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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus- Genoan Navigator (1451-1506) Navigator Christopher Columbus was convinced of the existence of a westward sea route to the Spice Islands of the East Indies and spent 10 years seeking backing for an Atlantic voyage. He prevailed upon the Spanish court of Ferdinand and Isabella and under their flag reached Hispaniola in 1492; three […]

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa – Missionary (1910-1997) Ibanian-born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu went to Ireland to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary when she was just 18. It was here she took the name Teresa, for Little Teresa of Lisieux. Six weeks later the young nun traveled to India, initially as a teacher but later requesting […]

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton – American First Lady, Senator (1947- ) Mary Rodham Clinton became involved in politics at a young age, and headed a chapter of the Young Republicans while attending Wellesley College in the 1960s. She later switched her allegiance to the Democratic Party and went on to study law at Yale, where she became a […]

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Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton 42nd U.S. President (1946- ) William Jefferson Clinton was inspired to enter politics when, as a delegate to Boy’s Nation, he met John F. Kennedy. Born in Arkansas, he served several terms as governor there before twice being elected president of the United States in 1993 and 1997. His focus during his presidency was […]

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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin – English-born Actor (1889-1977) The son of music-hall performers from London, Charlie Chaplin moved to the United States in 1910 as part of a music-hall troupe. Entering the fledgling movie business four years later, Chaplin found fame with his portrayal of such sympathetic characters as “the tramp.” He received a special Oscar at the […]

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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie Industrialist, Philanthropist (1835-1919) Andrew Carnegie was born into a working-class family in Scotland and after the family emigrated to the United States in 1848, went to work in a textile mill as a bobbin boy Here, his excellent penmanship soon earned him a promotion to a clerical position and later to a post at […]

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George W. Bush Jr.

George W. Bush Jr. 43rd U.S. President (1946-) George Walker Bush Jr. received a bachelor’s degree at Yale and an MBA at Harvard, and served as a pilot in the Air National Guard. During his career in the oil and gas industry, Bush earned a reputation as a heavy drinker and was responsible for numerous […]

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Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy American Serial Killer (1946-1989) Ted Bundy, who was born in Vermont, grew up thinking his mother was his sister, a pretense created by her family so she could avoid the shame of being an unmarried mother. Good-looking, intelligent, and charismatic, Bundy worked on a suicide hotline, studied psychology, and went to law school. […]

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen English Novelist (1775-1817) Jane Austen was born in Hampshire, England, the seventh of eight children. Her father was a scholarly man who encouraged learning his children, while her mother was well known for her wit and stories. Austen began writing around 1787 and over the next five years filled three manuscript notebooks with […]

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Are you romantically compatible?

ROMANCE – Are you blinded by LOVE? The early days of a romance are undoubtedly the best – chemistry and hormones are hard at work and the excitement is exhilarating. High on flattery and euphoric in the good fortune of attracting such a wonderful person – you’re in LOVE. Love is nature’s way of seducing […]

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