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Profile of the Day: Sally Ride

Posted May 26, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember astronaut Sally Ride, who was born on this day in 1951. In 1983, Ride became the first American woman in space when she flew into orbit aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Born in Los Angeles, California, Ride held a keen interest in science from a young age. As she was finishing her Ph.D. in physics at Stanford University, Ride saw an article in the school’s newspaper advertising that NASA was seeking astronauts, and for… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: George Lucas

Posted May 25, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars! Created by George Lucas, the epic story set in a galaxy far, far away would become a worldwide phenomenon and be beloved by audiences across generations. Since its initial release, the series has expanded into one of the largest franchises of all time. George Lucas was born and raised in Modesto, California to Dorthy Ellinore Bomberger and George Walton Lucas, Sr. He developed a passion for film and cinematography… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Queen Victoria

Posted May 24, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Queen Victoria

Have you found your connection to the British royal family? On this day in 1819, Queen Victoria was born in Kensington Palace in London, England. She was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, who was the fourth son of King George III. At the time of her birth, she was the fifth in the line of succession. While she was still an infant, her grandfather and father died within a week of each… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Roger Moore

Posted May 23, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Roger Moore

After a short battle with cancer, James Bond star Roger Moore has died at the age of 89. Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England. He was only child of Lillian “Lily” Pope and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. At the end of World War II, Moore was conscripted for national service with the Royal Army Service Corps at the age of 18. Before taking on the role of 007, Moore found fame… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Posted May 22, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on this day in 1859. Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to Charles Altamont Doyle and Mary Foley. Supported by wealthy uncles, Doyle studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. It was during this time that he began writing short stories. In 1887, he published his first Sherlock Holmes story. Doyle partially based the character of Holmes on his former university teacher, Joseph Bell, for his impressive… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Posted May 19, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Today we remember Anne Boleyn, who was executed on this day in 1536 for treason and adultery. The marriage between Anne and King Henry VIII had been scandalous from the start. The union plunged the country into political and religious upheaval, resulting in breakage from the Roman Catholic Church and the establishment of the Church of England. Soon after becoming Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne gave birth to a daughter, the future Queen Elizabeth I. After two… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Nicholas II

Posted May 18, 2017 by Amanda | One Comment
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Are you related to the last tsar of Russia? On this day in 1868, Nicholas II was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. The eldest son of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, Nicholas succeeded his father as emperor after his death in 1894. With little government experience, Nicholas’s rule saw one of the greatest powers in Europe fall into economic and military ruin. He took command of the Russian army during World War I… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Edward Jenner

Posted May 17, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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On this day in 1749, English physician and scientist Edward Jenner was born. Jenner is best remembered for pioneering the vaccine for smallpox. Edward Anthony Jenner was born on May 17, 1749 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. His father was the vicar of Berkeley and believed firmly in a strong education. A country doctor, Jenner was familiar with local folklore that milkmaids who had contracted cowpox, a mild disease, often never contracted smallpox. Intrigued, Jenner set out… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Henry Fonda

Posted May 16, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Henry Fonda

Remember watching Henry Fonda on the big screen? On this day in 1905, the Hollywood legend was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. Henry Jaynes Fonda was the son of William Brace Fonda and Elma Jaynes. His Fonda ancestors were among the first Dutch people to settle in what is now update New York and founded the small village of Fonda. It was named after Douw Fonda, a Dutch settler who was killed in 1780 during an Indian raid. In… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Emily Dickinson

Posted May 15, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” Poet Emily Dickinson died on this day in 1886 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Although her family were prominent members of the community, Dickinson lived much of her life as a recluse at the family homestead built by her paternal grandfather, Samuel Fowler Dickinson, in Amherst. Her grandfather was a prominent lawyer and helped establish the foundations for Amherst College. Her father, Edward, served as the treasurer of… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Florence Nightingale

