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Wellington-MARA
Born: on August 14, 1916

Wellington MARA

Co-owner of the NFL's New York Giants from 1959 until his death


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John-MUIR

AmericanJohn MUIR 

1838 - 1914
Scottish-American:42 naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America

John Muir's Birthplace is a four-story stone house in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland. His parents were Daniel Muir and Ann Gilrye. He was the third of eight children: Margaret, Sarah, David, Daniel, Ann and Mary (twins), and the American-born[...]

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American politician

Karen-BASS

AmericanKaren BASS born Karen Ruth BASS

1953
American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 37th congressional district

Karen Ruth Bass (born October 3, 1953) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 37th congressional district since 2013. From 2011 to 2013, she was the U.S. Representative for California's 33rd congressional[...]

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Author

Gustavo-ARELLANO

AmericanGustavo ARELLANO born Gustavo Miranda ARELLANO

1979
American writer

He is a featured writer for the Los Angeles Times and the former publisher and editor of Orange County's alternative weekly OC Weekly, and the author of the column ¡Ask a Mexican!, which is syndicated nationally. Arellano has won numerous[...]

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Philanthropist

Lucy-BAKEWELL AUDUBON

AmericanLucy BAKEWELL AUDUBON born Lucy Green BAKEWELL

1787 - 1874
English-American educator and philanthropist

She was the wife of John James Audubon, an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. As the primary provider for her family, Lucy Bakewell Audubon is said to have financially supported the publication of John James Audubon's The Birds of[...]

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Actor - Author

Cheech-MARIN

AmericanCheech MARIN born Richard Anthony MARIN

1946
American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and activist, who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s

Marin was born in South Los Angeles, California, to Mexican American parents Elsa (née Meza), a secretary, and Oscar Marin, a police officer for the LAPD. Marin was born with a cleft lip, which was surgically repaired. According to Marin, he[...]

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American politician

Tony-CARDENAS

AmericanTony CARDENAS born Antonio CARDENAS

1963
American politician, United States Representative for California's 29th congressional district

Cárdenas was born March 31, 1963 in Pacoima, Los Angeles. He is one of 11 children of Andrés Cárdenas and María Quezada, who immigrated to the United States shortly after marrying in Jalisco, Mexico in 1946. Andrés Cárdenas was a farm[...]

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