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Henry E. Bliss (1870 - 1955)

Henry Evelyn Bliss (January 29, 1870 – August 9, 1955) was the author of a classification system he called Bibliographic Classification which is often abbreviated to BC and is sometimes called...

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John S. Service (1909 - 1999)

John Stewart Service (3 August 1909 - 3 February 1999) was an American diplomat who served in the Foreign Service in China prior to and during World War II. Considered one of the State Department's "...

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Ruth A. Parmalee (1885 - 1973)

Ruth Azneve Parmelee (3 April 1885 – 15 December 1973) was a Christian missionary and a witness to the Armenian Genocide. She served as a nurse of the American Women's Hospitals Service to a l...

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Durham Stevens (1855 - 1908)

Durham White Stevens (February 1, 1851, Washington, D.C. – March 25, 1908, San Francisco, California) was an American diplomat and later an employee of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His...

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Joseph Ellicott (1760 - 1826)

) Joseph Ellicott (November 1, 1760 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania – August 19, 1826 in New York City) was an American surveyor, city planner, land office agent, lawyer and politician of the Qu...

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Andrew Ellicott (1754 - 1820)

Andrew Ellicott (January 24, 1754 – August 28, 1820) was a U.S. surveyor who helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians, surveyed the boundaries of the District of Columbia, c...

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Claude Sitton (1925 - 2015)

Claude Fox Sitton (December 4, 1925 – March 10, 2015) was an American newspaper reporter and editor. He worked for the The New York Times during the 1950s and 1960s, eventually becoming the pa...

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Richard E. Blanchard, Sr. (1925 - 2004)

. Richard Eugene Blanchard Sr. (1925 – April 19, 2004) was a songwriter who was widely known for writing the popular "Fill My Cup, Lord" (gospel song). Biography He was born in 1925 in Chu...

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Charlotte N. Winslow (1781 - 1851)

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup was a medicinal product formula compounded by Mrs. Charlotte N. Winslow and first marketed by her son-in-law Jeremiah Curtis and Benjamin A. Perkins in Bangor, Maine, ...

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Christopher McCandless ("Into the Wild") (1968 - 1992)

Christopher Johnson McCandless (/ˈkrɪstəfər ˈdʒɒnsən məˈkændlɨs/; February 12, 1968 – August 1992) was an Am...

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Rufus Youngblood, U.S. Secret Service (1924 - 1996)

Rufus Wayne Youngblood, Jr. (January 13, 1924 – October 2, 1996) was a United States Secret Service agent best known for using his body to shield Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson during the as...

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I. M. Pei 貝聿銘 MP

Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 26, 1917), commonly known as I. M. Pei, is a Chinese-born American architect often called the master of modern architecture. In 1948 Mr. Pei was recruited by New York real e...

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John Brown Francis Herreshoff (1850 - 1932)

John Brown Francis Herreshoff, Ph.D. (February 7, 1850 - January 30, 1932) was the first President of the American Chemical Society and second winner of the Perkin Medal. Biography He was born on...

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Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE MP (1948 - 2015)

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015)[1] was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of a...

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Deborah Norris Logan (1761 - 1831)

Deborah Norris Logan (1761-1839) was an early 19th century American Quaker historian and memoirist. Life and education Deborah (Debby) Norris was born on Oct. 19, 1761, to Charles Norris, a Quake...

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Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot (1855 - 1943)

Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot (August 21, 1855 – May 6, 1943) was an American businessman and politician from New York. Life He was born on August 21, 1855, in Morris, Otsego County, New...

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Francis Collier Draper, Chief Constable of Toronto MP (1837 - 1894)

Francis Collier Draper (born March 3, 1837 in Toronto – died July 25, 1894) was Chief Constable of Toronto beginning 16 January 1874. Family and education He was the son of William Henry...

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Lewis Francis Herreshoff (1890 - 1972)

Lewis Francis Herreshoff (November 11, 1890 - December 1972), was a boat designer, naval architect, editor and author of books and magazine articles. Early in his career he worked for the Herreshoff ...

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William Phelps Eno ("Father of Traffic Safety") (1858 - 1945)

William Phelps Eno (June 3, 1858-December 3, 1945) was an American businessman responsible for many of the earliest innovations in road safety and traffic control. He is sometimes known as the "Fathe...

