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1838 – John Wanamaker was born on July 11th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. United States department store merchant. 1858 – A devout Presbyterian, he founded the Bethany Sunday School, and supported temperance and the Pennsylvania Blue Laws. 1861 – After a few years as secretary of the Philadelphia Young Men’s Christian Association, he and his new ..

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1920 – Born on February 7th in Shanghai, China. Invented Magnetic Core Memory, pulse transfer controlling device. 1949 – Married to Lorraine Wang.          – An Wang introduced his first computer product. 1951 – Founded Wang Laboratories with $15,000. 1954 – An Wang emigrated from China and became a US citizen. 1955 – Awarded ..

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1918 – Born on the 4th of July in Singapore.          – Craven served as a pilot in World War II, flying DeHavilland Mosquito over Germany to take photographs of enemy positions, each time he is flying into enemy territory in an unarmed plane.          – He met his first wife, Marjorie Bevan ..

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1912 – Born on August 4th in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish businessman and diplomat who became legendary through his efforts to rescue Hungarian Jews during World War II and through his disappearance while a prisoner in the Soviet Union. 1936 – A descendant of a wealthy and prestigious family of bankers, industrialists, and diplomats, Wallenberg studied ..

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1454 – Amerigo Vespucci, born on the 9th of March in Florence, Italy, as the third child of a respected family. He was a child of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. The Vespucci family had been prominent for over a century, with family members holding important positions in the city’s government. These family connections ..

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1927 – Lillian Vernon was born Lilly Menasche in Leipzig, Germany. Lillian Vernon, 75, is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Lillian Vernon Corporation, a specialty catalog and online retailer that she founded 52 years ago on her kitchen table. 1949 – She attended New York University, but, like many women at the time, ..

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1794 – He was born this year on the 27th of May in Port Richmond, Staten Island New York.   1810 – By age 16, he was operating his own business, ferrying freight and passengers between Staten Island and Manhattan.   1812 – During this year’s war, he received a government contract to supply the ..

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