1787 – She was born on the 23rd day of February this year in Berlin, Connecticut. 1809 – She married Dr. John Willard then age 50. Willard brought 4 children from earlier marriages to their marriage. 1814 – She opened the Middlebury Female Seminary in her home. 1819 – She opened the ..
US diplomat, philanthropist, newspaper publisher, and sportsman US ambassador to Britain..
US magazine publisher with DeWitt Wallace, co-founded magazine "Reader's Digest" (published 1st issue 1922) wife of DeWitt Wa..
1918 – Born in Nbawsi, Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria on Tuesday Ist January. 1939-1943 – Jaja Wachuku was Secretary of the Association of Students of African Descent (ASAD) in Ireland. Wachuku was the First African Laureate in Oratory of the Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. 1941 – He was elected ..
1848 – Louis Comfort Tiffany born on the 18th of February in New York, New York, U.S. American painter, craftsman, philanthropist, decorator, and designer, internationally recognized as one of the greatest forces of the Art Nouveau style, who made significant contributions to the art of glassmaking. The son of the famous jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany, ..
1892 – Born on April 15th in Haarlem, in the Netherlands. – She also became the first licensed woman watchmaker in the Netherlands. 1940 – On May 10th, Nazi armies invaded the Netherlands. German soldiers, having overtaken the country, inundated ten Boom’s Haarlem. – With family, helped shelter Jews from Nazis ..
British (US-born) financier and investor founder and eponym of Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion 1972 (1st awa..
US abolitionist and novelist wrote novels "Uncle Tom's Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly" 1852 (previously published serially in "The National Era" 1851-1852), "Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp" 1856, "The Minister's Wooing" 1859, "The Pearl of Orr's Island" 1862, "Oldtown Folks" 1869 daughter of Lyman Beecher sister of Henry ..
1797 – Gerrit Smith, born on the 6th of March in Utica, Oneida County, New York. He was a leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. 1818 – After graduating at Hamilton College, he assumed the management of the vast estate of his father, Peter Smith, long a partner of John Jacob Astor, ..
Indian aviator and cosmonaut 1st Indian in ..