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US telegraph businessman and philanthropist   oversaw construction of telegraph line from Washington DC to Baltimore 1843-1844   co-founded Western Union Telegraph Co. 1855 (chartered 1856)   co-founder and eponym of Cornell University (incorporated 1865, opened 1868)   father of Alon..

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1887 – Born on October 5th in Bayonne, France. French jurist, humanitarian, and internationalist. 1914 – He joined the French Army.          – He was a counsel at the Court of Paris, was brought to an end when he was inducted into the infantry.          – He took first place in the competitive ..

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1835 – He was born on the 25th day of November this year in Dunfermline, Scotland.   1851 – He became a telegraph messenger boy in the Pittsburgh Office of the Ohio Telegraph Company   1860 – He had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, as well as bridges and oil derricks, and he built ..

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1850 – She was born in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, in Lombardy, on the 15th of July the youngest of thirteen children of Agostino Cabrini and Stella Oldini. 1863 – At 13, she was sent to Arluno to study under the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. 1868 – At the age of 18, she was certified as ..

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1883 – Born on June 18th in Salto, Uruguay. Uruguayan humanitarian, journalist, jurist, and politician. 1913 – Brum’s first major posts were as minister of public education. 1914 – Became the minister of foreign affairs. 1917 – He served on the commission that revised the Uruguayan constitution. 1919 – He was the first president of ..

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1850 – Born on January 22nd in Cecil County, Maryland. Business executive and philanthropist.          – He began as a clerk and later salesman for Cupples & Marston., manufacturers and distributors of woodenware. 1871 – He became a partner in the firm at age twenty-one.          – He served on the new War ..

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1856 – Born on August 12th in New York City. American financier and philanthropist, noted for his lavish lifestyle, fondness for ostentatious jewelry, and enormous appetite. 1879 – He worked for the New York Central Railroad, became a salesman of railroad equipment.          – Brady worked as a bellhop and in various jobs with ..

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1826 – Born on June 19th in Litchfield, Connecticut.  American reformer and pioneer social-welfare worker, a founder and for 37 years executive secretary of the Children’s Aid Society of New York City. 1852 – At the age of twenty-six, he was asked to head up the newly forming Children’s Aid Society of New York, which ..

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1754 – Born on July 11th in Ashley, near Bath, Somerset, England. English doctor of medicine, philanthropist, and man of letters, known for his Family Shakspeare. 1807 – The Family Shakespeare first appeared as a four-volume edition.          – Bowdler is known for The Family Shakespeare, an expurgated* edition of the Bard’s works.     ..

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