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June 8, 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...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1809 - 1865
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
Director, Producer / 1937 -
Ridley Scott is an English director and producer, whose notable hits include Thelma and Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down. He is also recognized as the older brother of director Tony Scott, who committed suicide in August 2012.
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.
June 4, 2012 by Eudie Pakalso in this article
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Philanthropist / 1941 -
American singer-songwriter Paul Simon is an influential figure in American rock music. He is best known for his long-running success as a musician.
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 29, 2012 by Eudie Pak
The stories of heroism, tenacity, and courage of the American West weren’t just reserved for the cowboy: long before him was the Native American, whose cultural...also in this article
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.