Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker was an early rock 'n' roller who had a hit with the song and dance sensation "The Twist."
  • Singer
  • (1941–)

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
  • Writer,
  • Inventor,
  • Scientist
  • (1706–1790)

George Washington

George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and was the first to become U.S. president.
  • General,
  • U.S. President
  • (1732–1799)

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Minister
  • (1929–1968)

Christopher Columbus

Famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the "New World" of the Americas on an expedition sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain in 1492.
  • Explorer
  • (c. 1451–1506)

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. president, led America through World War I and crafted the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," the last of which was creating a League of Nations to ensure world peace. Wilson also created the Federal Reserve and signed the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote.
  • Educator,
  • U.S. President
  • (1856–1924)

Nikola Tesla

Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla developed the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today, and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).
  • Inventor,
  • Engineer
  • (c. 1856–1943)

Rafer Johnson

Rafer Johnson is an American athlete who won a gold medal in the decathlon in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
  • Track and Field Athlete
  • (1935–)

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Comedy & Tragedy: Remembering SNL Legend Phil Hartman

Today, on what would have been Phil Hartman’s 66th birthday, Mike Thomas, author of the new biography "You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman," takes a look at who the funny man was when he wasn’t being Frank Sinatra, Bill Clinton, (name your favorite impression). . .
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