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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Abercromby
Military
7-Oct-1734 28-Mar-1801 British general
Benedict Arnold
Military
14-Jan-1741 14-Jun-1801 Betrayed colonists to British
William Baffin
Explorer
c. 1584 23-Jan-1622 Tried to find North-West Passage
Julius W. Becton, Jr.
Government
29-Jun-1926   FEMA Director, 1985-89
Paul Bocuse
Chef
11-Feb-1926   Bocuse d'Or, nouvelle cuisine
Daniel Boone
Military
22-Oct-1734 26-Sep-1820 Legendary frontiersman
Edward Boscawen
Military
19-Aug-1711 10-Jan-1761 British admiral, Seven Years' War
Georges Boulanger
Military
29-Apr-1837 30-Sep-1891 French general-turned-politician
Jim Bowie
Military
10-Apr-1796 6-Mar-1836 Knife fighter, Alamo combatant
Neville Brand
Actor
13-Aug-1920 16-Apr-1992 Birdman of Alcatraz
Don Carlos Buell
Military
23-Mar-1818 19-Nov-1898 Union Army General
Smedley Butler
Military
30-Jul-1881 21-Jun-1940 Exposed the 1933 coup plot
Evans F. Carlson
Military
26-Feb-1896 27-May-1947 Carlson's Raiders
Willis Carto
Activist
17-Jul-1926   Founder of Liberty Lobby, IHR
Miguel de Cervantes
Novelist
29-Sep-1547 22-Apr-1616 Don Quixote
Maurice Chevalier
Actor
12-Sep-1888 1-Jan-1972 Love Me Tonight
Wesley Clark
Military
23-Dec-1944   Supreme Allied Commander, 1997-2000
Mangas Coloradas
Military
c. 1792 18-Jan-1863 Apache Chief and warrior
George Armstrong Custer
Military
5-Dec-1839 25-Jun-1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn
Bud Day
Activist
24-Feb-1925   Former POW
James Doohan
Actor
3-Mar-1920 20-Jul-2005 Scotty on Star Trek
Charles-François Dumouriez
Military
25-Jan-1739 14-Mar-1823 French general, intriguer
Jubal Early
Military
3-Nov-1816 2-Mar-1894 Confederate General
Hanns Eisler
Composer
6-Jul-1898 6-Sep-1962 German radical composer
Paul K. Feyerabend
Philosopher
13-Jan-1924 11-Feb-1994 Against Method
John White Geary
Politician
30-Dec-1819 8-Feb-1873 Governor of Kansas and Pennsylvania
Ivor Gurney
Poet
28-Aug-1890 26-Dec-1937 War's Embers
Winfield Scott Hancock
Military
14-Feb-1824 9-Feb-1886 Union General, presidential candidate
Rutherford B. Hayes
Head of State
4-Oct-1822 17-Jan-1893 19th US President, 1877-81
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
A. P. Hill
Military
9-Nov-1825 2-Apr-1865 Confederate General
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Judge
8-Mar-1841 6-Mar-1935 US Supreme Court Justice, 1902-32
Joseph Hooker
Military
13-Nov-1814 31-Oct-1879 Union Army General
Oliver O. Howard
Military
8-Nov-1830 26-Oct-1909 Headed the Freedmen's Bureau
Stonewall Jackson
Military
21-Jan-1824 10-May-1863 Robert E. Lee's "right arm"
Albert Sidney Johnston
Military
3-Feb-1803 6-Apr-1862 Confederate General felled at Shiloh
Joseph Eggleston Johnston
Military
3-Feb-1807 21-Mar-1891 Confederate General, surrendered to Sherman
Gaston Julia
Mathematician
3-Feb-1893 19-Mar-1978 Creator of the Julia Sets
Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov
Inventor
10-Nov-1919   Inventor of Kalashnikov rifle
Philip Kearny
Military
2-Jun-1815 1-Sep-1862 US Civil War general
Laurence M. Keitt
Politician
4-Oct-1824 2-Jun-1864 Congressman from South Carolina, 1853-60
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Architect
2-Aug-1754 14-Jun-1825 Designed Washington, DC
Marquis de Lafayette
Military
6-Sep-1757 20-May-1834 French revolutionary in America
Samuel W. T. Lanham
Politician
4-Jul-1846 19-Jul-1908 Governor of Texas, 1903-07
John Laurens
Military
28-Oct-1754 27-Aug-1782 Military aide to George Washington
T. E. Lawrence
Author
16-Aug-1888 19-May-1935 Lawrence of Arabia
John Walker Lindh
Criminal
9-Feb-1981   The American Taliban
José Martí
Activist
28-Jan-1853 19-May-1895 Cuban hero
Robert H. Michel
Politician
2-Mar-1923   Congressman from Illinois, 1957-95
Nelson A. Miles
Military
8-Aug-1839 15-May-1925 Army volunteer promoted to Commanding General
Roger Q. Mills
Politician
30-Mar-1832 2-Sep-1911 US Senator from Texas, 1892-99
James Monroe
Head of State
28-Apr-1758 4-Jul-1831 5th President of the U.S.
Lord Nelson
Military
29-Sep-1758 21-Oct-1805 Most celebrated British admiral
Mohammed Omar
Terrorist
1959   Head of the Taliban
George Orwell
Author
25-Jun-1903 21-Jan-1950 1984 and Animal Farm
Nicolas-Charles Oudinot
Military
25-Apr-1767 13-Sep-1847 Napoleonic General
Enver Pasha
Government
22-Nov-1881 4-Aug-1922 Young Turk leader, persecuted ethnic minorities
Thomas Pinckney
Politician
23-Oct-1750 2-Nov-1828 Governor of South Carolina, 1787-89
John Wesley Powell
Geologist
24-Mar-1834 23-Sep-1902 Exploration of the Colorado River
Casimir Pulaski
Military
7-Mar-1745 11-Oct-1779 Polish General in the American Revolution
Ernie Pyle
Journalist
3-Aug-1900 18-Apr-1945 Scripps-Howard war correspondent
Comte de Rochambeau
Military
1-Jul-1725 12-May-1807 French hero of American Revolution
François de la Rochefoucauld
Author
15-Sep-1613 16-Mar-1680 Maxims
Deborah Sampson
Military
17-Dec-1760 29-Apr-1827 Woman who fought in US Revolutionary War
Jonas Savimbi
Military
3-Aug-1934 22-Feb-2002 Angolan UNITA rebel
Robert B. Sherman
Songwriter
19-Dec-1925 5-Mar-2012 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Jeb Stuart
Military
6-Feb-1833 12-May-1864 Confederate cavalry officer
Kurt Student
Military
12-May-1890 1-Jul-1978 Luftwaffe General
Sten Sture the Younger
Government
1492 3-Feb-1520 Regent of Sweden, 1530-20
Thomas Sumter
Military
14-Aug-1734 1-Jun-1832 Revolutionary War general
David S. Terry
Judge
8-Mar-1823 14-Aug-1889 California Chief Justice, 1857-59
Pat Tillman
Military
6-Nov-1976 22-Apr-2004 NFL player turned Army Ranger
Joseph Warren
Government
11-Jun-1741 17-Jun-1775 American patriot killed at Bunker Hill
James Wolfe
Military
2-Jan-1727 13-Sep-1759 Hero of Quebec
William Jenkins Worth
Military
1-Mar-1794 7-May-1849 Namesake of Fort Worth, TX


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