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May 12, 2012 by Josh Mapes
Tomorrow, mothers in the United States will receive phone calls, candy, and homemade art projects. It's the one day a year they'll hopefully get to sit back, put up their feet, and enjoy a little rest and relaxation as their children try to show their...
May 9, 2012 by Libby O'Connell
This month Biography.com is highlighting legendary figures from America's West, and this week we’re featuring the life of Buffalo Bill Cody. The iconic cowboy shone...also in this article
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.
May 11, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com has launched a new feature we're calling "Week in Review," which highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Women's Rights Activist, U.S. First Lady, Government Official / 1947 -
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the only American first lady to hold national office. She became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013.
U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1942 -
Former Delaware Senator Joe Biden was elected the 47th U.S. vice president with President Barack Obama in 2008. He earned a second term as vice president when Obama was re-elected to the presidency in 2012.
May 10, 2012 by Eudie Pak
May 8, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died Tuesday morning from stroke complications at a hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83.
Most famously known...
Guest ContributorMay 10, 2012 by Scott Cooperstein
The American frontier gave birth to thousands of stories, perhaps none greater than that of Kit Carson. Born on Christmas Eve in 1809, in Madison County, Kentucky, Christopher Houston Carson was a famed mountain man, war hero, trapper, and guide. In modern...also in this article