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Joseph-MERRICK
Born: on August 05, 1862

Joseph MERRICK

English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man


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Helen-PITTS DOUGLASS

AmericanHelen PITTS DOUGLASS born Helen PITTS

1837 - 1903
American suffragist and abolitionist

She was born in Honeoye, New York in 1838. A descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Alden, who sailed to America on the Mayflower, Pitts graduated from Mount Holyoke College (then called the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in 1859. After the U.S.[...]

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Jackie-STALLONE

AmericanJackie STALLONE born Jacqueline Frances LABOFISH

1921
American astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling

Jackie Stallone was born Jacqueline Frances Labofish in Washington, D.C. Her father, John Paul Labofish (15 January 1891-11 September 1956), was a Washington lawyer. Her mother, Jeanne Victoria Anne "Adrienne" Clerec (1896-1974), was a young[...]

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Charles-BUTTERWORTH

AmericanCharles BUTTERWORTH born Charles Edward BUTTERWORTH

1896 - 1946
American actor

He once worked on a newspaper but was fired and then rehired when it was found out that he was courting the daughter of a big local advertiser. He also worked in the legal profession before going on stage and becoming a comedian in vaudeville in[...]

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Lindsey-GRAHAM

AmericanLindsey GRAHAM born Lindsey Olin GRAHAM

1955
American politician who has served as a United States Senator from South Carolina

Graham was born in Central, South Carolina, where his parents, Millie and Florence James "F.J." Graham, ran a restaurant-bar-pool hall-liquor store, the "Sanitary Cafe". After graduating from D. W. Daniel High School, Graham became the first[...]

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Mike-HUCKABEE

AmericanMike HUCKABEE born Michael Dale HUCKABEE

1955
American author and politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007

Huckabee was born on August 24, 1955 in Hope, Arkansas, the son of Mae (née Elder; 1925–1999) and Dorsey Wiles Huckabee (1923–1996), conservative Southern Democrats. Huckabee is of English ancestry, with roots in America since the[...]

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Walter-BRENNAN

AmericanWalter BRENNAN born Walter Andrew BRENNAN

1894 - 1974
American actor

Walter Andrew Brennan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, less than two miles from his family's home in Swampscott. He was the second of three children born to Irish immigrants William John Brennan and Margaret Elizabeth Flanagan. The elder Brennan[...]

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