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Andrew Dickson, 1832–1918, U.S. diplomat and pioneer of land-grant education. Byron R(aymond) (“Whizzer”) 1917–2002, U.S. lawyer and jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1962–93. Edmund, born 1940, U.S. novelist. Edward Douglass, 1845–1921, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1910–21. Edward H(iggins), II [hig-inz] /ˈhɪg ɪnz/ (Show IPA), 1930–67, U.S. astronaut: first American […]


Bhimrao Ramji [beem-rou rahm-jee] /ˈbim raʊ ˈrɑm dʒi/ (Show IPA), 1893–1956, Indian politician and jurist.


Anna Mary Robertson (“Grandma Moses”) 1860–1961, U.S. painter. Robert, 1888–1981, U.S. public official: New York City Commissioner of Parks 1934–60. noun (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land and gave them divinely revealed laws Ed. born 1956, US hurdler; winner of the 400 m hurdles in […]


Ann, 1736–84, British mystic: founder of Shaker sect in U.S. Charles, 1731–82, American Revolutionary general, born in England. Doris Emrick [em-rik] /ˈɛm rɪk/ (Show IPA), 1905–1986, U.S. painter. Fitzhugh [fits-hyoo or, often, -yoo,, fits-hyoo or, often, -yoo] /ˈfɪtsˌhyu or, often, -ˌyu,, fɪtsˈhyu or, often, -ˈyu/ (Show IPA), 1835–1905, U.S. general and statesman (grandson of Henry […]


Anson [an-suh n] /ˈæn sən/ (Show IPA), 1798–1858, president of the Republic of Texas. Casey [key-see] /ˈkeɪ si/ (Show IPA), (John Luther Jones) 1864–1900, U.S. locomotive engineer: folk hero of ballads, stories, and plays. Chuck (Charles Martin Jones) 1912–2002, U.S. film animator. Daniel, 1881–1967, English phonetician. Ernest, 1879–1958, Welsh psychoanalyst. (Everett) LeRoi [luh-roi,, lee-roi] /ləˈrɔɪ,, […]


Andrew (“Old Hickory”) 1767–1845, U.S. general: 7th president of the U.S. 1829–37. Lady Barbara, Ward, Barbara. Helen Hunt (Helen Maria Fiske) 1830–85, U.S. novelist and poet. Jesse L(ouis) born 1941, U.S. Baptist minister and civil-rights and political activist. Joseph Jefferson (“Shoeless Joe”) 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player. Mahalia, 1911–72, U.S. gospel singer. Robert Houghwout [hou-uh t] […]


Asa [ey-suh] /ˈeɪ sə/ (Show IPA), 1810–88, U.S. botanist. Robert, 1755–1806, U.S. explorer and sea captain: discovered the Columbia River. Thomas, 1716–71, English poet. Historical Examples Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888 Various More Letters of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II Charles Darwin The […]


Althea, 1927–2003, U.S. tennis player. Charles Dana [dey-nuh] /ˈdeɪ nə/ (Show IPA), 1867–1944, U.S. artist and illustrator. Josh(ua) 1911–47, U.S. baseball player. Robert (“Bob”) born 1935, U.S. baseball pitcher. a male given name. noun (mainly US) a cocktail consisting of four or more parts dry gin and one part dry vermouth, iced and served with […]


Anne, 1929–45, German Jewish girl who died in Belsen concentration camp in Germany: her diaries about her family hiding from Nazis in Amsterdam (1942–44) published in 1947. Ilya Mikhailovich [ee-lyah myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /iˌlyɑ myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1908–90, Russian physicist: Nobel Prize 1958. Leonhard [ley-awn-hahrt] /ˈleɪ ɔn hɑrt/ (Show IPA), 1882–1961, German novelist. Robert, born […]


Robert, 1925–2006, U.S. film director, producer, and screenwriter. Sidney, born 1939, U.S. biologist, born in Canada: shared Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1989. Contemporary Examples My Pal Paul Newman A. E. Hotchner March 18, 2010 Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange Marlow Stern December 26, 2014 The World’s […]