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William-PACA
Born: on October 31, 1740

William PACA

3rd Governor of Maryland, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence


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Author - Philosopher - Poet - Naturalist

Henry David-THOREAU

AmericanHenry David THOREAU 

1817 - 1862
American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist

Henry David Thoreau was born David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts, into the "modest New England family" of John Thoreau (a pencil maker) and Cynthia Dunbar. His paternal grandfather was born in Jersey. His maternal grandfather, Asa[...]

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Author - Singer & Musician - Television & Radio Host - American - Religion - Other

Tammy Faye-MESSNER

AmericanTammy Faye MESSNER born Tamara Faye LAVALLEY

1942 - 2007
American Christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, talk show host, and television personality

The eldest of eight children, Tammy Faye was born Tamara Faye LaValley in International Falls, Minnesota, to Pentecostal preachers Rachel Minnie (née Fairchild) and Carl Oliver LaValley. Her parents were married in 1941, one year before[...]

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century - British Politician

George-BINGHAM

EnglishGeorge BINGHAM born George Charles BINGHAM

1800 - 1888
British Army officer

Born the first son of the 2nd Earl of Lucan and Elizabeth Bingham (née Belasyse), Bingham attended Westminster School but left formal education to be commissioned as an ensign in the 6th Regiment of Foot on 29 August 1816. He transferred[...]

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Television & Radio Host - American - Religion - Other

Jim-BAKKER

AmericanJim BAKKER born James Orsen BAKKER

1940
American televangelist

Bakker was born in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Raleigh Bakker and Furnia Lynette "Furn" Irwin. Bakker attended North Central University, a Bible college affiliated with the Assemblies of God, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where in 1960 he met[...]

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American politician

Harrison-LUDINGTON

AmericanHarrison LUDINGTON 

1812 - 1891
American Republican politician who served as the 13th Governor of Wisconsin

Harrison Ludington descended from William Ludington, one of the earliest American colonists, who settled at Charlestown, Mass., 1632, and died at the East Haven Iron Works, Connecticut. 1662-3 His grandfather was Colonel Henry Ludington (May 25,[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars

George-MARSHALL

AmericanGeorge MARSHALL born George Catlett MARSHALL

1880 - 1959
American soldier and statesman famous for his leadership roles during World War II and the Cold War

George Catlett Marshall, Jr., was born into a middle-class family in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of George Catlett Marshall, Sr. and Laura Emily (née Bradford) Marshall. Marshall was a scion of an old Virginia family, as well as a[...]

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