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James Reavis ("Baron of Arizona") [American forger and fraudster] (1843 - 1914)

James Addison Reavis (May 10, 1843 – November 27, 1914), later using the name James Addison Peralta-Reavis, the so-called Baron of Arizona, was an American forger and fraudster. During the Civ...

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Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll (USA) ("The Great Agnostic") (1833 - 1899)

Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of...

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James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

James Bryant Conant (March 26, 1893 – February 11, 1978) was a chemist, educational administrator, and government official. As the President of Harvard University he reformed it as a research ...

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Michael Llewelyn Davies (1900 - 1921)

Michael Llewelyn Davies (16 June 1900 – 19 May 1921) was – along with his four brothers – the inspiration for J. M. Barrie's characters Peter Pan, the Darling brothers, and the L...

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Arthur Llewelyn Davies (1863 - 1907)

Arthur Llewelyn Davies (20 February 1863–19 April 1907) was a respected barrister, but is best known as the father of the boys who served as the inspiration for Peter Pan and the other childre...

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Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (1866 - 1910)

Sylvia Jocelyn Llewelyn Davies (25 November 1866 – 27 August 1910), née Sylvia du Maurier, was the mother of the boys who served as the inspiration for Peter Pan and the other children ...

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<private> Dromey (Harman)

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Lavinia Warren, Little Queen of Beauty (1841 - 1919)

Lavinia Warren (1841 – November 25, 1919) was an American proportionate dwarf and the wife of General Tom Thumb. Early life Warren was born at Middleborough, Massachusetts as Mercy Lavinia...

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Captain Charles Fryatt (SS Brussels) (1872 - 1916)

Charles Algernon Fryatt (2 December 1872 – 27 July 1916) was a British mariner who attempted to ram a German U-boat in 1915. His ship, the SS Brussels was captured by the Germans in 1916. When...

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Abbie Hoffman MP (1936 - 1989)

Dedicated to Abbie: Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). Hoffman wa...

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William Reynolds Ricketts (1869 - 1956)

William Reynolds Ricketts (July 29, 1869 – October 14, 1956), of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, was a philatelist who created the largest index of philatelic literature available during his lifetim...

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William Henry "Willie" Letterman (1832 - 1881)

William Henry "Willie" Letterman was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. (August 12, 1832 - May 23, 1881) He was the co-founder of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity in 1852 at Jefferson College in Canonsbur...

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H. Stuart Hughes (1916 - 1999)

Henry Stuart Hughes (May 16, 1916 New York City – October 21, 1999 La Jolla, California) was an American historian, professor, and activist; he also advocated the application of psychoanalysis...

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Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., U.S. Solicitor General (1889 - 1950)

. Charles Evans Hughes, Jr. (November 30, 1889 – January 21, 1950) was the United States Solicitor General in 1929-1930. As a young man, Hughes was an honor graduate of Brown University wher...

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Wheeler Hazard Peckham (1833 - 1905)

Wheeler Hazard Peckham (January 1, 1833–September 27, 1905) was an American lawyer from New York and a failed nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. His father, Rufus Wheeler Peckh...

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Ann Clifford MP (1663 - c.1733)

Ann Smith was the accuser of Eunice Cole (c. 1590, England - October 1680, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA), better known as "Goody Cole", the only woman convicted of witchcraft in New Hampshire. Ann S...

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Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1st Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office (1791 - 1858)

Henry Leavitt Ellsworth (November 10, 1791 – December 27, 1858) was a Yale-educated attorney who became the first Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, where he encouraged innovation by inve...

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Clyde Tolson, Associate Director of the FBI (1900 - 1975)

Clyde Anderson Tolson (May 22, 1900 – April 14, 1975) was Associate Director of the FBI, primarily responsible for personnel and discipline. He is best known as the protégé of FB...

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W. Mark Felt, Sr., Associate Director of the FBI ("Deep Throat") MP (1913 - 2008)

'Deep Throat' from the Watergate scandal. William Mark Felt, Sr. (August 17, 1913 – December 18, 2008) was an agent of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation who retired in 1973 a...

