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Today's Birthdays of Famous People & Celebrities:
Clarence Darrow1857
Clarence Darrow
Attorney - Scopes Monkey Trial
Richard Harding Davis1864
Richard Harding Davis
Author - Yellow-era journalist
Keiko Abe1937
Keiko Abe
Composer - apanese composer and marimba playe
Conan O1963
Conan O'Brien
Talk Show Host - Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Miguel Cabrera1983
Miguel Cabrera
Baseball - Florida Marlins hitter
Today's Birthdays of Famous People & Celebrities - Complete

Today's Death Anniversaries of Famous People & Celebrities:
Justus Liebig1873
Justus Liebig
Chemist - Reformed pedagogy of chemistry
Albert Einstein, 19471955

Albert Einstein
Physicist - Theory of relativity
Antonio Lauro1986
Antonio Lauro
Composer - One of the foremost South American composers for t
Today's Death Anniversaries of Famous People & Celebrities - Complete
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Mitch Mitchell1947
Mitch Mitchell
Drummer - Drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Miriam Makeba 1932
Miriam Makeba
Singer - South African singer and civil rights activist
Michael Crichton1942
Michael Crichton
Author - Jurassic Park, Westworld, etc.
Yma Sumac1924

Yma Sumac
Singer - Vocalist with a 4.5-octave
Studs Terkel1912
Studs Terkel
Author - Working
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Jesus of Nazareth
Religion - Son of God
Albert Einstein, 19471879

Albert Einstein
Physicist - Theory of relativity
Isaac Newton1643
Isaac Newton
Physicist - Father of modern physics
Paul the Apostle0010

Paul the Apostle
Religion - Apostle to the Gentiles

Religion - Wrote the Torah
Religion - Muslim Prophet
Cai Lun0050
Cai Lun
Inventor - Inventor of paper
Johannes Gutenberg1398
Johannes Gutenberg
Inventor - Inventor of movable type
Christopher Columbus1451
Christopher Columbus
Explorer - Re-discovered the New World
Louis Pasteur1822
Louis Pasteur
Chemist - Discovered process of pasteurization
Galileo Galilei1564
Galileo Galilei
Astronomer - Invented telescope
Philosopher - Politics
Euclid of Alexandria0365

Euclid of Alexandria
Mathematician - The Elements
Adolf Hitler1889

Adolf Hitler
Head of State - Teppichfresser
Osama bin Laden1957
Osama Bin Laden
Terrorist - Head of al Qaeda terrorist organization
Abraham Lincoln1809
Abraham Lincoln
President - 16th US President, 1861-65
George W. Bush1946
George W. Bush
President - 43rd US President
Ronald Reagan1911
Ronald Reagan
President - 40th US President, 1981-89
Martin Luther1483
Martin Luther
Religion - Created Protestant movement
Thomas Edison1847
Thomas A. Edison
Inventor - Invented the light bulb
Gautama Buddha
Religion - Enlightened One
Religion - Founder of Confucianism
Martin Luther King, Jr1929
Martin Luther King
Activist - African American civil rights activist
William Shakespeare1564
William Shakespeare
Playwright - Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth
Karl Marx1818
Karl Marx
Philosopher - Das Kapital, Communist Manifesto

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Pancho Villa1878
Pancho Villa
Military - Revolutionary, invaded United States
Nicanor Abelardo1893
Nicanor Abelardo
Composer - Kundiman songs
Jack LaLanne1914
Jack LaLanne
Fitness Guru - Fitness guru
Frank Abagnale1948
Frank Abagnale
Criminal - Catch Me If You Can
Angelina Jolie1975
Angelina Jolie
Actor - Tomb Raider
Megan Fox1986
Megan Fox
Actor - Sydney Shanowski on Hope and Faith
Elizabeth Taylor1932

Elizabeth Taylor
Actor - Cleopatra
Trey Smith1992
Trey Smith
Actor - Son of Will Smith
Katy Perry1984
Katy Perry
Singer/Songwriter - I Kissed a Girl
Aubrey Graham1986
Aubrey Graham
Actor - Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi

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