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John Bodkin Adams
John Bodkin Adams was born on January 21, 1899, in Randalstown, Ireland. Though Adams was not a particularly successful doctor, he was continually placed in the wills of...


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Louisa Adams
In 1795, Louisa Adams met 28-year-old John Quincy Adams, recently named American minister to the Netherlands, and two years later, his father...


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Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts. A strong opponent of British taxation, he helped organize resistance to the Stamp Act (1765) and...


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Walter Adams
In 1908, astronomer Walter Adams became a member of the original staff of Mount Wilson Observatory in California, where he served as director...


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will.i.am
Born on March 15, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, will.i.am is a hit-making master as a solo artist and as a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group the Black...


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Joy Adamson
Joy Adamson was born January 20, 1910, in Troppau, Austria-Hungary. She relocated to Kenya, where she married George Adamson, a British game warden. She won international...


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Robert Adamson
Born in Burnside, Fife (near St. Andrews), Scotland, on April 26, 1821, Robert Adamson was a chemist and pioneer in photography. In 1843, Adamson helped David Hill apply...


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Charles Addams
Charles Addams was born on January 7, 1912, in Westfield, New Jersey. After college, he moved to New York City and enrolled at the Grand Central School of Art. In 1935, he...


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Jane Addams
Born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois, Jane Addams co-founded one of the first settlements in the United States, the Hull House in Chicago, Illinois, in 1889,...


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Cannonball Adderley
Jazz musician Cannonball Adderley was born Julian Edwin Adderley in Tampa, Florida on September 15, 1928. He attended the U.S. Navy School of...


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Adele
Adele was born in north London, England, on May 5, 1988. A huge fan of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald as a child, Adele was a music fiend beginning at the age of 3. She...


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Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1933 and became an entrepreneur at an early age. He created several very successful businesses, and in the 1970s...


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Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian began swimming at an early age, following the examples of his older brother and sister. After swimming in high school, he went to the University of...


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Freddy Adu
Born in 1989, in Tema, Ghana, Freddy Adu started playing soccer as a child. He came to the United States with his family at the age of 8. Before long, Adu established...


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Aesop
Legendary figure Aesop is presumed to have been born around 600 B.C. and is the supposed author of a collection of Greek fables. Various...


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Ben Affleck
Born in California in 1972, Ben Affleck is an actor and screenwriter whose big break came with a role in the Academy Award-winning Good Will Hunting. In 1998, he starred in...


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Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck was born on August 12, 1975, in Massachusetts. The younger brother of actor Ben Affleck, Casey has established a career as an actor in his own right....


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Scipio Africanus
Born in Rome in 236 B.C., Scipio Africanus was a member of a patrician Roman family. His father, a Roman consul, was killed during the Second Punic War. Scipio took up the...


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Andre Agassi
Born in 1970, Andre Agassi won several USTA junior national titles before turning professional at the age of 16. In 1992, Agassi won his first Grand Slam title at...


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James Agee
James Agee was born on November 27, 1909, in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the 1940s, he became a film critic for TIME magazine and The Nation. By the end of the 1940s, he had...


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Carmine Gotti Agnello
Reality television personality, singer. Born on April 4, 1986, Carmine is the eldest son of author Victoria Gotti and Carmine Agnello. He is also the grandson of the late...


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Frank Gotti Agnello
Reality TV personality Frank Gotti Agnello is the youngest son of Victoria Gotti and Carmine Agnello, and grandson of John Gotti.Born on April 12, 1990, in Long Island,...


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John Gotti Agnello
Born on May 5, 1987, John Gotti Agnello is the second son of Victoria Gotti and Carmine Agnello. He is named for his grandfather, the late John Gotti, a reported leader in...


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Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Maria Gaetana Agnesi was one of the most important Western female mathematicians and philosophers in history.


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Spiro Agnew
Spiro Agnew was born on November 9, 1918, in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1966, he was elected governor of Maryland. He was elected vice president under Richard Nixon in 1969,...


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Peter Agre
Peter Agre won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2003 for his discovery of aquaporins, the water-channel proteins that move water molecules...


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Dianna Agron
Born in 1986 and raised in San Francisco, Dianna Elise Agron began taking dance classes at the age of 3. Following high school, Agron, intent on working as a professional...


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Christina Aguilera
Singer-songwriter Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York. Aguilera began her career as a cast member on The All New Mickey Mouse...


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Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary leader Emilio Aguinaldo was born on March 22, 1869, in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines. In 1898, he achieved independence of the Philippines from Spain and was...


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Agustín I
Agustin de Iturbide was born Sept. 27, 1783, in Morelia, Mexico. As a young man he entered the royalist army. His defense of Valladolid against revolutionary forces dealt a...


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Freema Agyeman
Born in London, England, on March 20, 1979, Freema Agyeman was not interested in acting until her late teens. After several small guest television roles, she got her big...


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Ahmadou Ahidjo
Ahmadou Ahidjo was born in August 1924, in Garoua, Cameroon. In the first Cameroon government, he was vice premier and minister of the interior; when the first premier fell...


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