• 1970 - 1970

    (1970 - 1970)

    Actress. Born in Sally Annazecsky Goldenni in Dresden, Germany, she immigrated as a child with her family to America, settling in Wisconsin. She made appearances in three films “Communion” (1976), “The Wanderers” (1979) and was the oldest cast member in the “Friday the 13th” (1980). She also appeared on the television series “Ryan’s Hope” before […]

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  • 1970 - 1970

    (1970 - 1970)

    Actor. Robert Golden Armstrong was born in the deep South to parents who were practitioners of Fundamentalism, they had aspirations of their son one day becoming a pastor. He had other plans and pursued his desire of becoming an entertainer. He enrolled at the University of North Carolina where he attained a Masters degree in […]

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  • 1754 - 1820

    (1754 - 1820)

    U. S. Surveyor, teacher, astronomer, Quaker, mathematician, Land Agent. Born 24 January 1754 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the first of nine children of a Quaker family, he was educated in a local Quaker school by Robert Patterson. He served during the revolution as a commissioned officer in the Elk Ridge Battalion of the Maryland militia […]

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  • 1913 - 1975

    (1913 - 1975)

    Fellow of the Royal Society, Master of Sidney Sussex College (1970-1975) and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University (1973-1975) (bio by: David Conway)

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  • 1970 - 1970

    (1970 - 1970)

    Members of a mystery-shrouded family known as the ‘Black Donnellys’ and believed, in Canadian folklore, to have been been the source of ‘bad luck’ that befell the town of Lucan, Ontario. The family feuded with townfolk for 33 years before one fateful night when their homestead was burned to the ground, taking many members of […]

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  • 1970 - 1970

    (1970 - 1970)

    Folk Figure, Hysteria Victim. The second of three children born to George and Mary Brown, she lived a quiet life in the rural New England town of Exeter until an epidemic of Tuberculosis took the northeastern states by force. Prior to her death the disease had claimed hundreds of lives in the area as well […]

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  • 1970 - 1970

    (1970 - 1970)

    Italian poet.

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  • 1970 - 1970

    (1970 - 1970)

    Businessman, Naturalist, Yachtsman. In 1871, he left England to go to Asia, to work as a merchant in Japan and a marine naturalist. There, he collected over 1,300 of Asian fish specimens from Japan and China. In addition, he also collected reptiles, birds, clams, frogs and giant sea sponges. His collections can be found in […]

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  • 1887 - 1932

    (1887 - 1932)

    Motion Picture Screenwriter. A former civil engineer, he started his career as a vaudeville songwriter and later wrote plays. He began writing motion picture screenplays with Universal Studios in the mid-1910s and worked on a number of serials.  He later wrote for Fox Studios and signed a contract with Warner Brothers in 1928. In all, […]

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  • 1970 - 1970

    (1970 - 1970)

    Author. He wrote 18 poems books, among them are “Límites Posibles,” “Cuartos Contiguos,” “Delicado Equilibrio” and “Incierta Vocación.” He also wrote five essays books and several anthologies.  (bio by: 380W)

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  • 1880 - 1967

    (1880 - 1967)

    Businessman. He founded what would become the Nissan Corporation. A native of Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan, he graduated from Tokyo Imperial Industrial University. After his graduation he joined the Shibaura Engineering Works as a probationary worker. He went to the United States to learn technologies for casting, because he found casting methods in Japan to be […]

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  • 1814 - 1900

    (1814 - 1900)

    One of the three operators of the firm Russell, Majors & Waddell, that founded and operated the Pony Express. (bio by: Bill Walker)  Family links:  Spouses:  Katherine Stalcup Majors (1820 – 1856)*  Susan Dudley Wetzel Majors (1837 – 1915)*  Children:  James Majors (1837 – 1837)*  Missouri Amanda Majors Simpson (1840 – ____)*  Benjamin Captain Majors […]

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  • 1796 - 1873

    (1796 - 1873)

    Businessman. A guitar maker, he founded the C.F. Martin and Company. He was born into a family of cabinet makers, but during the 1820’s he moved to Vienna and learned the guitar making trade from famed guitar maker Johann Stauffer. In 1833 he left Germany and opened his own luthier shop in New York City, […]

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  • 1896 - 1982

    (1896 - 1982)

    Toy Magnate. At the age of sixteen and the oldest of three, Marx had to help support the family. On a friend’s recommendation, he was hired to work full-time at the Ferdinand J. Strauss Company, a toy manufacturer that produced items for Abraham & Strauss Department Stores and a pioneer in the tin toy industry. […]

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  • 1901 - 1996

    (1901 - 1996)

    Inventor, Philanthropist. He perfected the design of the single-handed faucet in 1954.  Family links:  Parents:  Tacvor Manoogian (1877 – 1949)  Tacouhi Manoogian (1884 – 1975)  Spouse:  Marie Tatian Manoogian (1903 – 1993)

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  • 1970 - 1970

    (1970 - 1970)

    Author. Also known as his pen name William Lee.  He was born to Laura Lee and Mortimer Burroughs. William was named after his famous grandfather, an inventor who was a pioneer in adding-machine technology. William attended prep schools and later studied English literature at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1936. He travelled to Europe […]

