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Benny Benson

John Ben "Benny" Benson, Jr. was born in Chignik, Alaska. When he was three years old, his mother died. Then, his father sent him and his brother Carl to boarding school. This was because Bennys father could not take care of them. Benny grew up i ...

Jimmy Doolittle

General / Doctor James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle, USAF was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as an officer in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. He earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as ...

Harry Adams (photographer)

Adams was born in Arkansas to Hunter Adams and Robbie Lee Evans Adams. The Adams family moved to Santa Ana, California where they eventually helped establish Johnson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Adams attended Santa Ana College wher ...

Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa was an American sculptor. Ruth Asawa January 27.1926-August 5, 2013 was an artist who helped to inspire art as we know it today. Asawa was born in Norwalk, California and was the fourth child out of seven. She attended Rohwer High Scho ...

Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan was an American architect and engineer. Julia Hunt Morgan was born on January 26th, 1872 to Charles Bill Morgan and Eliza Morgan In San Francisco. She died on February 2nd, 1957. She was one of five kids and grew up in Oakland. Event ...

James Jabara

James "Jabby" Jabara was the first American pilot to shoot down 5 Mig-15 airplanes in Korea. He was then transferred to Washington DC for duty before returning to K-14 Kimpo, Korea. He was the Executive Officer in the 334th Fighter Interceptor Sq ...

Gertrude Baines

Gertrude Baines was an American supercentenarian. She was the oldest person in the world from January 2, 2009 until her death on September 11, 2009. She was the last person known to have been born in 1894 and the oldest ever person to have been b ...

Kalākaua

Kalākaua I was the last king of Hawaii. His full name was David La amea Kamanakapu u Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua. He was sometimes called The Merrie Monarch. He was king from February 12, 1874 until his death on January 20, 1891.

Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana was an American artist. He was known for being a part of the pop art movement. He was born in New Castle, Indiana. Indiana moved to New York City in 1954 and joined the pop art movement. Indianas work often has bold, simple, iconic ...

Edna Parker

Edna Ruth Scott Parker was an American woman who was the oldest living documented person from the death of Yone Minagawa on August 13, 2007 until November 26, 2008. Parker was born on a farm in Morgan County, Indiana. She got a teaching certifica ...

Frank Jack Fletcher

Frank Jack Fletcher was an Admiral in the United States Navy. He was born at Marshalltown, Iowa, of the same family line as Captain Frank "Pat" Fletcher and of Rear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher, noted men in the Navy. He attended the Naval Acade ...

Bertha Holt

Berta Marian Holt was the founder of the Holt International Childrens Services. She created the organization around 1956. Holt was known as Grandma Holt. She was active in the agency until her very dying day. Bertha Holt was also a nurse. Holt wa ...

Walter D. Ehlers

Walter David Ehlers was a former United States Army soldier. Ehlers received the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II. Ehlers was the last living Medal of Honor recipient who fought at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Ehlers was born on May 7, 192 ...

Lisa Montgomery

Lisa Marie Montgomery was a convicted murderer. In 2004, she attacked and killed a 23-year old pregnant woman, and cut the unborn child from her womb. The mother had been pregnant for eight months, the child survived and was given to the father. ...

John Ford

John Ford was an American movie director. He is best known as a director of western movies. He was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Thomas J. Hudner, Jr.

Thomas Jerome Hudner, Jr. was a retired officer of the United States Navy. He is also a former naval aviator. He rose to the rank of captain. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions trying to save the life of his wingman, Ensign Jesse L. B ...

Carl Panzram

Carl Panzram was an American serial killer who was hanged for murder. He served time under his own name and various aliases in Fresno, California, Rusk, Texas, The Dalles, Oregon, Harrison, Idaho, Butte, Montana State Reform School in Miles City, ...

Frank Buckles

Buckles was born in Bethany, Missouri. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the beginning of Americas involvement in World War I in April 1917. Only 16 years old at the time, Buckles was asked by his recruiter to show a birth certificate. Later Buckle ...

Robert Ford

Robert Newton "Bob" Ford was an American outlaw. He is best known for shooting his gang leader Jesse James in the back of the head and killing him. Ford shot James because Missouri governor Thomas T. Crittenden placed a.000 bounty on James.

John J. Pershing

General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, was a general officer in the United States Army. He led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Pershing is the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ...

H. H. Holmes

Dr. Herman Webster Mudgett, better known under the name of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the term. He was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. A graduate of the University of Michigan ...

Elizabeth Peer

Elizabeth Clow Peer was an American journalist. She worked for Newsweek from 1958 to 1984. She was a copy girl at a time when opportunities for women were limited. In 1962, Peer was promoted to writer. In 1964, she was sent to Paris as Newsweek s ...

Cowboy Jimmy Moore

Cowboy Jimmy Moore, born James William Moore, was a world famous American pocket billiards player. He was originally from Troup County, Georgia, and lived for much of his life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is best known for his skill in the game ...

