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Academic, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. President / 1857 - 1930
William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court, becoming the only person to have served as both a U.S. chief justice and president.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress / 1948 -
Award-winning actress Kathy Bates starred as a deranged fan opposite James Caan in Misery, and as a comically emancipated housewife in Fried Green Tomatoes.
May 21, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
“Heeeeeerre’s Johnny!” For decades, TV viewers waited for this rousing introduction by sidekick Ed McMahon, who announced the talk show host in grand style each...also in this article
May 3, 2012 by Josh Mapes
While dogs may be considered "man's best friend," the horse and the myriad of legends surrounding it have held a special place in the hearts of humans throughout...also in this article
Film Actor, Television Actor, Guitarist, Singer, Television Personality / 1911 - 1998
Roy Rogers was an American actor and singer best known as the “King of the Cowboys” for his heroic roles in musical westerns. His sidekick palomino, Trigger, and dog, Bullet often appeared with him.
Film Actress, Television Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Television Personality / 1912 - 2001
Dale Evans was the longtime screen partner and wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers. She wrote several hit songs, including "Happy Trails to You."
Guest ContributorMay 2, 2012 by Scott Cooperstein
The woman who would become Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses, August 13, 1860, in Greenville, a city in Darke County, Ohio. Her family lived on a small farm with a patriarch who provided for them by hunting, trapping, and trading in local markets...also in this article
Entrepreneur, Inventor / 1847 - 1931
Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the electric light bulb, the telephone and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than a 1,000 patents for his inventions.
Theater Actor, Folk Hero, Military Leader / 1846 - 1917Hunting and killing over 4,000 buffalo earned Buffalo Bill Cody his nickname, and his status as an Old West legend was cemented with his traveling Wild West show.
Empress, Queen / 1840 - 1901
Empress Frederick was the oldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of England. She married the future German Emperor Frederick III in 1858, thusly becoming empress of Germany and queen of Prussia.