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Born: on October 24, 1855


American politician, 27th Vice President of the United States

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AmericanEdith WHARTON born Edith Newbold JONES

1862 - 1937
Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer

Wharton was born to George Frederic Jones and Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander in New York City. She had two brothers, Frederic Rhinelander and Henry Edward. The saying "Keeping up with the Joneses" is said to refer to her father's family. She was[...]

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James Clark-ROSS

EnglishJames Clark ROSS 

1800 - 1862
British naval officer and explorer remembered today for his exploration of the Arctic with his uncle Sir John Ross and Sir William Parry

Ross was born in London, the nephew of Sir John Ross, under whom he entered the navy in 1812, accompanying him on Sir John's first Arctic voyage in search of a Northwest Passage in 1818. Between 1819 and 1827, Ross took part in four Arctic[...]

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century - British Politician


EnglishWilliam BLIGH 

1754 - 1817
Officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator

Bligh was born either in Tinten Manor in St Tudy near Bodmin, Cornwall, or in Plymouth to Francis Bligh and his wife Jane. Francis was Jane's second husband; she was the widow of a man whose surname was Pearce and her maiden name was Balsam. He[...]

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

Nathan Bedford-FORREST

AmericanNathan Bedford FORREST 

1821 - 1877
American lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War

Nathan Bedford Forrest was born to a poor family in Bedford County, Tennessee. He and his twin sister, Fanny, were the two eldest of blacksmith William Forrest's twelve children with wife Miriam Beck. The Forrest family had migrated to Tennessee[...]

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Author - Poet - Adventurer - British Politician


EnglishWalter RALEIGH 

1552 - 1618
English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer

Little is known about Raleigh's birth. Some historians believe he was born on 22 January 1552, although the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography currently favours a date of 1554. He grew up in the house of Hayes Barton, a farmhouse near the[...]

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Actor - Author - Director


AmericanGarry MARSHALL born Garry Kent MARSHALL

American actor, director, writer, and producer

Marshall was born in the New York City borough of The Bronx, the son of Marjorie Irene (née Ward), a tap dance teacher who ran a tap dance school, and Anthony Wallace Marshall (1906–99), a director of industrial films and later a[...]

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