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CASEY JONES

What train engineer died at this post while saving lives in 1900″?

Ans: CASEY JONES

Warren_Buffett

What billionaire is known at “The Oracle of Omaha”?

Daniel_Boone_by_Chester_Harding_1820

Who blazed the Wilderness Road into Kentucky?

Placido_Domingo_2009

What tenor’s name, translated from Spanish, means “Peaceful Sunday”?

CheGuevera

What Marxist revolutionary aided Fidel Castro in the overthrow of the Cuban government in 1959?

Mel_Blanc

Who was knows at “The Man of a Thousand Voices”?

Aristotle_Onassis

What Greek shipping magnet and founder of Olympic Airlines had an affair with opera diva Maria Callas?

Schacholympiade: Tal (UdSSR) gegen Fischer (USA)

At the age of 15, who was the youngest American chess Grandmaster in history?

 

  • Greek historian Herodotus
  • Greek biographer Plutarch
  • Greek mathematician and geometry innovator Euclid
  • Roman orator and statesman Cicero
  • Founder of the Persian Empire Cyrus the Great
  • Man who conquered the world’s largest land empire Genghis Khan
  • Genghis Khan’s grandson Kublai Khan
  • First Christian Roman emperor Constantine
  • Man crowned Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day in 800 AD Charlemagne
  • The Paladin (knight) of Charlemagne Orlando
  • Charlemagne’s father Pepin the Short
  • Pepin the Short’s father, founder of Carolingian dynasty Charles Martel
  • Founder of the Capetian dynasty in France, 987 AD Hugh Capet
  • The “Scourge of God” Attila (The Hun)
  • Carthaginian who crossed the Alps with 37 elephants Hannibal
  • First king of all the English Alfred the Great
  • Muslim defender of Jerusalem, 1189-91 Saladin
  • Crusader king who fought Saladin Richard the Lionhearted
  • “Recluse” crusader king Peter the Hermit
  • “Magnificent” Ottoman ruler Suleiman (the Magnificent)
  • Red bearded crusader Frederick Barbarossa
  • “The Maid of Orleans” Joan of Arc
  • “Magnificent” Florence dictator Lorenzo de Medici
  • Subject of T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral Thomas a’ Becket
  • Lord Chancellor beheaded by Henry VIII Sir Thomas More
  • Man who started Protestant Reformation with “95 theses” Martin Luther
  • Swiss-French reformist John Calvin
  • Scottish reformist John Knox
  • French queen regent implicated in St. Bartholomew’s day massacre Catherine de Medici
  • Italian femme fatale, accused of poisoning her enemies Lucretia Borgia
  • Lucretia Borgia’s brother Cesare Borgia
  • French mistress to Louis XV Madame de Pompadour
  • Violin maker family from Cremora, Italy Amati
  • Violin maker who learned his craft from Amati Antonio Stradivarius
  • He led the mutiny on the Bounty Fletcher Christian
  • Italian adventurer and lover Giacomo Casanova
  • French cardinal who fought the Huguenots Cardinal Richelieu
  • 16th century Italian sculptor, painter and poet Michelangelo
  • 16th century Dutch humanist Erasmus
  • 16th century French theologian John Calvin
  • 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal
  • 17th century French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes
  • 17th century English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon
  • The Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Man who overthrew Charles I of England Oliver Cromwell
  • Zulu leader Shaka
  • “The Little Corporal” Napoleon Bonaparte
  • He defeated Napoleon at Waterloo The Duke of Wellington
  • “The Lady with the Lamp” Florence Nightingale
  • “Gentle Pirate” who aided in Battle of New Orleans Jean Lafitte
  • English pirate hung at Old Baily, 1701 Captain Kid
  • Pirate Ed Teach a.k.a. Blackbeard
  • Frederick Barbarossa Redbeard
  • Cook who led the mutiny on the Hispaniola Long John Silver
  • Famous female pirates Ann Bonnie and Mary Reed
  • South American revolutionary born in Caracas Simon Bolivar
  • Fidel Castro’s revolutionary friend Che Guevara
  • Mexican bandit who raided U.S. border towns Pancho Villa
  • Old West dentist and gunfighter Bat Masterson
  • Italian leader of the Red Shirts Garibaldi
  • First chancellor of the German Empire, 1871 Otto von Bismarck
  • Chinese provisional president, 1912 Sun Yat-Sen
  • Man who established Chinese government on Taiwan Chiang Kai-Shek
  • Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Sherpa guide Tensing Norgay
  • 19th century shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • 19th century banking magnate/philanthropist J.P (John Pierpont) Morgan
  • Late 19th-early 20th century English mathematician John Venn
  • 20th century Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis
  • Steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
  • British tea magnate Sir Thomas Lipton
  • Billionaire who disappeared from his yacht in 1991 Robert Maxwell
  • Philosopher who asked, “Is man a blunder of God?” Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Cambridge mathematician-philosopher Bertrand Russell
  • Jean Paul Sartre’s philosopher friend Simone de Beauvoir
  • Man who first received an artificial heart Barney Clark
  • Doctor who preformed Barney Clark’s heart transplant William DeVries
  • Lawyer for the Creationists at Scopes trial William Jennings Bryan
  • Lawyer for the Darwinists at the Scopes trial Clarence Darrow
  • Female prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial Marcia Clark
  • Leopold and Loeb’s defense attorney Clarence Darrow