Richard Barrett

First Sergeant Richard Barrett was an Irish-born American officer in the U.S. Army. He served with the 1st U.S. Cavalry Regiment during the Indian Wars. He received the Medal of Honor during the Apache Wars. He voluntarily led a group of troops a ...

Kevin Cosgrove

Kevin Michael Cosgrove was an American businessman who died in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He is best known for the 9-1-1 call that he made on September 11, 2001, which ended in him crying out from inside of the South Towe ...

Francis S. Currey

Francis Sherman Frank Currey was a former United States Army soldier. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his contributions in World War II.

Emma Goldman

She was born in modern-day Lithuania at the time it was part of Russia. She moved to Rochester, New York with her sister when she was 17. At first she worked in a textile factory and married her co-worker Jacob Kersner. Their relationship began t ...

Alfred Maurer

Alfred Henry Maurer was an American modernist painter. He exhibited his work in avant-garde circles during the early 20th century. Maurer was born in New York City, the son of a German lithographer. At age sixteen, Maurer quit school to work at h ...

Thomas D. Rice

Thomas Dartmouth Rice was an American entertainer. He developed a character called Jim Crow. Using African-American speech, song, and dance, Rice performed successfully as Jim Crow in America and England. Rice is known as the "Father of the Minst ...

Murder of Dru Sjodin

Dru Katrina Sjodin was an American murder victim. She was kidnapped from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand Forks, North Dakota by Alfonso Rodriguez Jr on November 22, 2003. Her kidnapping and murder caused the creation of the Dru Sjodin Nati ...

George L. Banks

George Lovell Banks was an American soldier. He received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.

George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. At the start of the Civil War, Custer was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his classs gr ...

John C. Gaunt

John C. Gaunt was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gaunt won the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery.He won the medal for his actions in the Battle of Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. He was ...

John Rodolph Slattery

Colonel John Rodolph Slattery was the general manager for the Interborough Rapid Transit Company in New York City.

Patrick De Lacey

Captain Patrick DeLacy was an American soldier. He fought in the American Civil War. DeLacy received the Medal of Honor. It is the United States highest award for bravery in combat. He got the medal for his action during the Battle of the Wildern ...

John Roll

John McCarthy Roll was an American judge who shot dead in the 2011 Tucson shooting. Roll had stopped at an Arizona shopping center to meet Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was holding an informal meeting. A gunman attempted to assass ...

Theodore Van Kirk

Theodore Van Kirk was an American military personal. He was the navigator of the United States Army Air Forces. He was best known as the navigator of the Enola Gay when they dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Van Kirk was the last surviv ...

George Andrew Davis, Jr.

George Andrew Davis, Jr. was a highly decorated flying ace of the United States Army in World War II. He was later part of the US Air Force during the Korean War. Davis rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was posthumously awarded the Medal ...

James Dougherty (police officer)

James Dougherty was an American policeman in the Los Angeles Police Department. He was Marilyn Monroes first husband.

Alice Reynolds

Alice Louise Reynolds was the first woman professor at Brigham Young University. BYU magazine put her in a list of the 10 best BYU professors of the 20th century. She was the second woman in Utah to be a full professor.

Norman F. Bates

Norman Francis Bates was an American soldier. He got the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War. The Medal of Honor is the highest military award of the United States.

Nathaniel Fillmore, Jr.

Nathaniel Fillmore Jr. was an American farmer and the father of Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States.

George Washington Parke Custis

George Washington Parke Custis was an American writer, orator, and agricultural reformer. He was the grandson of Martha Washington through her first husband, John Parke Custis. When his father died in 1781, George Washington Park Custis was raise ...

W Horsley Gantt

Dr. William Andrew Horsley Gantt was an American physiologist and psychologist. He received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina and a medical degree from University of Virginia. In 1922, while doing a medical residency at University Hosp ...

Rachel Jackson

Rachel Donelson Jackson was the wife of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president. She died before her husbands inauguration. She was never First Lady.

List of governors of Washington

The Governor of Washington is the leader of the Executive branch of the State of Washingtons government. Jay Inslee is currently serving as governor.

Garbage (band)

Garbage is an American alternative rock band that started in Wisconsin in 1993. They have released five studio albums. The members are Shirley Manson, Duke Erison, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig.

Georgia OKeeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist. She was born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, U.S. OKeeffe studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League, University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Teachers College. She is mainly known fo ...

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an American painter. He became famous for painting in the abstract expressionist style. Pollocks most famous paintings were made by dripping and splashing paint on a large canvas. His nickname was Jack the Dripper. Because of ...

Kobuk River

The Kobuk River is a river in the Arctic region of Alaska, in the United States. The river is about 280 miles long, and receives water from about 12.300 square miles of land. It is among the largest rivers in Alaska. It flows from the southernmos ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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