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1795 – Born on the 18th of February. 1812 – While serving as a volunteer in the War. 1814 – Peabody met Elisha Riggs, provided financial backing for the wholesale dry goods firm of Peabody, Riggs, and Company. 1816 – Peabody moved to Baltimore, where he would live for the next 20 years. 1830 – ..

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1696 – James Edward Oglethorpe, born on the 22nd of December in London, England. He was an English general, a philanthropist, and a founder of the state of Georgia. 1714 – He entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford.        – And joined the army of Prince Eugène. 1716 – 1717 – Through the recommendation of the ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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..

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