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Rachel Carson

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary in life.” Rachel Carson was a shy, unassuming girl who loved nature, books, and writing. She grew up to be one of the 20th century’s strongest champions of the...

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Jim Lovell

Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut. He is also a retired U.S. Naval Captain. He was a test pilot before joining NASA in 1962. He flew into space four times in the Gemini and Apollo Programs and is the first person to do so. Lovell logged...

Jim Lovell

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John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir was a brilliant inventor and scholar, but that’s not what he’s remembered for. He’s remembered for his deep love for the natural world and...

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is an American former basketball player and also the first athlete in history to become a billionaire. His complete name is Michael Jeffrey Jordan and is famously known as MJ. He was born on February 17th 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. He started playing baseball, basketball and...

Michael Jordan

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Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and she has achieved many firsts in the history of space travel. In 1995, Eileen became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle mission during the Discovery's rendezvous with the Mir space station. By 1999, she had logged in 419 hours in space and on...

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Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist, playwright. He was born on September 9, 1828 in an aristocratic family in Yasnaya Polyana in the Russian Empire. He was the fourth among five children of Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy and Countess Mariya Tolstaya. His birth name was Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy....

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Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin is one of the first people to walk on the moon. His birth name was Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. Buzz was his nickname, but later in 1988 he legally changed his first name to this. He was born on January 20, 1930 in...

Buzz Aldrin

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Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi was an American-Italian physicist. He was born on September 29, 1901 in Rome, Italy. He is referred to as the ‘father of the atomic bomb’. He received his early education from a local grammar school and at a young age developed a great interest in physics and mathematics. During...

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Yuri Gagarin

Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space on April 12, 1961. His flight lasted just under two hours. During this flight, he orbited the earth once on the  Vostok 1 spacecraft. This spacecraft had manual...

Yuri Gagarin

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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-born American industrialist. He was a self-made steel tycoon and one of the wealthiest businessmen of 19th century. He was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland. His family moved to America in 1848, in search of better economic opportunities....

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John Glenn

John Glenn was the first US astronaut to orbit the earth successfully. He completed three orbits aboard the space capsule “Friendship 7” in 1962. His complete name was John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was born on July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio. He developed an early interest in science,...

John Glenn

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Emperor Nero

Emperor Nero was a Roman emperor and the adopted son of Emperor Claudius. His actual name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. He was born on December 15, 37 AD. His mother was Agrippina the Younger. She was the sister of Emperor Caligula. Nero has always been portrayed as an insane ruler and a...

Emperor Nero

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Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama was the first European explorer to leave Europe and sail to India. This Portuguese explorer was one of the most famous ones from the Age of Discovery. He was commissioned by the Portuguese King in 1497, to find a maritime route to...

Vasco da Gama

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was an American aviator and also one of the most celebrated ones. She was the first woman and the second person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She also became the first person to fly solo...

Amelia Earhart

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain was one of the greatest American authors and humorists. His original name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He picked up the pen name Mark Twain while writing for the Virginia City newspaper in 1863. He was born on November 30th, 1835, two months prematurely in Florida,...

Mark Twain

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Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault was a French author and poet. He is best known for writing the Mother Goose Fairytales. He created fairy tales from already existing folk tales. He played a prominent role in a literary controversy known as the dispute between the Ancients and Moderns and also served as the...

Charles Perrault

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Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish inventor, chemist and weapons developer. He is best known for the invention of dynamite. His complete name was Alfred Bernhard Nobel. He was born on October 21, 1833. His father Immanuel Nobel was an engineer, architect, inventor and industrialist. He invented both the...

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Democritus

Democritus was an ancient Greek natural philosopher. He was best known for the development of the most accurate early atomic theory of the universe. He is also known as ‘the Laughing Philosopher’ as he was often cheerful while at work. It is believed that Democritus was born around 460...

Democritus

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was a prominent African-American scientist and inventor. He is well known for his work with peanuts that give him a nickname ‘the Peanut Man’. He did a lot of research into new and alternate uses for peanuts. He even delivered a speech before the Peanut Growers...

George Washington Carver

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Kit Carson

Kit Carson was an American soldier, trapper, and frontiersman. He was also an Indian agent and made important contributions to the Westward expansion of the country. He was born on December 24, 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky. His father Lindsey Carson was a farmer and also fought in the...

Kit Carson

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa and also the first black man to be elected in a fully representative election. He is considered the father of Modern South Africa. He was born on July 18, 1918, in...

Nelson Mandela

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright who wrote more than 60 plays during his lifetime. He was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He was the third and the youngest child. His early education was done in tutoring sessions...

George Bernard Shaw

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Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard company. She was the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company. She was born as Cara Carleton Sneed on September 6, 1954, in Austin, Texas. She started her career as a secretary in a small real-estate business. Carly also dropped out of a law...

Carly Fiorina

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was one of the history’s most famous playwrights. He was also considered as the world’s greatest dramatists. He wrote a total of 38 plays and 154 sonnets. He was born on April 26, 1564. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John Shakespeare was elected to a...

William Shakespeare

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Nat Turner Facts

Nat Turner was an African American slave who led an effective slave rebellion in the US history. He was born circa October 2, 1800, on the Virginia Plantation of Benjamin Turner to an enslaved woman named Nancy....

Nat Turner Facts

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