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February 21, 2013 by Eudie Pak
Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known as Nina Simone, would've turned 80 today. With her velvety vocals and unclassifiable music, the American singer and gifted pianist melded classical, jazz, folk, blues, pop, and more to create a sound uniquely her own...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Pianist, Singer, Journalist / 1933 - 2003Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s. A civil rights activist, she wrote songs promoting the Civil Rights Movement.
February 19, 2013 by Eudie Pak
Never mind her morning sickness, Kate Middleton woke up to something this week that she may even get more nauseous about.
In a recent lecture on the book Royal...also in this article
February 20, 2013 by Thad Morgan
Whether acquiring power through one's birthright or through a democratic process, running a nation is no easy task. Louis XII, King of France in 1498, ran the country...also in this article
Guest ContributorFebruary 18, 2013 by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
Wanna look at Presidents’ Day in a whole new light? Hot off the presses, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity is a sneak peek inside...also in this article
Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1924 -
The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush served as vice president under Ronald Reagan. He is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd president.
General, U.S. President, Journalist / 1890 - 1969
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, promoted Atoms for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly in order to ease Cold War tensions.
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.
February 19, 2013 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. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...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.