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Samuel Bodman, U.S. Secretary of Energy (1938 - d.)

Samuel Wright Bodman III (born November 26, 1938) was the 11th United States Secretary of Energy. He was previously the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and the Deputy Secretary of Commerce. Early ...

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Elroy McKendree Avery (1844 - 1935)

Elroy M. Avery Biographical Sketch _____ Elroy Avery was an author, historian, lecturer, scientist and educator. He was born in Erie, Monroe County, Michigan to Caspar H. and Dorothy Putnam. When h...

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Wynebald de Baalun (c.1058 - c.1126)

Wynebald de Ballon (variously spelt Baalun, Baalan, Balun, Balodun, Balon etc.), (c.1058–c.1126), was an early Norman magnate. He was a son of Drogo (or Dru) de Ballon and appeared in England ...

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Hamelin De Ballon (1060 - c.1105)

Hamelin de Ballon (or Baalun, Baalan, Balun, Balodun, Balon, etc.), alias Hamelin de Barham (b ca. 1060, died 5 March 1105/6, or earlier 1090, per the Battle Abbey Roll) was an early Norman Baron and...

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William Clifford Shyrigh (1869 - 1930)

William was known professionally as Billy Clifford and had appeared in musical comedy and vaudeville for many years. He had teamed with his former wife, Maud Huth. At 10 years of age Billy joined a cir...

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Lou Holtz MP

Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker in the United States. He served as the head football coach...

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Everett Dunn (1892 - 1980)

Everett Wesley Dunn, (born August 1, 1892, Summit, South Dakota, died October 3, 1980, Hartley, Iowa, age 88) was a civil engineer and labor negotiator. He was known for his work with the Iowa State ...

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Brig. General Evelyn Patricia "Pat" Foote (1930 - d.)

Pat Foote (born May 19, 1930 in Durham, North Carolina) is a retired US Army Brigadier General. She served from 1959 to 1989, rising to the rank of brigadier general in 1986, and holds many firsts fo...

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WIlliam Shakespeare MP (1564 - 1616)

William Shakespeare passed away on his 52nd birthday, and the cause of his death remains a mystery. He died on April 23 (Julian calendar) which is May 4. Buried at Holy Trinity Churchyard. His wife Ann...

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Kathleen Peterson (1953 - 2001)

Kathleen Hunt Atwater Peterson (February 21, 1953, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA – December 9, 2001, Durham, North Carolina, USA), daughter of Veronica Hunt, was an accomplished student, eng...

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Thomas Moore MP (1779 - 1852)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel B...

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William Kennedy Smith MP

William Kennedy Smith (born September 4, 1960) is an American physician whose work focuses on landmines and the rehabilitation of landmine victims. He is a member of the prominent Kennedy family and ...

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Ian Barbour (1923 - 2013)

Ian Graeme Barbour (October 5, 1923 – December 24, 2013), was an American scholar on the relationship between science and religion. According to the Public Broadcasting Service his mid-1960s I...

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Leonard Nimoy MP (1931 - 2015)

Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈniːmɔɪ/ nee-moy; born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, singer and eminent photographer. Nimoy is best known for his role of ...

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Hon. Sir Odo Russell (diplomat) MP (1870 - 1951)

"The Honourable Sir Odo William Theophilus Russell KCMG, KCVO, CB (3 May 1870 – 23 December 1951) was a British diplomat who was ambassador to Switzerland, the Vatican and the Netherlands." ==...

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John Russell Colvin (1807 - 1857)

John Russell Colvin (29 May 1807 – 9 September 1857) was a British civil servant in India, part of the illustrious Anglo-Indian Colvin family. He was lieutenant-governor of the North-West Prov...

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Harry Pinckney Huse (1858 - 1942)

[ ] Harry Huse was born at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, where his Army officer father, Caleb Huse was then stationed. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in September 1874 ...

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Brig. General Henry Rootes Jackson (CSA) (1820 - 1898)

Myers, p. 1561 - "He was one of the most distinguished Georgians of his day." Henry Rootes Jackson (June 24, 1820 – May 23, 1898) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during ...

