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    Gavrilo Princip, Assassinated Franz Ferdinand  
Gavrilo Princip was a Bosnian Serb and Yugoslav nationalist associated with the movement Mlada Bosna (Young Bosnia). Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June...
 
    Aldous Huxley, Writer  
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer who emigrated to the United States, living in Los Angeles until his death in 1963. He was a member of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also...
 
    Lemaître, Proposed Big Bang Theory  
Georges Lemaître was a Belgian Roman Catholic priest, honorary prelate, professor of physics and astronomer at the Catholic University of Leuven. He sometimes used the title Abbé or Monseigneur. Lemaître proposed what became known as the Bi...
 
    Harry Truman, 33rd US President, 1945-1952  
Harry Truman was president of America (1945-1952) after the death of F.D. Roosevelt in April 1945. Harry Truman gave the order for the atomic bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and he represented the United States at Potsdam, the...
 
    John Ford, Film Director  
John Ford was an Irish-American film director. He was famous for both his Westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath....
 
    Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian Physicist  
Satyendra Nath Bose was an Indian physicist, specializing in mathematical physics. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for Bose-Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose-Einst...
 
    Cuban War of Independence  
The Cuban War of Independence was the last of three liberation wars that Cuba fought against Spain, the other two being the Ten Years' War (1868–1878) and the Little War (1879–1880). The final three months of the conflict escalated to becom...
 
    R. J. Mitchell, Designer Spitfire  
Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE, FRAeS, was a British aeronautical engineer, best known for his design of the Supermarine Spitfire. Between 1920 and 1936, Mitchell designed 24 aircraft including light aircraft, fighters and bombers. As Superma...
 
    Lady Grace, Round the World Flight 1929  
Grace Marguerite, Lady Hay Drummond-Hay was a British journalist who was the first woman to travel around the world by air, in a Zeppelin. Although she was not an aviator herself at first, she certainly contributed to its glamour and the ge...
 
    George Herman Ruth, Jr. "Babe Ruth"  
Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Many polls place him as the greatest baseball player in history. Ruth began his carrer as a Boston Red Sox pitcher. He compiled an 89-46 win-loss record, and set several World...
 
    Archduke Wilhelm of Austria, Red Prince  
Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria-Teschen, later Wilhelm Franz von Habsburg-Lothringen. Austrian archduke, colonel of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, and poet. Archduke Wilhelm was the youngest son of Archduke Karl Stephan and Archduchess Mari...
 
    Buster Keaton, Actor and Filmmaker  
Joseph Frank Keaton Jr., always known as Buster Keaton, was a popular and influential American silent-film comic actor and filmmaker. His trademark was physical comedy with a stoic, deadpan expression on his face, earning him the nickname "...
 
    Jean Giono, French Author  
Jean Giono was a French author renowned for his works of fiction set in the Provence region of France. Among his most famous writings are the three novels of his "Pan Trilogy", which allude to the Greek God Pan and pantheism: Colline, Un de...
 
    J. Edgar Hoover, 1st Director FBI  
John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, w...
 
    Paul Otlet, Forgotten Forefather  
Who was Paul Otlet? Meet the forgotten forefather of information architecture. A bibliographer, pacifist and entrepreneur, Otlet had in his heyday been feted as a great man, enjoying the company of Nobel laureates and even playing a role i...
 
       
 
         
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