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Ramzi Binalshibh Biography

Terrorist. Created May 1, 1972 in the Yemini state of Hadhramaut. Binalshibh was employed as a clerk for the International Bank of Yemen from 1987-1995. After he was refused an entrance visa to the United States four times in 2000, Binalshibh took the job of coordinator in the scheme. He was ...

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Eugene “Bull” Connor Biography

Together with the growing Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s, Connor kept racist policies that came to some fruition with all the jailing and televised water-hosing of peaceful protesters. He died in Birmingham on March 10, 1973. His mom died when he was a kid, with reports which ...

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Chester A. Arthur Biography

Chester A. Arthur was born on October 5, 1829, in North Fairfield, Vermont. As president, he supported the Pendleton Civil Service Act (1883), which provided for the available appointment and promotion of national employees according to merit instead of patronage. Arthur died in Nyc on November 18, 1886. Chester Alan ...

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Wilma Rudolph Biography

She beat her handicaps through physical therapy and hard work, and went to develop into a talented runner. Rudolph became the very first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics in 1960, in the Summer Games in Rome, and afterwards worked as a teacher and track coach. ...

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Florence Joyner Biography

Florence Joyner, also called “Flo Jo,” was born in La, California, on December 21, 1959. She wed fellow sportsman Al Joyner, the brother of famous athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Joyner took home three gold medals along with a silver. She and her ...

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Rafael Trujillo Biography

He became president of the Dominican Republic in 1930 through political steering and torture. He formally held the office until 1938, when he picked a puppet successor. As a kid, Trujillo attended casual schools held in various villagers’ houses. His schooling occurred in fits and starts and was rudimentary at best. ...

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Biography

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s first great work was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. Mies moved to the U.S. in 1937, and the International Style, with Mies its leader, reached its zenith during the next 20 years. Modernist steel-and-glass office buildings affected by his work ...

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Kaiser Wilhelm Biography

Produced in Germany in 1859, to Germany’s Frederick III and Victoria, Queen Victoria of England’s oldest daughter, Kaiser Wilhelm served as emperor of Germany from 1888 before the conclusion of World War I. During his rule, Germany’s relations with Britain, France and Russia became extended. During WWI, Wilhelm let his ...

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Reeva Steenkamp Biography

Produced in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 19, 1983, Reeva Steenkamp started modeling when she was in her teens. Steenkamp was shot and killed on February 14, 2013, at the Pretoria, South Africa house of her boyfriend, paralympic and Olympic sportsman Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius afterwards confessed to unintentionally shooting ...

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Bugsy Siegel Biography

Produced in Brooklyn on February 28, 1906, Bugsy Siegel established a criminal empire through bootlegging, gambling and callous assassinations before setting up shop in Vegas. He started the famous Flamingo Hotel and Casino, the beginning of his ill-famed gaming operation at the center of the Vegas desert. Bugsy Siegel was born ...

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