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Peggy Whitson – American Astronaut

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemist and astronaut. She was the first female commander of the International Space Station (ISS). She was born on February 9, 1960 in Iowa,

Peggy Whitson – American Astronaut

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Emmy Noether

Emmy Noether was an influential mathematician of her time. She made several major contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. She was born on March 23, 1882 to a middle class Jewish family in Germany. Her father Max...

Emmy Noether

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Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar is the first female Canadian astronaut and also the very first neurologist to travel into space. She was born on December 4, 1946 in Sault Ste-Marie, Ontario. She attended the University of Guelph and...

Roberta Bondar

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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, author and researcher. He was born on November 9, 1934, in New York City. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in

Carl Sagan

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Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom was an American astronaut. He was a mechanical engineer, and a United States test pilot. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. After

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George Mallory

George Mallory was an English explorer and mountaineer. He was a leading member of early expeditions to Mount Everest. He also fought in World War 1 as part of the Royal Garrison Artillery. In May 1917 he was forced to return...

George Mallory

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a British astrophysicist. She is best known for her discovery of the first radio pulsars along with Antony Hewish who was her thesis supervisor. She is also the first woman to become President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2014....

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was the first woman ever to become British Prime Minister as well as the first woman to head a European government. She was born on October 13, 1925. Her birth name was Margaret Hilda Roberts. Her father Alfred Roberts was a grocer and local alderman who later became the...

Margaret Thatcher

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Junko Tabei

Junko Tabei was one of the most famous female mountaineers. She is best known as the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She achieved this milestone on May 16, 1975. Despite this, she was the thirty sixth person...

Junko Tabei

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Pete Conrad

Pete Conrad was a famous NASA astronaut who is best known as the third person after Neil Armstrong and Buzz...

Pete Conrad

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Alexander Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming was one of the most influential scientists of his time. He is best known for his Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the antibiotic penicillin in 1928. Penicillin has saved about millions of people’s lives. Fleming was born in Scotland on August 6, 1881. He completed a...

Alexander Fleming

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Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly is a former NASA astronaut. He has become one of the greatest pioneers in history after spending 340 consecutive days in space. He is a former...

Scott Kelly

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Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was an American theoretical physicist. He was born on May 11, 1918 in New York, United States. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in quantum electrodynamics in 1965. Feynman also...

Richard Feynman

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Helen Keller

Helen Keller was an American author who was also the first deaf and blind person who earned a bachelor’s degree. She also founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Helen was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her father Arthur H. Keller served as an officer in the...

Helen Keller

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Buffalo Bill

The real name of Buffalo Bill was William Frederick Cody. He was an American buffalo hunter, pony express rider, U.S. army scout, actor and impresario. He was born on February 26, 1846 in Scott County, Iowa. He was raised on a farm. His family were Quakers and opposed slavery. When he was a...

Buffalo Bill

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Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American union leader and labor organizer. He was one of the 20th century's most dynamic American social activists. He was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona to immigrant parents Juana Estrada and Librado Chavez. His family moved to California in 1939. He had...

Cesar Chavez

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Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay was a Nepalese mountain climber who created a record by climbing Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world along with Sir Edmund Hillary....

Tenzing Norgay

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Michael Collins

Michael Collins is a former astronaut and test pilot. He was part of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. He was born on October 31, 1930 in Italy. His father James Lawton Collins was a United States Army Major General. During World...

Michael Collins

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was one of the influential mathematicians and English writers of her time. She has written instructions for the first computer program in the mid 1800s. She also wrote the program for Charles Babbage's mechanical computer, the analytical engine. She was born on December 10, 1815...

Ada Lovelace

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Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev was the first president of the Soviet Union. He served from 1990 to 1991. After resigning in 1991, he founded the Gorbachev Foundation. Since then he remained active in social and political causes. Gorbachev also served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the...

Mikhail Gorbachev

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Pythagoras – Greek Mathematician

Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician and also spiritual leader and philosopher. He founded a religious group called Pythagoreans and a movement known as Pythagoreanism. This religious group worshiped the God Apollo. It is believed that he was the first person who referred to himself as a...

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Frederick Douglass

Imagine being separated from your mother as a baby. Imagine being forced to work endlessly on someone else’s farm or in someone else’s home. Imagine being whipped when you tried to learn to read. Frederick Douglass experienced all these challenges and more, yet he became one of the most...

Frederick Douglass

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Gregor Johann Mendel

Today, we understand a lot about heredity. We know that two brown-eyed parents aren’t likely to have a blue-eyed child. We realize that certain plants will probably produce plants similar to them. But scientists didn't always understand how heredity worked. Gregor Mendel was the first to...

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Nero

Family feuds, poisonings, murders, conspiracy. Nero’s life sounds like something out of a crazy drama, but at least some of the stories told about him are likely true. The last emperor in the Julio-Claudian dynasty of Rome,...

Nero

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Robin Cavendish

Imagine being stricken with a disease that left you unable to move or breathe on your own. What would you do? How would you feel? When this happened to Robin Cavendish, he probably felt like dying. Instead, he developed equipment that improved life for thousands of people in similar...

Robin Cavendish

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