Famous People Born in 1890
Dwight D. Eisenhower
General, U.S. President, Journalist / 1890 - 1969
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, promoted Atoms for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly in order to ease Cold War tensions.
Colonel Harland Sanders
Charles de Gaulle
Military Leader, World Leader / 1890 - 1970
Charles de Gaulle rose from French soldier in World War I to exiled leader and, eventually, president of the Fifth Republic. He served as president from 1959 to 1969.
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