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Betty Friedan’s old name was Betty Naomi Goldstein. She was born in Peoria, Illinois in 1921. She was the first kid and daughter to her parents Miriam and Harry Goldstein. After her, they had two more kids. Her mother was a writer and after her marriage she had to leave her job to look after her kids.

Betty Friedan: Life of Betty Friedan
 

Colin Powell was born in 1937, into a family of Jamaican immigrants and was brought up in the poor South Bronx area of New York City.  Following a first taste of military life, as a as a cadet in his college's officer training corps, he decided to make the Army his career and was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1958....

Secretary of State: Colin Powell
 

Dr. Thomas Berry Brazelton is one of the most famous children child-development experts in the world. Brazelton looks at the practice of healthcare, he uses the eye of a man who has spent his life studying the development of children. He does not see cases, or even individual patients, he sees families, growing together.....

Dr. Thomas Berry Brazleton Theory
 

Gustavus Adolphus (1594-l632, king of Sweden 1611-1632) was one of the dominant figures of the early seventeenth century. He made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe; was the champion of the northern Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War; and was a great administrator as well as a brilliant soldier, whose reforms helped define the development of the modern state.

Gustavus Adolphus II
 

Andre Paul Guillaume Gide was born in Paris in 1869, the son of a university professor and a Norman heiress. Much of his childhood and later life was spent in his mother's native Normandy. He died in 1951...............

Andre Gide childhood and adolescent life
 

The debate over Columbus’ character and legacy has continued into the twenty-first century, revived in 1992 with the celebration of the quincentenary of his first voyage to the New World..............

Christopher Columbus
 

Anne Frank, one of the most widely discussed and read names in the years of 1940s and 50s is not only the name of a girl. Rather it exposes the whole picture of the atrocities and repression perpetrated against a certain section of the society_the Jews_ in Germany under Hitler rule during World War II..........

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Henri Matisse was born at Le Cateau-Cambrésis in the North of France on December 31, 1869. Matisse studied under Bouguereau at the Académie Julian, and in 1892 transferred to Gustave Moreau’s studio at the Ecole Beaux-Arts, where he met Marquet, attending the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs.............

Henri Matisse’s Papier Decoupes
 

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something! Don't just stand there; make something happen...........

Lee Iacocca
 

Coming of Age in Mississippi is the writer, Anne Moody’s autobiography set in her hometown of Centerville, Mississippi. The story begins when Anne is four years old and portrays her life up to the age of twenty-four at the end.............

Book review: Coming of Age in Mississippi, by Anne Moody
 

The fifth chief justice of the United States, Roger Brooke Taney was born in Calvert County, Maryland. After graduating from Dickinson College, Taney began practicing law in Frederick, Maryland, later moving to Baltimore...............

Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864)
 

Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people.  "No one but the President," he said, "seems to be expected... to look out for the general interests of the country."...............

Woodrow Wilson
 

The turn of the century saw a rush of migrants from all over the world including Italy. These migrants came to see their dreams fulfilled. The families of Italians stayed close together and developed their own networks within New York and the rest of America...............

Leonard Covello
 

Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God................

Zora Neale Hurston
 

Theodosius byname  Theodosius The Great,  in full  Flavius Theodosius  Roman emperor of the East (379–392) and then sole emperor of both East and West (392–395), who, in vigorous suppression of paganism and Arianism, established the creed of the Council of Nicaea (325) as the universal norm for Christian orthodoxy and directed the convening of the second general council at Constantinople (381) to clarify the formula. (O'Toole, G. Barry Ed Jeske-Choinski 1936)................

Roman Emperor Theodosius "The Great"
 

The lifetime accomplishments of Leonardo daVinci are not only astonishing but truly inspiring.  Leonardo made his mark as an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist................

Leonardo Da Vinci
 

Gandhi learnt his Leadership skills during his years in South Africa, and honed them in India. ................

Gandhi and Leadership
 

Frank Lloyd Wright is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in modern Western architecture. His radically innovative designs, utilising a building style based on natural forms, termed by Wright as organic architecture, have stamped him as a major, respected architect. ................

Frank Lloyd Wright
 

Robert Browning was a British poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets (Garrett 19).................

Robert Browning
 

Slavery was perhaps one of the most appalling tragedies in the history of The United States of America. To tell the people of the terrible facts, runaway slaves wrote their accounts of slavery down on paper and published it for the nation to read. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs were just two of the many slaves who did this..................

Frederick Douglass
 

Frederick Douglass the most successful abolitionist who changed America’s views of slavery through his writings and actions.  Frederick Douglass had many achievements throughout his life...................

Frederick Douglass 2
 

An outspoken advocate of civil rights for Native Americans, Apess was the first Indian to publish an autobiography. This work, A Son of the Forest (1829), chronicles his childhood of poverty, abuse, and indentured servitude; his service as an infantryman in the War of 1812; his subsequent itinerant life of menial jobs and alcoholism; and his eventual religious conversion and work as an ordained Methodist minister....................

William Apes - Son of the Forest
 

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium.....................

Albert Einstein: His Life and Works
 

Cole Younger was born in Harrisonville, Jackson County, Missouri on 15th January, 1844; Thomas Coleman Younger was the seventh child of Colonel Henry and Busheba Fristo Younger......................

Cole Younger Gang
 

American novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, diarist, and memoirist. A popular local colorist during her lifetime, Chopin is best known today for her psychological novel The Awakening (1899) and for such often-anthologized short stories as “Désirée's Baby” and “The Story of an Hour.”......................

Kate Chopin: The Consequences
 

Rigoberta Menchú Túm is a Guatemalan activist for human rights and for the rights of aboriginal peoples. Born in northwestern Guatemala, Menchú grew up in a underprivileged, conventional Quiché farming society in the highlands, the daughter of respected village elders.......................

Rigoberta Menchu
 
 


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