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Lavinia-WARREN
Born: on October 31, 1841

Lavinia WARREN

American proportionate dwarf and the wife of General Tom Thumb


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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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American politician

Lucretia-MOTT

AmericanLucretia MOTT born Lucretia COFFIN

1793 - 1880
American Quaker, abolitionist, a women's rights activist, and a social reformer

Lucretia Coffin was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the second child of eight by Anna (Folger) and Thomas Coffin. At the age of thirteen, she was sent to the Nine Partners Quaker Boarding School in what is now Millbrook, Dutchess County, New[...]

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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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Author - Journalist

George-ORWELL

EnglishGeorge ORWELL born Eric Arthur BLAIR

1903 - 1950
English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic

Eric Arthur Blair was born on 25 June 1903, in Motihari, Bihar, in British India. His great-grandfather Charles Blair was a wealthy country gentleman in Dorset who married Lady Mary Fane, daughter of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland, and had[...]

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Author

Edith-WHARTON

AmericanEdith WHARTON born Edith Newbold JONES

1862 - 1937
Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer

Wharton was born to George Frederic Jones and Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander in New York City. She had two brothers, Frederic Rhinelander and Henry Edward. The saying "Keeping up with the Joneses" is said to refer to her father's family. She was[...]

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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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