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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist. He played an important role in the American civil rights movement. He also headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, the

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Sally Ride

Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in the space. Her complete name was Sally Kristen Ride. She was born on May 26, 1951, in Encino, California. She initially wanted to become a professional tennis player. Sally enrolled at Stanford University in California and earned her bachelor’s...

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Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire. He is also known as Cyrus II of Persia. He was the son of Cambyses I, the Persian king of Anshan and grandson of the Median king Astyages. He was born between 590 and 580 BC in Anshan, Iran. There is a legend told by Greek historian Herodotus that...

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Hiroo Onoda

Hiroo Onoda was an Imperial Japanese Army officer. He was the second lieutenant. He refused to surrender after World War II ended and spent about 29 years in the jungle hiding. During this time, he killed 30 Filipinos assuming that they are enemy soldiers. Onoda was an intelligence officer...

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is called the King of Rock n Roll. His complete name was Elvis Aaron Presley. He was born on January 8, 1935, in Mississippi, United States. He had an identical twin brother Jesse Garon who was...

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Mary Anning

Mary Anning was an English paleontologist and fossil collector. She did not receive any training but her technical illustrations were very detailed and accurate. Her findings gave her the title ‘the greatest fossilist the world...

Mary Anning

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CS Lewis

CS Lewis was a popular Irish writer. He is best known for his fantasy series ‘Chronicles of Narnia’. His complete name is Clive Staples Lewis. He was born in Belfast, Ireland on November 29, 1989. His parents were Flora August...

CS Lewis

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Queen Elizabeth II

The full name of Queen Elizabeth II is Elizabeth Alexandria Mary Windsor. She is head of the Commonwealth which is a group of 53 sovereign states. She was given her own flag in 1960, to symbolize this position. She is the oldest reigning monarch in the entire world. She surpassed her...

Queen Elizabeth II

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Mother Teresa

The real name of Mother Teresa was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She is best known as ‘the nun that helped poor’. She was born on August 26, 1910, in Macedonia. She belonged to a family that was financially secured. Her parents were...

Mother Teresa

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is considered the greatest artist of the 20th century. He was a true polymath. He was a painter, sculptor, poet, print writer and playwright. Picasso is known as one of the two inventors of the modern art movement called Cubism. George Braque was the other one. This...

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Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer. He participated in the conquests of Central America and Peru. He is also credited with the discovery of Mississippi River....

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Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea is best known for her contribution in the Lewis-Clark Expedition into the American West. She was also skilled at finding edible plants. Her name means in the Shoshone language ‘Bird Woman’ and in Hidatsa ‘Boat Launcher’. It is believed that she was born in 1788 in Lemhi County,...

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Kathryn Sullivan

Kathryn Sullivan is a former NASA astronaut. Her full name is Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan. She was born on October 3, 1951, in Paterson, New Jersey. She became the first American women to perform a 3.5 hours spacewalk. She was a part of the...

Kathryn Sullivan

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All about Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut was the longest and second ever reigning female pharaoh of Kemet. She ruled for more than 20 years. Her name Hatshepsut means ‘Foremost of Noble Women’. She is also considered one of the most popular and successful Pharaohs of Kemet. She was the only child of King Thutmose I and...

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Socrates Facts

Socrates was one of the most famous philosophers of his time. He is also known as ‘the father is Western thought’. He was born in Athens, Greece around 470 BC. His father Sophroniscus was a sculptor and stone mason. His mother Phaenarete was a midwife. He received basic Greek education as he...

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was a Roman military general and statesman. He was born in July, 100 BC in Suburra, Rome. He was the youngest child of Gaius Julius Caesar and Aurelia Cotta. He was a descendant of Trojan prince Aeneas. His father died when he was only 16 years old. He got married to Cornelia,...

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Cleopatra Facts

Cleopatra, an Egyptian Queen was one of the most famous women in the history. She ruled ancient Egypt for 21 long years. She was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Her full name was Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator. From the age of 14 to 18 she...

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an activist in African-American Civil Rights Movement. She was known with different names ‘the first lady of civil rights’ and ‘the mother of the freedom movement’. She received many awards and honors like the

Rosa Parks

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest military commanders in history. He was military general and the first ever emperor of France. He was born on August 15, 1769, on the Island of Corsica. His father Carlo Buonaparte was an...

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. His original name was Cassius Clay as he was named after a white abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay. When he was only 12 years old, his bicycle was stolen. A police officer, Joe E....

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Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist. He was born on April 28, 1908 in Zwittau, Moravia. He belonged to a wealthy business family. He joined a pro-Nazi party and began working as a spy. He worked in the Czech Army for about 18 months and then worked in a bank in Prague for 7 long years. He...

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Junipero Serra

Saint Junipero Serra was a Roman Catholic Franciscan Order friar and priest. He was born on November 24, 1713 in Petra as Miquel Joseph Serre. He was baptized on the same day he was born because he was sickly and not believed to live for a long time. His first US mission was established in 1769....

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Marco Polo

Marco Polo was a merchant explorer born in Venice, Italy in 1254. He belonged to a noble family of Venetian merchants. His father Niccolo Polo and uncle Maffeo Polo were jewel merchants and went to china in 1266 to set up a trading...

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Princess Diana Facts

Princess Diana was one of the most adored members of the British Royal Family. She was born on July 1, 1961 to Edward John Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke Roche. Her parents got divorced when she was very young and his father won the custody of all the four children. In 1975, her father inherited...

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Henry Hudson Facts

Henry Hudson was an English explorer who embarked on multiple sailing voyages. These voyages provided new information about North American Water Routes. He was born in 1565 in London to a wealthy family. His grandfather was also Henry Hudson, a London alderman who helped to found the Muscovy...

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