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Sojourner Truth

was born into slavery in Hurley, Ulster County, New York and given the name was Isabella. In 1828 she was freed, when New York emancipated slaves. She heard voices she believed were god. She preached to people in the streets of New York in 1829 and then, as the voices told her to she took the ...

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Princess Diana

My report is on of Wales. She was born on July 1, 1961. She knew the royal family at a young age and was brought up in a life of privilege. She was taught at home by Gertrude Allen, who had also taught her mother, until she was nine years old. She was then sent to Riddlesworth Hall, where ...

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Peter The Great 4

In 1682, Sophia Romanov sent her palace guards to get rid of her “heirs” and other conflicts with her reign. Luckily, her two brothers 16 year old Ivan, and 10 year old Peter escaped with there step-mother. Later on, Sophia declared that both Peter and Ivan are the czars of Russia. In ...

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William Wordsworth

In his poem, "Lines Written in the Early Spring," gives us insight into his views of the destruction of nature. Using personification, he makes nature seem to be full of life and happy to be living. Yet, man still is destroying what he sees as "Nature’s holy plan" (8). The ...

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Shakespeare: Biography

William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so ...

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Costly Mistake

The day started early around 3:00p.m, filled with beer and talk of what to do in the evening to come. Three of my best friends and I racked our brains, coming up with very little our minds not working one hundred percent because of all the booze. After many hours, we finally came up with the idea ...

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William Shakespeare

Born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. His father John Shakespeare and his mother Mary Arden. W.S. was able to attend grammer school and learned Greek and Latin classics (this is comparable to college education today). At age 14 his father lost the family fortune and remained ...

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Is Tiger That Great?

There has been a vast amount of media exposure on Tiger Woods. The media made Tiger Woods out to be some sort of golf god that nobody could beat and he was totally reshaping the way the game was played. We did not believe that that Tiger Woods was really as good as the media said he was. First ...

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Aristotle (384 -322 BC)

ARISTOTLE'S LIFE Aristotle, Greek philosopher and scientist, is one of the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born in Stagira, Greece to a physician to the royal court. When he became eighteen, Aristotle entered Plato's School in Athens and remained at this academy for twenty years, as ...

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Martin Luther

This essay is concerned with (1483-1546), and his concept of Christianity. Luther began his ecclesiastical career as an Augustinian Monk in the Roman Catholic Church. Consequently, Luther was initially loyal to the papacy, and even after many theological conflicts, he attempted to bring about his ...

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison Thomas Alva Edison was one of the greatest inventors. He was a smart man. Thomas invented many things such as the light bulb and phonograph. Without the light bulb we would still be using candles and lanterns like they did many years ago. Although Thomas was deaf he worked hard ...

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier

The first French Canadian to become prime minister of Canada was Wilfrid Laurier. Although French was his native tongue, he became a master of the English language. This and his picturesque personality made him popular throughout Canada, and he led the young country in a 15-year period of great ...

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Hitler

1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in ...

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Napoleon And Caesar

Napoleon Bonaparte's success as a military leader and conqueror can also be seen in another great leader, Julius Caesar. Both achieved great glory by bringing their countries out of turmoil. It was Caesar, that Napoleon modeled himself after, he wanted to be as great, if not greater than ...

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Lewis Carroll

Mathematicians, traditionally, are more of a right-brained type of thinkers. Artists and writers, comparingly, have more of a left brain train of thought. (or Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was an exception. This mathematician and writer had both qualities. He wrote a number of famous books and ...

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Role Models - Joanne Malar

Joanne Malar is a competitive swimmer who has been through a lot of ups and downs throughout her career. Through the bad times as well as the good, Joanne has displayed the qualities of a good leader and role model. Joanne Malar has been swimming since the age of seven, when she joined the ...

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Notes On Emily Murphy

((p. 67)) It was while the first provincial legislatur was sitting that Mrs. Emily Murphy, born in Cookstown, Ontario, in 1868, was educated at Bishop Strachan's School in Toronto. In 1904 she and her husband moved to Winnipeg where Mrs. Murphy conducted the literary section of the ...

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Robinson Crusoe

Young told his parents that he wished more than anything else to go to sea. His father bitterly opposed the idea, and warned his son that "if I did take this foolish step, God would not bless me - and I would have leisure hereafter to reflect upon having neglected his counsel, when there might be ...

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Malcolm X 4

One of the most influential men of his time, not only with the black community, but also with other people of every community. His beliefs for many people are hard to understand and probably thought as if his beliefs are wrong, but until someone actually reads The Autobiography of Malcolm X, then ...

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William Shakespeare

Family and Education -born in Stratford-on-Avon -his father was a prominant citizen or "gentleman" -Shakespeare read everything available in print -he read the classics, French and Italian plays, legends, folk plays, mythology, historical chronicles, and the Bible -Gutenberg printing press had ...

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The Life Of Sid Vicious

In May 1957, a baby was born to Anne Randall and John Ritchie, who was named John Simon Ritchie. He brought great joy to his mother, but not to his father who ended up leaving John and his mom when John was only 2 months old. Because of events like this he grew up to be who he was, Sid Vicious. ...

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William Lloyd Garrison

was America's greatest fighter against slavery. He became the most villified man in the country. He was considered a dangerous radical, he was scorned by society, attacked by the press, and hunted by enraged mobs. But this crusader against slavery never feared to stand alone. Throughout his ...

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George Brenard Shaw

On the night of July 26th, 1856 one of the greatest playwrights in history, George Bernard Shaw, was born. George’s mother, Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly, was an aristocrat, while his father, George Gurly, was a poor alcoholic. Shaw had two sisters, Elinour Agness, who died of tuberculosis at age ...

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Bill Gates

, cofounder of the Microsoft corporation, holds 30.7 percent of its stock making him one of the richest people in the United States. He was the marketing and sales strategist behind many of Microsoft\'s software deals. Their software became the industry standard in the early 1980s and has just ...

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Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson is one of America's foremost political figures. Over the past three decades he has played a major role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. Jackson has been called the "conscience of the nation" ...

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