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Francis Scott-KEY
Born: on August 01, 1779

Francis Scott KEY

American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner"

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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician

Martin D.-HARDIN

AmericanMartin D. HARDIN born Martin Davis HARDIN

1780 - 1823
American politician and lawyer from Kentucky

Hardin was born June 21, 1780, along the Monongahela River in western Pennsylvania. He was the eldest son of Colonel John and Jane (Davies) Hardin. Named for his grandfather, he adopted the middle initial "D." to distinguish between them. The[...]

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AmericanEmily POST born Emily PRICE

1872 - 1960
American author famous for writing about etiquette

Post was born Emily Price in Baltimore, Maryland, possibly in October 1872 (the precise date is disputed).[a] Her father was the architect Bruce Price and her mother was Josephine (Lee) Price of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. After being educated[...]

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AmericanWalter BRENNAN born Walter Andrew BRENNAN

1894 - 1974
American actor

Walter Andrew Brennan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, less than two miles from his family's home in Swampscott. He was the second of three children born to Irish immigrants William John Brennan and Margaret Elizabeth Flanagan. The elder Brennan[...]

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Actor - Singer & Musician


AmericanBob CRANE born Robert Edward CRANE

1928 - 1978
American actor, drummer, radio host, and disc jockey

Crane was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, and spent his childhood and teenage years in Stamford. He began playing drums at a young age, and by junior high he was organizing local drum and bugle parades with his neighborhood friends. Later he[...]

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American politician


AmericanBenjamin HARDIN 

1784 - 1852
Secretary of State of Kentucky

He was born at the Georges Creek settlement on the Monongahela River, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and then moved with his parents to Washington County, Kentucky in 1788. Hardin attended the schools of Nelson and Washington Counties,[...]

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Sports - Other


EnglishConstantine LOULOUDIS born Constantine Michael LOULOUDIS

Greek-British rower

He was a King's Scholar at Eton College, where he learned to row in 2007 and was the stroke of the Eton eight that won at Henley Royal Regatta, the National Schools Regatta and the Schools' Head. After Eton, he started a Classics degree at[...]

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