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Today's Birthdays of Famous People & Celebrities:
Charlotte Brontë1816
Charlotte Bronte
Novelist - Jane Eyre
Josh Billings1818
Josh Billings
Author - 19th century American humorist
Hippolyte Taine1828
Hippolyte Taine
Historian - Origines de la France Contemporaine
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John Muir
Naturalist - Yosemite National Park
Aiden Wilson Tozer1897
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Religion - Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA)
Randall Thompson1899
Randall Thompson
Composer - The Testament of Freedom
Anthony Quinn1915

Anthony Quinn
Actor - Zorba the Greek
Elizabeth II1926
Elizabeth II
Royalty - Queen of England
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Robert Brustein
Author -
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Bob Varsha
Sports Figure -
Today's Birthdays of Famous People & Celebrities - Complete

Today's Death Anniversaries of Famous People & Celebrities:
Anselm of Canterbury1109
Anselm of Canterbury
Saint - Ontological argument for the existence of God
Jean Racine1699
Jean Racine
Playwright - Phèdre
Mark Twain1910
Mark Twain
Author - Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer
image not available1939
Joe Young
Songwriter - I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
John Maynard Keynes1946
John Maynard Keynes
Economist - Economist advocated deficit necessity
Aldo Leopold1948
Aldo Leopold
Naturalist - A Sand County Almanac
Edward Victor Appleton1965
Sir Edward Appleton
Physicist - Proved existence of ionosphere
image not available1971
François Duvalier
Head of State - Ruthless "President for Life" of Haiti
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
Most Influencial People:
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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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