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Born: on September 26, 1774


American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois

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AmericanEdward JONES born Edward Davis JONES

1856 - 1920
American statistician, mostly known for being the "Jones" in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

A graduate of Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA, he co-founded Dow Jones & Company in 1882 along with Charles Dow and Charles Bergstresser.

He was not associated with Edward Jones Investments, which was founded by an unrelated[...]

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AmericanRex BELL born George Francis BELDAM

1903 - 1962
American actor and politician

Bell made his movie debut in Wild West Romance in 1928, and went on to act in a number of films, mostly Westerns, in which he had the lead role. He left the movie industry in 1936, although he had generally small roles in a few later[...]

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EnglishAlan TURING born Alan Mathison TURING

1912 - 1954
English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist

Turing was born in Maida Vale, London, while his father, Julius Mathison Turing (1873–1947), was on leave from his position with the Indian Civil Service (ICS) at Chhatrapur, Bihar and Orissa Province, in British India. Turing's father was the[...]

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AmericanArthur Ochs SULZBERGER JR. 

American journalist, Chairman of the Board of The New York Times Company

Sulzberger was born in Mount Kisco, New York, the son of Barbara Winslow (née Grant) and Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Sr., the grandson of Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and the great-grandson Adolph Ochs.

Sulzberger's mother was[...]

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AmericanClara BOW born Clara Gordon BOW

1905 - 1965
American actress

Bow was born in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 697 Bergen Street, in a "bleak, sparsely furnished room above [a] dilapidated Baptist Church". Her birth year, according to the US Censuses of 1910 and 1920, was 1905. The 1930 census indicates 1906[...]

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AmericanRichard CHAMBERLAIN born George Richard CHAMBERLAIN

American stage and screen actor and singer

Chamberlain was born in 1934 in Beverly Hills, California, the son of Elsa Winnifred (née von Benzon; later Matthews) and Charles Axiom Chamberlain, who was a salesman. In 1952, Chamberlain graduated from Beverly Hills High School and[...]

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