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Sugar Ray Robinson

Considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, Sugar Ray Robinson held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951, and by 1958, he had become the first boxer to win a divisional...

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Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle is a Grammy-winning American country music legend known for such songs as “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” and “Talking in Your Sleep.” Synopsis Crystal Gayle was born in 1951 in...

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Thabo Mbeki

Thabo Mbeki is a South African politician best known as the two-term president of South Africa after Nelson Mandela. Synopsis Thabo Mbeki is a South African politician born on June 18, 1942, in Mbewuleni,...

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Mary Lou Williams

Pianist, arranger and composer Mary Lou Williams had a career that started in the 1920s and spanned decades. Her output included swing, bebop and sacred music. Synopsis Pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams was...

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Frederick Jones

Frederick Jones was an inventor best known for the development of refrigeration equipment used to transport food and blood during World War II. Synopsis Frederick Jones was born in Ohio in 1893. After a challenging...

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Albert Camus

Albert Camus was a French-Algerian writer best known for his absurdist works, including The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Synopsis Albert Camus was born...

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Barbara Kingsolver

American novelist and social activist Barbara Kingsolver wrote the best-selling novel The Poisonwood Bible. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Synopsis Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8, 1955, in Annapolis, Maryland. She...

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Joe Biden

Former Delaware Senator Joe Biden was elected the 47th U.S. vice president with President Barack Obama in 2008. He earned a second term as vice president when Obama was re-elected to the presidency in...

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Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor

Henry VII became the first House of Luxembourg member to serve as king of Germany in 1308. In 1312, he became the House of Luxembourg’s first Holy Roman Emperor. Synopsis Born circa 1275 in...