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Josiah-WHITNEY
Born: on November 23, 1819

Josiah WHITNEY

American geologist, professor of geology at Harvard University, and chief of the California Geological Survey


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Kitty-WINN

AmericanKitty WINN born Katherine Tupper WINN

1944
American actress

Katherine Tupper ("Kitty") Winn was born in Washington, D.C. As the daughter of an army officer James J. Winn and Molly Brown Winn. Winn traveled widely during much of her childhood, including, time spent in United States, England, Germany,[...]

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Laura-DERN

AmericanLaura DERN born Laura Elizabeth DERN

1967
American actress, film director, and producer

Dern was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, and great-granddaughter of former Utah governor and Secretary of War, George Dern. The poet, writer, and Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish was her[...]

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Adventurer

Joseph R.-WALKER

AmericanJoseph R. WALKER born Joseph Rutherford WALKER

1798 - 1876
American mountain man and experienced scout

Walker was born in Roane County, Tennessee. Early in 1832 he joined Benjamin Bonneville's expedition from Fort Osage, Missouri. Next spring, Bonneville sent a party of men under Joseph Walker to explore the Great Salt Lake and to find an[...]

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Actor - Author - Director

Diane-LADD

AmericanDiane LADD born Rose Diane LADNER

1935
American actress, film director, producer and author

Ladd was born Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi, the only child of Mary Bernadette (née Anderson; 1912–2002), a housewife and actress, and Preston Paul Ladner (1905–1982), a veterinarian who sold products for poultry and[...]

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Author

Willa-CATHER

AmericanWilla CATHER born Wilella Sibert CATHER

1873 - 1947
American author

Cather was born Wilella Sibert Cather in 1873 on her maternal grandmother's farm in the Back Creek Valley near Winchester, Virginia (see Willa Cather Birthplace). Her father was Charles Fectigue Cather (d. 1928), whose family had lived on land[...]

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Actor

Bruce-DERN

AmericanBruce DERN born Bruce Macleish DERN

1936
American actor

Dern was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Jean (née MacLeish) and John Dern, a utility chief and attorney. He grew up in Kenilworth, Illinois. His paternal grandfather was George Henry Dern, a former Utah governor and Secretary of[...]

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