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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 MP (1895 - 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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Hamilton Fish, IV, US Congress (1926 - 1996)

Hamilton Fish, Jr. (or Hamilton Fish IV) (June 3, 1926 – July 23, 1996) was a Republican politician best known as a member of the U.S. Congressional Delegation from New York. Fish was the so...

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Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (1809 - 1889)

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (May 5, 1809 – April 27, 1889) was an American scientist and educationalist. Biography Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was born in Sheffield, Massachuse...

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Benzair Bhutto بينظير ڀٽو MP (1953 - d.)

Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀٽو; Urdu: بینظیر بھٹو) Benzair Bhu...

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Osama bin Laden MP (1957 - 2011)

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن �...

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Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA MP (1860 - 1927)

Juliette Gordon Low (born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon in Savannah, Georgia, October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927) was an American youth leader and the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA in...

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Laura Elizabeth Wilder MP (1867 - 1957)

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls , second daughter of Charles Phillip Ingalls (1836 - 1902) and Caroline Lake (Quiner) Ingalls (1839 - 1924), was born 7 February 1867, in a little log house in the Big Woods of ...

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John James Audubon MP (1785 - 1851)

John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a...

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Rudolph Valentino MP (1895 - 1926)

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor, and early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the "Latin Lover" He starred in several well known s...

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John Gilbert (1899 - 1936)

) Silent film star of the 1910s-1930s. John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor and a major star of the silent film era. Known as "the great lover," he rivaled ...

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Theda Bara MP (1885 - 1955)

Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress. Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one o...

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Stephen Colbert MP

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced /koʊlˈbɛər/; born /ˈkoʊlbərt/ on May 13, 1964) is an Emmy-, Grammy-, and Peabody award-winning American political sat...

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias MP (1911 - 1956)

Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was an American athlete of norwegian origin who achieved outstanding success in golf, basketball, and track and field. She was named the 10th Greatest North Ameri...

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John Stith Pemberton MP (1831 - 1888)

John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran who was wounded in the Battle of Columbus, Georgia and an American druggist. He was best known for being the inv...

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Meriwether Lewis 'Lutie' Clark, Jr. MP (1846 - 1899)

Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. (January 27, 1846 – April 22, 1899) is best known as the founder of the Louisville Jockey Club and the builder of Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is run. ...

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Elin Nordegren (twin) MP

Florida, United States

Elin Nordegren is a Swedish former model who is best known as the ex-wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods. She is the daughter of former minister of migration Barbro Holmberg and radio journalist Th...

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Tiger Woods MP

Orlando, FL, USA

American golfer Tiger Woods is the youngest man ever, and the first man of color, to win the Masters Tournament of golf. Born Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, California. He is the only child of Earl a...

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Harman Lacy Blennerhassett (1764 - 1831)

To escape persecution for his unusual choice of bride (his sister's daughter) and companions, Blennerhassett sold his father's estate in Ireland far below face value and used this money to establish ...

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Lauren Bacall MP (1924 - 2014)

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. Parents...

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Humphrey Bogart MP (1899 - 1957)

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was American actor who became a preeminent motion picture “tough guy” and was a top box office attraction during the 1940s and '50s. In his performances he projec...

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W.H. Auden MP (1907 - 1973)

Wystan Hugh Auden ( /ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən/;[1] 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-...

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Lou Diamond Phillips MP

Lou Diamond Phillips is an American film, television, and stage actor and director. Phillips has been an outspoken advocate of the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2006, legislation to provide the same ...

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Melissa Lou Etheridge MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1988 and became an und...

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William Somerset Maugham, CH MP (1874 - 1965)

William Somerset Maugham was a famous English author, novelist and playwright. His popularity lies in the fact that by early 1930's, he had become the highest paid author of his era. His most famous wo...

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Gertrude Stein MP (1874 - 1946)

Gertrude Stein, the youngest of a family of five children, was born on February 3, 1874, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (merged with Pittsburgh in 1907)[2] to well-educated German-Jewish parents, Daniel an...

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Alice Babette Toklas MP (1877 - 1967)

Early life, relationship with Gertrude Stein She was born Alice Babette Toklas in San Francisco, California into a middle-class Jewish family and attended schools in both San Francisco and Seattle. F...

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Ellen Gates Starr MP (1859 - 1940)

Ellen Gates Starr (March 19, 1859, near Laona, Illinois – February 10, 1940, in Suffern, New York) was an American social reformer and activist. Biography Ellen Starr was born in Laona...

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Arthur Andrew "Tattoo" Cipriani, Captain (1875 - d.)

