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Squanto Biography

Squanto was born circa 1580 near Plymouth, Massachusetts. Squanto escaped, finally returning to North America in 1619. Squanto died circa November 1622 in Chatham, Massachusetts. Produced circa 1580 near Plymouth, Massachusetts, Squanto, also called Tisquantum, is best recalled for functioning as an interpreter and guide for the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth ...

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U Ne Win Biography

He carried out a coup d’tat of the ruling party in 1962, creating a socialist and isolationist regime that eventually emptied the nation’s market. Ne Win stepped down from office in 1988, and died under house arrest in Yangon, Myanmar, on December 5, 2002. The son of a government official, ...

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Mikhail Kalashnikov Biography

Produced in 1919, Mikhail Kalashnikov grew up in a big peasant family. He enlisted in the Russian military in 1938. From his hospital bed, he began work on an automatic rifle layout. Kalashnikov won a weapon layout competition, which resulted in the creation of his AK47 rifle. Since 1947, the ...

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Mary Leakey Biography

Mary Leakey – Sources of World (TV14; 1:31) Mary Leakey’s discovery of early human fossils helped scientists to further understand the sources of mankind. She married Louis Leakey as well as the pair soon became one of science’s best known husband-wife teams. Mary continued working after her husband’s departure. Mary ...

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Prince Paul of Yugoslavia Biography

When Alexander I was assassinated in 1934, Paul became regent of Yugoslavia. In 1941 his nation’s prime minister signed the Tripartite Pact, prompting Serbs to start a military coup and depose Paul. After the Second World War, Paul was charged him with war crimes and put under house arrest. Once ...

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Mia Hamm Biography

Mia Hamm – Mini Biography (TVPG; 2:32) Mia Hamm is mainly considered the greatest female soccer player in history. She played with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team for 17 years, building one of the largest fan bases of any American sportsman. Produced Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972, ...

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Criss Angel Biography

He found the A&E reality TV show Criss Angel: Mindfreak in 2005, and has since partnered with Cirque du Soleil. Criss Angel was born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos on December 19, 1967, in East Meadow, Ny, into a Greek-American family. Angel fell in love with magic in the age of 7, ...

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Minnie Driver Biography

Her film debut was the lead character in 1995’s Circle of Friends. She followed up with parts in Grosse Pointe Blank, Good Will Hunting as well as the James Bond movie Goldeneye. Driver added producer to her credits in 1998 when she began a generation firm, Two Motorists, with her ...

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Louis Leakey Biography

Louis Leakey was born on August 7, 1903, in Kenya, and, with wife Mary Leakey, created an excavation site at Olduvai Gorge to find fossils. Leakey, an enthusiastic lecturer and writer who also worked in primatology, expired on October 1, 1972. In 1921, he travelled to England to be taught in ...

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