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AmericanFaire BINNEY born Frederica Gertrude BINNEY

1900 - 1957
American actress

Faire Binney was born on August 24, 1900 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA as Frederica Gertrude Binney. She was an actress, known for Open Your Eyes (1919), What Fools Men Are (1922) and The Girl from Porcupine (1921). She was married to David C.[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate


EnglishGeoffrey CHESHIRE born Geoffrey Chevalier CHESHIRE

1886 - 1978
English barrister, scholar and influential writer on law

Born in 1886 to Walter Christopher Cheshire, a solicitor in Northwich, Cheshire, and Clara (née Cook), he was educated at Denstone College and Merton College, Oxford, obtaining a first class honours degree in Jurisprudence in[...]

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AmericanConstance BINNEY 

1896 - 1989
American stage and film actress and dancer

Born in New York City, Constance Binney was educated at Westover School, a private college preparatory boarding school for girls in Middlebury, Connecticut and in Paris, France. She made her Broadway theatre debut in 1917 and the following year[...]

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Author - Sciences - Other

Barbara T.-BOWMAN

AmericanBarbara T. BOWMAN born Barbara TAYLOR

Award-winning African-American early childhood education expert/advocate, professor, and author

Bowman was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Her grandfather was architect Robert Robinson Taylor, and her father, Robert Rochon Taylor, was on the board of the Chicago Housing Authority. After receiving a B.A. degree from[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars


EnglishLeonard CHESHIRE born Leonard Geoffrey CHESHIRE

1917 - 1992
Highly decorated British RAF pilot during the Second World War

Leonard Cheshire was the son of Geoffrey Chevalier Cheshire, DCL, LLD, FBA, a barrister, academic and influential writer on English law. He had one brother, Christopher Cheshire, also a wartime pilot. Cheshire was born in Chester, but was[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman

Cliven D.-BUNDY

AmericanCliven D. BUNDY 

Owner of the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada

Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.

Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have[...]

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