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    General George S. Patton, USA WW2   General George S. Patton, USA WW2
One of the most complicated military men of all time, General George Smith Patton, Jr. was born November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel, California. He was known for carrying pistols with ivory handles and his intemperate manner, and is regarded as one of t...
 
    Niels Bohr, Quantum Theory of Matter   Niels Bohr, Quantum Theory of Matter
Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. He was also part of the team of physicists working on...
 
    Coca-Cola   Coca-Cola
The product that has given the world its best-known taste was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist, produced the syrup for Coca-Cola®, and carried a jug of the new product down the street to Jacobs' P...
 
    Statue of Liberty, New York   Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City. The statue, designed by Frédéric Augus...
 
    Alfonso XIII of Spain   Alfonso XIII of Spain
Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, posthumous son of Alfonso XII of Spain, was proclaimed King at his birth. He reigned from 1886-1931. His mother, Queen Maria Christina, was appointed regent during his minority. In 1902, on attaining his 16th year, the Ki...
 
    Robert Schuman, Declaration 9th May 1950   Robert Schuman, Declaration 9th May 1950
World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it. The contribution which an organised and living Europe can bring to civilisation is indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful r...
 
    Mies van der Rohe, Architect   Mies van der Rohe, Architect
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a German-born architect and educator who helped define modernist architecture. Mies is widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century's greatest architects. Born in Aachen, Germany, Mies van der Rohe spent the first hal...
 
    David Ben-Gurion, Founding Father of Israel   David Ben-Gurion, Founding Father of Israel
David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946. As he...
 
    Willem Drees, Dutch Prime Minister   Willem Drees, Dutch Prime Minister
Willem Drees was a Dutch politician, prime minister of the Netherlands from 1948 until 1958, as a member of the social-democratic Dutch Labour Party (PvdA). Born in Amsterdam, Drees was known as Vadertje Drees ("Father Drees"), and was very popular....
 
    The Kiss, Rodin   The Kiss, Rodin
The Kiss is a marble sculpture by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Like many of Rodin's best-known individual sculptures, including The Thinker, the embracing couple depicted in the sculpture appeared originally as part of a group of reliefs decora...
 
    Charles I, Last Emperor of Austria   Charles I, Last Emperor of Austria
Charles I, Last Emperor of Austria, the last King of Bohemia as Charles III, Hungary and Croatia-Slavonia, and the last monarch of the Habsburg dynasty. He reigned as Charles I as Emperor of Austria and Charles IV as King of Hungary from 1916 until 1...
 
    Le Corbusier, Architect   Le Corbusier, Architect
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was an architect, designer, urbanist, and writer, famous for being one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930....
 
    Marcel Duchamp   Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp, the painter and mixed media artist, was associated with Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, though he avoided any alliances. Duchampís work is characterized by humor, a wide variety of unconventional media, and its incessant probing of th...
 
    Padre Pio   Padre Pio
Francesco Forgione, later known as Padre Pio, canonized as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, was an Italian Roman Catholic Capuchin priest who is now venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He was given the name Pio when he joined the Order of Fri...
 
    Chiang Kai-shek, Opponent of Mao   Chiang Kai-shek, Opponent of Mao
Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese military and political leader who assumed the leadership of the Kuomintang (KMT) after the 1925 death of Sun Yat-sen. He commanded the Northern Expedition to unify China against the warlords and emerged victorious in 192...
 
     

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