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He is today's most foremost astrophysics thinker and known for expanding on Einstein's theories.
Former NFL football player (Bills) charged with murdering his wife. Trial was broadcast on national television. Was found not guilty.
He has starred in the TV show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', been in movies such as "I, Robot" and "Men in Black."
English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles. Died in a tragic car accident involving the paparazzi.
Began his performing career as a member of the Jackson Five. He achieved unprecedented success with his 1982 album Thriller, and his elaborately produced music videos helped boost the new medium of music videos.
She won an Oscar for her role as Erin Brockovich. Starred in movies like "Mirror, Mirror."
A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson. Part of the "boy band" movement of the late 1990s.
Famous documentary filmmaker; created many multi-part series for PBS including Civil War, Prohibition, and Baseball
American professional golfer, Winner of The Master's Tournament in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005
The basketball player that led the Chicago Bulls to an outstanding six championships in eight years.
A young boy finds out he is a wizard and has won against the most evil wizard of all when he was a baby. He goes to wizard school and continues to fight against and defeat evil.
As president of Iraq, he maintained power through the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and the first Persian Gulf War (1991). During these conflicts, he repressed movements he deemed threatening to the stability of Iraq, particularly Shi'a and Kurdish movements seeking to overthrow the government or gain independence, respectively. While he remained a popular hero among many disaffected Arabs everywhere for standing up to the West and for his support for the Palestinians, U.S. leaders continued to view him with deep suspicion following the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He was deposed by the U.S. and its allies during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The American novelist who has written many popular horror stories such as "Cujo", "It", "The Tommyknockers".
John F. Kennedy
President during part of the cold war and especially during the superpower rivalry and the Cuban missile crisis. he was the president who went on TV and told the public about the crisis and allowed the leader of the Soviet Union to withdraw their missiles. Other events that were during his terms were the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, and early events of the Vietnamese War.
A lawyer who wrote in his spare time. The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker, The Firm, A Time to Kill, and other legal thrillers where the mob controls some aspect of the legal system.
From Lansing Everette then played for MSU; HIV+ in 1991; announced in his retirement in 1991.
Born Caryn Elaine Johnson; she is an American comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. She made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film. Her latest role is the voice of Stretch in Toy Story 3.
First Lady from 1992-2000; maintained a significant career as First Lady; attacked by conservatives and anti-feminists; took leading role in government affairs; recently left the position of Secretary of State. Potential Democratic candidate for president.
American actor and producer; won Oscars for "Philadelphia" (1994) and "Forrest Gump" (1995). This Christmas, starring as Walt Disney in the film "Saving Mr. Banks"
Given name is Cassius Clay; United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times; converted to Islam; developed Parkinson's Disease.
Popular child star during the Great Depression; made 27 movies during the 1930s; tap dancing
1910-1997. Roman Catholic nun who founded Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. Ministered to sick, poor, orphaned, and dying for over 40 years. Received Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Became a saint in 2005.
Actor from Owensboro, KY; Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands;
United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery and so triggered the national civil rights movement.
1st American to orbit Earth in 1962. He was an Ohio Senator for 25 years then he became the oldest man to travel in space at the age of 77.
This showman created the Muppets; did the puppetry for "Labyrinth"; and was one of the creators of "Sesame Street"
Sandra Day O'Conner
First woman Supreme Court Justice
The first African American player in the major league of baseball. His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans. Wore #42
Female Indy Car and NASCAR driver; 1st female to lead during any stage of the Indy 500
American cyclist, had testicular cancer, won 7 straight Tour de France races; stripped of all medals because of doping
New York Yankees' Shortstop; "The Captain"
United States professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth
Closer for the New York Yankees; Famous baseball player set the record for all-time saves; retired after 2013 season. Last player to wear #42.
Actor famously played Superman; paralyzed in a horse-riding accident; activist for the rights of the disabled
American author of novels based on intelligence and military science concepts whose works include "The Hunt fot Red October", "Clear and Present DAnger", and "Red Storm Rising".
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