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Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours Biography

He died at his son’s residence in Eleutherian Mills, Delaware, on August 6, 1817. He was trained in watchmaking but he also received an instruction in the humanities. From the mid-1760s he’d started to create a name for himself with his writings about economics, including publications about taxing as well as the ...

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Charles-Louis de Secondat Biography

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brde and de Montesquieu, came to be in the area of Bordeaux, France, on January 18, 1689, into a rich family, with motherly links to the barony. His soldier dad also had noble lineage. However, Charles Louis was put into the care of a ...

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Cheryl “Salt” James Biography

Cheryl “Salt” James was born on March 28, 1966, in Nyc. As a college student she teamed up together with her pal Sandra Denton to form the hip hop/rap duet Salt N Pepa. Cheryl “Salt” James was born Cheryl Wray on March 28, 1966, in Nyc. James, her older brother and ...

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Maxwell Perkins Biography

Maxwell Perkins was born in New York in 1884 and attended Harvard University. Following a brief stint at The New York Times, Perkins started his career with Charles Scribner’s Sons, a prestigious Nyc publishing house. He played a crucial part in developing Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby too, and was the ...

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Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins Biography

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 26, 1970. She was among the first members of TLC, an all-female R&B trio that also contained Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and had many hits in the 1990s. After TLC finished with Lopes’ death in ...

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Marquis de Lafayette Biography

The Marquis de Lafayette was born on September 6, 1757, in Chavaniac, France. He served the Continental Army with distinction throughout the American Revolutionary War, providing tactical direction while ensuring critical resources from France. Lafayette fled his home country through the French Revolution, but the “Hero of Two Worlds” recovered ...

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Deidra “Dee Dee” Roper Biography

As a teen she started performing as a DJ in The Big Apple ‘s emerging hip hop arena. Taking “Spinderella” as her DJ name, she joined Cheryl James and Sandra Denton as the next member of hip-hop group Salt N Pepa in 1987. The trio released several successful records in ...

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Sandra “Pepa” Denton Biography

As a college student she teamed up together with her pal Cheryl James to form the hip hop/rap duet Salt N Pepa. She was the youngest of eight kids, and she lived on a farm along with her grandmother until she was 6 years old. She subsequently moved to the borough ...

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Osi Umenyiora Biography

Produced on November 16, 1981, in London, England, Osi Umenyiora learned to play soccer after settling in America as a teen. Despite his late intro to the sport, he developed into a promising defensive end at Troy State University. Chosen using the 56th pick in the 2003 NFL draft, Umenyiora ...

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Hal Jackson Biography

He went to incorporate radio airwaves with shows in Maryland, New York and Washington, D.C., and programs like The House That Jack Built. Surviving payola charges, Jackson finally co-founded the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation and later hosted the show Sunday Morning Classics. He expired on May 23, 2012. His parents died ...

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