Famous People Born in 1800
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profile name: Nat Turner profile occupation:
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profile name: John Brown profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist
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profile name: Millard Fillmore profile occupation: U.S. President
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profile name: Clara Brown profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
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profile name: Charles Goodyear profile occupation: Inventor
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profile name: William Henry Fox Talbot profile occupation: Photographer, Astronomer, Chemist, Physicist
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Of the storied Five Families of New York City's mafia, the Genovese family is one of the most powerful. It's believed the Genovese family provided some of the inspiration for Mario Puzo's The Godfather—both had roots in Corleone, Sicily. "Lucky" Luciano of the Genovese family first organized the Five Families in New York City, and those who came after him maintained the Genovese family status as mafia royalty.
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