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J. Edgar Hoover, 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1895 - 1972)

John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation&#x...

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Henry W. Grady (1850 - 1889)

Henry Woodfin Grady (May 24, 1850 – December 23, 1889) was a journalist and orator who helped reintegrate the states of the former Confederacy into the Union after the American Civil War. As a...

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Harvey Lindsley Page (1859 - 1934)

PAGE, HARVEY LINDSLEY (1859–1934). Harvey Lindsley Page, architect, was born in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 1859, the son of Charles Grafton and Priscilla (Webster) Page. His father was the ...

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Nettie McCormick (1835 - 1923)

Nancy Fowler McCormick (1835–1923), was an American philanthropist, after inheriting part of what is now International Harvester corporation. Life She was born in 1835 and was raised by he...

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Percy Maxim Lee (1906 - 2002)

Percy Maxim Lee (1906–2002) became President of the League of Women Voters of the United States and was appointed by President Kennedy to the Consumer Advisory Council, which she later chaired. ...

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<private> Osborne

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<private> Duncan Smith

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1914 - 1993)

. Thomas John Watson, Jr. (January 14, 1914 – December 31, 1993) was an American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist. He was the 2nd president of IBM (1952-1971), the 11th nation...

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Henry Sleeper Harper MP (1864 - 1944)

Henry Sleeper Harper was a passenger on the RMS Titanic when it sank on April 15, 1912. Mr Henry Sleeper Harper was born in New York City on 11 March 1864, the son of Joseph Wesley Harper and Abigail P...

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Joseph Wesley Harper (Publisher) MP (1830 - 1896)

Soon after college he entered the employment of Harper & Brothers as an apprentice. He mastered the art of type setting and after 20 years was admitted as a member of the firm. ----------------------...

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Joseph Wesley Harper, Publisher MP (1801 - 1870)

In 1828 he became a member of the publishing house of of Harper Brothers, founded by his brothers John and James. ------------------------------------------------------- 1850 United States Federa...

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Edward Payson Dutton (Publisher) MP (1831 - 1923)

"The Dean of American Publishers" American book publishing company E. P. Dutton was founded by Edward Payson Dutton in Boston in 1852 as a bookseller. In 1864 Dutton opened a branch office in New Yor...

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Helen Kinau Wilder (1869 - 1954)

A DISTINGUISHED MISS. The Honolulu Heiress Who Wears a Humane Officer’s Badge. Miss Helen Wilder, youngest daughter of Mrs. E.K. Wilder, the mistress of a large fortune and one of the most...

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George R. Carter, 2nd Terr. Gov. of Hawaii (1866 - 1933)

George Carter was Hawaii Territorial Governor. He graduated from Yale University, was trained at Seattle National Bank, and returned to Hawaii to become Cashier of C. Brewer & Co., where his father was...

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Henry A. P. Carter MP (1837 - 1891)

Henry Alpheus Peirce Carter also known as Henry Augustus Peirce Carter (1837–1891) was an American businessman, politician, and diplomat in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Family life Henry Alpheus...

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Albert Francis Judd (1838 - 1900)

Albert Francis Judd (1838–1900) was a judge of the Kingdom of Hawaii who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court through its transition into part of the United States. Life Judd was...

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Lawrence M. Judd, 7th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1887 - 1968)

Lawrence McCully Judd (March 20, 1887 – October 4, 1968) was a politician of the Territory of Hawaii, serving as the seventh Territorial Governor. He was devoted to the Hansen's Disease-afflic...

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Михаил Иванович Калинин / Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin MP (1875 - 1946)

Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin (Russian: Михаи́л Ива́нович Кали&#x...

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Samuel Gardner Wilder MP (1831 - 1888)

Samuel Gardner Wilder (1831–1888) was an American shipping magnate and politician who developed a major transportation company in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Life Samuel Gardner Wilder was born...

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Gerrit P. Judd (1803 - 1873)

Gerrit Parmele Judd (1803–1873) was an American physician and missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii who later became a trusted advisor and cabinet minister to King Kamehameha III. Life Judd ...

