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Harriet Nelson Biography

Her husband and sons on the show were her real life husband and kids. Celebrity and vocalist Harriet Nelson was born Peggy Lou Snyder on July 18, 1909, in Des Moines, Iowa. While she used the stage name Harriet Hilliard to get several years, she’s best known as Harriet Nelson, one ...

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André 3000 Biography

Produced in 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, Andr 3000 started performing in his teens having a friend as 2 Protections Deep. The pair got a record deal and switched their name to OutKast. Their first single, 1993’s “Players’ Ball,” was a Christmas song, plus it remained at No. 1 on the ...

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John Ringling Biography

Circus and after that purchased the Barnum & Bailey Circus, efficiently managing the biggest circus in America. Ringling used his riches to get in and develop Sarasota County, Florida. He died in the age of 70 on December 2, 1936 in Sarasota, Florida. In addition to his six brothers five elderly ...

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Ruby Bridges Biography

Ruby Bridges – Norman Rockwell Painting in the White House (TV14; 1:37) Ruby Bridges seen President Barack Obama to see Norman Rockwell’s painting hanging outside of the Oval Office. Bridges’ bravery paved the means for ongoing Civil Rights actions and she is shared her story with future generations in educational ...

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Martin Luther Biography

Produced in Germany in 1483, Martin Luther became among the very powerful figures in Christian history when he started the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. He called into question a number of the fundamental tenets of Roman Catholicism, and his followers shortly break in the Roman Catholic Church to ...

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Deng Xiaoping Biography

He left many communist doctrines and included components of the free enterprise system to the market. Deng engineered reforms in almost all facets of China’s political, economical and societal life, restoring the united states to national stability and economic growth following the excesses of the Cultural Revolution though cementing an ...

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Ralph D. Abernathy Biography

Produced on March 11, 1926, in Linden, Alabama, Ralph D. Abernathy was a Baptist minister who, with Martin Luther King Jr., coordinated the historic Montgomery bus boycotts. He co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was a leading civil rights figure, serving as close advisor to King and after assuming ...

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Florence Ballard Biography

Produced in Detroit in 1943, vocalist Florence Ballard, became renowned in the 1960s as an associate of The Supremes, a group which she began with youth friends Mary Wilson and Diana Ross. She sang on 16 distinct Top 40 hits but left the group in 1967 after a dispute with ...

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Tony Accardo Biography

Produced April 26, 1906, in Chicago, Illinois, into a shoemaker and his wife, Antonino Leonardo Accardo dropped from grade school and immediately dedicated himself into a life of organized crime. Accardo came to infamy as a hitman for Al Capone who supposedly participated in the Valentine’s Day Massacre. Never convicted ...

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Pope Benedict XVI Biography

He was briefly an associate of the Hitler Youth in his early teens, after membership became compulsory in 1941. He turned to theological studies following the war, helping found the powerful journal Communio. He was elevated to the papacy in 2005. In February 2013, Benedict XVI stepped down from his ...

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