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National Mentoring Month
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Diplomat/Holocaust rescuer Chiune Sugihara born 1900
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Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere born 1735
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Science fiction author Isaac Asimov born 1920
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Hawaiian Queen Emma born 1836.
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Fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien born 1892
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Leper colony altruist Joseph DeVeuster (Father Damien) born 1840
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Chinese-American film star Anna Mae Wong born 1905
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English ornithologist James Bond born 1900
wrote the definitive book on West Indian birds and inspired author Ian Fleming with his work and his name.
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Inventor Louis Braille born 1809
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Dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey born 1931
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Patron Saint of France Joan of Arc born 1412
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Actor and comedian Danny Thomas born 1912
was the founder of St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.
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Lebanese American Kahlil Gibran born 1883
celebrated compassion, peace and tolerance through his writing and art.
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Writer Zora Neale Hurston born 1891
was also an anthropologist and folklorist during the Harlem Renaissance.
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Naturalist Gerald Durrell born 1932
established the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust for endangered species.
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Hiroshima atomic bomb victim Sadako Sasaki born 1943
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Catholic saint Maximilian Kolbe born 1894
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Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking born 1942.
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Peace activist Emily Greene Balch born 1867
was an economist and writer who won a Nobel Prize.
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Singer songwriter Joan Baez born 1941.
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Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu born 1959
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Thomas Paine's Common Sense published 1776
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U.S. statesman Alexander Hamilton born 1755
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Russian rocket scientist Sergei Korolev born 1907.
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Author Jack London born 1876
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NASA selected first women astronauts 1978
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Charlotte E. Ray born in 1850
was the first African American female lawyer in the U.S.
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Educator Geoffrey Canada born 1952
is an educator, social activist and president of the Harlem Childrens Zone in New York.
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Physician and missionary Albert Schweitzer born 1875
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Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. born 1929
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Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in 1559
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Thank Your Mentor Day
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Wildlife conservationist Dian Fossey born 1932
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Frank Zamboni born 1901
developed the world's first ice resurfacer machine used on ice rinks.
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Kid Inventors Day K.I.D.
K.I.D. is a day when kids celebrate the inventions by kids and kids and children get to celebrate their inventions.
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Michelle Obama born 1964
is committed to the health of children and veterans.
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Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. born 1954
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Champion boxer Muhammad Ali born 1942
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U.S. statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin born 1706
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African American Dr. Daniel Hale Williams born 1858
performed the first successful open heart surgery.
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Willie O'Ree first African Canadian to play in National Hockey League in 1958
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Peter Mark Roget born 1779
British scientist, inventor of the slide rule for mathematics and lexicographer of the first Thesaurus.
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Scottish inventor James Watt born 1736
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Poet and short-story writer Edgar Allen Poe born 1809
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No Name-Calling Week (01/20-01/24)
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin born 1930.
was the second man to step on the moon.
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Susanna Wesley born 1843
is known as the "Mother of Methodism".
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Astronaut Roberta Bondar flew on NASA Discovery in 1992
She was Canada's first woman astronaut.
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Russian priest Pavel Florensky born 1882
was a theologian, mathematician, physicist and inventor who is considered the Russian Leonardo da Vinci.
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Sir Francis Bacon, father of modern science, born 1561.
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Robert Parris Moses born 1935
was a civil rights activist and who founded the U.S. Algebra Project.
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American biochemist Gertrude B. Elion born in 1918.
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Native American prima ballerina Maria Tallchief born 1925
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Activist Doris Haddock born 1910
Granny D was an outspoken advocate for peace and democracy.
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Marcus Samuelsson born 1970
is a chef and restaurant owner who focuses on the food needs of the world.
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Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service 1915
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Businessman and philanthropist Paul Newman born 1925
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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race first held 1925
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Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews born 1884
was an explorer and the director of the American Museum of Natural History.
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born 1756
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English author Lewis Carroll born 1832.
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Cuban poet José Julian Marti born 1853
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Pianist Arthur Rubinstein born 1887
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Australian Edgeworth David, early Antarctic explorer, born 1858
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Doctor Sarah Fraser born 1850
was one of the first Black Doctors in the United States and was beloved by all.
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Businesswoman Oprah Winfrey born 1954
is a world renowned TV personality.
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U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt born 1882
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First black congresswoman Shirley Chisholm born 1924
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Soviet naval officer Vasili Arkhipov born 1926.
He prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo during the Cuban Missile Crisis, preventing a possible nuclear war.
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NASA Day of Remembrance
Honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.
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Ladybug Foundation's Annual National Red Scarf Day
Walk a Mile to end homelessness and hunger.
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Baseball player Jackie Robinson born 1919
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Baseball player Nolan Ryan born 1947
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Black History Month
MY HERO celebrates Black History Month around the globe in recognition and appreciation of the contributions and achievements of people of African descent in politics, the arts, education, business, science, and literature.
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Poet Langston Hughes born 1902
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National Freedom Day (U.S.) approved in 1865.
National Freedom Day (U.S.) 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery was approved 1865
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French agricultural scientist Jean Baptiste Boussingault born 1802
He was the first to understand and clarify the nitrogen cycle of life, thus saving lives from famine.
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Lithuanian-American violinist Jascha Heifetz born 1901
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First woman physician Elizabeth Blackwell born 1821
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Native American/Scots educator Ranald MacDonald born 1824.
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American artist Norman Rockwell born 1894.
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Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks born 1913
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Aviator Charles Lindbergh born 1902
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Nkosi Johnson born 1989
spoke out on behalf of children with AIDS.
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Digital Learning Day 2014
The Alliance for Excellent Education is planning a day-long series of activities for a high-profile national Digital Learning Day celebrations on February 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Baseball player Hank Aaron born 1934
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Singer Bob Marley born 1945
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Baseball player Babe Ruth born 1895
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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass born 1817
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Novelist Charles Dickens born 1812
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Children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867
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Russian scientist and inventor Dmitri Mendeleev born 1834.
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Science fiction author Jules Verne born 1828
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Author, poet and activist Alice Walker born 1944.
Alice Walker is the author of the book "The Color Purple".
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Aletta Jacobs born 1854
was the first Dutch female doctor.
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Tennis player Arthur Ashe 1964
became the first black player on the US Davis Cup tennis team
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Opera singer Leontyne Price born 1927
was a leading artist in the Metropolitan Opera.
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Novelist and poet Boris Pasternak born 1890
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Dominique Pire born 1910
was a Belgian Nobel Peace Prize winner who assisted refugees during WWII, assisted the poor and founded three organizations to work for peace.
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Frances Moore Lappe born 1944
is a writer and activist on world hunger.
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Inventor's Day
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Inventor Thomas Alva Edison born 1847
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Writer Lydia Marie Child born 1802
was an activist for all human rights.
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U.S. President Abraham Lincoln born 1809
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Naturalist Charles Darwin born 1809
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Pilot who broke the sound barrier Chuck Yeager born 1923
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Happy Valentine's Day
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Inventor Margaret E. Knight born 1838
created the paper shopping bag that we use today.
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Women's rights leader Susan B. Anthony born 1820
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Physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei born 1564
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Explorer Ernest Shackleton born 1874
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Educator and President of Argentina Domingo F. Sarmiento born 1811
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Holocaust lifesaver Irena Sendler born 1910.
