Famous People Born in 1856
Booker T. Washington
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.
Daniel Hale Williams
Engineer, Inventor / 1856 - 1943Serbian-American inventor Nikola Telsa developed the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today, and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).
Educator, U.S. President / 1856 - 1924
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. resident, led America through World War I and crafted the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," the last of which was creating a League of Nations to ensure world peace. Wilson also created the Federal Reserve and signed the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote.
Granville T. Woods
Got something to say?blog comments powered by Disqus
profile name: Booker T. Washington profile occupation: Educator, Civil Rights Activist
profile id: 9302400
profile name: Sigmund Freud profile occupation: Scholar, Psychiatrist
profile id: 9504443
profile name: Nikola Tesla profile occupation: Engineer, Inventor
profile id: 9532269
profile name: Daniel Hale Williams profile occupation: Surgeon
profile id: 9534272
profile name: Woodrow Wilson profile occupation: Educator, U.S. President
profile id: 9536481
profile name: Granville T. Woods profile occupation: Inventor
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Other groups you may
be interested in
On June 25, 1956, playwright Arthur Miller married Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe. The unlikely couple faced a series of hardships, including Miller's investigation for communist sympathies, and Monroe's depression, miscarriages and drug use. They divorced in 1961.
2 people in this group
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
Life imitates art in Hollywood, where passionate romances turn into short-lived marriages and quickie divorces. Numerous nuptials are one of the hallmarks of the celebrity lifestyle. Hollywood royalty Elizabeth Taylor married eight times—even more than real royalty King Henry VIII, who married six times. Here's a look at the famous individuals who tied the knot—and then tied it again, and again, and again.
37 people in this group
As the ultimate symbol of old Hollywood glamour, there's no actress who's been more imitated than Marilyn Monroe. Since her death, countless young celebrities have tried to emulate the legendary starlet, with her signature short blond hair, red lips, and effortless sex appeal. Some pull it off well, some might not, but what's certain is that stars will keep trying to mimic Marilyn.
9 people in this group