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1454 – Amerigo Vespucci, born on the 9th of March in Florence, Italy, as the third child of a respected family. He was a child of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. The Vespucci family had been prominent for over a century, with family members holding important positions in the city’s government. These family connections ..

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1927 – Lillian Vernon was born Lilly Menasche in Leipzig, Germany. Lillian Vernon, 75, is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Lillian Vernon Corporation, a specialty catalog and online retailer that she founded 52 years ago on her kitchen table. 1949 – She attended New York University, but, like many women at the time, ..

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1794 – He was born this year on the 27th of May in Port Richmond, Staten Island New York.   1810 – By age 16, he was operating his own business, ferrying freight and passengers between Staten Island and Manhattan.   1812 – During this year’s war, he received a government contract to supply the ..

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1946 – Born on the 14th of June in Queens, New York.   1964 – He attended high school at the New York Military Academy.   1968 – He took the course of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania.   1983 – Trump bought the New Jersey Generals, a USFL team, after the season. ..

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1729 – Born at Norbury Park, Surrey, England on the 27th of January. 1757 – He was a captain in the First Foot Guards. 1764 – He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. When Governor Arthur Dobbs died the following year. 1771 – Tryon was Governor of the colony of New York. 1775 – ..

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1918 – James Tobin, born on the 5th of March in Champaign, Illinois. He was an American economist. 1935 – He sited through the entrance exams for Harvard University. 1939 – Graduated summa cum laude with a thesis centered on a critical analysis of Keynes’ mechanism for introducing equilibrium "involuntary" unemployment.        – Received his ..

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1873 – Born in Mülheim in the Ruhr area on the 9th of November. 1900 – He married Amélie Zurhelle, daughter of a factory owner. 1923 – When France and Belgium occupied the Ruhr to punish Germany for not meeting its reparations payments in full, he took part in the nationalist resistance against the occupiers, ..

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