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Holocaust lifesaver Miep Gies born 1909.
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National Engineers Week - is the third week of February
takes place during the third week of February. It honors the contributions that engineers make to society and encourages the learning of math, science and technical skills. (02/16-02/22)
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Track Olympic Medalist Cathy Freeman born 1973
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Basketball player Michael Jordan born 1963
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Athlete Dorothy Ferguson Key born 1923
won respect as an early female baseball player.
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Australian bush poet Banjo Paterson born 1864.
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Austrian pediatrician and theorist Hans Asperger born 1906
His work focused on the pattern of behavior that was later named for him.
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Novelist Toni Morrison born 1931
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Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus born 1473
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Mir Space Station (USSR) launched into Earth orbit 1986
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Social Justice Day
promotes the ability of all people to utilize their potential wherever they live.
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Photographer Ansel Adams born 1902
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John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit Earth 1962
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Architect William McDonough born 1951
designs buildings for ecological sustainability.
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Luna 20 (USSR) landed on the moon in 1972.
Luna (Lunik) 20 was the second successful mission to return moon samples back to Earth.
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U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan born 1936
She was the first black woman elected as a U.S. Representative and was also the first to be elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction.
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Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay born 1892
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First U.S. President George Washington born 1732
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Educator and black activist W.E.B. DuBois born 1868
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Johannes Gutenberg printed the first book (the Bible) 1455
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Composer George Frederick Handel born 1685
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Painter Winslow Homer born 1836
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Baseball player Honus Wagner born 1874
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Inventor and businessman Steve Jobs born 1955.
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Lifesaving lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis born 1842.
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Painter Pierre-August Renoir born 1841
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Poet Robert Penn Warren born 1984
was a Pulitzer Prize winner and named first US Poet Laureate.
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Author Victor Hugo born 1802
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Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow born 1807
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Opera singer Marian Anderson born 1897
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Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi born 1928
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Mary Lyon born 1797
established the first college for women in the U.S.
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Scientist Linus Pauling born 1901
won Nobel Prizes for chemistry and for peace.
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Women's History Month
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Disabilities Awareness Month
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Bertrand Piccard born 1958
partnered with Brian Jones to complete the first non-stop balloon flight around the globe.
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Israeli statesman Yitzhak Rabin born 1922
won the Nobel Peace Prize for signing the Oslo Accords.
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Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)
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American author Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) born 1904
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World Wildlife Day
celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.
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Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
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Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee born 1962
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Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi born 1678
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Ken Robinson born 1950
is a passionate international advisor on education in the arts.
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World Read Aloud Day
Working towards Global Literacy
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Velma Bronn Johnston born 1912
worked to save the wild mustangs in the U.S.
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Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez born 1927.
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Rose Marie Thomas born 1914
worked to combat childhood catastrophic diseases.
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Russian Valentina Tereshkova born 1937
was the first woman and civilian to fly in space.
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Grand Challenges Explorations
Applications will be accepted in March 2014
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Philanthropist Oseola McCarty born 1908
became a benefactor of the University of Southern Mississippi.
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International Women's Day
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Businesswoman Dr. Ella Mae Piper born 1884
was a philanthropist who helped young and elder people in her community.
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Hallie Quinn Brown born 1854
was a civil rights reformer.
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Brain Awareness Week
is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. (03/10-03/14)
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Suffragist Kate Sheppard born 1847
was New Zealand's most prominent and influential suffragist. New Zealand was the the first country to introduce universal suffrage.
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Jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke born 1903
was also an influential composer.
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English writer Douglas Adams born 1952.
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Civil rights leader Reverend Ralph Abernathy born 1926
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Gandhi began the Salt March (Dandi March) in 1930
which was an important contribution to India's independence movement.
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The Seikan Tunnel opens in Japan in 1988
Connecting Aomori and Hakodate, it is the longest undersea tunnel in the world.
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Astronomer Percival Lowell born 1855
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National Pi Day
was established to engage students in math and science
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Sandra Kay Yow born 1942
was a women's basketball coach who inspired others with her battle against breast cancer.
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Quincy Jones born 1933.
is an American producer and jazz musician.
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Physicist Albert Einstein born 1879
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Canadian suffragist Emily Murphy born 1868
was one of Canada's Famous Five suffragists.
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Brazilian UN diplomat Sergio Viera de Mello born 1948
lost his life while working for peace.
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English physician John Snow born 1813
helped establish a link between cholera and water.
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German astronomer Caroline Herschel born 1750
collaborated with her brother William Herschel in his work.
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Sportswoman C. Vivian Stringer born 1948
is an honored coach and mentor in women's basketball.
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Actress Dana Reeve born 1961
was an advocate for the disabled and the heroic wife of Christopher Reeve.
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Bayard Rustin born 1912
was an influential civil rights and peace activist who was a friend of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Soccer player Mia Hamm born 1972
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Russian astronaut Alexey Leonov made the first space walk in 1965.
He was outside the spacecraft for 12 minutes and nine seconds and was connected to a tether.
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Explorer David Livingstone born 1813
was a medial missionary who helped map large regions of Africa and was an anti-slavery crusader.
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Mexican scientist Mario Molina born 1943
researched the ozone layer and how CFCs affect it.
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International Day of Happiness
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Talking Kites Project!
Fly a kite as part of this annual tradition of flying kites with personal and group images of peace and our dreams for a better world.
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World Storytelling Day
is a global celebration of storytelling.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom's Cabin 1852
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World Poetry Day
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Benito Pablo Juarez born 1806
was a Mexican political leader and reformer.
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Filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau born 1976
was honored as an Earth Trustee by the UN for her work to protect the oceans.
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Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu born 1972
is the first African woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
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German composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685
was a major influence on Western classical music.
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World Water Day
World Water Day celebrates the importance of fresh water and managing our fresh water resources.
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Orthodox rabbi Aryeh Levin born 1885
was known for his wise and gentle service.
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Poet Ilse Bing born 1899
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Explorer John Wesley Powell born 1834
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Magician Harry Houdini born 1874
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Shawnee elder Corbin Harney born 1920
founded an environmental justice foundation that also seeks the abolition of nuclear weapons.
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Civil rights leader Dorothy Height born 1912
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Songwriter and performer Elton John born 1947
is an activist for LGBT rights.
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Astronaut James Lovell born 1928
responded quickly and calmly during crises on two Apollo missions.
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Agronomist Norman Borlaug born in 1914
was a humanitarian and Nobel Prize winner who is known as "The Man Who Saved a Billion Lives."
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Israel and Egypt sign Peace Treaty in 1979
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Poet Robert Frost born 1874
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Scientist who discovered X-rays Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845
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Effa Manley born 1897
was the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
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Country Western singer Reba McEntire born 1955
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Soviet navigator and pilot Marina Raskova born 1912
is a World War II hero for founding three female air regiments.
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Earth Hour 2014 - today at 8:30 p.m. your local time
Hundreds of millions of people around the world turn off their lights for one hour on the same night, to focus on the one thing that unites us all—our planet.
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Sir John Vane, Nobel Laureate, born 1927
discovered how aspirin led to anti-inflammatory effects and how it helps prevent heart attacks, clots and strokes.