  • Claus von Bulow’s defense attorney Alan Dershowitz
  • He defended the Boston Strangler F. Lee Bailey
  • Charles Manson’s prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi
  • “King of Torts” who died in 1996 Melvin Belli
  • He founded DeBeers Cecil Rhodes
  • Famous oil well fire fighter Red Adair
  • He founded the American Library association Melvin Dewey
  • He planted apple trees in the Ohio Valley Johnny Appleseed
  • Famous 19th century furrier John Jacob Astor
  • 19th century American lithographers Currier and Ives
  • Scottish clock maker Seth Thomas
  • He blazed the Wilderness Road Daniel Boone
  • “Life is worth living” speaker Bishop Sheen
  • Inspiration for Citizen Kane William Randolph Hearst
  • 19th century British travel agent Thomas Cook
  • French lexicographer Pierre Larousse
  • American lexicographer Noah Webster
  • English lexicographer Samuel Johnson
  • French economist Jean Baptiste Say
  • Scottish economist Adam Smith
  • British economist, 1920’s John Maynard Keynes
  • Canadian-born American economist and Harvard Professor of Economics John Kenneth Galbraith
  • French mathematician famous for his “last theorem” Pierre de Fermat
  • The Fugitive series is based on his life Sam Sheppard
  • Man who built the Erie Canal De Witt Clinton
  • American winner of Tchaikovsky music competition, 1958 Van Cliburn
  • Scottish philanthropist and Lord Rector Andrew Carnegie
  • Late finance magazine tycoon Malcolm Forbes
  • Army surgeon who found the cause of yellow fever Walter Reed
  • Newspaper editor and South sympathizer Horace Greeley
  • President’s brother who was president of Johns Hopkins Milton Eisenhower
  • Former PLO leader Yasser Arafat
  • Spanish tenor whose name means “peaceful Sunday” Placido Domingo
  • Presidential brother who had a beer named for him Billy Carter
  • Pair who died in a light plane crash in Point Barrow, Alaska Will Rogers and Wiley Post
  • Gay ‘90’s financier and philanthropist Diamond Jim Brady
  • 19th century Tennessee congressman known as “King of the Wild Frontier” Davy Crockett
  • Train engineer killed who died at his post, 1900 Casey Jones
  • Boys Town founder, 1917 Father Edward Flanagan
  • “The Concord Poet” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The Pathfinder” John C. Freemont
  • “The Father of the Symphony” Franz Joseph Haydn
  • “The Father of Science Fiction” Jules Verne
  • “The American Leonardo” Samuel Morse
  • “The American Caesar” Douglas MacArthur
  • “America’s Handyman” Bob Vila
  • “New England Orator” Daniel Webster
  • “Virginia Orator” Thomas Paine
  • “The Lone Eagle” Charles Lindbergh
  • “The Great Profile” John Barrymore
  • “The Great Dissenter” Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “The Great Commoner” William Jennings Bryan
  • “The Great Compromiser” or “The Great Pacificator” Henry Clay
  • “The Little Flower” Fiorello La Guardia
  • “The Great Communicator” Ronald Reagan
  • “The Wizard of Menlo Park” Thomas Edison
  • “Satchmo” Louis Armstrong
  • “The King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin
  • “Yosemite Photographer” Ansel Adams
  • “The Little Tramp” Charlie Chaplin
  • “The Man of a Thousand Faces” Lon Chaney
  • “The Man of a Thousand Voices” Mel Blanc
  • “The Prince of Humbugs” P.T. Barnum
  • “Gonzo Journalist” Hunter Thompson
  • “King of the Keelboatmen” Mike Fink
  • “The Last Lion” Windston Churchill
  • “The Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra
  • “The Lord of San Simeon” William Randolph Hearst
  • “The People’s Lawyer” Ralph Nader
  • “The Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett
  • “The Sparrow” Edith Piaf
  • America’s cowboy-philosopher Will Rogers
  • Philadelphia publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg
  • Baltimore critic H. L. Mencken
  • American ornithologist John James Audubon
  • Father of American public education Horace Mann
  • He made stainless steel cars in Ireland John DeLorean
  • American chess grandmaster at age 15 Bobby Fischer
  • Pilot who landed in Ireland instead of California, 1938 “Wrong Way” Corrigan
  • He broke the sound barrier in 1947 Chuck Yeager
  • Chairs astrophysics department, Cambridge University Stephen Hawking
  • Canadian voice actor, voice of The Brain Maurice LaMarche
  • MIT linguistic scholar Noam Chomsky
  • 1960’s Harvard psychologist; recreational drug advocate Timothy Leary
  • Chinese Communist Party head who died in 1997 Deng Xiaoping
  • Yosemite photographer Ansel Adams
  • The original Siamese twins Chang and Eng
  • Man who found King Tut’s tomb Howard Carter
  • American satirical comedian imprisoned for obscenity Lenny Bruce
  • Pro clown with his own postage stamp Lou Jacobs
  • Las Vegas magicians who worked with big cats Siegfried and Roy
  • Famous tightrope walking family Wallendas
  • Canadian quintuplets Dionnes
  • American septuplets McCaugheys
  • Rat Pack members (1960s) Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin,
    Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford
  • Brat Pack members Emilo Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe,
    Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Rindwald, Ally Sheedy
  • Monty Python group Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Gram Chapman,
    Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idol

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