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Compton,city (1990 pop. 90,454), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb between Los Angeles and Long Beach; inc. 1888. It has aircraft, electronic, and steel industries. Largely African American, Compton is a noted center for rap music.
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a city in California, in the western USA; located south of Los Angeles. Population, 78,600 (1970). It has machine-building, rubber, and glass industries.
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1. Arthur Holly. 1892--1962, US physicist, noted for his research on X-rays, gamma rays, and nuclear energy: Nobel prize for physics 1927
2. Denis. 1918--97, English cricketer, who played for Middlesex and England (1937--57); broke two records in 1947 scoring 3816 runs and 18 centuries in one season
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