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National Doctor's Day
honors all physicians.
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Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853
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Musician Herb Alpert born 1935
Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall Alpert started the Herb Alpert Foundation to help young people fulfill their potential.
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Civil Rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez born 1927.
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Jazz Appreciation Month
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Poetry Month
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Heartworm Disease Awareness Month
Spreads heartworm disease awareness to pet owners across the country. Wags4Hope is working to make our pets happy and healthy by raising awareness about what we can do to fight against heartworm disease.
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TED Prize Conference nominations close
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Clara Hale born 1905
was a foster mother who founded the Hale House Center, a home for unwanted children and children who were born addicted to drugs.
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Wangari Maathai born in 1940
was an environmentalist who worked to promote the Green Belt Movement in Kenya and around the world.
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World Autism Awareness Day
highlights the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives.
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Hans Christian Andersen born 1805
was a beloved writer of fairytales.
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German naturalist and illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian born 1647.
Her beautiful illustrations documented and classified plants and insects, including the first details of butterfly metamorphosis.
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Naturalist John Burroughs born 1837
was an essayist and naturalist who influenced the U.S. conservations movement, second only to Thoreau.
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Animal behavior scientist Jane Goodall born 1934
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Poet Maya Angelou born 1928
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Dorothea Dix born 1802
was an early advocate for the welfare of the mentally ill.
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Conservationist Hayrettin Karaca born 1922
is known in Turkey as Grandfather Earth for making our planet brighter, greener and better for future generations.
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Inventor Dean Kamen born 1951
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Pediatrician Hattie Alexander born 1901
was one of the first to identify antibiotic resistance.
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Booker T. Washington born 1856
was the founder of Tuskegee University.
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Pioneer 11 launched by NASA in 1973.
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Conductor and composer Andre Previn born 1929
is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world.
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World Health Day
This year's theme (2014) is "small bite, big threat".
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Ole Kirk Christiansen born 1891
was the Danish founder of the Lego toy company.
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Jackie Chan born 1954
is a martial arts master, comedian and humanitarian.
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas born 1890
worked to preserve the Florida Everglades.
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Daniel Ellsberg born 1931
works to promote enduring peace.
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2001 Mars Odyssey launched to orbit the planet Mars
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Canadian scientist Irene Uchida born 1917.
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Secretary-General of the UN Kofi Annan born 1938
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Pioneer in early animated film Edward Muybridge born 1830.
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Singer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson born 1898
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Joseph Pulitzer born 1847
was a publisher and journalism prize creator of the Pulitzer Prize.
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Hugo Grotius born 1583
laid the foundation based on natural law.
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Frances Perkins born 1880.
She was a close friend and adviser to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and championed labor causes for the New Deal.
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Bernardo Houssay born in 1887
is considered the father of physiology in Argentina.
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Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta born 1930.
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Barbara Stuart born 1916
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Global Youth Service Day (04/11-04/13)
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Judge and children's rights activist Jane Bolin born 1908
was the first African American woman judge and children's rights activist.
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Research chemist Percy Julian born 1899
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International Day of Human Space Flight
April 12, 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity.
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Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made the first manned orbital flight in 1961.
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Children's author Beverly Cleary born 1916
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Adobe Youth Voices
all projects produced in 2014 must be submitted by April 13, 2014.
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U.S. President Thomas Jefferson born 1743
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Robert Abbe born 1851
was a surgeon, radiologist, artist, photographer and archaeologist.
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Teacher Anne Sullivan born 1866
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Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci born 1452
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Singer Bessie Smith born 1890
left a rich legacy in jazz, blues, and rock and roll with her artistry and emotion.
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Emancipation Day in Washington D.C.
In 1862, the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act became law.
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Inventor of first successful airplane Wilbur Wright born 1867
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Silent film star actor Charlie Chaplin born 1889
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CNN Hero Nominations deadline August 31st.
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Playwright Thornton Wilder born 1897
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Attorney Clarence Darrow born 1857
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Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro born 1893
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Naturalist and conservationist John Muir born 1838
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Kartini Day celebrates Indonesian Educator R.A. Kartini.
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Raden Kartini born 1879
was a pioneer in Indonesian women's right for an education.
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Earth Day
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Italian Nobel Prize winning neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini born 1909
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World Book and Copyright Day
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Charles Feeney born 1931
is a generous businessman who founded the Atlantic Philanthropies.
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Hubble Telescope launched from Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990.
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Poet Robert Penn Warren born 1905
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World Malaria Day
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World Penguin Day
World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins.
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Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi born 1874
is known as the father of long distance radio.
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Fadela Amara born 1944
is recognized throughout France as a champion of women's rights.
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Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born 1918
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Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky born 1840
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Chinese American architect I.M. Pei born 1917
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Bird painter John James Audubon born 1785
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James Rouse born 1914
initiated the Enterprise Foundation to provide housing for low-income families.
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Activist Amy Biehl born 1967
worked against Apartheid in South Africa.
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Civil rights activist Coretta Scott King born 1927
Civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King born 1927
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Inventor of the magnetic telegraph Samuel Morse born 1791
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Lifesaver Oskar Schindler born 1908.
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Alice Waters born 1944
created the world famous Edible Schoolyard Project.
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Jazz pianist, composer, bandleader Duke Ellington born 1899
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Conductor Zubin Mehta born 1936
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International Jazz Day
highlights jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.
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Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month
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National Jewish Heritage Month
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Labor leader Mary Harris Jones born 1830
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Space Day
Space Day is the 1st Friday in May
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Writer Nikki Tate born 1962
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World Press Freedom Day
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Folksinger Pete Seeger born 1919
is a beloved American songwriter and singer.
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World Laughter Day
World Laughter Day is the first Sunday in May.
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Actress and Ambassador Audrey Hepburn born 1929.
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Hawaiian surfer and lifesaver Eddie Aikau born 1946.
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Egyptian singer, songwriter and actess Umm Kulthum born 1904.
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Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week of May
to show appreciation for America's educators. (05/05-05/09)
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Journalist Nellie Bly born 1865
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Correspondent Nellie Bly born 1864
was a reporter, charity worker and industrialist
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Antarctic explorer Douglas Mawson born 1882
led the first research expedition into Antarctica.
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Baseball player Willie Mays born 1931
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Japan's first female astronaut Chiaki Mukai born 1952
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World AIDS Orphans' Day
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Olympe de Gouges born 1748
was a French playwright, feminist and abolitionist.
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Mary Mahoney born 1845
was the first black professional nurse in America and one of the first women to vote.
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International Red Cross Day
celebrates the birthday of its founder, Henry Dunant.
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Founder of the Red Cross Jean Henri Dunant born 1828.
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Gerda Klein born 1924
is a writer and human rights activist.
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English Egyptologist Howard Carter born 1874
discover the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
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First Hispanic woman astronaut Ellen Ochoa born 1958.
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Children's illustrator Margret Rey born 1906.
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Musician Bono (Paul Hewson) born 1960
is an advocate for AIDS victims and a humanitarian.
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Mother's Day
is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May.
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Painter Salvador Dali born 1904
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Dancer and choreographer Martha Graham born 1894
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Theoretical physicist Richard P. Feynman born 1918
is ranked as one of the ten greatest physicists of all time
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International Nurses Day
is celebrated on Florence Nightingale's birthday.
