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Virginia-WOOLF
Born: on January 25, 1882

Virginia WOOLF

English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories


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Sara-PLUMMER LEMMON

AmericanSara PLUMMER LEMMON born Sara Allen PLUMMER

1836 - 1923
American botanist

She was born in New Gloucester, Maine on September 3, 1836. She was educated in Massachusetts at the Female College of Worcester. Plummer then moved to New York City, teaching art there for some years, and studying at Cooper Union. She also[...]

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Physician

Crawford-LONG

AmericanCrawford LONG born Crawford Williamson LONG

1815 - 1878
American surgeon and pharmacist best known for his first use of inhaled diethyl ether as an anesthetic

Long was born in Danielsville, Madison County, Georgia on November 1, 1815.

He received his MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1839. After observing the same physiological effects with diethyl ether ("ether") that[...]

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Chemist

Theodore William-RICHARDS

AmericanTheodore William RICHARDS 

1868 - 1928
First American scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Theodore Richards was born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to William Trost Richards, a land- and seascape painter, and Anna née Matlack, a poet. Richards received most of his pre-college education from his mother. During one[...]

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Catherine-HOWARD

EnglishCatherine HOWARD 

1523 - 1542
Queen of England from 1540 until 1541, as the fifth wife of Henry VIII

Catherine was the third of Henry's wives to have been a member of the English gentry; Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves being of European nobility.

Catherine was a daughter of Lord Edmund Howard (c 1478–1539) and Joyce[...]

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American Civil War, Mexican-American War, War of 1812

Sylvanus-THAYER

AmericanSylvanus THAYER 

1785 - 1872
Also known as "the Father of West Point", he was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point

Thayer was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, the son of farmer Nathaniel Thayer and his wife Dorcas. In 1793, at the age of 8, Thayer was sent to live with his uncle Azariah Faxon and attend school in Washington, New Hampshire. There he met[...]

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Inventor

Archibald-COCHRANE

ScottishArchibald COCHRANE 

1748 - 1831
Scottish nobleman and inventor

The son of Thomas Cochrane, 8th Earl of Dundonald, he joined the British Army as a youth and also served time in the Royal Navy before returning to Culross in 1778 after inheriting the Earldom of Dundonald from his father. He inherited a title[...]

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