Arthur Andrew Cipriani known to his friends as 'Tattoo' was born on the 31 January, 1875. By the time he was six he had lost both his parents in a typhoid epidemic that swept Trinidad in the 1880s. He ...

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José Emmanuel Cipriani MP (1834 - 1879)

José Emmanuel married first Lucie Ganteaume de Monteau, the daughter of P.A. Ganteaume and Adele Besson, with whom he had three daughters and his second wife was Helen Lange, with whom he had tw...

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Christopher Isherwood MP (1904 - 1986)

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist. Early life and work Born at Wyberslegh Hall, High Lane, Cheshire in North West En...

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Tom Brokaw MP

New York, NY, USA

Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw (/ˈbroʊkɔː/; born February 6, 1940) is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly Ne...

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James Hendrix MP (1942 - 1970)

From Wikipedia (English) : James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is widely consi...

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Rt Hon James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG (1912 - 2005)

Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), was a British Labour politician, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and...

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Rt Hon Sir John Major, KG MP

Sir John Major, KG, CH, ACIB (born 29 March 1943) is a British Conservative politician, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990–1997. ...

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Rt Hon Sir Edward Heath, KG, PC (1916 - 2005)

Sir Edward Richard George "Ted" Heath, KG, MBE, PC (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1970–74) and as...

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Major Presley O'Bannon (USMC) ["Hero of Derna"] MP (c.1776 - 1850)

The sword that all US Marines carry is based upon the sword that was given to Presley at the battle of Tripoli. -------------------- Everything you wanted to know about PRESLEY NEVILLE O'BANNON: ...

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Clare Boothe Luce (1903 - 1987)

Clare Boothe Luce (born Ann Boothe) was the second illegitimate child of Anna Clara Schneider and William Franklin Boothe. Raised in New York City by her divorced mother, she attended private schools...

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Tecumseh MP (c.1768 - 1813)

The Ric Burns documentary, "Tecumseh's Vision: We Shall Remain" (first aired Oct 2009) can be viewed here: Tecumseh (properly Tikamthi or Tecumtha: 'One who passes across intervening space from o...

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Matt Damon MP

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, writer and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from a screenplay he wrote with friend Ben Affl...

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Cornelius Vanderbilt MP (1794 - 1877)

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), also known by the sobriquet Commodore,[1] was an American entrepreneur. He built his wealth in shipping and railroads and was the patriar...

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Noam Chomsky MP

Avram Noam Chomsky (pronounced /ˌnoʊm ˈtʃɒmski/, Hebrew: חומסקי נועם אַב&#x...

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Eugene V. Debs MP (1855 - 1926)

Eugene Victor Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW...

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Johan August* Strindberg MP (1849 - 1912)

Johan August Strindberg, född 22 januari 1849 i Stockholm, död 14 maj 1912, var en svensk författare, dramatiker och bildkonstnär (målare). Han räknas som en...

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George Washington Carver MP (1864 - 1943)

Mary Ann was George's real Mom. the accounts vary on what happen to her after she was kidnapped. one of the accounts is below George Washington Carver (January 1864 - January 5, 1943), was an America...

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Cordelia Hornaday MP (deceased)

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Walter Marvin Knott MP (1889 - 1981)

Vitals Born: 11-Dec-1889 Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA Died: 3-Dec-1981 Location of death: Buena Park, CA Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton...

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Reese Witherspoon MP

Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress Reese Witherspoon made her mark as a smart, driven and self-respecting actress who refused to take the easy road to stardom with mindless teen flicks and broad co...

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William M Wrigley, Jr. MP (1861 - 1932)

William Wrigley Jr. (September 30, 1861–January 26, 1932) was a U.S. chewing gum industrialist. He was founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. He was born in Philadelphia, P...

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Major Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn, US Congress MP (1818 - 1882)

In 1844 Washburn formed a partnership with land agent, Cyrus Woodman. Together the two men developed a number of companies, such as the Wisconsin Mining Company. The most successful business venture un...

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Edwin Eugene Beeman, Doctor MP (1839 - 1906)

Beeman’s Chewing Gum Back in the 19th century, Americans learned that the sap of the Marmalade Plum tree could be chewed. This tree is a native of Central America and natives chewed gum made...

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Julian Paul Assange MP

Letter re Wiki Leaks Movie Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder, Gets Australian Peace Prize Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Julian Assange might run for Australian Senate 2013

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Isadora Duncan MP (1877 - 1927)

Photos Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 - September 14, 1927) was a dancer, considered by many to be the creator of modern dance. Born in the United States, she lived in Europe and the Soviet Union fro...