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Nurse Florence Nightingale born 1820
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Archtect Daniel Liebeskind
seeks peace through his architecture.
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Romanian Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu born 1887
She was the first woman pilot from Romania and later became a journalist.
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Singer and musician Stevie Wonder born 1950
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Filmmaker George Lucas born 1944
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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, born 1984.
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International Day of Families
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Children's author L. Frank Baum born 1856
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Author and journalist Studs Terkel born 1912
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Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert born 1894
made advancements in food safety in the American Southwest.
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International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO)
occurs on 17th May each year.
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World Telecommunications Day
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Pioneer of the smallpox vaccine Edward Jenner born 1749.
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International Museum Day
This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.
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Pope John Paul II born 1920.
Karol Jozef Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II born 1920.
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Ballerina Margot Fonteyn born 1919
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Musician Jack Johnson born 1975
is an environmentalist who encourages kids to take care of the environment.
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Philanthropist and abolitionist Johns Hopkins born 1795.
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Civil Rights activist Malcolm X born 1925
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Painter Henri Rousseau born 1844
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American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton in 1881
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International Day for Biological Diversity
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Harvey Milk Day
celebrates the life of Harvey Milk, born on this day in 1930. He led the way for LGBT people to participate in the political process.
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Harvey Milk born 1930
worked to gain respect and equal rights for the LGBT community.
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Detective story writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle born 1859
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Businessman and philanthropist Alfred P. Sloan born 1875.
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Pioneer of electronic music Robert Moog born 1934.
Pioneer of electronic music (Moog synthesizer) Robert Moog born 1934.
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Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan born 1941
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Poet and essayist Ralph W. Emerson born in 1803.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
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Astronaut Sally Ride born 1951
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Photographer Dorothea Lange born 1895
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Ecologist and writer Rachel Carson born 1907
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Olympic champion Jim Thorpe born 1888
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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani born 1944
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International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Salutes the more than 111,000 peacekeepers serving in 15 missions in dangerous parts of the world and mourns the fallen.
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U.S. President John F. Kennedy born 1917
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Comedian Bob Hope born 1903
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Bandleader and musician Benny Goodman born 1909
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World No-Tobacco Day
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Poet Walt Whitman born 1819
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Stand For Children Day
gives children a voice
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LGBT Pride Month
June is LGBT Pride Month
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Dr. Barbara Ross Lee born 1942
was the first African American woman dean of a US medical school.
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German film director Lotte Reininger born 1899.
German film director and silhouette animator Lotte Reininger born 1899.
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Singer and songwriter Curtis Mayfield born 1942
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First Pulitzer Prize Awarded in 1917.
First Pulitzer Prize Awarded in 1917.
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Entertainer Dennis Weaver born 1924
was an actor and advocate for animals and ecologically sustainable living.
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Children's author Richard Scarry born 1919
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Poet and novelist Alexander Pushkin born 1799
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Children's rights activist Marian Wright Edelman born 1939
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Virginia Apgar, pediatric physician, born 1909
developed and introduced the Apgar test for newborns.
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Susan Elizabeth Blow born 1843
founded the first kindergarten school in the U.S.
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World Oceans Day
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Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born 1867
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Actor Michael J. Fox born 1961
founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation to find a cure for Parkinsons disease.
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First female architect in China (and aunt of Maya Lin) Lin Huiyin born 1904.
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Scientist and writer E.O. Wilson born 1924
is known as the father of sociobiology.
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Undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau born 1910
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First woman elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin born 1880
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World Day Against Child Labor
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Holocaust victim Anne Frank born 1929
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Scientist Thomas Young born 1773
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Author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe born 1811
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US Flag Day
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Magna Carta signed at Runnymede, England, in 1215.
Magna Carta signed at Runnymede, England, in 1215
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Paul Ruesabagina born 1954.
Paul Ruesabagina born 1954.
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Nobel Laureate in Medicine Barbara McClintock born 1902.
American scientist and Nobel Laureate in Medicine Barbara McClintock born 1902.
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UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
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Tennis player Venus Williams born 1980
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Dr. Susan La Fleshe Picotte born 1865
was the first American Indian woman to receive a medical degree.
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Susan B. Anthony fined for attempting to vote for President in 1872
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Mountain climber and explorer George Mallory born 1886
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John Wallach born 1943
founded Seeds of Peace to create a place where youth from enemy counties could work together for peace.
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Statue of Liberty arrives 1885
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Baseball player Lou Gehrig born 1903
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Juneteenth celebrates African American Freedom
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U.S. National Summer Learning Day
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UN World Refugee Day
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International Surfing Day
raises awareness about the state of our oceans
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Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi born 1947
is a human rights activist.
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Henry Ossawa Tanner born 1859
was the first African American artist to gain international acclaim.
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German novelist Erich Maria Remarque born 1898
wrote All Quiet on the Western Front which portrayed the futility of the first World War.
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The father of computer science Alan Turing born 1912.
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Public Service Day
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Father of the Internet Vint Cerf born 1943
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Olympic sprinter Wilma Rudolph born 1940
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Writer Anna Akhmatova born 1889
is a beloved Russian poet.
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Challenger astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka born 1946
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Novelist George Orwell born 1903
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Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi born 1852
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Canadian Romeo Dallaire born 1946
is an honored humanitarian who worked to save lives Rawanda.
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Sonia Sotomayor born 1954
is the first Hispanic US Supreme Court Justice.
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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
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Olympic track and field star Babe Didrikson Zaharias born 1914
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Novelist Pearl S. Buck born 1892
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Cyclist Greg LeMond born 1961
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Dorothy Fuldheim born 1893
is known as the First Lady of Television. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, she had an extraordinary career in many areas.
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Grace Lee Boggs born 1915.
Human rights activist Grace Lee Boggs born 1915.
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Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar born 1872
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Author Helen Keller born 1880
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ISTE Conference 2014 - Atlanta, Georgia (06/28-07/01)
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Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born 1712
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Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus born 1940
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iEARN 2014 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world. (06/29-07/05)
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Oriana Fallaci born 1929
was an important Italian journalist.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery born 1900.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery born 1900.
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Solar astronomer George Ellery Hale born 1868.
Solar astronomer George Ellery Hale born 1868.
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Singer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne born 1917.
Singer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne born 1917.
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Oceanographer Robert Ballard born 1942
brings scientific exploration to children around the world.
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Princess Diana born 1961
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Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall born 1908
was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
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Writer Franz Kafka born 1883
was a novelist and short story writer influenced the philosophy of existentialism.
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Pioneering Math Educator Etta Falconer born 1933.
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Ruth Simmons born 1945
is breaking down barriers in the world of higher education.
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Ron Kovic born 1946
is a political activist, writer and artist.
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U.S. Independence Day
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Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne born 1804
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Astronomer Henrietta Leavitt born 1868
discovered the key to measuring the distance between distant stars.
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Edmonia Lewis born 1844
was an African American sculptor.
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Civil Rights activist Anna Hedgeman born 1899
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Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamin born 1919
was an artist and sculptor who's work reflected his deep commitment to social progress and to people who have been ignored and exploited.