Posted May 12, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy International Nurses Day! Today honors nurses all around the world on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy to a rich, upper-class British family. From a young age, she felt it was her calling from God to devote her life to the service of others. Despite her family’s strong objects, Nightingale worked hard to educate herself in nursing. During the Crimean War, Nightingale was commissioned… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Salvador Dali

Posted May 11, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Salvador Dalí

On this day in 1904, surrealist painter Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, Spain. Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech was born nine months after the death of his older brother, who was also named Salvador. At the age of five, his parents took him to his brothers grave where they told him that he was his brother’s reincarnation. He would come to believe it to be true and would embed images of his late… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Bono

Posted May 10, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Bono

Happy birthday, Bono! Today the U2 frontman turns 57. He was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland. The second son of Bob Hewson and Iris Rankin, Bono lost his mother at the age of 14 when she died of a brain aneurysm after collapsing at her father’s funeral. While still in high school, he joined the band U2 and was nicknamed “Bono Vox,” which means “good voice” in Latin. It wasn’t until the band… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: James Barrie

Posted May 9, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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On this day in 1860, author James Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland. Today, he is best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. James Matthew Barrie was the ninth of ten children born to David Barrie, a weaver, and Margaret Ogilvy. As a child, Barrie and his mother often entertained each other by telling stories. The character of Peter Pan first appeared in the novel, The Little White Bird, in 1902. By 1904, Barrie… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Melissa Gilbert

Posted May 8, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Melissa Gilbert

Remember watching Little House on the Prairie? Today star Melissa Gilbert turns 53. Gilbert was adopted a day after her birth by comedian Paul Gilbert and actress Barbara Crane, daughter of The Honeymooners creator Harry Crane. With a showbiz family, it was no surprise that Gilbert would also enter the entertainment industry. In 1974, she was cast as the star of the period drama television series Little House on the Prairie, based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s widely successful book series…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Benito Juárez

Posted May 5, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Benito Juárez

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In honor of the holiday, were highlighting Benito Juárez, who was at the time the President of Mexico. After the Mexican-American War, Mexico faced a civil war known as the Reform War that left the country bankrupt. In 1861, Juárez suspended all foreign debt repayments. In response, France, Spain, and Britain sent their naval… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Audrey Hepburn

Posted May 4, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Audrey Hepburn

Today we remember actress Audrey Hepburn on what would have been her 88th birthday. Born in Brussels, Belgium, Hepburn was the daughter of Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston and Ella van Heemstra, a Dutch baroness. After her father left the family, her mother raised Hepburn on her own as a single mother. Her maternal grandfather, Aarnoud Van Heemstra, was the mayor of Arnhem and later served as Royal Governor of Suriname. During her youth, Hepburn studied… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Niccolò Machiavelli

Posted May 3, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Niccolò Machiavelli

On this day in 1469, Italian Renaissance historian and philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli was born in the Republic of Florence. Today, he is remembered as one of the fathers of modern political theory. He was born during a tumultuous era when Italy was still divided into city-states. A strong proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli served for many years as a senior official for the Florentine Republic and dealt with diplomatic and military affairs. However, after falling out… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Catherine II

Posted May 2, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Russian Empress Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, was born on this day in 1729. She was born Sophie Friederike Auguste and was the daughter of a poor German prince. In 1745, she married Peter III, who was the heir to the Russian Empire. After the death of Empress Elizabeth in 1762, Peter III succeeded the throne as Emperor. However, his reign would last a mere 6 months. Following a coup d’etat, Peter was… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Calamity Jane

Posted May 1, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Calamity Jane

On this day in 1852, American frontierswoman and folk hero Calamity Jane was born near Princeton, Missouri. Calamity Jane’s early life is a mystery. Much about what is known comes from an autobiographical booklet from 1896. The booklet, dictated by Calamity Jane, was written for publicity purposes, and thus, some of the information was likely exaggerated or false. What is known is that she was born Martha Jane Canary and that by the age of… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: James Monroe

