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Commodore-NUTT
Born: on April 01, 1848

Commodore NUTT

American midget who became famous working for P. T. Barnum


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Jenna-DEWAN

AmericanJenna DEWAN born Jenna Lee DEWAN

1980
American actress and dancer

Dewan was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Nancy Smith (née Bursch) and Darryll Dewan, who was a running back on the 1972 Notre Dame football team. Her father is of Lebanese and Polish descent and her mother is of German and[...]

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British Politician

John-HARVARD

EnglishJohn HARVARD 

1607 - 1638
English minister in America

Harvard was born and raised in Southwark, England, the fourth of nine children of Robert Harvard (1562–1625), a butcher and tavern owner, and his wife Katherine Rogers (1584–1635), a native of Stratford-upon-Avon whose father, Thomas Rogers[...]

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Actor - Director

Peter-CAPALDI

ScottishPeter CAPALDI born Peter Dougan CAPALDI

1958
Scottish actor and film director

Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Nancy (née Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His paternal grandfather was Italian while the rest of his ancestry is Scottish and Irish. His parents ran an ice cream business. He was[...]

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Augusta-LEIGH

EnglishAugusta LEIGH born Augusta Maria BYRON

1784 - 1851
Half-sister and presumed mistress of Lord Byron

Augusta's mother died soon after Augusta's birth. Her grandmother, Lady Holderness, raised Augusta for a few years, but died when Augusta was still a young girl, and the child divided her time among relatives and[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate

Harlan F.-STONE

AmericanHarlan F. STONE born Harlan Fiske STONE

1872 - 1946
American lawyer and jurist, 12th Chief Justice of the United States

Stone was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, to Fred L. and Ann S. (Butler) Stone. He prepared at Amherst High School, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College in 1894.

From 1894 to 1895, he was the submaster of[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman - French Ancien Régime

John-HAWKINS

EnglishJohn HAWKINS 

1532 - 1595
English naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, privateer and slave trader

John Hawkins, born at Plymouth and likely brought up there, was the second son of William Hawkins (b. before 1490, d. 1554/5), a merchant, shipowner and sea captain; and Joan Trelawny, daughter and sole heir of Roger Trelawny of Brighton,[...]

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