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Rebecca-NURSE
Born: on February 21, 1621

Rebecca NURSE

Executed for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials


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American politician

Peter-STRZOK

AmericanPeter STRZOK born Peter Paul STRZOK

1970
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent

Strzok attended high school in Minnesota. He earned a bachelors degree from Georgetown University in 1991 as well as a master's degree in 2013. He is married to Melissa Hodgman, an associate director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars

James-CARTWRIGHT

AmericanJames CARTWRIGHT born James Edward CARTWRIGHT

1949
Retired United States Marine Corps four-star general

Cartwright was born on September 22, 1949, in Rockford, Illinois, and attended West High School before going on to the University of Iowa. While there he was a scholarship swimmer for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Cartwright was commissioned a[...]

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Actor - Singer & Musician - Director

Rose-MCGOWAN

AmericanRose MCGOWAN born Rose Arianna MCGOWAN

1973
American actress, model, singer, and author

McGowan was born September 5, 1973 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, to American couple Terri, a writer, and Daniel McGowan, an artist. She also has two half-siblings. Her father ran an Italian chapter of the Children of God, in which both he and his[...]

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Adventurer

William-BRADFORD

EnglishWilliam BRADFORD 

1589 - 1657
English Separatist who emigrated to the Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620

William Bradford was born to Alice and William Bradford in Austerfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, and was baptized on March 19, 1589/90. The family possessed a large farm and were considered wealthy and influential in a time when most of their[...]

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Basketball

Bob-COUSY

AmericanBob COUSY born Robert Joseph COUSY

1928
American retired professional basketball player

Cousy was the only son of poor French immigrants living in New York City. He grew up in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan's East Side, in the midst of the Great Depression. His father Joseph was a cab driver, who earned extra income by[...]

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Singer & Musician

Chrissie-HYNDE

AmericanChrissie HYNDE born Christine Ellen HYNDE

1951
American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders

Hynde was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of a part-time secretary and a Yellow Pages manager. She graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, but stated that "I was never too interested in high school. I mean, I never went to a dance, I[...]

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