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Edna-ST. VINCENT MILLAY
Born: on February 22, 1892

Edna ST. VINCENT MILLAY

American lyrical poet and playwright, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923


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Diana-TAYLOR

AmericanDiana TAYLOR born Diana Lancaster TAYLOR

1955
42nd New York Superintendent of Banks

Taylor was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the daughter of Lois Johnston (O'Neill) and Edwin Douglas Taylor. Her father was a Union Carbide biochemist and her mother a schoolteacher. Taylor stated in an article in The New York Times, "Growing[...]

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Singer & Musician

Peter-GABRIEL

EnglishPeter GABRIEL born Peter Brian GABRIEL

1950
English singer, songwriter, record producer and activist, original lead singer and frontman of the progressive rock band Genesis

Peter Brian Gabriel was born on 13 February 1950 in Woking, Surrey. He was raised in a middle-class family in Coxhill, a Victorian manor situated on Deep Pool Farm, outside Chobham. His father, Ralph Parton Gabriel (1912–2012), was an[...]

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American politician - Industrialist, Businessman

Michael-BLOOMBERG

AmericanMichael BLOOMBERG born Michael Rubens BLOOMBERG

1942
American politician, businessman, and author, 108th Mayor of New York City

Bloomberg was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in Brighton, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1942, to William Henry Bloomberg (1906–1963), a bookkeeper for a dairy company, and Charlotte (Rubens) Bloomberg[...]

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Singer & Musician

Phil-COLLINS

EnglishPhil COLLINS born Philip David Charles COLLINS

1951
English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor, was the drummer and then the singer of the rock band Genesis

Philip David Charles Collins was born on 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, Middlesex, now part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father, Greville Philip Austin Collins (1907–1972), was an insurance agent and his mother, Winifred June Collins[...]

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Singer & Musician - Chemist

Owsley-STANLEY

AmericanOwsley STANLEY born Augustus Owsley STANLEY

1935 - 2011
American audio engineer and clandestine chemist, key figure in the San Francisco Bay Area hippie movement

Stanley was the son of a political family from Kentucky. His father was a government attorney. His grandfather, A. Owsley Stanley, a member of the United States Senate after serving as Governor of Kentucky and in the U.S. House of[...]

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American politician

Augustus Owsley-STANLEY

AmericanAugustus Owsley STANLEY 

1867 - 1958
American politician, 38th Governor of Kentucky

Augustus Owsley Stanley was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, on May 21, 1867; he was the eldest of seven children of William and Amanda (Owsley) Stanley. His father was a minister of the Disciples of Christ and served as a judge advocate on the[...]

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