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Mark-JUDGE
Born: on September 24, 1964

Mark JUDGE

American author and journalist


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Singer & Musician

Hank-WILLIAMS

AmericanHank WILLIAMS born Hiram King WILLIAMS

1923 - 1953
American singer-songwriter and musician

Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers[...]

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Jessica-KRUG

AmericanJessica KRUG born Jessica Anne KRUG

1982
Associate professor of history at George Washington University (GWU), Jessica Krug academic scandal

Jessica A. Krug, an associate professor of history at George Washington University (GWU) (adopting on occasion the pseudonymous – and self-described "salsa" – surname of La Bombalera), lived for years under an assumed race and ethnicity[...]

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Team sport - American football

Busty-ASHBAUGH

AmericanBusty ASHBAUGH born Russell G. ASHBAUGH

1889 - 1953
American football player

Russell G. "Busty" Ashbaugh Sr. (September 12, 1889 – November 20, 1953) was a celebrated football player at Brown University who went on to coach competitive teams at South High School, in Youngstown, Ohio.[1] He played an important role in[...]

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Theologian

George-GILLESPIE

ScottishGeorge GILLESPIE 

1613 - 1648
Scottish theologian

Rev George Gillespie (21 January 1613 – 17 December 1648) was a Scottish theologian.

His father was John Gillespie, minister of Kirkcaldy. He studied at St Andrews University, and is said to have graduated M.A. 1629, though the[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars - Industrialist, Businessman

Erik-PRINCE

AmericanErik PRINCE born Erik Dean PRINCE

1969
American businessman, former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, and the founder of the private military company Blackwater USA, now called Academi

He served as Blackwater's CEO until 2009 and as its chairman until its sale to a group of investors in 2010. Prince now heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group and is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group Ltd. He is[...]

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Aviator

Norman-PRINCE

AmericanNorman PRINCE 

1887 - 1916
American aviator, leading founder of France's Lafayette Escadrille

Prince, under the alias 'George Manor' to conceal his flight training from his father, was the 55th American to be licensed to fly an airplane by the Aero Club of America. He passed his test on August 28, 1911 at Squantum, Massachusetts flying a[...]

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