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Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress. She is the only deaf performer to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which she won for Children of a Lesser God....

12/11/2008 11/8/2014

Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor MP (1847 - 1931)

Thomas Edison ACS Landmark Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced lif...

1/13/2009 5/6/2014

Thaddeus Stevens MP (1792 - 1868)

Thaddeus Stevens (April 4, 1792 – August 11, 1868), of Pennsylvania, was a Republican leader and one of the most powerful members of the United States House of Representatives. As chairman of th...

6/22/2012 11/8/2012

Oscar Pistorius (born 22 November 1986, Johannesburg), South African sprint runner who is a double amputee was selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4x400 relay at the London Olympi...

7/16/2012 8/7/2012

Ludwig van Beethoven MP 100 (1770 - 1827)

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He is considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical mus...

7/30/2010 3/8/2012

Economics Nobel Laureate 1994 Bio John Forbes Nash, Jr . Wikipedia John F. Nash Jr. , Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ NYTimes

12/30/2007 2/28/2012

George VI of the United Kingdom MP (1895 - 1952)

"Bertie", "the Stammerer"

a short summary from Wikipedia: George VI King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions (more...) Reign: 11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952 Coronation: 12 May 1937 Predecessor: ...

4/18/2007 2/19/2012

John Brewster, Jr. MP (c.1766 - c.1854)

from . John Brewster Jr. (May 30 or May 31, 1766–1854) was a prolific, deaf itinerant painter who produced many charming portraits of well-off New England families, especially their children...

9/2/2009 2/18/2012

Sarah Bernhardt MP (1844 - 1923)

"The Divine Sarah"

Sarah Bernhardt (c. October 22, 1844 – March 26, 1923) was a French stage and early film actress, and has been referred to as the most famous actress the world has ever known. Bernhardt made h...

2/16/2011 1/24/2012

Virginia Woolf MP (1882 - 1941)

"Adeline Virginia Stephen"

Adeline Virginia Woolf (pronounced /ˈwʊlf/; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the f...

6/16/2007 1/23/2012

Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB MP (1758 - 1805)

"Horace Nelson", "Lord Nelson", "Duke of Bronte", "Viscount Nelson"

See The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson, by Roger J.B. Knight (2005), the most highly regarded biography of Lord Nelson, for extensive details of his personal and profess...

3/10/2007 1/23/2012

Albert Abraham Einstein, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1921 MP 100 (1879 - 1955)

"אלברט אברהם איינשטיין"

Albert Abraham Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955; Hebrew: אלברט אברהם איינ&#...

4/4/2007 1/23/2012

Leonardo da Vinci MP (1452 - 1519)

Leonardo da Vinci Most famous Works: Mona Lisa , The Last Supper , The Vitruvian Man Discovery of a New Selfportrait of Leonardo da Vinci?

1/5/2009 1/22/2012

Maria Beij, alias Zangeres Zonder Naam MP (1919 - 1998)

"Rietje Beij", "Zangeres zonder naam"

Zie Wikipedia: Zangeres Zonder Naam Lees Als de ZANGERES ZONDER NAAM werd Mary Servaes (Beij) bekend. De koningin van het levenslied. Zij maakte haar debuut in 1959 met levensliederen ...

4/16/2011 1/22/2012

Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. The story of how Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language...

9/15/2008 1/22/2012

President Franklin D. Roosevelt MP (1882 - 1945)


Roosevelt Genealogy: SOURCE: Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945; pronounced /ˈroʊzəvɛlt/ ROE-z...

7/8/2007 1/22/2012

Thomas Jefferson was part of the Committee of Five appointed by the Continental Congress to draft the Declaration of Independence and the main author. The others were John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert ...

2/24/2007 1/22/2012

John Milton, "Poet" MP (1608 - 1674)

"John Milton the poet"

John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674) was an English poet, most famous for his blank verse epic Paradise Lost. His father, John Milton Sr., was a well-off scrivener, and his grandf...

3/18/2007 1/22/2012

Stephen Hawking MP

Oxford, England

Oxford, England

Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity. ...

2/17/2008 1/14/2012