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William Clay Ford, Jr. MP

. William Clay "Bill" Ford Jr. (born May 3, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan), is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, and serves as the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, Ford also served as the Presid...

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Henry Ford II ("HF2" and "Hank the Deuce") MP (1917 - 1987)

Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917 — September 29, 1987), commonly known as "HF2" and "Hank the Deuce", was the son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. He was president of the Ford Motor C...

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Henry Ford, I MP (1863 - 1947)

Biographical Summary: "... Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was a prominent American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assem...

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Edsel Bryant Ford MP (1893 - 1943)

Edsel Bryant Ford (November 6, 1893 – May 26, 1943), son of Henry Ford, was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was a president of Ford Motor Company from 1919 until his death in 1943. Life a...

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Thomas West, 3rd Baron de la Warre MP (1577 - 1618)

Thomas West, 3rd (or 12th) Baron De La Warr (July 9, 1577 – June 7, 1618) was the Englishman after whom the bay, the river, and, consequently, an American Indian people and U.S. state, all l...

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John Wheeler Leavitt (1790 - 1870)

John Wheeler Leavitt (1790–1870) was a prominent New York City businessman, founder of J. W. & R. Leavitt Company, eventually declared insolvent, and grandfather of American society portrait p...

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Abram Stevens Hewitt MP (1822 - 1903)

Met Edward Cooper at Columbia College. They became friends and traveled together before going into business together. HE met and married Edward Cooper's sister. Hewitt was elected to Congress in 1874...

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Peter Cooper MP (1791 - 1883)

Peter Cooper had little formal training, but became a successful inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist. More at: Peter Cooper (February 12, 1791 – April 4, 1883) was an American in...

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Gretchen Hartmann MP (deceased)

Birth: Aug. 28, 1897 Death: Jan. 27, 1979 Actress. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was a in her teens as a stage performer under the name of Greta Arbin prior to making her screen debut in "Famous Pla...

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Никита Сергеевич Хрущёв / Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev MP (1894 - 1971)

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev ( April 15, 1894 – September 11, 1971 ) led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union fr...

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Henry Davis Sleeper MP (1878 - 1934)

Henry Davis Sleeper (1878-1934) was a nationally-noted antiquarian, collector, and interior decorator. He was born March 27, 1878, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was grandson of Jacob Sleeper and son of ...

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Ibrahim Ben Ali MP (1756 - d.)

Ibrahim Ben Ali was a soldier, physician and one of the earliest American settlers of Turkish origin. Youth and Antecedents Ibrahim Ben Ali was born in 1756 near Istanbul, Turkey. His father, Ali...

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Kate Chopin MP (1850 - 1904)

Born on February 8, 1850, in St. Louis, Katherine O'Flaherty was the daughter of an immigrant Irish father and a French Creole mother. The O'Flahertys were members of the Creole social elite and were f...

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Bette Midler MP

Bette Midler is an American singer, actress and comedian, also known (by her informal stage name) as The Divine Miss M. She has starred in films such as The Stepford Wives, The First Wives Club. During...

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Dame Julie Andrews MP

Brentwood, Ca, United States

Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Ch...

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William W. Thomas, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway (1839 - 1927)

. William Widgery Thomas, Jr. (August 26, 1839 – October 7, 1927) was a United States politician from Maine. Background He was born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, the son of Willia...

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<private> Lapiedra Gutierrez

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Evan Seinfeld MP

New York, NY, USA

Evan Seinfeld (born December 29, 1967) is an American musician and actor, as well as a director, photographer, and writer. He has also appeared in several pornographic films under the pseudonym "Spyder...

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Grace Darling Seibold (founder of American Gold Star Mothers) (1870 - 1947)

Grace Darling Seibold was the founder of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. "...an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country." Her father was Brig General Ed...

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H. Walter Webb (1856 - 1900)

Henry Walter Webb (1856–1900) was a journalist and United States Ambassador to Brazil. Webb was a railway executive for the New York Central Railroad under Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chauncey De...

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William Seward Webb MP (1851 - 1926)

William Seward Webb Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Birth: Jan. 31, 1851 New York New York County New York, USA Death: Oct. 29, 1926 Shelburne Chittenden County Vermont, USA Businessman, Philanthropis...

