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October 31, 2012 by Eudie Pak
There is a way of conjuring up the dead this Halloween—and we're not talking seances or telling ghost stories.
Instead, we at Biography.com have decided to take a trip down the halls of science and cater to those who have an historic, intellectual...also in this article
Lawyer, Governor, Mayor, U.S. President / 1837 - 1908
The 22nd and 24th president, Grover Cleveland is the only POTUS to serve two nonconsecutive terms, as well as the first to be married in the White House.
June 9, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Thirty years ago today, Steven Spielberg released his sci-fi, tearjerker adventure flick, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which became the highest grossing film for...also in this article
Film Actress, Director, Producer, Model, Screenwriter / 1975 -
Actress Drew Barrymore gained early fame as a child star. She later struggled with substance abuse and notoriety, before re-emerging as a talented actress and producer.
September 17, 2012 by Andrew Cannizzaro
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers...also in this article
September 5, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
The man who became known as “Freddie Mercury” was born in Stone Town, Zanzibar (later Tanzania), on September 5, 1946. As lead vocalist for the rock band Queen,...
May 18, 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
Gymnast / 1992 -
Shawn Johnson is an American gymnast who won a gold medal for the balance beam at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China when she was only 16 years old. In 2009, she was the winning contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
August 3, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com's "Week in Review" highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, importance in history, or magnanimous gaffes. While there were many people to choose from this week, here...also in this article
Governor / 1947 -
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made a run for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, losing to John McCain. He made another run for the presidency in 2012, but was defeated by President Barack Obama.
Film Actor, Television Actor, Rapper, Reality Television Star / 1971 -
Snoop Dogg is a West Coast rapper who evolved under the tutelage of Dr. Dre, and has received fame for albums such as Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather and Reincarnation.
Gymnast / 1995 -
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is best known as the first African American to win the individual all-around event. She also won a team gold medal for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics.