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Indira Gandhi Biography

Gandhi served three successive terms as prime minister, between 1966 and 1977, and another period starting in 1980. A tenacious and exceptionally intelligent young woman, she enjoyed an outstanding instruction in Swiss schools and at Somerville College, Oxford. After her mom died, in 1936, Gandhi became something of her father’s hostess, understanding ...

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Grover Cleveland Biography

Grover Cleveland, born March 18, 1837, was a tough adversary of political corruption who fiercely guarded the ethics of the offices in which he served. He lost a second period as incumbent but won back the presidency four years after. He earned the nickname “guard president” for his record breaking ...

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W.E.B. Du Bois Biography

In 1895, he became the very first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Du Bois wrote extensively and was the best known representative for African American rights during the initial half of the 20th century. He co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in ...

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Charles Lindbergh Biography

In 1932, his 20-month old son was kidnapped. The Lindberghs paid the $50,000 ransom, but unfortunately their son’s dead body was discovered in the nearby woods weeks afterwards. The occasions made world news and added to Lindbergh’s popularity. Lindbergh died in Maui, Hawaii, in 1974. Produced Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. on ...

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Douglas MacArthur Biography

When he criticized President Harry Truman’s management of the Korean War, he was relieved of his order. MacArthur expired on April 5, 1964, and was entombed in Norfolk, Virginia. Douglas MacArthur was born on an Army base in Little Rock, Arkansas, on January 26, 1880, right into a family having a ...

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Dolley Madison Biography

Her husband, James Madison, was president of America from 1809 to 1817. The vivacious Dolley set the template for the job of first lady, helping set up American political conventions and keep them through the adversities of the War of 1812. She died in Washington on July 12, 1849. Her mom, ...

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Thurgood Marshall Biography

Thurgood Marshall – Miniature Biography (TV14; 2:13) Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was also among the top Civil Rights crusaders of the 20th Century. Produced on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland, Thurgood Marshall studied law at Howard University. ...

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Byron De La Beckwith Biography

Produced in California in 1920, Byron De La Beckwith grew up in Mississippi. Though he was detained for the offense, two all-white juries cannot reach a verdict in 1964. Beckwith was finally convicted of the homicide in 1994. He stayed in prison until his passing in 2001 at age 80. Following ...

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Scott Hamilton Biography

Produced on August 28, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio, Scott Hamilton pursued figure skating as a kid, going to win 15 straight tournaments and winning Olympic gold in 1984. Upon turning professional, he began the touring show Stars on Ice and worked as a skating commentator for television. An writer at ...

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Robert Todd Lincoln Biography

Produced on August 1, 1843, in Springfield, Illinois, Robert Todd Lincoln was the firstborn son of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as the single one of Lincoln’s four kids to live to maturity. Following his father’s assassination, Lincoln was employed as legal counsel, secretary of war and minister to Great ...

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