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Andrew-HUXLEY
Born: on November 22, 1917

Andrew HUXLEY

Nobel Prize-winning English physiologist and biophysicist


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Inventor

George Grant-BLAISDELL

AmericanGeorge Grant BLAISDELL 

1895 - 1978
American inventor known for creating the Zippo lighter

George Blaisdell created the Zippo lighter, based on an Austrian lighter in 1933. In the 1940s George bought buildings that could create a factory that could make the Zippo lighter.

In Miami Beach, Florida George died on October 4,[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate

Rebecca-BRADLEY

AmericanRebecca BRADLEY born Rebecca Lynn GRASSL

1971
American lawyer who has served as a state judge in Wisconsin since 2012

Born in Milwaukee, Bradley graduated from Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Bradley worked as an attorney at several Milwaukee law firms, specializing in commercial litigation and intellectual property[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman

Jerry-BALDWIN

AmericanJerry BALDWIN born Gerald Arden BALDWIN

1942
American businessman, who along with Gordon Bowker and Zev Siegl founded Starbucks in Seattle in 1971

Jerry Baldwin learned the coffee trade from Alfred Peet, whose store Peet's Coffee & Tea was the inspiration for Starbucks. Starbucks purchased roasted coffee beans from Peet's during its first year of operation. In 1984 Peet's was put up for[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars - American politician

Mike-POMPEO

AmericanMike POMPEO born Michael Richard POMPEO

1963
American politician and businessman who is the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Pompeo was born in Orange, California, the son of Dorothy (née Mercer) and Wayne Pompeo. He is of Italian ancestry. His paternal grandmother was born in Caramanico Terme. While living in nearby Santa Ana, California he attended Los Amigos[...]

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Actor

Sarah-PAULSON

AmericanSarah PAULSON born Sarah Catharine PAULSON

1974
American actress

Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Catharine Gordon (née Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She lived in South Tampa until she was 5, when her parents divorced. She then spent time in Maine,[...]

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Actor - Singer & Musician

Pat-BENATAR

AmericanPat BENATAR born Patricia Mae ANDRZEJEWSKI

1953
American singer, songwriter, actress, and four-time Grammy Award winner

Pat Benatar was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City. Her mother, Mildred (née Knapp), was a beautician, and her father, Andrew Andrzejewski, was a sheet-metal worker. Her father was of[...]

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