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1916 – Born on October 7th in New York City. American economist and national security adviser Walt Whitman Rostow helped shape U.S. policy on the Vietnam War, advising President Lyndon B. Johnson to increase the country’s involvement in the conflict. 1936 – Walt completed a B.A. degree from Yale and won a Rhodes scholarship. 1938 ..

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1941 – Born April 14, in Cincinnati, Ohio, nicknamed "Charlie Hustle".   1963-1978 – Played for Cincinnati Reds. Broke Ty Cobb’s record of 4,191 career hits 1985, finishing with record 4,256 career hits.   1984-1989 – Manager of Cincinnati Reds. Suspended for life from major league baseball for gambling. 1986 – Retired as an active ..

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1841 – Born on May 31st in Richford, New York. American industrialist and financier known, in conjunction with his older brother, John D. Rockefeller, for his role in the establishment and growth of the Standard Oil Company. 1862 – At age 21 he started his own business, Hughes and Rockefeller, as a produce commission merchant. ..

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1772 – He was born on the 18th day of April of this year in London, Great Britain. He was the third of seventeen children in a Sephardic Jewish family (from Portugal) that emigrated from the Netherlands to Great Britain just prior to his birth.   1786 – At age 14, after a brief schooling ..

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1907 – Born in Brazil, Indiana on the 16th of July. 1924 – Graduated from Brazil High School and was in the top 5% of his class.  1928 – He graduated from Purdue University where he accepted his first job as a high school teacher in Fontanet, IN and operated a 12,000-acre farm owned by ..

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US entertainment businessman   as employee of family business, National Amusements Co., conceived and oversaw introduction of movie theater multiplexes to replace drive-ins   president of National Amusements Co. 1967–   CEO of National Amusements Co. 1967–   chairman of National Amusements Co. 1986–   chairman of Viacom Inc. 1987–   oversaw Viacom's acquisition of ..

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