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February 28, 2013 by Eudie Pak
There may be disunion at the Vatican amid Pope Benedict XVI's departure today, but take heart: In other places in the world, there are eyelash-batting feelings of...also in this article
Animal Rights Activist, Basketball Player / 1961 -
Dennis Rodman is considered one of professional basketball's all-time great rebounders. He helped lead the Detroit Pistons and later the Chicago Bulls to multiple titles.
March 5, 2013 by Eudie Pak
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died from a two-year bout with cancer, reports the NY Times. He was 58.
The Socialist leader, who came to power 14 years ago...also in this article
World Leader / 1954 - 2013
Hugo Chávez served as president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. During his presidency, he sold oil to Cuba and resisted efforts to stop narcotic trafficking in Columbia, and subsequently strained relations with the United States.
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Educator, Civil Rights Activist / 1856 - 1915
Educator Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, founding the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now known as Tuskegee University.
Environmental Activist, Warrior, Governor, U.S. President / 1858 - 1919
A New York governor who became the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.
March 4, 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...also in this article
Civil Servant, Government Official / 1882 - 1965
Frances Perkins was the first female to serve in the U.S. presidential cabinet. As secretary of labor, she helped with the New Deal and Social Security.