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Henri de Boulainvilliers MP (1658 - 1722)

Anne Gabriel Henri Bernard, comte de Boulainvilliers , comte de Saint-Saire, né à Saint-Saire le 11 octobre 1658 et mort à Paris le 23 janvier 1722, est un historien et astrologue ...

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Chief James Vann MP (1765 - 1809)

For more pictures, go to the Media section. Born: Spring Place, Murray Co., GA February 1765/8, Died:Near Vann's Ferry at Tom Buffingtons Tavern, Forsyth Co., GA February 21, 1809.. Brutal, viole...

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Edward G. Robinson MP (1893 - 1973)

Edward Goldenberg Robinson (Yiddish: עמנואל גאָלדנבערג Emanuel Goldenberg; December 12,...

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Céline Dion MP

Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

Celine Dion is the all-time, best-selling Canadian recording artist. Biography Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer...

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Laurence Hyde, KG, PC, 1st Earl of Rochester MP (1641 - 1711)

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester KG PC (March 1641 – 2 May 1711) was an English statesman and writer. He was originally a supporter of James II but later supported the Glorious Revolution ...

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Vice Pres. Alexander H. Stephens, CSA MP (1812 - 1883)

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 – March 4, 1883) was an American politician from Georgia. He was Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil Wa...

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Chris René MP

From Wikipedia : Christopher "Chris" Rene (previously René; born December 25, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer from Santa Cruz, California. He had been in a band c...

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Danielle Marie Campbell MP

Hinsdale, Illinois, United States

From Wikipedia : Danielle Campbell (born January 30, 1995) is an American actress known for her role as Jessica in the Disney Channel Original Movie StarStruck and as Simone in the Disney film Prom, ...

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Bertrand DeBlanc MP (1911 - 1992)

From Wikipedia : Willie Francis (January 12, 1929 – May 9, 1947) is best known for surviving a failed execution by electrocution in the United States. He was a black juvenile offender sentence...

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Virginia Charles Prince MP (1912 - 2009)

From Wikipedia : Virginia Prince (November 23, 1912 – 2009) was an American transgender activist, who published Transvestia magazine and started Society for the Second Self for male heterosexu...

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Christine Jorgensen MP (1926 - 1989)

From Wikipedia : Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989) was an American trans woman who was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having sex reassignment s...

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Billy Tipton MP (1914 - 1989)

From Wikipedia : William Lee "Billy" Tipton (Born Dorothy Lucille Tipton, December 29, 1914 – January 21, 1989) was an American jazz musician and bandleader. He is also notable for the postmor...

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Aage Niels Bohr, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1975 MP (1922 - 2009)

Aage Niels Bohr (19 June 1922 – 8 September 2009) was a Danish nuclear physicist and Nobel laureate, and the son of the famous physicist and Nobel laureate Niels Bohr. Autobiography, written w...

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T. S. Eliot MP (1888 - 1965)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic, arguably the most important...

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Rt Hon Tony Blair, PC MP

The Rt Hon Anthony Charles Lynton Blair charismatic, articulate, and the youngest British prime minister of the 20th century when he took office in 1997. In May 2007, before his resignation, it was rep...

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor MP (1932 - 2011)

Considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity, Elizabeth Taylor has starred in over fifty films, winning two Academy Awards. As much as her ...

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Richard Burton, CBE MP (1925 - 1984)

Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever winn...

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Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE MP

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE (born 23 March 1929) - English former athlete. Ran the first mile in less than 4 minutes. Became a distinguished neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, bef...

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Prudent Beaudry MP (1818 - 1893)

From Wikipedia.com : Prudent Beaudry (1818–1893) served as the 13th Mayor of Los Angeles, California from 1874 to 1876. A native of Quebec, he was the second French Canadian, and third French ...

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Sir Moses Jacob Ezekiel MP (1844 - 1917)

Although he would eventually become one of the most famous American sculptors of his era, Cadet Moses Ezekiel began making history the moment he set foot on the campus of the Virginia Military Instit...

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Mario Cuomo MP (1932 - 2015)

Mario Matthew Cuomo was born on 15 June 1932 in Queens, New York, United States of America. He served as the 52nd Governor of the state of New York from 1983 to 1994, and is the father of Andrew Cuom...

