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Born: on June 27, 1880


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EnglishDavid FROST born David Paradine FROST

1939 - 2013
English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host

David Paradine Frost was born in Tenterden, Kent, on 7 April 1939, the son of a Methodist minister of Huguenot descent, the Rev. Wilfred John "W. J." Paradine Frost, and his wife, Mona (Aldrich); he had two elder sisters. While living in[...]

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AmericanZerna SHARP born Zerna Addis SHARP

1889 - 1981
American author, writer and teacher

She became known for creating the Dick and Jane beginning readers, and many other readers for children. Sharp noted the reduced reading ability of children during her travels and urged a new reading format for primers. She suggested that primers[...]

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AmericanLinda LEE CADWELL born Linda C. EMERY

American teacher, best known as the widow of martial arts master and actor Bruce Lee

She was born in Everett, Washington, the daughter of Vivian R. (Hester) and Everett Emery. Her family was Baptist and of Swedish, Irish, and English descent. She met Bruce Lee while she was attending Garfield High School, where Bruce came to[...]

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AmericanFlorence MAYBRICK born Florence Elizabeth CHANDLER

1862 - 1941
American woman convicted in Great Britain of murdering her husband, James Maybrick

She was born Florence Elizabeth Chandler in Mobile, Alabama, the daughter of William George Chandler, a partner in the banking firm of St. John Powers and Company, and at one time mayor of Mobile. Her father died, and her mother Caroline[...]

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American politician

Richard M.-BISSELL JR.

AmericanRichard M. BISSELL JR. born Richard Mervin BISSELL

1909 - 1994
Central Intelligence Agency officer

Richard Mervin Bissell Jr. was the son of Richard Bissell, the president of Hartford Fire Insurance. He was born in the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, and went to Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts.Two of his fellow pupils at[...]

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EnglishRose LESLIE 

Scottish actress

Leslie was born to a noble family in Aberdeen, Scotland. She was raised at Lickleyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire, her family's 15th century ancestral seat. Her father, Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie, is the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie. Her[...]

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