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  • 1917 - 2002

    (1917 - 2002)

    United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, Professional Football Player. Born in in Fort Collins, Colorado, he grew up in tiny Wellington, where his father was a lumber dealer and staunch Republican mayor.  White excelled in both academics and athletics.  He graduated first in his high school, college, and law school classes.  His athletic achievements included […]

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  • 1892 - 1977

    (1892 - 1977)

    Novelist. His books was often adapted to the cinema such as “Double Indemnity,” “The Postman Always Ring Twice” and “Mildred Pierce.” He also was journalist and screenwriter. Others books are “Past All Dishonour,” “Jealous Woman,” “Rainbow’s End” and “The Butterfly.”  (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)  Family links:  Spouses:  Aileen Pringle (1895 – 1989)  Florence […]

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  • 1835 - 1907

    (1835 - 1907)

    Poet, statesman, and Senator of the Italian Republic. Born in Val di Castello, Italy. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906.

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  • 1947 - 1992

    (1947 - 1992)

    Swedish Publisher. Secretary of Information for the Swedish Department for Justice 1974-1976. Chairman of the Swedish Canoe Association since 1964. He became known to the Swedish people in connection with “Ebbe Carlsson-affären” (the “Ebbe Carlsson Affair”), a huge political scandal that shook Sweden in the summer of 1988. Ebbe Carlsson, supported by the Swedish Minister […]

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  • 1913 - 1987

    (1913 - 1987)

    Journalist. Born in Hague, Netherlands, he was a Dutch writer who became a well known public figure for his daily newspaper columns and short stories. After various editorial jobs, he became a report for The People newspaper and later was the paper’s  drama critic. Branching into writing short stories, his first collection of Kleinigheden was […]

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  • 1924 - 2003

    (1924 - 2003)

    Acclaimed Football Coach. Born Demosthenes Konstandies Andrecopoulos, he was a legend at Oregon State University where he coached the Beaver football team to some of the biggest wins in OSU history. He coached from 1965 to 1975 and then was the OSU athlectic director from 1975 until his retirement in 1985. He was known affectionately […]

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  • Abdel Hafez

    1929 - 1977

    Abdel Hafez (1929 - 1977)

    Without a doubt no living or dead entertainer has ever achieved such a tremendous amount of fame and admiration by so many people in the Arab world of music and beyond. Halim was a master oboe player, he graduated from Academy of Arab Music in 1948. However, what made Halim a superstar was the combination […]

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  • Ace Cain

    1903 - 1973

    Ace Cain (1903 - 1973)

    Actor. Born Horace Truman Cain, he played the ‘bad guy’ in 1930s B-Westerns including: “The Texas Rambler,” “Vanishing Riders” and “The Irish Gringo.” Also, he played police ‘Inspector Bull’ in the gangster film “The Shadow Of Silk Lennox,” starring Lon Chaney.

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  • Adam Francisco

    1983 - 2006

    Adam Francisco (1983 - 2006)

      Actor. A native of Lisbon, Portugal, he grew up in Runa, a village near Torres Vedras, Portugal.  A popular Portuguese young actor, he was known for his role as “Dino” in the telenovela (television series) “Morangos com Acucar,” and was also a successful model for Elite Models and On Fashion.  On Easter Sunday 2006 […]

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  • Adele Belgrade

    1866 - 2024

    Adele Belgrade (1866 - 2024)

    Stage and Motion Picture Actress. She appeared on stage and in silent films, among them the 1917 comedy/drama production of “Happiness.” Married to actor Fred J. Butler, mother of prolific director/actor David Butler.

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  • Adele Jergens

    1917 - 2002

    Adele Jergens (1917 - 2002)

    American motion picture actress. Jergens went to Hollywood from her native Brooklyn, New York, where she became a model and did some work as a chorus girl before entering “B” movies in the early 1940s. She played opposite the likes of Red Skelton and Abbott & Costello in many of those films. In 1949 she […]

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  • Adolph Caesar

    1933 - 1986

    Adolph Caesar (1933 - 1986)

    Actor. He is best remembered for his motion picture appearance as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in the 1984 production of “A Soldier’s Story,” for which he received nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the Motion Picture Academy and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. He served in the USA Navy following high school, where he rose […]

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  • Agnes Ayers

    1898 - 1940

    Agnes Ayers (1898 - 1940)

    Actress. While a teenager, Agnes Ayres made her film debut at the Essanay Studios in Chicago. In 1920 she signed a contract with Paramount studios and began starring in various films, mostly under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. 1921 was a busy year for her as she acted in the films “The Affairs of […]

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  • Akim Tamiroff

    1899 - 1972

    Akim Tamiroff (1899 - 1972)

    Actor. Earthy, flamboyant character performer in Hollywood films. He was often seen in villainous or unsavory roles, and played various ethnic types despite a pronounced Slavic accent. Tamiroff received best supporting actor Oscar nominations for “The General Died at Dawn” (1936) and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (1943), and won the first Golden Globe in […]

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