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River Phoenix

River Jude Phoenix was an American movie, television, stage, voice actor, musician, and activist who is known for his roles in The Thing Called Love, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Dark Blood, My Own Private Idaho, I Love You To Death and in ...

                                               

Rebekah Bruesehoff

Rebekah was born in New Jersey on January 1st, 2007. She was assigned male at birth. She was gender non-conforming by the time she was two or three years old. She realized that she was transgender when she was eight years old. Her parents were su ...

                                               

Dick Van Patten

Richard Vincent "Dick" Van Patten was an American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate. He was best known for his role as Tom Bradford on the television sitcom Eight is Enough.

                                               

Steve Irwin

Stephen Robert Irwin was an Australian zookeeper, television personality, wildlife expert, environmentalist, and conservationist. He was famous for the television program The Crocodile Hunter, a well-known real-life animal program that he made wi ...

                                               

Catherine Spence

Catherine Helen Spence was a Scottish-Australian journalist and author in Australia. She fought for the rights of poor people, orphans, criminals, women, and children. She devoted most of her life to making change in South Australia. She strongly ...

                                               

Marielle Franco

Marielle Francisco da Silva, known as Marielle Franco, was a Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist. She was on the city council of Rio de Janeiro from January 2017 until she was assassinated on 14 March 2018. She was part of t ...

                                               

Terry Fox

Terrance Stanley Fox was a Canadian athlete and activist. He moved to Surrey, British Columbia in 1966 and to Port Coquitlam, British Columbia in 1968. He lost one of his legs due to bone cancer when he was 18. He is best known for his run, calle ...

                                               

Sophie Bledsoe Aberle

Sophie Bledsoe Aberle was an American anthropologist, physician and nutritionist. She got a Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics from Stanford University in 1927 and a Masters degree from Yale University in 1930. As a Native American, Aberle supporte ...

                                               

Errie Ball

Samuel Henry Errie Ball was a Welsh-American professional golfer. He played at the first Augusta National golf tournament in 1934. He was the last living person to play in the first Masters. He was an active golfer between the 1930s and the 1970s ...

                                               

Irving Berlin

Berlins first popular success was "Alexanders Ragtime Band." In 1938, Kate Smith made "God Bless America" a popular hit. In 1942, Berlin won the Academy Award for the best original song in the movie "Holiday Inn". The song was "White Christmas.". ...

                                               

Mary Carlisle

Mary Carlisle was a retired American actress, dancer and singer. She was known for her roles in Long Live the King, Madame Satan, College Humor, Double or Nothing, and Doctor Rhythm. Carlisle was born on February 3, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

                                               

Marge Champion

Marjorie Celeste Marge Champion was an American dancer, choreographer, and actress. She won an Emmy Award for Outstading Choreography in 1975.

                                               

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Atlee Cleary was an American childrens writer. She was the author of over 80 books for young adults and children. Her characters are normal children facing challenges of growing up, and her stories are filled with humour. Some of her best ...

                                               

Irwin Corey

"Professor" Irwin Corey was an American comedian, actor, and activist. His career began in 1938. Corey began his stand-up career in San Francisco club, the Hungry i.

                                               

Olivia de Havilland

Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE was a British-American actress. She was one of two the only living star of Gone with the Wind, but there are also actors with smaller roles in said movie who are still alive. She has won the Academy Award two tim ...

                                               

Ellen Albertini Dow

Ellen Albertini Dow was an American character actress. She mainly played feisty old ladies and is perhaps best known as the rapping grandmother in 1998 movie The Wedding Singer. Other roles include the homophobic grandmother in Wedding Crashers, ...

                                               

Jean Erdman

Jean Erdman was an American dancer and choreographer. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography in 1972 for her work in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She was known for her works as Ideal Spectator in ...

                                               

John William Finn

John William Finn was an American sailor in the United States Navy. He served as a chief petty officer. He received the United States militarys highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War ...

                                               

Arthur Gardner

Arthur Gardner was an retired-American actor and movie producer. Gardner was born in Marinette, Wisconsin. One of his first roles was as a student in 1930s All Quiet on the Western Front. He was the only surviving member of either the cast or cre ...

                                               

Ken Hechler

Kenneth William "Ken" Hechler was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented West Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1959 to 1977. Hechler was the West Virginia Secretary of State from 1985 to 2001. H ...

                                               

Dolores Hope

Hope was born Dolores DeFina on May 27, 1909. She was of Italian and Irish ancestry. She was born and raised in New York City. She began her career in the 1930s.

                                               

Mae Laborde

Mae Laborde was an Americans movie and television actress, and an entertainer. She was born in Fresno, California on May 13, 1909. She was married to Nicholas Laborde until his death. They had one daughter. Laborde started her career at the age o ...

                                               

Ernst Mayr

Ernst Walter Mayr, was a German American scientist. He was one of the 20th centurys leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a well-known taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, historian of science, and naturalist. He was a leading con ...

                                               

Fay McKenzie

Fay McKenzie was an American actress. She was best known for her leading lady roles. She appeared in two movies with Gene Autry in 1941 and 1942. McKenzie was the daughter of the actor Robert McKenzie and actress Eva McKenzie. One of her first ro ...

                                               

Luise Rainer

Luise Rainer was a two-time Academy Award-winning German-born Austrian-American movie actress. She was the first person to win two Academy Awards in a row. The first was for her role as Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld, and the second was for her ...

                                               

Hal Roach

Harold Eugene "Hal" Roach, Sr. was an American movie and television producer, director, and actor from the 1910s to the 1990s. He was best known today for producing the Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang movie comedy series.

