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Born: on January 29, 1907


American businessman and politician, 11th Governor of Arizona

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


AmericanSylvanus THAYER 

1785 - 1872
Also known as "the Father of West Point", he was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point

Thayer was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, the son of farmer Nathaniel Thayer and his wife Dorcas. In 1793, at the age of 8, Thayer was sent to live with his uncle Azariah Faxon and attend school in Washington, New Hampshire. There he met[...]

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EnglishVivien LEIGH born Vivian Mary HARTLEY

1913 - 1967
British stage and film actress

Leigh was born Vivian Mary Hartley on the campus of St. Paul's School, Darjeeling in British India. She was the only child of Ernest Hartley, an English officer in the Indian Cavalry, and his wife, Gertrude Mary Frances (née Yackjee;[...]

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Actor - Director


AmericanMax BAER born Maximillian Adalbert BAER

American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director

Baer was born Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr. in Oakland, California, the son of boxing champion Max Baer and his wife Mary Ellen Sullivan. His father was of Jewish and Scots-Irish descent. His brother and sister are James Manny Baer (1941-2009)[...]

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AmericanAsaph HALL 

1829 - 1907
American astronomer who is most famous for having discovered the moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos

Hall was born in Goshen, Connecticut, the son of Asaph Hall II (1800–42), a clockmaker, and Hannah Palmer (1804–80). His paternal grandfather Asaph Hall I (June 11, 1735 – Mar. 29, 1800) was a Revolutionary War officer and Connecticut[...]

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American politician


AmericanFrances WILLARD born Frances Elizabeth Caroline WILLARD

1839 - 1898
American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist

Willard was born to Josiah Flint Willard and Mary Thompson Hill Willard in Churchville, near Rochester, New York, but spent most of her childhood in Janesville, Wisconsin. Frances was named after English novelist Frances (Fanny) Burney, the[...]

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American politician


AmericanGavin NEWSOM born Gavin Christopher NEWSOM

American politician, the 49th lieutenant governor of California and the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco

Newsom is a fourth-generation San Franciscan. His father is of Irish descent, while one of his maternal great-grandfathers, Scotsman Thomas Addis, was a pioneer scientist in the field of nephrology and a professor of medicine at Stanford[...]

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