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Jason-LEE
Born: on April 25, 1970

Jason LEE

American actor, comedian and professional skateboarder


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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician

William R.-DAY

AmericanWilliam R. DAY born William Rufus DAY

1849 - 1923
American diplomat and jurist, who served for nineteen years as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Day was born in Ravenna, Ohio, son of Luther Day of the Ohio Supreme Court. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1870 and spent the following year in the school's law department. He settled in Canton, Ohio in 1872, where he began[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman

William-PROCTER

AmericanWilliam PROCTER born William A. PROCTER

1801 - 1884
English-born American candlemaker and industrialist, he was the co-founder and co-eponym of Procter & Gamble Company

Born in England, Procter emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1832, where he married Olivia Norris and started his business. At his father-in-law Alexander Norris's suggestion, he joined forces with his brother-in-law, James Gamble, to establish the[...]

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Actor - Director - Television & Radio Host - American

Roseanne-BARR

AmericanRoseanne BARR born Roseanne Cherrie BARR

1952
American actress, comedian, writer, television producer and director

Barr was born in Salt Lake City, to a working-class Jewish family. She is the oldest of four children born to Helen (née Davis), a bookkeeper and cashier, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, who worked as a salesman. Her father's family were[...]

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Religion - Other

Jeremiah-EVARTS

AmericanJeremiah EVARTS 

1781 - 1831
Christian missionary, reformer, and activist for the rights of American Indians in the United States

Evarts was born in Sunderland, Vermont, son of James Evarts, and graduated from Yale College in 1802. He was admitted to the bar in 1806. Evarts married Mehitabel Sherman, a daughter of United States Declaration of Independence signer Roger[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician

Jeremiah S.-BLACK

AmericanJeremiah S. BLACK born Jeremiah Sullivan BLACK

1810 - 1883
American statesman and lawyer, 24th United States Attorney General

Jeremiah S. Black was born on January 10, 1810, in Stony Creek, Pennsylvania, near Glades, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Representative Henry Black, and his wife Mary (Sullivan) Black. He was largely self-educated and was admitted to the[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars - American politician

Alexander-HAIG

AmericanAlexander HAIG born Alexander Meigs HAIG

1924 - 2010
United States Army general who served as the 50th United States Secretary of State

Haig was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, the middle of three children of Alexander Meigs Haig, Sr., a Republican lawyer, and his wife Regina Anne (née Murphy). When Haig was 10, his father, aged 38, died of cancer. His Irish-American[...]

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