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Robert-WALPOLE
Born: on August 26, 1676

Robert WALPOLE

British statesman who is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain


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American politician

Vince-FOSTER

AmericanVince FOSTER born Vincent Walker FOSTER

1945 - 1993
American politician

Foster was born in Hope, Arkansas, to Alice Mae and Vincent W. Foster. His father became prosperous from real estate sales and development. Vincent had two sisters, Sheila and Sharon. He was a childhood neighbor and friend of Bill Clinton for[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman

Roy W.-ALLEN

AmericanRoy W. ALLEN 

1882 - 1968
American entrepreneur, founder and namesake for A&W Root Beer and A&W Restaurants

Allen was born in Illinois in 1882 to a Mr. and Mrs (née Davis) Allen. From there he headed west to California, working as a hotelier. During his time as a hotelier, Allen came across a chemist or pharmacist, while doing business in[...]

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Singer & Musician

KESHA

AmericanKESHA born Kesha Rose SEBERT

1987
American singer, songwriter, and rapper

Kesha was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Patricia Rose "Pebe" Sebert, is a singer-songwriter who co-wrote the 1978 single "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" with Hugh Moffatt for Joe Sun, made popular by country music artist[...]

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Actor - Model

Madison-PETTIS

AmericanMadison PETTIS born Madison Michelle PETTIS

1998
American actress, voice actress and model

Madison Pettis was born on July 22, 1998 in Arlington, Texas to Steven and Michelle Pettis. Her father is African American and her mother is of Italian, French, and Irish descent.

Pettis was first noticed when her mother entered[...]

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Inventor - Industrialist, Businessman

Paul Weeks-LITCHFIELD

AmericanPaul Weeks LITCHFIELD 

1875 - 1959
President of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

He was an executive of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company who came to the Phoenix area in 1916 in search of suitable land to farm a long-staple cotton that had previously been available only from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and from[...]

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Actor

Pat-BUTTRAM

AmericanPat BUTTRAM born Maxwell Emmett BUTTRAM

1915 - 1994
American character actor, voice-over artist, comedian, musician, and writer

Buttram was born in Addison in Winston County, Alabama, to Wilson McDaniel Buttram, a Methodist minister, and his wife Mary Emmett Maxwell. He had an older brother, Augustus McDaniel Buttram, and five other elder siblings. When "Pat" Buttram was[...]

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