Dale

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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.

(born Nov. 9, 1801, Glasgow, Scot.—died June 24, 1877, Lake George, N.Y., U.S.) U.S. social reformer. In 1825 he emigrated with his father, Robert Owen, to establish a community at New Harmony, Ind. He edited the local newspaper, the New Harmony Gazette, until 1827, when he became associated with Fanny Wright. The two eventually settled in New York City, where Owen edited the Free Enquirer, and both were active in the Workingmen's Party. Owen returned to New Harmony in 1832. After serving in the Indiana legislature, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1843–47), where he introduced a bill establishing the Smithsonian Institution. He later served as U.S. minister to Italy (1855–58). A strong advocate of emancipation, he urged an end to slavery in an 1861 letter to Abraham Lincoln that was said to have influenced the president greatly.

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(born Nov. 9, 1801, Glasgow, Scot.—died June 24, 1877, Lake George, N.Y., U.S.) U.S. social reformer. In 1825 he emigrated with his father, Robert Owen, to establish a community at New Harmony, Ind. He edited the local newspaper, the New Harmony Gazette, until 1827, when he became associated with Fanny Wright. The two eventually settled in New York City, where Owen edited the Free Enquirer, and both were active in the Workingmen's Party. Owen returned to New Harmony in 1832. After serving in the Indiana legislature, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1843–47), where he introduced a bill establishing the Smithsonian Institution. He later served as U.S. minister to Italy (1855–58). A strong advocate of emancipation, he urged an end to slavery in an 1861 letter to Abraham Lincoln that was said to have influenced the president greatly.

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(born April 29, 1951, Kannapolis, N.C., U.S.—died Feb. 18, 2001, Daytona, Fla.) U.S. automobile racer. He earned Rookie of the Year honours on the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing's Winston Cup series in 1979. In his career he drove to seven Winston Cup h1s (1980, 1986–87, 1990–91, 1993–94), equaling the mark of Richard Petty. Earnhardt gained a reputation as an aggressive driver and became known as “the Intimidator.” He died from injuries suffered in a crash during the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.

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orig. Dale Carnegey

(born Nov. 24, 1888, Maryville, Mo., U.S.—died Nov. 1, 1955, Forest Hills, N.Y.) U.S. lecturer and author. Born into poverty, he worked as a traveling salesman and an actor before he began teaching public speaking at a YMCA in New York City in 1912. His classes were extremely successful, and he was soon lecturing to packed houses. To standardize his teaching methods he began publishing pamphlets, which he collected into book form as Public Speaking: A Practical Course for Business Men (1926). His hugely popular How To Win Friends and Influence People (1936) won him a national following; like most of his books, it reveals little that was unknown about human psychology but stresses that an individual's attitude is crucial. The Dale Carnegie Institute subsequently established hundreds of chapters throughout the country.

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orig. Dale Carnegey

(born Nov. 24, 1888, Maryville, Mo., U.S.—died Nov. 1, 1955, Forest Hills, N.Y.) U.S. lecturer and author. Born into poverty, he worked as a traveling salesman and an actor before he began teaching public speaking at a YMCA in New York City in 1912. His classes were extremely successful, and he was soon lecturing to packed houses. To standardize his teaching methods he began publishing pamphlets, which he collected into book form as Public Speaking: A Practical Course for Business Men (1926). His hugely popular How To Win Friends and Influence People (1936) won him a national following; like most of his books, it reveals little that was unknown about human psychology but stresses that an individual's attitude is crucial. The Dale Carnegie Institute subsequently established hundreds of chapters throughout the country.

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Dale or Dales may refer to:

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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

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

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