Posted April 28, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: James Monroe

On this day in 1758, James Monroe was born in his family home in Westmoreland County, Virginia. A Founding Father of America, Monroe was elected the 5th President of the United States. During the American Revolution, Monroe left college to join the Continental Army. He served as part of General George Washington’s army at the Battle of Trenton, where he was severely wounded. As president, Monroe oversaw major westward expansion of the U.S. With the Monroe Doctrine,… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ulysses S. Grant

Posted April 27, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Ulysses S. Grant

On this day in 1822, President Ulysses S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse Root Grant, a tanner, and Hannah Simpson. Grant had deep roots in early America. His fifth great grandparents, Matthew and Priscilla Grant arrived at the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. His great grandfather, Noah Grant, served in the French and Indian War, where it was believed he died during… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Lucille Ball

Posted April 26, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Lucille Ball

Today we remember comedy legend Lucille Ball, who passed away on this day in 1989 at the age of 77. Born on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York, Ball had an itch to perform at a young age. She enrolled in a New York City drama school where she was classmates with actress Bette Davis. However, she was dismissed from the school after a short period due to her shyness to perform. She began… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Guglielmo Marconi

Posted April 25, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Guglielmo Marconi

Do you have Italian heritage? On this day in 1874, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi was born in Bologna, Italy. He was known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and radio telegraph system. Marconi was born on April 25, 1874 into an Italian noble family. He was the second son born to Giuseppe Marconi, a wealthy Italian aristocrat landowner, and Anna Fenwick Jameson, who was Irish and Scottish. His great grandfather was John Jameson, the founder of… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Barbra Streisand

Posted April 24, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Barbra Streisand

Happy 75th birthday to Barbra Streisand! Barbara Joan Streisand was born on April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. With music running in her family, it was of no surprise that Streisand would also be a gifted singer. Her mother, Diana Ida Rosen, was a soprano singer when she was young before later becoming a school secretary. Her maternal grandparents emigrated from the Russian Empire, where her grandfather had been a cantor. Streisand knew she wanted to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Queen Elizabeth II

Posted April 21, 2017 by Amanda | One Comment
Profile of the Day: Queen Elizabeth II

Happy 91st birthday to Queen Elizabeth II! The Queen is not only Britain’s longest reigning monarch, but also the longest serving living monarch in the world today. She was born on April 21, 1926 during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V. Her father was the second son of the King, and thus at the time of her birth, no one would have expected her to one day become queen. Did you know the Queen… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Daniel Chester French

Posted April 20, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Prolific sculptor Daniel Chester French was born on this day in 1850. He is best remembered for the design of his most famous piece, the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, French spent his childhood growing up in Concord, Massachusetts with writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott as neighbors. In fact, it was thanks to Alcott’s sister Abigail that French pursued a career as a sculptor. Considered one of America’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Pierre Curie

Posted April 19, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Pierre Curie

On this day in 1906, French physicist Pierre Curie died at the age of 46. Known for his groundbreaking work in radioactivity alongside his wife, renowned physicist Marie Curie, Pierre is often regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern physics. Pierre was born on May 15, 1859 in Paris, France to Eugene Curie and Sophie-Claire Depouilly. His father was a physician and taught Pierre science and mathematics at an early age. In 1903, Pierre… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Paul Revere

Posted April 18, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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As the British began their approach towards Lexington and Concord on the night of April 18, 1775, Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback to warn the American colonists of the approaching British troops. The British had planned to capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were known to be hiding in Lexington, and confiscate supplies stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. Revere and Dawes set out on different routes towards… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Alexander Cartwright

Posted April 17, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Alexander Cartwright

Do you enjoy baseball? On this day in 1820, Alexander Cartwright, the “Father of Baseball,” was born in New York City, New York. Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr. was the son of Alexander Cartwright, Sr., a merchant sea captain, and Esther Rebecca Burlock. A volunteer firefighter, Cartwright often played bat-and-ball games with other volunteers. He founded the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club in New York and is often credited with being the first person to develop a set of rules… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Abraham Lincoln

