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Elihu B.-WASHBURNE
Born: on September 23, 1816

Elihu B. WASHBURNE

25th United States Secretary of State


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Luther-BURBANK

AmericanLuther BURBANK 

1849 - 1926
American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science

Born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, Burbank grew up on a farm and received only an elementary school education. The thirteenth of fifteen children, he enjoyed the plants in his mother's large garden. His father died when he was 21 years old, and[...]

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American politician

Cordell-HULL

AmericanCordell HULL 

1871 - 1955
American politician, 47th United States Secretary of State

Hull was born in a log cabin in Olympus, Tennessee, which is now part of Pickett County, Tennessee, but was then part of Overton County. He was the son of Elizabeth (née Riley) and William Pascal Hull. He became the elected chairman of[...]

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Carrie-BABCOCK SHERMAN

AmericanCarrie BABCOCK SHERMAN born Carrie BABCOCK

1856 - 1931
Second Lady of the United States

Carrie Babcock was born on November 16, 1856. She married Sherman on January 26, 1881 and they had three sons, Sherrill B. Sherman, Richard U. Sherman, and Thomas N. Sherman.

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Actor

Ann B.-DAVIS

AmericanAnn B. DAVIS born Ann Bradford DAVIS

1926 - 2014
American television actress

Davis was born in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Marguerite (née Stott) and Cassius Miles Davis. She had an identical twin, Harriet, and an older brother, Evans.

When Davis was three, she and her family moved to Erie[...]

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British Politician

James-WALDEGRAVE

EnglishJames WALDEGRAVE 

1684 - 1741
British ambassador

Waldegrave was the son of the 1st Baron Waldegrave and Henrietta FitzJames, the illegitimate daughter of James II and Arabella Churchill.

Waldegrave inherited his father's title in 1690 and on 20 May 1714, he married Mary Webb (who[...]

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Actor

Margaret-HAMILTON

AmericanMargaret HAMILTON born Margaret Brainard HAMILTON

1902 - 1985
American film character actress

Hamilton was born to Walter J. Hamilton, and his wife, Jennie (née Adams), in Cleveland, Ohio, and was the youngest of four children. She later attended Hathaway Brown School, while the school was located at 1945 East 93rd Street in[...]

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