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Earl-VAN DORN
Born: on September 17, 1820

Earl VAN DORN

United States Army officer, fighting with distinction during the Mexican-American War and against several tribes of Native Americans


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American football

Tom-LANDRY

AmericanTom LANDRY born Thomas Wade LANDRY

1924 - 2000
American football player and coach

Born in Mission, Texas, to Ray (an auto mechanic and volunteer fireman) and Ruth Landry, Tom was the second of four children (Robert, Tommy, Ruthie and Jack). Landry's father had suffered from rheumatism, and relocated to the warmer climate of[...]

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Actor

Alice-GHOSTLEY

AmericanAlice GHOSTLEY born Alice Margaret GHOSTLEY

1923 - 2007
American actress

Ghostley was born in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri, the daughter of Edna Muriel (Rooney) and Harry Francis Ghostley, who worked as a telegraph operator. She grew up in Henryetta, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, she attended the[...]

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Painter

Benjamin-WEST

AmericanBenjamin WEST 

1738 - 1820
Anglo-American painter of historical scenes around and after the time of the American War of Independence

West was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania, in a house that is now in the borough of Swarthmore on the campus of Swarthmore College, as the tenth child of an innkeeper and his wife. The family later moved to Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, where[...]

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Actor

Margaret-HAMILTON

AmericanMargaret HAMILTON born Margaret Brainard HAMILTON

1902 - 1985
American film character actress

Hamilton was born to Walter J. Hamilton, and his wife, Jennie (née Adams), in Cleveland, Ohio, and was the youngest of four children. She later attended Hathaway Brown School, while the school was located at 1945 East 93rd Street in[...]

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American politician

Cordell-HULL

AmericanCordell HULL 

1871 - 1955
American politician, 47th United States Secretary of State

Hull was born in a log cabin in Olympus, Tennessee, which is now part of Pickett County, Tennessee, but was then part of Overton County. He was the son of Elizabeth (née Riley) and William Pascal Hull. He became the elected chairman of[...]

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American politician

James-KILBOURNE

AmericanJames KILBOURNE 

1770 - 1850
American surveyor and politician from Ohio

Kilbourne was born in New Britain, Connecticut, and moved his family to Ohio in 1803, when he founded the city of Worthington, Ohio. In 1805 he was appointed United States surveyor of public lands. During the War of 1812, Kilbourne served as[...]

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