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David-NELSON
Born: on October 24, 1936

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

Sybil-LUDINGTON

AmericanSybil LUDINGTON 

1761 - 1839
Heroine of the American Revolutionary War who is famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British

Ludington was born in 1761, the oldest of twelve children, in what was then known as Fredericksburg, and is now known as the Ludingtonville section of the town of Kent, New York. Her father was Colonel Henry Ludington, a respected militia[...]

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Adventurer - French Ancien Régime

Richard-GRENVILLE

EnglishRichard GRENVILLE 

1542 - 1591
English Member of Parliament for Cornwall, Soldier, High Sheriff of County Cork, Armed Merchant Fleet Owner, Privateer, Sheriff of Cornwall, Colonizer, and explorer

Richard Grenville was the eldest son and heir of Sir Roger Grenville (d.1545), who was Captain of the Mary Rose when it sank in Portsmouth Harbour in 1545, by his wife Thomasine Cole, daughter of Thomas Cole of Slade. Thomasine survived her[...]

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century - British Politician

William-BLIGH

EnglishWilliam BLIGH 

1754 - 1817
Officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator

Bligh was born either in Tinten Manor in St Tudy near Bodmin, Cornwall, or in Plymouth to Francis Bligh and his wife Jane. Francis was Jane's second husband; she was the widow of a man whose surname was Pearce and her maiden name was Balsam. He[...]

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Adventurer

James Clark-ROSS

EnglishJames Clark ROSS 

1800 - 1862
British naval officer and explorer remembered today for his exploration of the Arctic with his uncle Sir John Ross and Sir William Parry

Ross was born in London, the nephew of Sir John Ross, under whom he entered the navy in 1812, accompanying him on Sir John's first Arctic voyage in search of a Northwest Passage in 1818. Between 1819 and 1827, Ross took part in four Arctic[...]

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Juliette-GORDON LOW

AmericanJuliette GORDON LOW born Juliette Magill Kinzie GORDON

1860 - 1927
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting Movement

Low was born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860. She received the nickname "Daisy" from her uncle, who stated that "I bet she’s going to be a Daisy!"

Gordon's mother's family came from Chicago. Her father, William[...]

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