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André Laurendeau MP (1912 - 1968)

From Wikipedia : Joseph-Edmond-André Laurendeau (March 21, 1912 in Montreal – June 1, 1968 in Ottawa) was a journalist, politician, co-chair of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and ...

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Aldéric Laurendeau MP (1890 - 1961)

From Wikipedia : Aldéric Laurendeau (September 25, 1890 - January 11, 1961) was a Quebec politician and physician. He was born in Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon in the Lanaudière region of ...

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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich MP (1718 - 1792)

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Margaret Carson (1911 - 2007)

Margaret Carson (July 11, 1911 – October 11, 2007) was an American publicist who was highly influential within the classical music world. She was a publicist for many important artists during ...

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Horatia Nelson Ward (1801 - 1881)

Horatia was Lord Nelson's only child, although there is an unsubstantiated story that she had a twin who was taken away at birth. She was born to Emma Hamilton at Sir William Hamilton's London house, 2...

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Dillon S. Myer (1891 - 1982)

Dillon Seymour Myer (born September 4, 1891 - October 21, 1982) was a United States government official who served as Director of the War Relocation Authority, Director of the Federal Public Housing ...

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Elizabeth Montgomery MP (1933 - 1995)

Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (April 15, 1933 – May 18, 1995) was an American film and television actress whose career spanned five decades. She is best remembered as the star of the TV series B...

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André Tranchemontagne MP

De Assnat.qc.ca : Né à Montréal, le 15 octobre 1939, fils de Willie Tranchemontagne, entrepreneur-briqueteur, et de Jeanne Beaubien. Titulaire d'un baccalauréat è...

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Donald Seawell (1912 - d.)

Donald R. Seawell (born August 1, 1912) was born in Jonesboro, North Carolina. His father was Aaron A. F. Seawell, a Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. He graduated from the University of N...

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Ernest Gruening, Governor of Alaska Territory, U.S. Senator MP (1887 - 1974)

Ernest Henry Gruening (pronounced /ˈɡriːnɪŋ/ "Greening"; February 6, 1887 – June 26, 1974) was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of th...

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Ray "Pirate" Genet MP (1931 - 1979)

From Wikipedia : Ray Genet (July 27, 1931 – October 3, 1979), often referred to by the nickname Pirate, was an accomplished mountaineer whose many distinctions included having been the first g...

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Carl Ben Eielson MP (1897 - 1929)

Carl Benjamin "Ben" Eielson (1897–1929) was an aviator, bush pilot and explorer. Background He was born in Hatton, North Dakota in 1897 to Norwegian immigrants. His interest in aviation we...

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Elizabeth Edwards (1949 - 2010)

Elizabeth Anania Edwards (born Mary Elizabeth Anania; July 3, 1949 – December 7, 2010) was an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist. She was married to John Edwar...

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Edith Cavell, Spy and Martyr MP (1865 - 1915)

Edith Louisa Cavell; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some...

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MK Nobilette MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Emkay Spatt Nobilette (born August 20, 1993), also Emkay Brazil, most commonly known as MK Nobilette is an American singer from San Francisco, California, who finished in t...

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Chet Moulton (1908 - 1994)

Chet Moulton, a Kansas native, served from the late 1940s into the 1970s as state aeronautics director. During his tenure, more than 100 new airfields and airstrips were developed in the state. He wa...

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Francis Fane, MP (c.1698 - 1757)

Family and Education b. c.1698, 1st s. of Henry Fane of Bristol by Anne, da. of Thomas Scrope, a Bristol merchant, sis. and coh. of John Scrope, M.P., sec. to the Treasury; bro. of Henry and Thomas Fan...

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Henry G. Shirley (1874 - 1941)

Henry Garnett Shirley (1874 – July 16, 1941) was Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Highways. He was a leader in national highway policy and oversaw the development of an extensive sta...

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Fazal Inayat-Khan (1942 - 1990)

Fazal Inayat-Khan (Urdu: فضل عنایت خان ‎) (July 20, 1942 – September 26, 1990), also known as Frank Kevlin, ...

