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Pocahontas Biography

Pocahontas was a Powhatan Native American girl, born around 1595, known for her participation with English colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. In a well known historical anecdote, she saved the life of Englishman John Smith, by putting her head upon his own in the minute of his execution. Pocahontas after ...

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Johnny Robinson Biography

Johnny Robinson lived in Birmingham, Alabama, in which a bomb set at the 16th Street Baptist Church killed four African American girls on September 15, 1963. Though his departure was overlooked for a long time, Robinson is now recognized as being part of the Civil Rights Movement. Produced circa 1947, Johnny ...

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Jo Ann Robinson Biography

After earning a master’s degree, she moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to instruct at Alabama State College. She directed an effective city bus boycott that got national interest as well as the support of Martin Luther King Jr. Following her dad’s passing, 6-year old Jo Ann and her family relocated to Macon. ...

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Duke Ellington Biography

He created among the very most distinguishing ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called “American Music” until just before his passing in 1974. Produced on April 29, 1899, Duke Ellington was raised by two gifted, musical parents in a middle class area of Washington DC. In ...

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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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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Biography

Explorer lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca was born 1490, in Extremadura, Castile, Spain. By September all but his party of 60 had perished; it reached the coast near present day Galveston, Texas. The survivors lived on the list of natives of the area for four years, and Cabeza de Vaca ...

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Lou Costello Biography

Already a success on the radio, in 1940 Lou Costello and humor partner Bud Abbott made their very first movie, One Night in the Tropics, featuring several of the renowned skits, including “Who’s on First?” He needed to fight to get several years before which makes it big, yet. A average ...

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Robert Baden-Powell Biography

Robert Baden-Powell was a lieutenant general in the British Army. He’s famous for founding the Boy Scouts when he learned that his military textbook Assistance to Scouting was being used for training boys in woodcraft. Then he wrote Scouting for Boys and retired in the military in 1910 to dedicate ...

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Dr. Oz Biography

His first TV show, Second Opinion with Dr. Oz, lasted only one season, but regular shows on Oprah Winfrey’s show cemented his celebrity physician standing. Oz now hosts his own well-being-centric TV series, The Dr. Oz Show. Several years after, the family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where Oz was lifted. Though ...

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Francisco Pizarro Biography

Francisco Pizarro was born circa 1476 in Trujillo, Spain. In 1532, Pizarro and his brothers defeated Peru. 3 years after, Pizarro founded the country’s new capital, Lima. Conquistador Francisco Pizarro was born, an illegitimate child, circa 1476, in Trujillo, Spain—an area hit by poverty. His dad, Captain Gonzalo Pizarro, was a ...

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