Famous People Born in 1889
Astronomer / 1889 - 1953
Astronomer Edwin Hubble revolutionized the field of astrophysics. His research helped prove that the universe is expanding, and he created a classification system for galaxies that has been used for several decades.
A. Philip Randolph
Civil Rights Activist / 1889 - 1979
A. Philip Randolph was a labor leader and social activist who fought for the rights of African-American laborers, including better wages and working conditions.
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