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Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr. (1903 - 1973)

John Heysham Gibbon Jr., AB, MD, (September 29, 1903 – February 5, 1973) a surgeon best known for inventing the heart-lung machine and performing the first open heart surgery (a repair of an a...

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Ike Turner MP (1931 - 2007)

Considered to be one of the fathers of rock and roll, Ike Turner’s first recording, "Rocket 88" by "Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats," in 1951, is considered by some to be the "first rock and ...

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Tina Turner MP

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock musi...

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Maj. General William "Wild Bill" Donovan ("Father of Central Intelligence") MP (1883 - 1959)

William Joseph Donovan (January 1, 1883 – February 8, 1959) was a United States soldier, lawyer and intelligence officer, best remembered as the wartime head of the Office of Strategic Service...

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General of the Army George C. Marshall, U.S Secretary of State and Defense MP (1880 - 1959)

Once noted as the "organizer of victory" by Winston Churchill for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II, George Catlett Marshall (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an Amer...

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<private> McCain (Hensley)

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Meghan Marguerite McCain MP

Meghan Marguerite McCain (October 23, 1984) is an American columnist, author, and blogger. She is the daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain and Cindy Hensley McCain. McCain first received media attent...

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<private> McCain

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Francis Marion "Borax" Smith (1846 - 1931)

Francis Marion Smith (February 2, 1846 – August 27, 1931) (once known nationally and internationally as "Borax Smith" and "The Borax King") was an American miner, business magnate and civic buil...

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John Edgar Thomson MP (1808 - 1874)

John Edgar Thomson (February 10, 1808 – May 27, 1874) was an American civil engineer, railroad executive and industrialist. Thomson was an entrepreneur best known for his leadership of the Pen...

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Orenthal "OJ" James Simpson MP

Orenthal James Simpson was born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California. His aunt gave him the name Orenthal, which supposedly was the name of a French actor she liked. OJ is what he usually goes...

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Thelma Alice Todd MP (1906 - 1935)

Once known as 'the Ice-Cream Blonde' and as 'Hot Toddy' to her friends, Thelma Todd is now largely remembered as the victim in Hollywood's greatest unsolved whodunnit. She appeared in about 120 picture...

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Judge Thomas Alexander Mellon MP (1813 - 1908)

The World of Thomas Mellon By C. Hax McCullough, Jr. Judge Thomas Mellon was a leader among men, highly honored by his friends and associates, and a completely self made man. Among his many achie...

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Dr. Charles Delucena Meigs (1792 - 1896)

Dr. Charles Delucena Meigs (February 19, 1792 - June 22, 1869) was an influential American obstetrician of the nineteenth century who is remembered for his opposition to obstetrical anesthesia and to t...

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Josiah Meigs MP (1757 - 1822)

Josiah Meigs (August 21, 1757 – September 4, 1822) was an American academic, journalist and government official. History Meigs was the 13th and last child of Jonathan Meigs and Elizabeth Ham...

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Charles A. L. Totten (1851 - 1908)

Charles Adelle Lewis Totten (February 3, 1851 - April 12, 1908) was an American military officer, a professor of military tactics, a prolific writer, and an influential early advocate of British Isra...

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Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell MP (1857 - 1941)

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (pronounced /ˈbeɪdən ˈpoʊ.əl/) OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), als...

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Daniel Carter "Uncle Dan" Beard (1850 - 1941)

Daniel Carter "Uncle Dan" Beard (June 21, 1850 – June 11, 1941) was an American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard...

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Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. (1852 - 1928)

. Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr., nicknamed Buck, (July 22, 1852 – September 25, 1929) was an American attorney and entrepreneur. He was the second son of President Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Gran...

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Albert Spalding (Pitcher, Founder Spalding Sporting Goods Co) MP (1850 - 1915)

Albert Goodwill Spalding (Byron, Illinois September 2, 1850 – September 9, 1915 in Point Loma, San Diego, California) was a professional baseball player, manager and co-founder of A.G. Spalding ...

