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Profile of the Day: J.K. Rowling

Posted July 15, 2011 by Amanda | 2 Comments
J.K. Rowling

Excited for the last Harry Potter film? Check out author J.K. Rowling’s Geni profile!

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Profile of the Day: Maximilien de Robespierre

Posted July 14, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Maximilien de Robespierre

Today is Bastille Day in France! Check out Maximilien de Robespierre’s profile on Geni!

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Profile of the Day: Patrick Stewart

Posted July 13, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Patrick Stewart

On July 13, 1940, English actor Patrick Stewart was born. Stewart began his career as a Shakespearean theater actor and shot to fame as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, which would prove to be his most iconic and beloved role of his career. Check out his family tree on Geni! Perhaps you can help add more information to link him to our world family tree!

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Profile of the Day: Henry David Thoreau

Posted July 12, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Henry David Thoreau

On July 12, 1817 author and poet Henry David Thoreau was born. Although he is best known for his novel Walden, Thoreau was also a n accomplished philosopher and active abolitionist. His writings influenced many political leaders and reformers, including Mahatma Ghandi, President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Check out his family tree and see how you’re related!

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Profile of the Day: Betty Ford

Posted July 11, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Betty Ford

On Friday, July 8, former U.S. First Lady Betty Ford passed away. Take a look at her Geni profile.

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Profile of the Day: Kevin Bacon

Posted July 8, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Kevin Bacon

On July 8, 1958, American actor Kevin Bacon was born. How are you related?

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Profile of the Day: Ringo Starr

Posted July 7, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Ringo Starr

On July 7, 1940, English musician Ringo Starr was born in Liverpool, England. Starr achieved international fame as the drummer for The Beatles, the best-selling band in the history of popular music.

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Profile of the Day: Frida Kahlo

Posted July 6, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Frida Kahlo

On July 6, 1907, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was born.

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Profile of the Day: Albert II Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco

Posted July 5, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Albert II Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Lynette Wittstock were married on July 2, 2011 in a civil ceremony in the throne room of the palace in Monte Carlo.

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Profile of the Day: Diana, Princess of Wales

Posted July 1, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Diana, Princess of Wales

Today we remember Diana, Princess of Wales, who was born 50 years ago on July 1, 1961 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

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Profile of the Day: Lena Horne

Posted June 30, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Lena Horne

On June 30, 1917 American Jazz singer and actress Lena Horne was born in Brooklyn, New York.

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Profile of the Day: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Posted June 29, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

On June 29, 1900, French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born. He is perhaps best known for his novella, The Little Prince. Published in 1943, The Little Prince has been translated into more than 180 languages and has sold more than 80 million copies, making it one of the best selling books in history. During World War II, Saint-Exupéry joined the Free French Forces to fight the Axis powers. On July 31, 1944, Saint-Exupéry disappeared… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Posted June 28, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Profile of the Day: Archduke Franz Ferdinand
On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.

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Profile of the Day: Peter Falk

Posted June 27, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Peter Falk

Profile of the Day: Peter Falk http://www.geni.com/people/Peter-Falk/6000000013082121565

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Profile of the Day: Sonia Sotomayor

Posted June 24, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Sonya Sotomayor

Tomorrow, June 25, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates her 57th birthday.  Sotomayor’s nomination was confirmed in August 2009, making her the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court. Check out her family tree! View Sonia Sotomayor’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: George Clooney

Posted June 23, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
George Clooney

George Clooney Oscar winning actor and director George Clooney has found great success both on screen and off. He is best known for his roles on the television show ER and movies such as Ocean’s Eleven, Syriana and Good Night, and Good Luck which he co-wrote and directed. Clooney has also devoted much of his time to his humanitarian work, raising awareness for the conflict in Darfur and raising funds for several recent natural disasters throughout the world. Check out George… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Erich Maria Remarque

Posted June 22, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Erich Maria Remarque

Profile of the Day: Erich Maria Remarque http://www.geni.com/people/Erich-Maria-Remarque/6000000010764509598

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Profile of the Day: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Posted June 21, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

On June 21, 1982, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He is the first heir to the British throne to be born in a hospital. Check out his family tree and see how you’re related! View Prince William, Duke of Cambridge’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Errol Flynn

Posted June 20, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Errol Flynn

On June 20, 1909, actor Errol Flynn was born. On screen, he was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles. While off screen, Flynn was known for his flamboyant lifestyle in Hollywood. In 1960, he received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to film and television. View Errol Flynn’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Edward I, King of England

Posted June 17, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Edward I, King of England

On June 17, 1239 Edward I was born at the Palace of Westminster. He was known as Edward the Longshanks for his tall physique. During his reign, he strengthened the authority of the crown and established parliament as a permanent institution. How are you related? View Edward I, King of England’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Henry Ford

Posted June 16, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Henry Ford

On June 16, 1903 the Ford Motor Company was incorporated. Founded by Henry Ford, the company is now one of the largest auto makers in the world. By implementing the assembly line technique of mass production, Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry and became one of the richest men in the world. How are you related? View Henry Ford’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Courteney Cox

Posted June 15, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Courteney Cox

On June 15, 1964 actress Courteney Cox was born. She is perhaps best known for her role as Monica Gellar in the hugely successful sitcom Friends. Today, Cox can be found starring in the comedy, Cougar Town, for which she received her first Golden Globe nomination. Check out her family tree and see how you’re related! View Courteney Cox’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Betsy Ross