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Artist Frida Kahlo born 1907
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Tibetan political and spiritual leader Dalai Lama born 1935
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Russian artist Marc Chagall born 1887
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Geneticist Nettie Stevens born 1867.
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Post-Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi born 1593
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Sewing machine inventor Elias Howe born 1819
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Singer and political activist Paul Robeson born 1898.
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Mary McLeod Bethune born 1875
was an African American educator and civil rights leader
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Tennis champion Arthur Ashe born 1943
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver born 1921
was the founder of the Special Olympics.
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Serbian American inventor Nikola Tesla born 1856
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Writer E.B. White born 1899
is admired for his elegant writing style, his articles for the New Yorker magazine and for his children's books.
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Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai born 1997
is an activist for girls and women's right to an education.
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Librarian Anne Carroll Moore born 1871
was an advocate for children's libraries.
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Henry David Thoreau born 1817
was a philosopher and author who wrote "Walden".
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Architect and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller born 1895
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Chilean poet and Nobel Prize Winner Pablo Neruda born 1904
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Comedian Bill Cosby born 1937
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Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka born 1934
is the first black winner of Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Painter Gustav Klimt born 1862.
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American geologist, Florence Bascom born 1862
is known as the first woman geologist in the United States.
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Folk singer-songwriter and activist Woody Guthrie born 1912.
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Dutch painter Rembrandt born 1606
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Mother Cabrini born 1850
was the first American saint and school/orphanage/hospital founder
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Emmaline Pankhurst born 1858
was a leading British suffragist
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Physicist Leon Lederman born 1922
is a Nobel Prize winner who works to improve science education in America.
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Clara S. Foltz born 1849
was the first female lawyer in California.
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Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy born 1821
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Civil rights leader Ida B. Wells born 1862
was an African American journalist.
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Disneyland founded 1955
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Poet Mattie Stepanek born 1990
was a peace advocate and inspirational speaker.
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Nelson Mandela Day
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Astronaut John Glenn born 1921
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Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela born 1918
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Peace Pilgrim Mildred Norman Ryder born 1908
spent much of her life working for peace.
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Joseph A. Walker makes the first human spaceflight in 1963.
At an altitude of 100 km, his flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.
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Seneca Falls Conventions opens in New York in 1848
It was the first women's rights convention to be opened by women in North America. (07/19-07/20)
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Poet Eve Merriam born 1916
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Explorer Sir Edmund Hillary born 1919
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First man on the moon, 1969
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Novelist Ernest Hemingway born 1899
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Poet Emma Lazarus born 1849
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Holocaust hero Janusz Korczak born 1849.
was a childrens author and pediatrician.
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Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered in 1995
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Jockey Julie Krone born 1963
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Aviator Amelia Earhart born 1898
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British biophysicist Rosalind Elsie Franklin born 1920.
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Playwright George Bernard Shaw born 1856
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Psychiatrist Carl Jung born 1875
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The Geneva Convention signed 1929.
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Cancer activist Terry Fox born 1958.
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Swiss oceanographer and engineer Jacques Piccard born 1922
partnered with David Walsh to be the first people to explore the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench.
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Ray Anderson born 1934
is a pioneer of environmental technologies.
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International Tiger Day
raises awareness for protecting the natural habitats of tigers.
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Inventor Vladimir Zworykin born 1888
was a pioneer of television technology.
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Political scientist and writer Alexis de Tocqueville born 1805.
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Novelist Emily Bronte born 1818
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Auto maker Henry Ford born 1863
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Austrian artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis born 1898
lost her life during the Holocaust.
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Children's author J.K. Rowling born 1965
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American artist Mary Vaux Walcott born 1860.
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Novelist Herman Melville born 1819
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Astronomer Maria Mitchell born 1818
was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer.
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Author James Baldwin born 1924
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Isabel Allende born 1942
is an admired novelist in Latin America and around the world.
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National Kids Day
National Kids Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August.
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International Forgiveness Day
International Forgiveness Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August.
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First woman rabbi Regina Jonas born 1902.
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Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong born 1901
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Chinese historian Liang Congjie born 1925
was a voice for China's environment.
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U.S. President Barack Obama born 1961
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Astronaut Neil Armstrong born 1930
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Humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg born 1912
Raoul Wallenberg rescued thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary.
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Astrophysicist France Cordova born 1947.
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Actess and comedienne Lucille Ball born 1911
was beloved around the world.
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Discoverer of penicillin Sir Alexander Fleming born 1881
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Inez Milholland Boissevain born 1886
was a lawyer, correspondent and suffragist.
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Susie King Taylor born 1848
was the first African American woman school teacher, army nurse and memoirist of wartime experiences.
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Ralph Bunche born 1903
was a diplomat and teacher who won a Nobel Peace Prize.
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Anthropologist Louis Leakey born 1903
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Arctic explorer Matthew Henson born 1866
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Esther Hobart Morris born 1814
was the first U.S. Justice of the Peace and helped Wyoming become the Equality State.
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International Day of the World's Indigenous People
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Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden in 1854
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Congress establishes the Smithsonian Institution in 1846
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Ballerina Allegra Kent born 1937
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UN International Youth Day
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World Elephant Day
brings people together to help conserve and protect elephants.
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Film producer and director Cecil B. DeMille born 1881
was an Academy Award winner in silent and sound films.
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Women's rights activist Lucy Stone born 1818
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Novelist and dramatist John Galsworthy born 1867
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Basketball star/philanthropist Earvin Magic Johnson born 1959
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NAIS Challenge 20/20 deadline to enter
is an Internet-based program that pairs classes at any grade level (K-12) from schools in the U.S. with their counterpart classes in schools in other countries to find local solutions to one of 20 global problems.
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Melinda Gates born 1964
helps mothers and children in developing nations through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Poet Sir Walter Scott born 1771
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African American nurse, entrepreneur and philanthropist Biddy Mason born 1818.
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Archaeologist and writer T. E. Lawrence born 1888
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Frontiersman Davy Crockett born 1786
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Film producer pioneer Samuel Goldwyn born 1882
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Former First Lady/Philanthropist Rosalynn Carter born 1927
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Explorer Meriwether Lewis born 1774
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19th Ammendment ratified giving women right to vote, 1920
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World Humanitarian Day
raises public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide
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Pioneer aviator Orville Wright born 1871
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Humorous poet Ogden Nash born 1902
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Inventor Philo T. Farnsworth born 1906
is known as the Father of Televison
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Viking 1 planetary probe to Mars is launched by NASA in 1975.
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Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain born 1936
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Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury born 1920
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Composer Claude Debussy born 1862
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Aviation pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley born 1834
was also an astronomer, inventor and physicist.
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International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
memorializes the Atlantic Slave Trade on the date of the Haitian Slave Uprising of August 23, 1791.
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The Singing Revolution event of 1989
2 million people held hands across 360 miles to sing for freedom for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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World Wide Web opened to new users by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990.
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Poet and author Edgar Lee Masters born 1869
wrote Spoon River Anthology
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Short-story writer, poet and essayist Jorge Luis Borges born 1899
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Hawaiian "Father of Surfing" Duke Kahanamoku born 1890.
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Dancer Gene Kelly born 1912.
Transformed the Hollywood musical and made the ballet form acceptable.
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Galileo telescope demonstrated in 1609.
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Althea Gibson born 1927
was the first black tennis player to win Wimbledon.
