Famous People Who Died on September 17
Civil Rights Activist / 1795 - 1858
Dred Scott was a slave and social activist who served several masters before suing for his freedom. His case made it to the Supreme Court (Dred Scott v. Sandford) prior to the American Civil War.
William Henry Fox Talbot
Film Actor, Television Actor, Painter, Comedian, Radio Personality, Television Personality / 1913 - 1997Son of a circus clown, Red Skelton was a radio and television comedian and host best known for his emotionally complex routines.
Raden Adjeng Kartini
Governor, U.S. Vice President / 1918 - 1996
Spiro Agnew was twice elected U.S. vice president under Richard Nixon, but resigned from his second term after being charged with bribery, conspiracy and tax fraud.
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profile name: Dred Scott profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist
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profile name: Red Skelton profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Painter, Comedian, Radio Personality, Television Personality
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profile name: Raden Adjeng Kartini profile occupation: Women's Rights Activist, Journalist
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profile name: William Henry Fox Talbot profile occupation: Photographer, Astronomer, Chemist, Physicist
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profile name: Spiro Agnew profile occupation: Governor, U.S. Vice President
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profile name: Philip IV profile occupation: Military Leader, Political Leader, King
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