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John D. Spreckels MP (1853 - 1926)

John Diedrich Spreckels (August 16, 1853 – June 7, 1926), the son of German-American industrialist Claus Spreckels, founded a transportation and real estate empire in San Diego, California in th...

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Claus Spreckels (Spreckels Sugar Company) MP (1828 - 1908)

From the book Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler: Claus Spreckels - This German immigrant to the United States was a driven entrepreneur from the mainland who, on his periodic trips to the islands, carv...

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Elisha S. Babcock (Hotel Del Coronado) MP (1848 - 1922)

Elisha Spurr Babcock, Jr, is one of the most remarkable business men of his day. It would require a volume to record the many enterprises he has carried to a successful completion. After graduating f...

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Eugenie Mary "May" Ladenburg Davie (1893 - 1975)

Eugenie Mary "May" Ladenburg Davie (1895–September 19, 1975) was a noted Republican activist in New York and a director of the controversial Pioneer Fund at the end of her life. She was second...

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Alonzo Erastus Horton MP (1813 - 1909)

Alonzo Erastus Horton (October 24, 1813 – January 7, 1909) was an American real estate developer in the nineteenth century. Hortonville, Wisconsin and Horton Plaza mall in downtown San Diego are...

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Guy Fawkes MP (1570 - 1606)

Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of provincial English Catho...

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George White Marston MP (1850 - 1946)

George was founder of what became one of San Diego's favorite department stores. Eventually, the store was acquired by Federated Department Stores, and was operated as a branch of the Broadway chain. A...

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Hon. John Sherburne Sleeper (Author, Politician) MP (1794 - 1878)

John Sherburne Sleeper (1794–1878) was an American sailor, ship master, novelist (who used the pseudo name of Hawser Martingale), journalist, editor and politician. He was the 6th Mayor of Rox...

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John Dustin Archbold (1848 - 1916)

Vice President of the Standard Oil Trust; Second President of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey -------------------- John Dustin Archbold (1848–1916) was an American capitalist and on...

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Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske MP (1854 - 1942)

Rear Admiral Bradley Allen Fiske (13 June 1854 - 6 April 1942) was an officer in the United States Navy who was noted as a technical innovator. During his long career, Fiske invented many electrical an...

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Charlotte Hawkins Brown (1883 - 1961)

Charlotte Hawkins (1883-1961), born in Henderson, North Carolina, was a northern-educated granddaughter of former slaves. She returned to her home state as a teacher in 1901, and the following year e...

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Hon. Jacob Sleeper (Founder of Boston University) MP (1802 - 1889)

The founders of Boston University were Isaac Rich (1801-1872), Lee Claflin (1791-1871), and Jacob Sleeper (1802-1889) , all of whom were successful merchants based in Boston, Massachusetts, and Methodi...

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John Kintzing Kane (1795 - 1858)

John Kintzing Kane (16 May 1795 - 21 February 1858) was an American politician, attorney and jurist. Kane was noted for his political affiliation with President Andrew Jackson and for an 1855 pro-sla...

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Oliver Wolcott Gibbs MP (1822 - 1908)

electrogravimetric analyses, 1st -------------------- Oliver Wolcott Gibbs (February 21, 1822 – December 9, 1908) was an American chemist. He is known for performing the first electrogravime...

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Leapin' Lanny Poffo MP

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Angelo Poffo MP (1925 - 2010)

Despite "Wikipedia" and other sources, his name was Angelo John Poffo, not John Angelo Poffo. He was a pro-Wrestler and the father of Macho Man Randy Savage and Leaping Lanny also known as "The Genius"...

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Randy "Macho Man" Savage MP (1952 - 2011)

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Tupac Shakur MP (1971 - 1996)

Born in Brooklyn under the name Lesane Parish Crooks, Tupac Shakur received the name with which he came to be known to the world from his mother (Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur) in tribute to Inca...

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Arnold Aloïs Schwarzenegger MP

Sacramento, CA, United States

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (English pronunciation: /ˈʃwɔrtsənɛɡər/, German: [ˈaɐnɔlt ˈaloʏs ˈʃva%...

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