Posted April 14, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Abraham Lincoln

On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at the Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Just five days earlier, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, signaling the end of the American Civil War. The President had gone for an evening out with his wife to watch a production of Our American Cousin at the Ford… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Alfred Mosher Butts

Posted April 13, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy National Scrabble Day! Scrabble Day is observed each year on the birthday of Scrabble inventor Alfred Mosher Butts, who was born on April 13, 1899 in Poughkeepsi, New York. During the Great Depression, Butts had lost his job as an architect. A fan of puzzles and crosswords, Butts set out to design a board game that would utilize chance and skill by combining the elements of anagrams and crossword puzzles. He initially called the game “Lexiko”… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Beverly Cleary

Posted April 12, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy 101st birthday to author Beverly Cleary! Beverly Atlee Bunn was born on April 12, 1916 in McMinville, Oregon. An only child, Cleary spent the early years of her life on her family’s farm before moving to Portland, Oregon at the age of 6. A passionate reader, Cleary had aspirations to become a children’s librarian after graduating high school. Cleary began writing children’s books with the goal of creating characters that young readers could relate to. She… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: William III of England

Posted April 11, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: William III of England

On this day in 1689, William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The couple reigned together until Mary’s death in 1694 at the age of 32. Born in The Hague in the Dutch Republic, William was the only son of William II, Prince of Orange, and Mary, Princess Royal. His mother was the eldest daughter of King Charles I and the sister of King Charles II and King… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Melvil Dewey

Posted April 10, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Have you visited the library recently? This week is National Library Week in the United States, which makes it the perfect time to highlight librarian Melvil Dewey, the inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was born on December 10, 1851 in Adams Center New York. He was the fifth and youngest child of Joel Dewey and Eliza Green. At the age of 21, Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Will Keith Kellogg

Posted April 7, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you enjoy a bowl of corn flakes for breakfast? On this day in 1860, Will Keith Kellogg, breakfast cereal inventor and founder of the Kellogg Company, was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. Kellogg began his career selling brooms before joining his older brother, John Harvey Kellogg, to help run the Battle Creek Sanitarium. His brother was a doctor and together, the brothers worked on developing a better, easily digestible nutritious meal for the sanitarium’s patients…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Robert Edwin Peary

Posted April 6, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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On this day in 1909, explorer Robert Edwin Peary and his assistant, Matthew Henson, reached what they determined to be the North Pole. Peary was born on May 6, 1856 in Cresson, Pennsylvania to Charles Nutter Peary and Mary Dole Wiley. He joined the U.S. Navy Civil Engineers Corps before beginning his career as an explorer. Determined to become the first person to reach the North Pole, Peary studied the survival techniques of the Inuits… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Bette Davis

Posted April 5, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Bette Davis

Happy birthday, Bette Davis! The legendary actress was born 109 years ago today. Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born on April 5, 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts. With dreams of becoming a performer, Davis moved to New York City to study acting. Did you know future star Lucille Ball was one of her classmates in drama school? She began her career in theater before landing her first role in the film Bad Sister. By 1935, Davis had won her first… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Dorothea Dix

Posted April 4, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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On this day in 1802, activist and social reformer Dorothea Dix was born in Hampden, Maine. The first of 3 children born to Joseph Dix and Mary Bigelow, Dix left home to live with her wealthy grandmother in Boston at the age of 12. By the age of 14, she became a school teacher and began her own school. She continued to teach for many years, but her health often forced her to take breaks throughout her career. In… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Doris Day

Posted April 3, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday to Doris Day! Today the actress turns 95. Day got an interesting birthday surprise this year when she learned she was actually turning 95 and not 93. The Associated Press obtained her birth certificate which revealed that she was actually born in 1922, making her two years older than what she believed. Day originally thought she was born in 1924. In a comment on her birthday surprise, Day said “I’ve always said that age is just… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Henry II of France

