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1829 – Born on June 5th in Dufftown, Banffshire, Scotland. Canadian financier and railroad builder. 1850 – He emigrated to Canada and became a manufacturer. 1876 – Was president of the Bank of Montreal. 1881-1888 – With his cousin, Lord Strathcona, and others, including James J. Hill, he helped to construct the Canadian Pacific Railway, ..

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1930 – He was born on the 12th day of August this year in Budapest, Hungary.   1936 – His family changed its name from Schwartz to Soros, in response to the Fascist threat to Jews. Tivadar liked the new name because it is a palindrome and because it has a meaning.   1944 – ..

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1723 – He was born on the 5th day of June of this year in Kirkcadly, Scotland. At around the age of four, a band of Gypsies kidnapped him, but he was quickly rescued by his uncle and returned to his mother.   1736 – At the age of 13, Smith entered the University of ..

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US (English-born) textile industrialist   immigrated to US 1789 and reproduced Richard Arkwright's inventions from memory, because direct export of Arkwright's plans or machines from England was forbidden   founded Almy, Brown and Slater factory in Pawtucket 1793   father of US cotton industry 2.7 / 5 ( ..

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1904 – Born on February 11th in Vicksburg, Mississippi. 1925 – Reporter in Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana. 1929 – Correspondent for the Associated Press, Richmond, Virginia Bureau. 1931 – Correspondent for the Associated Press, Washington, D.C. Bureau. 1937 – Married to Beth Campbell on December 27th. 1941 – Correspondent for the ..

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