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Women's Equality Day
commemorates women's right to vote.
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Polio vaccine developer Albert Sabin born 1906
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Inventor Lee De Forest born 1973
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Entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie born 1976
founded TOMS Shoes to bring shoes to children who need them.
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Paralympian Rick Hanson born 1957
is a philanthropist for people with spinal cord injuries.
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Mother Teresa born 1910
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Martin Luther King Jr. delivered I Have a Dream Speech in 1963
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German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe born 1749
was a leading influence on 19th century writing, poetry, music and philosophy.
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Philosopher John Locke born 1632
was a philosopher of the Enlightenment who influenced Voltaire, Rousseau and the American revolutionaries.
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Jazz saxophonist Charlie Bird Parker born 1920
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield born 1959
is the first Canadian to commandeer the International Space Station
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Doctor of animal science and autism activist Temple Grandin born 1947.
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Triathlete/leukemia survivor Louie Bonpua born 1964
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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle born in 1935
is a marine biologist and ambassador of the oceans.
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Neoclassicist Painter Jacques-Louis David born 1748
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Novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley born 1797
influenced many early feminists with her writing.
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American Civil Rights activist Josephine Ruffin born 1842
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Educator Maria Montessori born 1870
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Israeli-American Violinist Itzhak Perlman born 1945
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National Preparedness Month
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency supports our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to respond and recover from all disasters. We encourage you to visit their website, see the work they do, and support their efforts. We are all in this together.
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International Primate Day
highlights the threats to and abuses of our closest relatives in the animal world.
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Playing for Change Day
is a global day of action where musicians and PFC fans of Playing For Change Day is a creative day of action that uses the universal power of music to create positive social change.
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Physician Bernard Fantus born 1874
established the first American blood bank.
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Labor leader Walter Reuther born 1907
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Teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe born 1948
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Architect Louis Sullivan born 1856
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Golfer Tom Watson born 1949
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1882—Thomas Edison's first electrical power station begins operation
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Camp David Accords began 1978
Began twelve days of negotiations between Israel and Egypt, mediated by President Jimmy Carter. Anwar Sadat and Menachim Begin were awarded Nobel Peace Prizes.
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Writer, educator and activist Jonathan Kozol born 1936.
Kozol has dedicated his life to bringing awareness to the plight of inner city children.
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Civil rights activist Claudette Colvin born 1939
was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks.
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Ira Gershwin born 1896
was lyricist to his composer brother George Gershwin.
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Social reformer and pacifist Jane Addams born 1860
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National Grandparents Day
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American artist Grandma Moses born 1860
was a popular folk artist and a cultural icon.
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Heart surgeon Michael DeBakey born 1908
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David Packard born 1912
was the founder of Hewlett-Packard and is a philanthropist.
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Artist Jacob Lawrence born 1917
broke racial barriers as a renowned painter.
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International Literacy Day
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Composer Antonin Dvorak born 1841
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Freedom Hero Ruby Bridges born 1954
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Novelist Leo Tolstoy born 1828
was a major influence on Gandhi and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
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Filmmaker Robert Wise born 1914
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Golfer Arnold Palmer born 1929
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September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
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Short-story writer O. Henry born 1862
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Children's rights activist Florence Kelley born 1859
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Olympic champion Jesse Owens born 1913
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Dr. Alexander Langmuir born 1910
saved millions of lives with his work in epidemiology.
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French chemist Irene Curie born 1917
was the second woman to win the Nobel Prize in science. The first woman was her mother, Marie Curie.
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Japanese architect Tadao Ando born 1941
is a winner of the Pritzker Prize in Architecture.
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Chocolate King Milton Hershey born 1857
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Children's author Roald Dahl born 1916
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Federal judge Constance Baker Motley born 1921
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Physiologist Ivan Pavlov born 1849
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Womens Rights/Birth Control advocate Margaret Sanger born 1883
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National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 to/10/15)
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Novelist and historian James Fenimore Cooper born 1789
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Aviator Jean Batten born 1909
made the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand.
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International Dot Day
Children and adults all over the globe celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration
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Blues singer B. B. King born 1924
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UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
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Space Shuttle unveiled 1976
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Photojournalist and activist Dan Eldon born 1970.
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2014 International Music Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
The International Music Conference is the main music event to encapsulate the new music industry worldwide. (09/18-09/20)
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Doctor Ben Carson born 1951
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New Zealand first in women's vote 1893
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Novelist Upton Sinclair born 1878
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International Day of Peace
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Novelist H. G. Wells born 1866
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Chemist and physicist Michael Faraday born 1791
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Ellen Church born in 1904
was the first female flight attendant.
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Mary Church Terrell born in 1863
was a writer, teacher and civil rights advocate for women and black Americans.
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Little Rock Nine 1957
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Singer and songwriter Ray Charles born 1930
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First woman to run for president Victoria Woodhull born 1838
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Jazz musician John Coltrane born 1926
was an American saxophonist and composer. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in 2007.
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Musician Bruce Springsteen born 1949
tells the real American story through his music.
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Canadian scientist Howard Florey born 1898
shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.
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African American poet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper born 1825
was a suffragist and abolitionist.
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Muppet creator Jim Henson born 1936
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Actor Christopher Reeve born 1952
was also an activist for the rights of the disabled.
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Children's author Shel Silverstein born 1930
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Artist Mark Rothko born 1903
was an abstract expressionist painter
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Railroad heroine Kate Shelley born 1865
is the only American woman to have a train and bridge named after her for saving the lives of many passengers.
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Poet and playwright T. S. Eliot born 1888
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Composer George Gershwin born 1898
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Patriot and statesman Samuel Adams born 1722
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Cambodian journalist Dith Pran born 1942
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Sir Alexander Fleming accidentally discovers penicillin on this day in 1928.
The bacteria-killing mold, first noticed by French medical student, Ernest Duchesne in 1896, was rediscovered in Fleming's messy laboratory and was later developed by Dr. Howard Florey by 1941.
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Italian scientist Enrico Fermi born 1091
was one of the 20th century's greatest physicists.
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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Walesa born 1943
was a Polish labor leader
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Novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra born 1547
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Holocaust survivor and writer Elie Wiesel born 1928.
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LGBT History Month
October is LGBT History Month in the United States.
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International Day of Older Persons
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National Dyslexia Awareness Month
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Disabilites Awareness Month
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Dr. Govindaappa Venkataswamy born 1918
cares for the eyes of millions of people in India.
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Sustainable Seafood Month
October is National Seafood Month
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39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter born 1924
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International Day of Non-Violence
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Political leader Mahatma Gandhi born 1869
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Community hero Soedati Warsito Rasman born 1937
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12th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days 2014
(October 1-31) promotes cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications.
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Author James Herriot born 1916
was a British veterinarian who wrote about animals and their owners
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World Space Week (4-10) (10/04-10/10)
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Religious leader St. Francis of Assisi born 1181
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World Teachers Day
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Vaclav Havel born 1936
is a dramatist and president of the Czech Republic.
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Architect and artist Maya Lin born 1959
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Musician Bob Geldof born 1951
is known for his anti-poverty work for Africa and is a Nobel Prize nominee.
