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Kim Gilmore is Historian and Director of Corporate Outreach at A+E Networks. Her favorite people featured on the BIO website are Frederick Douglass, Pocahontas and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
July 17, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Journalist / 1918 -
Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
May 28, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
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
June 12, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
On May 14, 1979, Margaret Thatcher appeared on the cover of Time magazine with the title “Britain’s Fighting Lady.” She was Britain’s first female prime minister...also in this article
Prime Minister / 1925 - 2013
The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office.
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 31, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
In celebration of her 60 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is being honored with her Diamond Jubilee starting on June 2. Her Majesty reigns over the United...also in this article
Philanthropist, Political Leader, Princess / 1930 - 2002Princess Margaret was the youngest daughter of Queen Elizabeth and George VI. Her troubled private life aroused worldwide sympathy and constant controversy.
April 17, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
Readers throughout the world have learned about the horrors of the Holocaust by reading The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Written in a personal style, almost...