dales, England
*Derbyshire Dales, England

;United States
*Dales, California
*Dale, Indiana
*Dale, Oklahoma
*Dale, Pennsylvania
*Dale, Wisconsin
*Dale, Wyoming
*Dale City, Virginia

*Dale, Sogn og Fjordane, the administrative centre of Fjaler
*Dale, Hordaland, the administrative centre of Vaksdal

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