                                               

Bill Tapia

Uncle Bill" Tappy” Tapia was an American musician, born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents were Portuguese. At age 10, Tapia already had been a professional musician, playing" Stars and Stripes Forever” for World War I soldiers in Hawaii. His long ...

                                               

Pauline Wagner

Pauline Cynthia Wagner was an American actress and glamour girl. She had minor roles in the 1930s. She made her debut in King of Jazz in 1930. Her first big role was in College Lovers. She was Fay Wrays back-up in King Kong in 1933. She had small ...

                                               

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, or just The Queen Mother was the wife of King George VI of the United Kingdom from 1936 until his death in 1952. After her husbands death, she was known as Queen E ...

                                               

Edith Humphrey

Edith Ellen Humphrey was an inorganic chemist. She was probably the first woman from Britain to get a doctorate in chemistry.

                                               

John Connally

John Bowden Connally, Jr., was an American politician. He served as the 39th Governor of Texas, Secretary of the Navy under John F. Kennedy, and Secretary of Treasury under Richard Nixon. While he was Governor of Texas in 1963, Connally was a pas ...

                                               

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett was an American actress. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlies Angels in 1976. Fawcett later appeare ...

                                               

Emile Griffith

Emile Alphonse Griffith was an American boxer. He was the first person from the U.S. Virgin Islands ever to become a world champion in boxing. Griffith later won the world middleweight title and claimed an early version of the junior middleweight ...

                                               

Vanessa Marquez

Vanessa Marquez was an American actress and singer. She was known for her recurring role on the first three seasons of ER as nurse Wendy Goldman, as well as her role as Ana Delgado in the 1988 teacher drama Stand and Deliver. She was born in Los ...

                                               

Killing of Peter Fechter

Peter Fechter is one of the best known victims of the Berlin Wall. Fechter was a bricklayer. Aged 18, he tried to cross the wall into the West, near Checkpoint Charlie, to live with his sister. He did this with his friend and colleague, Helmut Ku ...

                                               

John Dillinger

Dillinger was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He grew up in Mooresville, Indiana. His first robbery occurred in Mooresville in 1924. He went to prison until 1933. Later, he helped some convicts escape, and formed a gang of robbers with them.

                                               

Larry Griffin

Larry Griffin - was a man accused of killing 19-year-old Quintin Moss. The alleged crime happened in Saint Louis, Missouri, on June 26, 1980. On June 21, 1995, the State of Missouri executed Griffin by lethal injection. He is one of the few peopl ...

                                               

Willie Francis

Willie Francis is best known for surviving a failed execution by electrocution in the United States. He was a juvenile offender sentenced to death at age 16 by the state of Louisiana in 1945. He was found guilty for the murder of Andrew Thomas, a ...

                                               

Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan was an Australian citizen convicted and executed in Indonesia for drug smuggling. Chan was born in Sydney, New South Wales on 12 January 1984. He was the son of Cantonese-speaking Chinese immigrants. He was convicted in Indonesia for ...

                                               

Burke and Hare murders

The Burke and Hare murders were serial murders in Edinburgh, Scotland, from November 1827 to 31 October 1828. The murders were done by Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare. They sold the corpses of their 17 victims to Dr Robert Knox. K ...

                                               

Charlotte Corday

Charlotte Corday, was a figure of the French Revolution. In 1793, she was sent to the guillotine for the assassination of Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat. She blamed Marat for the more extreme course the Revolution had taken. He played a large rol ...

                                               

Captain of Kopenick

The Captain of Kopenick was a German shoemaker, criminal and impostor who became world-famous in 1906 for a trick he played in Berlin when he pretended to be a Captain in the army.

                                               

Karl Denke

Karl Denke was a serial killer from Germany. He is one of the most well-known serial killers in Germany in the 1920s. Denke was born in Munsterberg, Silesia in the Kingdom of Prussia now Ziebice in Poland. There is not a great deal of information ...

                                               

Ji Kang Hun

Ji Kang Hun was an escapee from prison in Seoul. Ji became well known to Koreans, along with those who escaped with him, as their hostage taking was broadcast live all over Korea. Ji became famous for his saying" If you have money, non-guilty. If ...

                                               

Davy Crockett

David Crockett was an American frontiersman, soldier, politician, and folk hero. He is more often called Davy Crockett. He also has the nickname" King of the Wild Frontier”. He represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representativ ...

                                               

Shaka Sankofa

Shaka Sankofa aka Gary Graham born Gary Lee Graham. Sankofa was put to death for the murder of fifty-three year-old Bobby Lambert in Houston, Texas on May 13, 1981. The murder happened when Sankofa was seventeen. Sankofa was found guilty of shoot ...

                                               

Lynching of Jesse Washington

Jesse Washington was lynched in Waco, Texas, on May 15, 1916. Washington was a teenage African American who worked on a farm. The event became a well-known example of racially motivated lynching. Washington was accused of raping and killing Lucy ...

                                               

Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey, also known as The Nine Days Queen, was born in London, or at her family home of Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, England. Jane was an English noblewoman, who occupied the English throne from 10 July until 19 July 1553 and was execut ...

                                               

Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard also spelled "Katherine" was born in about 1521, but the exact date is unknown. She was the tenth child of Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpepper. Her father was the second son of the Duke of Norfolk. She was a cousin to Anne Bol ...

                                               

Marie Therese Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe

Princess Marie Louise Therese of Savoy was born a Princess of Savoy. She was later married to Louis Alexandre de Bourbon a member of the House of Bourbon. In France she was known as the "princesse de Lamballe". She was a close friend of Queen Mar ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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