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Lisa Marie-PRESLEY
Born: on February 01, 1968

Lisa Marie PRESLEY

American singer and songwriter


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Chris-KYLE

AmericanChris KYLE born Christopher Scott KYLE

1974 - 2013
United States Navy SEAL, and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history

Kyle was born in Odessa, Texas, the son of Deby Lynn (née Mercer) and Wayne Kenneth Kyle, a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. Kyle's father bought his son his first rifle at eight years old, a bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifle, and[...]

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American Civil War, Mexican-American War, War of 1812

Sylvanus-THAYER

AmericanSylvanus THAYER 

1785 - 1872
Also known as "the Father of West Point", he was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point

Thayer was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, the son of farmer Nathaniel Thayer and his wife Dorcas. In 1793, at the age of 8, Thayer was sent to live with his uncle Azariah Faxon and attend school in Washington, New Hampshire. There he met[...]

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Chemist

Theodore William-RICHARDS

AmericanTheodore William RICHARDS 

1868 - 1928
First American scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Theodore Richards was born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to William Trost Richards, a land- and seascape painter, and Anna née Matlack, a poet. Richards received most of his pre-college education from his mother. During one[...]

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American Civil War, Mexican-American War, War of 1812 - Sciences - Other

John Gill-LEMMON

AmericanJohn Gill LEMMON 

1832 - 1908
American botanist and Civil War veteran and former prisoner of Andersonville

Lemmon was born in Lima, Michigan, on January 2, in 1831 or 1832, to William Lemmon and Amila Hudson Lemmon, a descendant of Henry Hudson the explorer.

He was a schoolteacher for eight years, before attending the University of[...]

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Astronomer

Asaph-HALL

AmericanAsaph HALL 

1829 - 1907
American astronomer who is most famous for having discovered the moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos

Hall was born in Goshen, Connecticut, the son of Asaph Hall II (1800–42), a clockmaker, and Hannah Palmer (1804–80). His paternal grandfather Asaph Hall I (June 11, 1735 – Mar. 29, 1800) was a Revolutionary War officer and Connecticut[...]

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American politician

Nancy-PELOSI

AmericanNancy PELOSI born Nancy Patricia D'ALESANDRO

1940
60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Pelosi is Italian-American and was born Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest of six children of Annunciata M. "Nancy" (née Lombardi) and Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., who was a Democratic party U.S. Congressman from[...]

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