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Mental Illness Awareness Week
In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Health Awareness Week. (10/06-10/12)
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Fannie Lou Hamer born 1917.
was a civil rights activist.
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu born 1931
is a Nobel Peace Prize winner
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Danish physicist Niels Bohr born 1885
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World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day is the first Monday in October.
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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma born 1955
strives to bring together different cultures through music.
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Chef Bruno Serato born 1996
feeds 300 children at his restaurant every night, 7 nights a week.
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Walter Kittredge born 1834
was an abolitionist and famous musician during the Civil War era. He wrote 'Tenting Tonight on the old Campground' which was beloved by both sides of the war.
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams born 1950
is a landmine activist.
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Singer and songwriter John Lennon born 1940
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Russian astronaut Yury Usachov born 1957
is a passionate ambassador for the space program.
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Francis W. Parker born 1837
helped start the progressive school movement in the U.S.
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World Mental Health Day
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Explorer Fridtjof Nansen born 1893
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1st Lady of American theater, Helen Hayes born 1900.
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Composer Giuseppe Verdi born 1813
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Sculptor Alberto Giacometti born 1901
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Journalist Daniel Pearl born 1963
was a respected reporter who showed courage, intelligence and integrity.
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Global Cardboard Challenge
Inspired by CAINE's ARCADE a DAY OF GLOBAL PLAY.
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International Day of the Girl Child
was declared United Nations General Assembly was declared following a two year campaign that was spearheaded by Plan International.
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Jazz musician Art Blakey born 1919
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Humanitarian and former first lady of the U.S. Eleanor Roosevelt born 1884
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Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti born 1935
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English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams born 1872
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Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher born 1754
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Former prime minister of England Margaret Thatcher born 1925
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The Wright brothers make their first flying attempt at Kitty Hawk in 1903
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Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden born 1910
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Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn born 1644
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Varian Fry born in 1907
ran a rescue network in Nazi Germany and saved thousands from the Holocaust.
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Sculptor Beniamino Bufano born 1890
is known for his peace monuments.
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World Food Day
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Dictionary author Noah Webster born 1758
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Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde born 1854
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Playwright Eugene O'Neill born 1888
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International Day of the Eradication of Poverty
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Astronaut and scientist Mae Jemison born 1956
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Dutch explorer Alexandrine Tinne born 1839
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Poet Ntozake Shange born 1948
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Musician Wynton Marsalis born 1961
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Historian and writer Lewis Mumford born 1895
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Artist and designer Peter Max born 1937
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Astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar born 1910
won the Nobel Prize for his work on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars.
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Scientist Christiane Nusslein-Volhard born 1942
is a pioneer genetic researcher.
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Educator and philosopher John Dewey born 1859
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Poet Robert Pinsky born 1940
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Baseball player Mickey Mantle born 1931
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Alfred Nobel born 1833
was a chemist and engineer who established the Nobel Prizes.
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Jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie born 1917
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Jay Norwood (Ding) Darling born 1876
was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and conservationist.
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American frontiersman Daniel Boone born 1734
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Composer and pianist Franz Liszt born 1811
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Disarmament Week (24-30) (10/22-10/28)
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Novelist Michael Crichton born 1942
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Soccer player Pele born 1940
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English businesswoman Anita Roddick born 1942
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Dutch biologist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek born 1632
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American dramatist Moss Hart born 1904
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Make a Difference Day
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Artist Pablo Picasso born 1881
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Antarctic explorer Richard E. Byrd born 1888
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Beate Sirota Gordon born 1923
helped establish the rights of women in the Constitution of Japanand was also a lifelong promoter of the performing arts.
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Singer Mahalia Jackson born 1911
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26th President of the U.S. Theodore Roosevelt born 1858
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Poet Dylan Thomas born 1914
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Explorer James Cook born 1728
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Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus born 1469
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Egyptian Nawal El Saadawi born 1931
is a women's rights activist.
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Make a Difference Day - iEARN
On the last Tuesday in October each year, iEARN youth, educators and coordinators around the world are invited to participate in MAD (Make A Difference) Day by giving back to their local communities through community service and sharing their Collaboration Centre projects with others.
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Developer of the polio vaccine Jonas Salk born 1914
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Microsoft chairman Bill Gates born 1955
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French comedian Coluche born 1944
created an organization to feed the poor.
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President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf born 1938
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Quilt artist Harriet Powers born 1837
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2nd President of the U.S. John Adams born 1735
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Film Director Peter Jackson born 1961
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Founder of the Girl Scouts Juliette Gordon Low born 1860
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Poet John Keats born 1795
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Architect Zaha Hadid born 1950
is the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
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Native American Heritage Month
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Doctors without Borders founder Bernard Koucher born 1939.
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Swedish Disney animator Gustaf Tenggren born 1896.
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French illustrator Emil-Antoine Bayard born 1837
illustrated novels for Victor Hugo, Harriet Beecher Stowe and some of the first Space Art for Jules Verne.
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Astronomer Harlow Shapley born 1885
estimated the size of the Milky Way and the sun's position in it.
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Humorist and writer Will Rogers born 1879
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Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming elected as first female U.S. governor 1925
She later became the first woman director of the U.S. Mint.
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Dr. Vandana Shiva born 1952
works to preserve biodiversity on the planet.
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Pilot pioneer James Banning born 1900
was an early African American aviator.
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Writer and philosopher Will Durant born 1885
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Composer John Philip Sousa born 1854
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Inventor of basketball James Naismith born 1861
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Yahoo! Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang born 1968
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Chemist and physicist Madame Curie born 1867
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Mathematician and astronomer Edmund Halley born 1656
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Heart transplant surgeon Christiaan Barnard born 1922
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Inventor Jack Kilby born 1923
invented the microchip.
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East Germany opens the Berlin Wall 1989
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Astronomer and author Carl Sagan born 1934
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African American actress Dorothy Dandridge born 1922
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World Science Day for Peace and Development
to renew the national, as well as the international is to commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society.
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Malala Day
The United Nations has declared Pakistani child activist Malala as the global symbol of every girl's right to an education.
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English abolitionist and scholar Granville Sharp born 1735
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Samuel Gridley Howe born 1801
was an abolitionist and advocate of education for the blind.
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Veterans' Day
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Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky born 1821
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Author Carlos Fuentes born 1928
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Actor/Conservationist Leonardo DiCaprio born 1974.
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Russian composer and chemist Alexander Borodin born 1833
was an advocate for women's rights and a founder of the School of Medicine for Women in St. Petersburg.
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Sor Juana Inex de la Cruz born 1651
was a Spanish nun, scholar and poet who lived to learn.
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Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco born 1929
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Romanian Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci born 1961
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Women's suffrage leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton born 1815
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Baseball player Sammy Sosa born 1968
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Writer Robert Louis Stevenson born 1850
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Painter Claude Monet born 1840
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Canadian medical scientist Frederick Banting born 1891
was the co-discoverer of insulin.
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Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton born 1765
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Artist Georgia O'Keeffe born 1887
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English astronomer and composer Willam Herschel born 1738
He discovered the existence of infrared radiation, the planet Uranus and wrote 24 symphonies
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International Day for Tolerance
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Father of the Blues W.C. Handy born 1873
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Architect Cameron Sinclair born 1973
is the founder of Architecture for Humanity.
