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10/20/1919 - 07/25/2008
H. Tracy Hall, who died Friday at 88, was an American physical chemist, he was the first to synthesize diamonds in the laboratory, in 1954, fulfilling what scientists sought for at least two centuries.
06/18/1829 - 02/17/1909
Geronimo (Chiricahua: Goyaałé, "one who yawns"; often spelled Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English) (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico a...
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05/28/1908 - 08/12/1964
Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer. Best known for his novels about the British spy James Bond, Fleming chronicled Bond's adventures in twelve novels and n...
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02/12/1809 - 04/19/1882
Darwin, Charles Robert (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882), British scientist, who laid the foundation of modern evolutionary theory with his concept of the development of all forms of life through the slow-working process of n...
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02/11/1839 - 04/28/1903
Josiah Willard Gibbs (February 11, 1839 – April 28, 1903) was an American theoretical physicist, chemist, and mathematician. He devised much of the theoretical foundation for chemical thermodynamics as well as physical chemistry.
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.
04/27/1791 - 04/02/1872
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American contributor to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, co-inventor of the Morse code, and an accomplished painter.
06/05/1981 - 03/22/2009
Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody (5 June 1981 – 22 March 2009) was an English celebrity. She came into the public spotlight while appearing on the third series of the Channel 4 reality TV programme Big Brother in 2002, an appearance which led to h...
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04/08/1850 - 04/30/1934
William Henry Welch, M.D. (April 8, 1850 - April 30, 1934) was an American physician, pathologist, and medical school administrator. He was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
01/21/1878 - 03/16/1938
Egon Friedell born Egon Friedmann, 21 January 1878, in Vienna, died 16 March 1938, in Vienna, was a prominent Austrian philosopher, historian, journalist, actor, cabaret performer (Kabarettist) and theatre critic.
07/09/1911 - 04/13/2008
John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008) was an American theoretical physicist who was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr...
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03/11/1938 - 05/22/2011
Joseph Brooks  was an American screenwriter, director, producer, and composer. He composed the song "You Light Up My Life" for the film of the same name that he also wrote, directed, and produ...
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12/17/1930 - 10/20/2010
Bob Guccione (December 17, 1930 – October 20, 2010) was the founder and publisher of the adult magazine Penthouse. He resigned from his publisher position in November 2003.
12/26/1880 - 09/07/1949
George Elton Mayo (26 December 1880 - 7 September 1949) was an Australian psychologist, sociologist and organization theorist.
05/13/1918 - 05/08/2008
Richard Edward Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008), known professionally as Eddy Arnold, was an American country music singer who performed for six decades.
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