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Frida Kahlo MP (1907 - 1954)

Frida Kahlo de Rivera, born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, was a Mexican painter born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its...

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Jack "J.L." Warner MP (1892 - 1978)

Jack Leonard "J.L." Warner (born Jacob Warner) was the president and driving force behind the successful development of Warner Bros. Studios. Warner's 45-year career was lengthier than that of any othe...

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Lady Godiva MP (c.980 - 1067)

Godiva (or Godgifu) (fl. 1040-1080) was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in England in order to gain a remission of the oppressive toll imp...

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Jackie Mason MP

Jackie Mason YouTube Comedian Jackie Mason—In-depth interview with Tablet Magazine Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza , on 9 June 1936, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is an American stand-up co...

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Mel Blanc MP (1908 - 1989)

Mel Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. during the "Golden Age of American animation" (and later for Hanna-Barbera television productions) as...

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Buddy Holly MP (1936 - 1959)

Charles Hardin Holley ( Buddy Holly ) was born on September 7, 1936 in the small town of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas to Lawrence Odell and Ella Pauline Drake Holley. Charles was named after his gran...

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Donatien-Alphonse de Sade MP (1740 - 1814)

Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814) (French pronunciation: [maʁki də sad] Audio) was a French aristocrat, revolutionary, polit...

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Nolan Hemmings MP

Nolan Hemmings (born 1970) is an English stage and film actor. Hemmings is the son of actor/director David Hemmings and actress Gayle Hunnicutt. He is named after his father's character, Captain No...

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David Hemmings MP (1941 - 2003)

Date of Birth 18 November 1941, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Date of Death 3 December 2003, Bucharest, Romania (heart attack) Birth Name David Leslie Edward Hemmings Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Min...

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Gayle Hunnicutt MP

Known for her role on the 1980s evening soap Dallas .

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Thomas Hinton (1600 - 1683)

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Edgar Degas MP (1834 - 1917)

Edgar Degas (born July 19, 1834, Paris, France—died September 27, 1917, Paris) French painter, sculptor, and printmaker who was prominent in the Impressionist group and widely celebrated for his...

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Mary Lou Retton MP

Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is an Italian-American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist. She was the first female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the Olympic all-around title. P...

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Simon Philip Cowell MP

Simon Phillip Cowell is an English music executive, television producer and entrepreneur. He is known in the United Kingdom and in the United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as P...

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Anderson Cooper MP

Anderson Hays Cooper is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He currently works as the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally br...

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Julia Child MP (1912 - 2004)

Julia Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream thr...

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George Francis Train MP (1829 - 1904)

George Francis Train (March 24, 1829 – January 5, 1904) was a businessman, author, and an eccentric figure in American history. Train's trip around the globe in 1870 was probably the inspira...

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Christian Magnus Falsen MP (1782 - 1830)

Christian Magnus Falsen (September 14, 1782 – January 13, 1830) was a Norwegian constitutional father, statesman, jurist, and historian. He was an important member of the constitutional as...

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Ezra Cornell, Founder of Western Union MP (1807 - 1874)

Ezra Cornell (January 11, 1807 – December 9, 1874) was an American businessman and education administrator. He was a founder of Western Union and a co-founder of Cornell University. He also serv...

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Mary Mason Lyon MP (1797 - 1849)

Women's Education Pioneer, Founder of Mount Holyoke College -------------------- Mary Mason Lyon was born on February 28, 1797 in Buckland, Franklin Co., Massachusetts to farmer Aaron Lyon, Jr. and...

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August Belmont, II (1853 - 1924)

August Belmont, Jr. (February 18, 1853 – December 10, 1924) was an American financier, the builder of New York's Belmont Park racetrack, and a major owner/breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. ...

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John Hay Whitney, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1904 - 1982)

John Hay Whitney (27 August 1904 – 8 February 1982), colloquially known as "Jock" Whitney, was U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, and a member of ...

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Григорий Ефимович Распутин / Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin MP (1869 - 1916)

Perhaps it was Rasputin's eyes that pierced his way into history. The mystic and advisor to the Romanov family in Russia became known for his entra­ncing gaze that seemed to hypnotize people. Eq...

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Elias Hicks MP (1748 - 1830)

Elias Hicks (March 19, 1748 - February 27, 1830) was an itinerant Quaker preacher from Long Island, New York. He promoted doctrines that embroiled him in controversy that led to the first major schis...

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Ted Turner MP

American media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner, as a businessman, is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, wh...

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