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Hidayat Inayat Khan (1917 - d.)

Hidayat Inayat-Khan (Urdu: هدايت عنایت خان ‎) (born on 6 August 1917) is a classical composer, conduc...

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Inayat Kahn, founder of The Sufi Order in the West MP (1882 - 1927)

Inayat Khan (Urdu: عنایت خان ‎) (July 5, 1882 – February 5, 1927) was the founder of The Sufi Order in the West in 1914 (London) ...

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Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (1904 - 1988)

Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (July 24, 1904 – January 29, 1988) was the 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1948 until 1959. Early life Killian received...

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Paul Henry Nitze (1907 - 2004)

Paul Henry Nitze was a high-ranking United States government official who helped shape Cold War defense policy over the course of numerous presidential administrations. Nitze was born in Amherst, M...

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Stanley Rogers Resor, U.S. Secretary of the Army (1917 - 2012)

Stanley Rogers Resor (December 5, 1917 – April 17, 2012) was an American lawyer, United States military officer, and government official. Life and career Born in New York City, he was the ...

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Anna Manning (c.1793 - 1878)

In 1817-18 Mrs. Anna Harned Manning of Plainfield, N. J., perfected a system for the combined action of teeth and cutters, patented by her husband, Wm. H. Manning, and also she made a clover cleaner. ...

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Dr. Henry Howard Holmes MP (1861 - 1896)

"Like the man-eating tigers of the tropical jungle, whose appetites for blood have once been aroused, I roamed about this world seeking whom I could destroy" H.H. Holmes D.O.B. : May 16, 1860 D.O...

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Joel Brinkley (1952 - 2014)

Joel Graham Brinkley (July 22, 1952 – March 11, 2014) was an American syndicated columnist. He taught in the journalism program at Stanford University from 2006 until 2013, after a 23-year car...

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Julia Compton Moore (1929 - 2004)

Julia Compton Moore (February 10, 1929 – April 18, 2004) was the wife of Hal Moore, a United States Army officer. She was depicted in the film We Were Soldiers by actress Madeleine Stowe. Her ...

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Dee Caperton (1943 - 2000)

Ella Dee Kessel Caperton (February 26, 1943 – September 1, 2000) was a First Lady of West Virginia and Miss West Virginia. She was the ex-wife of former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton, and...

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David Lowry Swain, Governor (1801 - 1868)

David Lowry Swain (January 4, 1801 – August 27, 1868) was the 26th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835. Biography Swain was born in Buncombe County, North Ca...

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Judge Dan K. Moore (1906 - 1986)

Judge Dan K. Moore is the son of Judge Frederick Moore and Lela (Enloe). He was Governor of North Carolina in 1965; and is now an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.--------------...

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Richard S. Donnell, US Congress MP (1820 - 1867)

Congressional Representative. Richard Spaight Donnell (September 20, 1820 – June 3, 1867) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born in New Bern, North Carolina; was the gr...

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General Charles Pelot Summerall (1867 - 1955)

Charles Pelot Summerall (March 4, 1867 – May 14, 1955) was a U.S. general. He fought in World War I, and was Army Chief of Staff between 1926 and 1930. He was also the President of The Citadel...

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Doctor Willard Bliss MD (1825 - 1889)

Note: his first name was "Doctor" Doctor Willard Bliss MD (August 18, 1825 – February 21, 1889) was an American physician and expert in ballistic trauma, who treated James A. Garfield after ...

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Saint Ambrose MP (c.340 - 397)

From Wikipedia : Aurelius Ambrosius, better known in English as Saint Ambrose (c. 340 – 4 April 397), was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the...

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Angela Margaret Thirkell MP (1890 - 1961)

From Wikipedia : Angela Margaret Thirkell (née Mackail, 30 January 1890 – 29 January 1961), was an English and Australian novelist. She also published one novel, Trooper to Southern Cro...

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Sir Kingsley Amis, CBE MP (1922 - 1995)

Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, various short ...

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Anne Sexton MP (1928 - 1974)

From Wikipedia : Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974) was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her...

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Dr. Seuss MP (1904 - 1991)

Theodor Seuss Geisel was the author and illustrator of many popular children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Here are just a few titles of his books: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish;...

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