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Born: on July 27, 1923


American Major League Baseball player

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Actor - Singer & Musician


AmericanDove CAMERON born Chloe Celeste HOSTERMAN

American actress and singer

Cameron was born in Seattle, Washington as Chloe Celeste Hosterman. She is the daughter of Philip Alan Hosterman and Bonnie Wallace, who later divorced, and has an older sister, Claire Hosterman. She grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington.[...]

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Religion - Other - American politician


AmericanDaniel WALDO 

1762 - 1864
American clergyman, Chaplain of the House of Representatives

Born in Windham, Connecticut, Waldo served in the American Revolutionary War and later became a missionary and clergyman. In 1856, at the age of 94, Waldo was named Chaplain of the House of Representatives.

It is recorded that he[...]

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Inventor - Industrialist, Businessman


AmericanHenry M. LELAND born Henry Martyn LELAND

1843 - 1932
American machinist, inventor, engineer and automotive entrepreneur, he founded the two premier American luxury automotive marques, Cadillac and Lincoln

Henry M. Leland was born to Leander and Zilpha, the youngest of 8, in Vermont in 1843. Sources differ on the town of his birth (Danville versus Barton); he grew up in Barton. He learned engineering and precision machining in the Brown & Sharpe[...]

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Actor - Model


AmericanMadison PETTIS born Madison Michelle PETTIS

American actress, voice actress and model

Madison Pettis was born on July 22, 1998 in Arlington, Texas to Steven and Michelle Pettis. Her father is African American and her mother is of Italian, French, and Irish descent.

Pettis was first noticed when her mother entered[...]

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Inventor - Industrialist, Businessman


AmericanRuth GRAVES WAKEFIELD born Ruth Jones GRAVES

1903 - 1977
Inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie, which she created c. 1938

Wakefield was educated at Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. Then, she worked as a dietitian and lectured about foods. In 1928, she and her husband Kenneth Donald Wakefield (1897 – 1997) had a son, Kenneth[...]

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


AmericanDavid FARRAGUT born David Glasgow FARRAGUT

1801 - 1870
Flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War

Farragut was born in 1801 to Jordi (George) Farragut, a native of Minorca, Spain, and his wife Elizabeth (née Shine, 1765–1808), of North Carolina Scots-Irish American descent, at Lowe's Ferry on the Holston River in Tennessee. It was a[...]

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