Fascinating people making headlines.
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 endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, or magnanimous gaffes.
While there were many people to...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 4, 2012 by Leila Taha
This weekend signals the start of the Kentucky Derby. Though we usually think of baseball as "America's pastime," horse racing is a long-standing tradition in much...also in this article
May 10, 2012 by Eudie Pak
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...also in this article
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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 for his children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak changed the way people viewed...