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William P.-RICHARDSON
Born: on May 25, 1824

William P. RICHARDSON

American politician, 9th Ohio Attorney General


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Actor - Singer & Musician

Doris-DAY

AmericanDoris DAY born Doris Mary Ann KAPPLEHOFF

1922
American actress and singer, and continuing animal welfare activist

Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff was born on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Alma Sophia (née Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. All of her grandparents were German immigrants. For[...]

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Ted-GUNDERSON

AmericanTed GUNDERSON born Theodore L. GUNDERSON

1928 - 2011
American Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent In Charge and head of the Los Angeles FBI

Ted Gunderson was born in Colorado Springs. He graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1950. Gunderson joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December 1951 under J. Edgar Hoover. He served in the Mobile, Knoxville, New York[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars

Franklin-VAN VALKENBURGH

AmericanFranklin VAN VALKENBURGH 

1888 - 1941
Last captain of the USS Arizona, he was killed when the Arizona exploded and sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor

Franklin Van Valkenburgh was appointed a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy on September 15, 1905, and graduated on June 4, 1909. After service in the battleship USS Vermont (BB-20) and in USS South Carolina, Van Valkenburgh was[...]

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Singer & Musician - Philanthropist

Annie-LENNOX

ScottishAnnie LENNOX born Ann LENNOX

1954
Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist

Annie Lennox was born on Christmas Day 1954 in Summerfield Maternity hospital, Aberdeen, the daughter of Dorothy (née Ferguson) and Thomas Allison Lennox.

In the 1970s, Lennox won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in[...]

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American politician

George W. P.-HUNT

AmericanGeorge W. P. HUNT born George Wylie Paul HUNT

1859 - 1934
American politician and businessman, 1st Governor of Arizona

Hunt was born in Huntsville, Missouri, to George Washington and Sarah Elizabeth (Yates) Hunt on November 1, 1859. His family was originally well-to-do, with the town of Huntsville having been named for Hunt's grandfather, but lost its fortune as[...]

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Singer & Musician

Joan-OSBORNE

AmericanJoan OSBORNE born Joan Elizabeth OSBORNE

1962
American singer, songwriter, and interpreter of music

Originally from Anchorage, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville, Osborne moved to New York City in the late 1980s, where she formed her own record label, Womanly Hips, to release a few independent recordings. She signed with Mercury Records, and[...]

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