Thirty-Eighth President. Born: July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska. Married to Elizabeth Bloomer Ford When Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974, he declared, “I assume the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances. This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts”.
Helen Adams Keller was a deafblind American author, activist and lecturer. Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her disabilities were caused by a fever in February, 1882 when she was 19 months old. Her loss of ability to communicate at such an early developmental age was very traumatic for
Madame C. J. Walker, was an African American philanthropist and tycoon. Born Sarah Breedlove in Delta, Louisiana, the first member of her family born free, she was raised on farms there and in Mississippi and started out by picking cotton on a plantation. She was orphaned at age seven, married
Lil’ Kim is an African American rapper and actress. She is also known for wearing outrageous revealing outfits to red carpet events, and for her sexually explicit hit albums, most notably 1996’s Hard Core. The Beginning. Kim grew up with family problems and violent relationships. She started battling in local
Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, producer, and Academy Award-winning director. He has been nominated for three BAFTA Awards, won two Oscars and a Golden Globe Award. His first leading role was the 1987 film The Untouchables, opposite Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, and Andy Garcia. Kevin Costner is
50 Cent born Curtis Jackson on July 6, 1975 in Queens, New York), is a popular African American rapper. Biography. Once almost unknown outside his hometown of southside Jamaica, Queens, 50 Cent is currently one of the most well-known and commercially successful rappers of the decade. Because the success of
Florence Nightingale, OM, who came to be known as The Lady with the Lamp, was the pioneer of modern nursing. Each year, the International Nurses Day is celebrated on her birth anniversary. Often identified with “Florence Nightingale Syndrome” wherein a nurse falls in love with her patient. While there is
Coretta Scott King is the widow of the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and a noted community leader in her own right. The Kings were married on June 18, 1953. The wedding ceremony took place in Scott’s parents’ house in Marion and was performed by King’s father.
43-rd President of the United States. Born July 6, 1946. Married to Laura Welch Bush. George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. He was sworn into office on January 20, 2001, re-elected on November 2, 2004, and sworn in for a second term on January 20,
Thirteenth President. Born: January 7, 1800 in Cayuga County, New York. Died: March 8, 1874. Married to Abigail Powers Fillmore. In his rise from a log cabin to wealth and the White House, Millard Fillmore demonstrated that through methodical industry and some competence an uninspiring man could make the American
Dr. Seuss is the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books. Life and Work. Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the
Twelfth President. Born: November 24, 1784 in Orange County, Virginia. Died: July 9, 1850 in Washington D. C. while in office. He got sick after eating cherries and milk at a July 4 celebration. He was the second president to die in office. Married to Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor. Northerners
Doris “Dorie” Miller was an African American cook in the United States Navy and a hero during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy’s second highest honor, the Navy Cross. Born in Waco, Texas, he enlisted in
I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky
Bob Dylan is a highly influential American songwriter, musician, and poet. Much of Dylan’s best known work is from the 1960s, when he became a documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Many involved in the civil rights movement found an anthem in his song “Blowin’ In The Wind”. Millions
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer who came to fame as a vocalist in the pop band *NSYNC. Justin Timberlake’s career began after a childhood stint on the American television talent show Star Search, when he became a cast member of The New Mickey Mouse Club teenage variety show.
Usher is an African-American singer and actor. He has been a popular R&B and pop music performer since the early 1990s. By the 2000s, Raymond was among the most popular performers in his genre, and achieved significant sales and chart success from his albums and singles. Usher is beloved in
Bow Wow, is an African American rapper. Releasing his first album, Beware of Dog, at the age of thirteen, Bow Wow quickly became a successful recording artist, under the mentorship of record producer Jermaine Dupri, eventually breaking out on his own by 2003 and continuing his success. Moss never saw
Vin Diesel is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. While he prefers to identify himself as a “multi-faceted” actor he has played a number of similar roles, as a result of early difficulties finding roles due to his very mixed heritage. He founded the production companies One Race Films,
Twenty-Third President. Born: August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio. Died: March 13, 1901 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Married to Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison Nominated for President on the eighth ballot at the 1888 Republican Convention, Benjamin Harrison conducted one of the first “front-porch” campaigns, delivering short speeches to delegations that