1708 – Born on February 29th near present day Richmond, Virginia in a family of the colonial gentry. 1737 – Peter Jefferson joined his close friend William Randolph in a 50,000 land venture, which would be the first of many to follow. 1739 – Peter Jefferson, who already achieved social status, became even more prominent ..
1978 – Wrote the book, Jean’s Way. 1980 – Founder of the Hemlock Society in California. 1981-2005 – Derek Humphry is the author of Let me Die Before I Wake, The Right to Die, Final Exit, Dying with Dignity, Dying With Dignity and The Good Euthanasia Guide. – President of World Federation of ..
1846 – Born on December 1st near Cadiz, Ohio. American archaeologist, artist, and museum director who helped to establish professional archaeology in the United States. 1872 – Holmes became interested in geology while serving as artist on a survey of the Rocky Mountains. 1875 – Trained as an artist, his interests turned to archaeology when ..
1920 – Born on July 4th in Marbletown, New York. American hotel manager. 1938 – Married to Leo E. Panzier. – Hemsley renamed herself Leona Roberts and went to work as a receptionist for a real estate company. 1970 – Harry Helmsley hired Leona as a senior vice-president with a $500,000 salary. 1972 ..
1607 – Harvard was born on November 26th in Southwark, Surrey, across the Thames from the City of London. The original benefactor of Harvard University. 1625 – Harvard was the fourth of nine children, but after his father, a stepsister, and two brothers died of the plague, only his mother and one brother, Thomas, remained ..
1867 – Born in Ludwigsburg, Württemberg on the 22nd of November. 1884 – He entered the Württemburg Army. 1893-1897 – Attended the War Academy. 1899 – He was appointed to the General Staff. 1917 – In August, Groener took a field command in the Ukraine. 1918 – On the resignation of Erich Ludendorff on the ..
1934 – Born on April 8th in Tabriz, Iran. Iranian-born educator and historian. 1956 – He entered Stanford University, where he majored in history and the humanities, graduating with honors. 1969 – He received the Danforth Foundation’s E.H. Harbison Distinguished Teaching Award. 1974 – He was founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences ..
1909 – Born on May 30th in Baltimore, Maryland. Gordon Gray, owner of WSJS, was publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Twin City Sentinel. 1938 – Married to Jane Boyden Craige. 1947 – Appointed assistant secretary of the Army in September. 1949 – Became the Secretary of the Army. 1950 – Was the president ..
1746 – Gálvez, Bernardo de was born. 1776 – He served in the Spanish army before going to Louisiana as the young commandant of the troops stationed there. 1777 – He assumed the governorship on the 1st of January. 1779 – He permitted Oliver Pollock to establish at New Orleans. After Spain declared war on ..
1946 – Born on March 9th in New York. Former CEO and Chairman of HBO and Chairman of Warner Music Group. 1967 – Graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York. 1976 – Joined HBO, he combined old-fashioned corporate culture with emerging 21st century technology to transform HBO from a "primitive operation" with a questionable ..