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James-CROMWELL
Born: on January 27, 1940

James CROMWELL

American film and television actor


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Robert R.-LIVINGSTON

AmericanRobert R. LIVINGSTON 

1746 - 1813
American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States

Robert R. Livingston was the eldest son of Judge Robert Livingston (1718-1775) and Margaret Beekman Livingston. He had nine brothers and sisters, all of whom wed and made their homes on the Hudson River near the family seat at Clermont Manor.[...]

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Buddy-BAER

AmericanBuddy BAER born Jacob Henry BAER

1915 - 1986
American boxer

He is the younger brother of boxing heavyweight champion Max Baer, and the uncle of Max Baer, Jr., best known as "Jethro" on the 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Baer, like his brother and nephew, also pursued acting.

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Catherine-HOWARD

EnglishCatherine HOWARD 

1523 - 1542
Queen of England from 1540 until 1541, as the fifth wife of Henry VIII

Catherine was the third of Henry's wives to have been a member of the English gentry; Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves being of European nobility.

Catherine was a daughter of Lord Edmund Howard (c 1478–1539) and Joyce[...]

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Inventor

Archibald-COCHRANE

ScottishArchibald COCHRANE 

1748 - 1831
Scottish nobleman and inventor

The son of Thomas Cochrane, 8th Earl of Dundonald, he joined the British Army as a youth and also served time in the Royal Navy before returning to Culross in 1778 after inheriting the Earldom of Dundonald from his father. He inherited a title[...]

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Chris-KYLE

AmericanChris KYLE born Christopher Scott KYLE

1974 - 2013
United States Navy SEAL, and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history

Kyle was born in Odessa, Texas, the son of Deby Lynn (née Mercer) and Wayne Kenneth Kyle, a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. Kyle's father bought his son his first rifle at eight years old, a bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifle, and[...]

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American politician

Nancy-PELOSI

AmericanNancy PELOSI born Nancy Patricia D'ALESANDRO

1940
60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Pelosi is Italian-American and was born Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest of six children of Annunciata M. "Nancy" (née Lombardi) and Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., who was a Democratic party U.S. Congressman from[...]

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