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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Biography

He assumed the presidency of Iran in 2005 and was reelected in 2009, though his second election triggered widespread demonstrations by Iranians who considered the competition tainted. Ahmadinejad’s controversial positions on human rights, atomic development and Israel alienated him from both Western and the Islamic worlds. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born Mahmoud ...

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Hernando de Soto Biography

In the early 1530s, while on Francisco Pizarro’s expedition, de Soto helped capture Peru. In 1539 he set out for North America, where he found the Mississippi River.  He was raised in the household manor. A generous patron named Pedro Arias Dvila financed de Soto’s instruction in the University of ...

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Catherine of Aragon Biography

She married Henry VIII, but failed to give birth to a male heir. Catherine refused to annul her marriage so that Henry could wed again, which resulted in the separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church. Catherine died in England in 1536. Her only surviving child, Mary ...

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Cheryl Crane Biography

Cheryl Crane is the daughter of movie celebrity and model Lana Turner and celebrity Jef Stephen Crane. Crane was the only child of Turner, whose promiscuity and seven distinct husbands caused a troubled upbringing. In 1958 when she was only fourteen years of age, Crane overheard the guy threatening to ...

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Ann Dunham Biography

They later divorced and she cared for her son while juggling the full college course load. She went to perform doctoral fieldwork in Indonesia, and became an activist and social scientist. She died of cancer on November 7, 1995 in the age of 52. Madelyn was the first female vice president ...

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Dylan Klebold Biography

Dylan Klebold was a kid of upper middle class parents, considered gifted in grammar school. But he did not feel like he fit in at Columbine High School in Colorado. He and his buddy Eric Harris developed a hate of school, as well as on April 20, 1999, they brought ...

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Alvin Ailey Biography

It was a massively popular, multiracial modern dance ensemble that popularized modern dance all over the world thanks to extensive world tours. His most well-known dance is Disclosures, a celebratory study of spiritual spirit. A year after, on December 1, 1989, Ailey died of AIDS in Nyc. Produced on January ...

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Moshe Dayan Biography

As a young man, Moshe Dayan (created May 20, 1915) joined the Haganah—an illegal Jewish defense force—and was imprisoned by British authorities. After serving in Israel’s 1948 war of independence, he directed the invasion of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in 1956. A follower of David Ben-Gurion, Dayan was elected to parliament, ...

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Alexander Stephens Biography

Alexander Stephens was an American politician produced near Crawfordville, Georgia, on February 11, 1812. During his youth, he fell ill readily and also endured the loss of both parents. After studying law, he served in the Georgia legislature after which as the state’s governor. Following the war, Stephens was imprisoned. ...

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Mary Todd Lincoln Biography

She married politician and attorney Abraham Lincoln on November 4, 1842. When the Civil War started, Mary’s family supported the South, but she stayed a fervent Unionist. After her husband’s assassination, Mary fell right into a heavy melancholy and her remaining son, Robert Todd Lincoln, had her briefly perpetrated. She ...

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