Lech Walesa

Poland’s Solidarity Leader Who Fought for Workers’ Rights Who Was Lech Walesa? Lech Walesa, a Polish labor leader and social activist, became the first democratically elected president of Poland, serving from 1990 to 1995. Prior to his presidency, Walesa, an electrician at the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk, helped to form Solidarity, Poland’s first independent trade… Continue reading Lech Walesa

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100 Famous African-American Men and Women of the 20th Century

African-American men and women have made great contributions to American society throughout the 20th century. Whether you are researching a topic for Black History Month or just want to learn more, this listing of 100 famous African Americans will help you find people who truly achieved greatness by either advancing civil rights or making major… Continue reading 100 Famous African-American Men and Women of the 20th Century

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Meriwether Lewis

Virginian Was Chosen By President Thomas Jefferson to Explore the West Meriwether Lewis was selected by President Thomas Jefferson to lead an expedition from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Along with William Clark, Lewis led the Corps of Discovery during a legendary two-year voyage of discovery. Before leaving on the famed journey, Lewis,… Continue reading Meriwether Lewis

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Mickey Rooney

On September 23, 2010, Mickey Rooney turned 90 years old. Rooney, whose biography reads like a history of Hollywood, has the distinction of being the only actor in silent films who is still acting, with three films in post-production in 2010 for 2011 release. Mickey Rooney’s career spans 83 years — 89 if you count… Continue reading Mickey Rooney

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Jimmy Stewart

Classic movie star, war hero, family man – Jimmy Stewart’s biography shows why he is among the best loved American actors of all time. Jimmy Stewart was adored for his earnest, unassuming nature, and remembered for portraying men with strong principles. His own life was no exception. Jimmy Stewart – All-American Upbringing James Maitland Stewart… Continue reading Jimmy Stewart

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Woodrow Wilson

The 28th President of the United States Who Was Woodrow Wilson? Woodrow Wilson served two terms as the 28th president of the United States. He began his career as a scholar and educator, and later gained national recognition as the reform-minded governor of New Jersey. Just two years after becoming governor, he was elected president… Continue reading Woodrow Wilson

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Raoul Wallenberg

Rescuer of 30,000 to 100,000 Hungarian Jews During the Holocaust Who Was Raoul Wallenberg? Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who is credited with saving an estimated 30,000 to 100,000 Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. While on assignment in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the final year of World War II, Wallenberg issued certificates of protection, both… Continue reading Raoul Wallenberg

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Noah Webster

Noah Webster became a legendary figure in 19th century American by devoting himself to two lofty goals, the standardization of the English language and the reform of the American educational system. In the late 1700s he first gained attention by publishing a “speller” for schoolchildren which became extremely influential. And in 1828 he published the… Continue reading Noah Webster

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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, ascending to the office following the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901. At 42, Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest president in the nation’s history and was subsequently elected to a second term. Dynamic in personality and filled with enthusiasm and vigor, Roosevelt was more… Continue reading Theodore Roosevelt

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