1745 – Hannah More, born on the 2nd of February in Fishponds, near Bristol, she was the fourth of five daughters of Jacob More, who, though from a Presbyterian family in Norfolk, had become a member of the English Church, a strong Tory and a schoolmaster at Stapleton in Gloucestershire. She was an English religious ..
Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the founder and spiritual leader of the Unification Church and its institutional successor, the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. The broader Unification Movement includes foundations and enterprises operating in the realms of religion, academia, the arts, media, sports, agriculture, technology, ocean enterprises, and more. Born into a farming ..
US art collector, financier, and philanthropist Secretary of the Treasury 1921-1932 US ambassador to Britain 1932-1933 co-endower and co-eponym of Carnegie Mellon University founded and endowed National Gall..
1907 – Born on June 11th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia. American philanthropist and museum administrator. 1935 – Married to Mary Conover Brown. 1948 – Married to Rachel Lambert Llyod. 1963 – He was the president of National Gallery of Art. 1966 – Mellon donated $35M in artwork plus $12M to Yale University, forming the Yale Center ..
1889 – Claude McKay was born in Sunny Ville, Jamaica, British West Indies on the 15th of September, the son of Thomas Francis and Ann Elizabeth (Edwards) McKay. By Jamaican standards, McKay’s family was fairly well off having received land from the bride’s and the groom’s fathers. Claude was the last of eleven children born ..
1908 – Born on March 7th in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Miss Oseola McCarty the humble washerwoman who became the University of Southern Mississippi’s most famous benefactor. 1918 – She had to dropout of the sixth grade to help her mom take care of her ailing aunt. 1994 – She washed and ironed clothes for over 5 ..
1686 – Samuel Madden was born in Dublin. Irish author and philanthropist. – He moved to Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, as a clergyman. 1729 – His tragedy, Themistocles, was produced in London and was very successful. 1731 – With Thomas Prior he founded the Dublin Society and as well as contributing to this he ..
1800 – He was born on the 19th day of August of this year in New York City, USA. A graduate of Columbia College, Lenox was a founder of the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. 1895 – His collection of paintings and books eventually became known as the Lenox Library and later became ..
US banker, philanthropist, and Democratic politician gubernatorial campaign manager for Al Smith 1926 lieutenant governor of New York 1929-1933 governor of New York 1933-1942 director of Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation 1942-1943 director of UN Relief and Rehabilitation Agency 1943-1946 Senator from New York..
1939 – Born on the 1st of November in Avignon. 1966 – He began his political career as a member of the French Communist Party, from which he was expelled. 1968 – He worked as a physician for the Red Cross in Biafra. 1971 – He founded MSF, and then, due to a conflict of ..