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10/15/1926 - 07/15/2010
James E. Akins, the State Department’s top energy expert and then ambassador to Saudi Arabia, who warned more than a year in advance of the 1973 Arab oil embargo that oil-exporting nations were poised to restrict shipments, died on July 15 i...
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11/30/1874 - 01/24/1965
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War . He served as prime minister twice . A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an offic...
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05/25/1867 - 06/29/1932
William Humble Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley (25 May 1867 – 29 June 1932), styled Viscount Ednam before 1885, was a British Conservative politician. He was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1902 and 1905 and the fourth Governor-General of Austra...
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01/30/1882 - 04/12/1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945) was the 32nd president of the United States (1933–45). The only president elected to the office four times, Roosevelt led the United States through two of the greatest...
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07/03/1870 - 06/26/1947
Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, PC, KC (July 3, 1870 – June 26, 1947) was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 11th Prime Minister of Canada from August 7, 1930, to October 23, 1935,...
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09/05/1921 - 04/26/2007
Jack Joseph Valenti  was a long-time president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyr...
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02/18/1936 - 03/19/2008
Philip Jones Griffiths (18 February 1936 - 19 March 2008) was a Welsh photojournalist known for his coverage of the Vietnam war.
10/02/1869 - 01/30/1948
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered satyagraha. This is defined as resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly...
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04/28/1758 - 07/04/1831
James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817–1825). Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States. Monroe is most noted for his proclamation of the...
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01/17/1863 - 03/26/1945
David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British Liberal politician and statesman.
01/31/1866 - 01/15/1936
Henry William Forster, 1st Baron Forster(31 January 1866 – 15 January 1936), was a British Conservative Party politician who became the seventh Governor-General of Australia
11/18/1846 - 09/29/1911
Henry Stafford Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote (18 November 1846 – 29 September 1911), known as Sir Henry Northcote, Bt, between 1887 and 1900, was a Conservative politician and colonial administrator. He served as the third Governor-General...
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12/02/1809 - 15/04/1865
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the Amer...
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11/19/1917 - 10/31/1984
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician and the leader of the Indian National Congress.
05/06/1856 - 02/20/1920
Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have led the first expedition, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th...
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