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Bullying Awareness Week
November 17-23, 2012 Theme: Stand Up! (to bullying) (11/17-11/23)
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International Education Week November 18-22, 2013
is the third week of November (11/17-11/21)
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German mathemetician August Mobius born 1790
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Japanese American artist and architect Isamu Noguchi born 1904
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Japanese engineer Soichiro Honda born 1906
was the founder of Honda Motor Co.
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First American in space Alan Shepard born 1923
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Inventor of the daguerreotype Louis Daguerre born 1789
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Native American chief Wilma Mankiller born 1945
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1863 Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address
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Russian polymath, scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonosov born 1711
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Universal Children's Day
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Astronomer Edwin Hubble born 1889
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Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes born 1976
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U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy born 1925
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The Mayflower Compact signed in Massachusetts in 1620
was the first example in modern times of a social compact or system of government instituted by voluntary agreement by men of equal rights.
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Jewish-American author Isaac Bashevis Singer born 1902
was a Nobel Prize winner in literature and major contributor to the Yiddish literary movement.
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Philosopher Voltaire born 1694
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Novelist George Eliot born 1819
used the pseudonym Mary Ann Evans and was a leading writer of the Victorian Era - Middlemarch, Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede.
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Tennis champion Billie Jean King born 1943
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Australian activist Mum Shirl born 1924
worked for the welfare and justice of Aboriginal Australians
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Astronaut Guion Bluford born 1942
was the first African American in space.
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American chemist Rachel Fuller Brown born 1898
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Composer Scott Joplin born 1868
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On the Origin of Species published by Charles Darwin 1859
is sometimes called 'Evolution' Day.
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French educator Charles Michel de L'Epee born 1712
is known as "Father of the Deaf"
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UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
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Financier and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie born 1835
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Australian doctor and bush pilot John Flynn born 1880
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Physicist Albert Baez born 1912
was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.
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Playwright Eugene Ionesco born 1909
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U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor Mary Edwards Walker born 1832
was the first and only woman to win.
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Cartoonist and creator of Peanuts Charles M. Schulz born 1922
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Musician Jimi Hendrix born 1942
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American TV educator Bill Nye born 1955
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Filipina pediatrician Fe del Mundo born 1911
was a world renowned champion of children's care.
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Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day ~ a special feature on PEOPLE TO BE THANKFUL FOR
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Poet William Blake born 1757
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International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
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Nellie Tayloe Ross born 1876
was the first woman elected as governor of a U.S. state.
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Scholar and author C. S. Lewis born 1898
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Children's author Louisa May Alcott born 1832
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Children's author Madeleine L'Engle born 1918
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British statesman Winston Churchill born 1874
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Novelist and humorist Mark Twain born 1835
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Canadian poet John McCrae born 1872
was a Canadian soldier and doctor who wrote "In Flanders Field", a poem that reflects a deep desire for peace and nonviolence.
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World AIDS Day
in on December 1st of each year.
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Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama.
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Architect Nicholas Negroponte born 1943
created a low-cost laptop for children in the developing world.
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Painter Georges Seurat born 1859
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SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 - Conference/Exhibition
International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques takes place in Shenzhen, China. (12/03-12/04)
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Carlos Juan Finlay born 1833
was a Cuban scientist who solved the mystery of yellow fever.
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First close up images of Jupiter are sent by Pioneer 10
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Nurse Edith Cavell born 1865
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Inspirational speaker Nick Vujicic born 1982
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UN International Volunteer Day
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English poet Christina Rossetti was born 1830
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Walt Disney born 1901
was an entrepreneur and a visionary artist.
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Vince Coleman, hero in the Halifax Explosion in Canada died in 1917
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American AIDS hero Ryan White born 1971
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Everglades National Park, Florida, dedicated in 1947
thanks to environmental heroes like Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
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Author Willa Cather born 1873
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Painter and muralist Diego Rivera born 1886
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Cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney born 1765
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Composer Jean Sibelius born 1865
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Poet and essayist John Milton born 1608
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American computer scientist and Navy officer Grace Hopper born 1906.
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Nobel Prizes Awarded
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UN Human Rights Day
is celebrated on December 10
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Swedish writer Selma Lagerlof born 1858
was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Founder of the first public school for the deaf Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet born 1787
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Poet Emily Dickinson born 1830
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Mathematician Ada Lovelace born 1815
developed the world's first computer program.
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Egyptian writer and Nobel Prize winner for literature Naguib Mahfouz born 1911
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Tango singer Carlos Gardel born 1890
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Physician and bacteriologist Robert Koch born 1843
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Russian Novelist and Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn born 1918
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Singer Frank Sinatra born 1915
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African American storyboard artist David Russell born 1950.
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African American civil rights leader Ella Baker born 1903
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King George VI born 1936
was Britain's steady guide through WWII
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Mexican businesswoman Dolores Olmedo Patino born 1908
was also a philanthropist and art collector.
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Engineer and Eiffel Tower designer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel born 1832
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Brazilian environmentalist Chico Mendes born 1944
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Anthropologist Margaret Mead born 1901
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English writer Jane Austen born 1775
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Composer Ludwig Beethoven born 1770
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Wright Brothers fly the first airplane in 1903
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Child Rights advocate Craig Kielburger born 1982
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UN International Migrants Day
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Swiss-German Painter Paul Klee born 1879
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Director and film producer Steven Spielberg born 1947
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Le Lay Hayslip born 1949
is a Vietnamese American author and peacemaker.
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Hawaiian princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop born 1831.
was a beloved philanthropist.
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Carter G. Woodson born 1875
is called the father of black history.
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Morris (Morrie) Schwartz born 1916
was a professor who taught us how to live with joy.
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Slovene artist Ivana Koblica born 1861
is known as an important figure of Slovene cultural identity.
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Iditarod champion DeeDee Jonrowe 1952
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Apollo 8, first manned space flight to leave Earth orbit lifted off in 1968.
The crew was the first to see the Earth from space and to personally see the far side of the moon.
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Musician and songwriter Frank Zappa born 1940
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Olympic champion sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner born 1959
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French entomologist and writer Jean Henri Casimir Fabre born 1823
popularized insect natural history.
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Science historian James Burke born 1936
developed a model of discovery called the Knowledge Web to connect information across space and time.
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Businesswoman and social activist Madam C. J. Walker born 1867
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Poet Harriet Monroe born 1860
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Environmentalist Roz Savage born 1967
challenges people to live in a more environmentally conscious way.
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Ballet dancer and choreographer Robert Joffrey born 1930
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Scientist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton born 1642
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Nurse and founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton born 1821
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Iditarod champion Susan Butcher born 1954
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Chemist and bacteriologist Louis Pasteur born 1822
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Astronomer Johannes Kepler born 1571
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American comic book writer Stan Lee born 1922.
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Cellist Pablo Casals born 1876
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Writer Rudyard Kipling born 1865
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Sally Fox born 1955
produced a cotton that naturally comes in different colors.
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John Milne, Father of Modern Seismology, born 1850.
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Bolivian American teacher Jaime Escalante born 1930
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Computer scientist Leonard Adleman born 1945
is the Father of DNA computing and coined the term "virus"
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Songwriter John Denver born 1943
was an activist for the environment.
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