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John-DREW
Born: on September 03, 1827

John DREW

Irish-American stage actor and theatre manager


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Actor - Singer & Musician

Jack-BLACK

AmericanJack BLACK born Thomas Jacob BLACK

1969
American actor, comedian, singer, and producer

Thomas Jacob Black was born on August 28, 1969, in Santa Monica, California, the son of two satellite engineers, Judith Love (née Cohen), who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope and is also a writer, and Thomas William Black. His mother[...]

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Religion - Other

Oliver-PLUNKETT

IrishOliver PLUNKETT 

1625 - 1681
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, he was beatified in 1920 and canonised in 1975

Oliver Plunkett was born on the 1st of November 1625 (earlier biographers gave his date of birth as 1 November 1629, but 1625 has been the consensus since the 1930s) in Loughcrew, County Meath, Ireland, to well-to-do parents with Hiberno-Norman[...]

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Author - Painter - Poet

E. E.-CUMMINGS

AmericanE. E. CUMMINGS born Edward Estlin CUMMINGS

1894 - 1962
American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright

Edward Estlin Cummings was born to Robert Cummings and Whelma Haswell Clarke, who were Unitarian. He exhibited transcendental leanings his entire life. As he grew in maturity and age, Cummings moved more toward an "I, Thou" relationship with[...]

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American politician

Emerson-ETHERIDGE

AmericanEmerson ETHERIDGE born Henry Emerson ETHERIDGE

1819 - 1902
American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee

Etheridge was born in Currituck County, North Carolina, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Harvey) Etheridge. In the early 1830s, he moved with his parents to Weakley County, Tennessee, where they settled on a 1,000-acre (400 ha) farm near the[...]

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Actor

Walter-BRENNAN

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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American politician

Benjamin-HARDIN

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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