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Alexander Stephens

Alexander Stephens was the Confederate vice president during the American Civil War.
  • Government Official,
  • U.S. Representative,
  • U.S. Governor
  • (1812–1883)

Angela Lansbury

Actress Angela Lansbury has entertained audiences in a variety of ways, including her 12-year stint as Jessica Fletcher on the 1984 series Murder, She Wrote.
  • Actress
  • (1925–)

Julie Harris

Film, stage and television actress Julie Harris rose to stardom through her roles in plays like The Member of the Wedding, I Am a Camera and The Lark, as well as movies including East of Eden and The Haunting.
  • Theater Actress,
  • Television Actress,
  • Film Actor/Film Actress
  • (c. 1925–2013)

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, a former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.
  • Civil Rights Activist
  • (c. 1818–1895)

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is a writer known for such works as Torch, Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things.
  • Writer
  • (1968–)

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse was an Oglala Sioux Indian chief who fought against removal to an Indian reservation. He took part in the Battle of Little Big Horn.
  • Folk Hero,
  • Warrior,
  • Military Leader
  • (c. 1842–1877)

Julius Caesar

Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar turned the Roman Republic into the powerful Roman Empire. A coup ended his reign, and his life, on the Ides of March.
  • General,
  • Dictator
  • (c. 100 BCE–44 BCE)

Isaac Newton

English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, most famous for his law of gravitation, was instrumental in the scientific revolution of the 17th century.
  • Philosopher,
  • Mathematician,
  • Astronomer,
  • Physicist,
  • Scientist
  • (1643–1727)

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