Posted March 31, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Henry II

On this day in 1519, Henry II of France was born in the royal Château de Saint -Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France. He was the second son of Francis I and Claude, Duchess of Brittany, who was the daughter of Louis XII of France. As a child, he and his older brother were captured and held prisoner in Spain. They remained in captivity for over four years. At the age of 14, he married Catherine de’ Medici. However,… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Celine Dion

Posted March 30, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today singer Celine Dion celebrates her 49th birthday! Celine Marie Claudette Dion was born on March 30, 1968 in Charlegmagne, Quebec, Canada to a large family. The youngest of 14 children, Dion grew up in a close-knit family filled with music. From a young age, Dion dreamed of becoming a performer. At the age of 5, she made her first public appearance singing with her siblings at her parents’ small piano bar. She signed her… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Patty Duke

Posted March 29, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember actress Patty Duke, who passed away on this day one year ago. She was born Anne Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Queens, New York. The youngest of three children, Duke experienced a very difficult childhood. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother suffered from clinical depression. At the age of 8, she was placed in the care of talent managers, who added her to their stable of child actors, and forced… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Posted March 28, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower

On this day in 1969, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, died at the age of 78. Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover. His parents had a strong religious background and set aside time everyday for a daily family Bible reading. Since he was a child, Eisenhower was known by the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Marie Under

Posted March 27, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember Estonian poet Marie Under, who was born on this day in 1883. Considered one of Estonia’s great poets of the 20th century, Under has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature multiple times, but has never won. Born in what is today Tallinn, Estonia, Under learned to read at the age of 4 and began writing her own poetry by the age of 14. She first wrote her poetry in German, but… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Harry Houdini

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Profile of the Day: Harry Houdini

On this day in 1874, illusionist Harry Houdini was born in Budapest, Hungary. The legendary magician was born Erik Weisz to Rabbi Mayer Samuel and Cecilia Weisz. One of seven children, Houdini took on several odd jobs as a child. He made his public debut at the age of 9 as a trapeze artist and called himself “Ehrich, the Prince of the Air.” When he launched his career as a professional magician, he changed his… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Joan Crawford

Posted March 23, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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On this day in 1905, actress Joan Crawford was born in San Antonio, Texas. Born Lucille Fay LeSueur, Crawford was the youngest of three children born to Thomas E. LeSueur and Anna Bell Johnson. Her parents separated while Crawford was young and her mother remarried Harry Cassin, a theater owner. Growing up, she would use the name Billie Cassin. With a love for dancing, Crawford left school to pursue a dancing career full time. After dancing on… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: William Shatner

Posted March 22, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Remember watching Star Trek? Today star William Shatner celebrates his 86th birthday! He was born on March 22, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Anne Garmaise and Joseph Shatner. His paternal grandfather, Wolf Shattner, changed the spelling of the family’s surname to “Shatner.” Shatner began his career in entertainment as a child performing in radio programs and later studied acting in college. A classically trained Shakespearean actor, Shatner often performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford,… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Timothy Dalton

Posted March 21, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Who is your favorite James Bond? On this day in 1946, License to Kill star Timothy Dalton was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales. He was the oldest of five children born to Peter Dalton-Leggett and Dorthy Scholes. His father was a captain in the Special Operations Executive during World War II. When he was young, it seemed Dalton would follow his father’s footsteps into the military. As a teen, he was even a member of the Air… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Fred Rogers

Posted March 20, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Fred Rogers

Remember watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood growing up? Today we remember everyone’s favorite neighbor Fred Rogers on what would have been his 89th birthday. Fred McFeely Rogers was born on March 20, 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to James and Nancy Rogers. Rogers did not originally intend to pursue a career in television. After college, he studied to become an ordained minister. However, his career path made an unexpected change when he returned home and discovered his parents had purchased… Read the full story

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