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Maria Merian

Like most kids, Maria Merian was fascinated by insects. She loved watching them and learning about them. But, she lived during a time when people believed insects were evil. People thought they were caused by the devil and anyone who liked...

Maria Merian

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Hippocrates

Hippocrates is often called “The Father of Western Medicine” because he started one of the first medical schools in ancient Greece.   Fun Facts Hippocrates was born in Greece in 460 B.C. He learned medicine from his father and...

Hippocrates

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Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one...

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

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John Audubon

To repay evils with kindness was the religion I was taught to practice, and this will forever be my rule. Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day. John James Audubon was anornithologist (bird scientist) and painter. His...

John Audubon

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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

Rachel Carson

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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

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...

John Muir

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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...

Eileen Collins

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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....

Leo 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 Buzz Aldrin. He was born on January 20,...

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...

Enrico Fermi

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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

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 the 19th century. He was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland. His family moved to

Andrew Carnegie

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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 full name was John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was born on July 18, 1921, in...

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...

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 explorers from the Age of Discovery....

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...

Alfred Nobel

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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 gave 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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