Posted June 14, 2011 by Geni | No Comment
Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross was an American seamstress and upholsterer who has been widely credited with making the first American flag. Because of this, she is one of the most notable women related to the American Revolutionary War. Take a look at her tree to see if you’re related to her. View Betsy Ross’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Roy Orbison

Posted June 13, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Roy Orbison

Profile of the Day: Roy Orbison http://www.geni.com/people/Roy-Orbison/6000000012909541570

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Profile of the Day: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Posted June 10, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Profile of the Day: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh http://www.geni.com/people/Prince-Philip-Duke-of-Edinburgh/6000000003075171096

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Profile of the Day: Diane Lane

Posted June 9, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Diane Lane

Profile of the Day: Diane Lane http://www.geni.com/people/Diane-Lane/6000000008914885639

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Profile of the Day: Frank Lloyd Wright

Posted June 8, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Frank Lloyd Wright

Profile of the Day: Frank Lloyd Wright http://www.geni.com/people/Frank-Lloyd-Wright/359887443050007456

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Profile of the Day: Louis XIV

Posted June 7, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Louis XIV

Profile of the Day: Louis XIV http://www.geni.com/people/Louis-XIV-Roi-de-France-et-Navarre/6000000000842131607

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Profile of the Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Posted June 6, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
dwight d eisenhower

Profile of the Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower http://www.geni.com/people/Dwight-D-Eisenhower-34th-President-of-the-USA/6000000003055068438

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Profile of the Day: Angelina Jolie

Posted June 3, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Angelina Jolie

Profile of the Day: Angelina Jolie http://www.geni.com/people/Angelina-Jolie/6000000002742902340

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Profile of the Day: George Orwell

Posted June 2, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
George Orwell

Profile of the Day: George Orwell http://www.geni.com/people/Eric-Arthur-Blair-George-Orwell/6000000001510467133

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Profile of the Day: Helen Keller

Posted June 1, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Helen Keller

Profile of the Day: Helen Keller http://www.geni.com/people/Helen-Keller/6000000006811385682

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Profile of the Day: Audie Murphy

Posted May 31, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Audie Murphy

Profile of the Day: Audie Murphy http://www.geni.com/people/Audie-Murphy/6000000002062280945

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Profile of the Day: Vincent Price

Posted May 27, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Vincent Price

Profile of the Day: Vincent Price http://www.geni.com/people/Vincent-Price/6000000004138493752

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Profile of the Day: Bram Stoker

Posted May 26, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Bram Stoker

Profile of the Day: Bram Stoker http://www.geni.com/people/Abraham-Bram-Stoker/6000000010663773201

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Profile of the Day: Oprah Winfrey

Posted May 25, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Oprah Winfrey

Profile of the Day: Oprah Winfrey http://www.geni.com/people/Oprah-Winfrey/6000000009948468501

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Profile of the Day: Queen Victoria

Posted May 24, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Queen Victoria

Profile of the Day: Queen Victoria http://www.geni.com/people/Queen-Victoria-of-the-United-Kingdom/6000000008852088113

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Profile of the Day: Douglas Fairbanks

Posted May 23, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Douglas Fairbanks

Profile of the Day: Douglas Fairbanks http://www.geni.com/people/Douglas-Fairbanks-Sr/6000000006839568160

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Profile of the Day: Levi Strauss

Posted May 20, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Levi Strauss

Profile of the Day: Levi Strauss http://www.geni.com/people/Loeb-Levi-Strauss/6000000007400348419

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Profile of the Day: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Posted May 19, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Profile of the Day: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis http://www.geni.com/people/Jacqueline-Bouvier/6000000003098416206

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Profile of the Day: Napoleon Bonaparte

Posted May 18, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Napoleon Bonaparte

Profile of the Day: Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.geni.com/people/Napol%C3%A9on-I-Emperor-of-the-French/6000000000350860821

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Profile of the Day: Johnny Depp

Posted May 17, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Johnny Depp

Profile of the Day: Johnny Depp http://www.geni.com/people/Johnny-Depp/6000000005384950154

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Profile of the Day: Joan of Arc

Posted May 16, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment
Joan of Arc

Profile of the Day: Joan of Arc http://www.geni.com/people/Joan-of-Arc-d-Arc/6000000000429623932

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Profile of the Day: James K. Polk

Posted May 13, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment
President James K. Polk, 11th U.S. President

Profile of the Day: James K. Polk http://www.geni.com/people/James-K-Polk-11th-President-of-the-USA/6000000002926000992

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Profile of the Day: Florence Nightingale

Posted May 12, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Florence Nightingale

Profile of the Day: Florence Nightingale http://www.geni.com/people/Florence-Nightingale-The-Lady-with-the-Lamp/6000000001611627567

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Profile of the Day: Constantine the Great

Posted May 11, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Constantine the Great

Profile of the Day: Constantine the Great http://www.geni.com/people/Constantine-I-the-Great-Roman-Emperor/6000000002119283341

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Profile of the Day: Louis XVI

Posted May 10, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Louis XVI

Profile of the Day: Louis XVI http://www.geni.com/people/Louis-XVI-Roi-de-France/6000000000843362199

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Profile of the Day: Nelson Mandela

Posted May 9, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela http://www.geni.com/people/Nelson-Mandela/6000000008671183222

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Profile of the Day: Orson Welles

Posted May 6, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Orson Welles

Profile of the Day: Orson Welles http://www.geni.com/people/Orson-Welles/6000000008707492313

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Profile of the Day: Alan Shepard, Jr.

Posted May 5, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Alan Shepard

Profile of the Day: Alan Shepard, Jr. http://www.geni.com/people/Alan-Shepard/5661722986450058459