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profile name: Charles Darwin profile occupation: Biologist
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profile name: Arthur Conan Doyle profile occupation: Doctor, Journalist, Author
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profile name: J.M. Barrie profile occupation: Author, Playwright
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profile name: James C. Maxwell profile occupation: Scholar, Physicist
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profile name: Eric Liddell profile occupation: Track and Field Athlete, Missionary
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profile name: Gordon Brown profile occupation: Prime Minister
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The 1980s were an important era in London marked by several significant social and historical events. On July 29, 1981 the United Kingdom saw the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The new Princess of Wales soon became a cultural icon—noted for her patronage, charity work and refined sense of fashion. Another history maker, Margaret Thatcher, served as Britain's first female prime minister, soon establishing herself as the authoritative "Iron Lady." Biography.com looks at these powerful women and the many other figures of the '80s, who made their mark on the decade.
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The Batman and his secrect identity Bruce Wayne first appeared in 1939 but many actors since have brought the Dark Knight to life. From Adam Wayne's TV "Caped Crusader" to Christian Bale's brooding Batman and beyond, check out the actors who have portrayed Gotham City's legendary defender.
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Charles and John Ringling, along with their brothers Albert and Otto, founded the Ringling Bros. Circus in 1884, in Baraboo, Wisconsin. By the 1930s, the Ringling brothers were among the most famous American entrepreneurs, and were known throughout the world. By that time, they had bought out their biggest competitor, the Barnum & Bailey Circus, and were operating as the largest circus in the United States.
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