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Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson
Many explorers were given advantages of wealth and education in their childhood. Matthew Henson did not. His early years were hard, but they probably gave him the toughness he needed to...

Matthew Henson

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Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson won approval from Congress for an expedition west. He hoped to find a river that would run to the Pacific Ocean. He asked his secretary, Meriwether Lewis and Lewis’ friend, William Clark to head the expedition, with an initial budget of $2,500. Lewis...

Lewis and Clark

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Who Was Confucius

Who Was Confucius
Confucius is considered one of the greatest and wisest leaders in Chinese history, but he died believing he had not made a difference. Born in 551 B.C., Confucius became a teacher and a famous philosopher in

Who Was Confucius

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Ben Carson, A Great Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Ben Carson, A Great Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Have you ever felt sorry for yourself? Have you ever thought that other kids had more opportunities than you? Ben Carson doesn’t believe in feeling sorry for yourself or making excuses. He knows all about having less than other people too. Ben Carson was born in Detroit in 1951. His mother...

Ben Carson, A Great Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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Stephen Hawking and His Achievements

Stephen Hawking and His Achievements
We often like the things our parents like and we grow up to do the things our parents do. So it was with Stephen Hawking. His parents were academics who loved science and learning. His mother, Isobel, was one of the first female graduates from Oxford College. His father was a medical researcher...

Stephen Hawking and His Achievements

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Leonardo Da Vinci and His Achievements

Leonardo Da Vinci and His Achievements
You probably have something you’re good at. Maybe it’s art or science. Maybe you love to solve puzzles or learn about nature. Most of us have at least one talent or interest. Leonardo Da Vinci was special because he was brilliant at everything he tried. Born in 1452 outside of...

Leonardo Da Vinci and His Achievements

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Archimedes and His Discoveries

Archimedes and His Discoveries
Is there something you love so much that you could spend hours doing it? Maybe you love video games, reading or watching movies. Archimedes was an ancient mathematician who lived 200 years before Christ’s birth. He loved math so much that sometimes he forgot to eat while he was figuring...

Archimedes and His Discoveries

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Thomas Edison and His Great Inventions

Thomas Edison and His Great Inventions
Do you love your cell phone? How about movies or your digital camera? Thomas Edison invented early versions of these modern marvels. He also invented the electric...

Thomas Edison and His Great Inventions

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Ignaz Semmelweis and His Medical Contributions

Ignaz Semmelweis and His Medical Contributions
You know the drill. Wash your hands before you eat. Wash your hands after school. Wash your hands after you use the bathroom. Your mom, your teacher and your doctor probably remind you about hand washing all the time. But 200 years ago, people didn’t know that germs caused disease. They...

Ignaz Semmelweis and His Medical Contributions

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Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei
What if the solar system revolved around the Earth? That’s what scientists believed for many years. But Galileo was one of the first scientists to prove that the solar...

Galileo Galilei

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Louis Pasteur and His Discoveries

Louis Pasteur and His Discoveries
Hundreds of years ago, people knew little about diseases or why they got sick. Sometimes people thought sickness was caused by evil spirits or spells. Illness might occur when the planets lined up or if a person had sinned. People believed bad

Louis Pasteur and His Discoveries

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Bill Gates, Pioneer of Modern Computers

Bill Gates, Pioneer of Modern Computers
If you love computers, computer games and technology, you have Bill Gates to thank, at least in part. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, was one of the early pioneers in...

Bill Gates, Pioneer of Modern Computers

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Albert Einstein – Person of the Century

Albert Einstein – Person of the Century
You might think Albert Einstein’s theories have little to do with your life, but his discoveries made everything from television to garage door openers to DVD players possible. Einstein was one of the most brilliant scientists of all time. He was named “Person of the Century” in 1999 by...

Albert Einstein – Person of the Century

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Madame Curie – X-Ray Machine Inventor

Madame Curie – X-Ray Machine Inventor
Marie Curie wasn’t always a famous scientist. First, she was a little girl born in Poland. Her family had five children and her parents were both teachers. They loved poetry, books and...

Madame Curie – X-Ray Machine Inventor

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