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Minnesota Fats Dies Jan 18, 1996
Rudolph Wanderone was a career entertainer that became known for his ability to hustle an audience. He began in a pool hall where he made outrageous bets and entertained a room full of people. He walked away with their money and became famous. A man without modesty; he made himself famous.
Martha Stewart Born August 3, 1941
Martha Stewart is best known as the homemaking diva that took became famous for napkin folding and unique decorating. But it was her financial life that rocked her world when she was arrested for financial obstruction of justice and conspiracy.
Marlee Matlin born August 24
Marlee Matlin is a special type of her for the great accomplishments she has made in the hearing and non hearing worlds. She is successful actress and strong advocate for hearing impaired.
Mark Twain Born November 30
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born November 30, 1835. He later became the famous literary icon Mark Twain. Twain found himself in successful in many careers throughout his lifetime, but achieved true stardom with his writing career. And yet, despite all of his hard work he was always in debt.
Leonardo da Vinci died May 2, 1519
Leonard da Vinci was the first "Renaissance Man". He was talented with diverse knowledge and taught future researchers about science, math, and artistry. To this day it is still amazing the information and the unique lifestyle that he chose for himself. Did you know he could sing well?
Lech Walesa Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Lech Walesa was not a highly educated man, but he worked hard and often suffered punishments to obtain rights for the working class. On October 5, 1983, Walesa was rewarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts supporting human rights.
Klaus Barbie - the Butcher of Lyon
Klaus Barbie tortured and killed thousands of people and the US aided his escape to Bolivia. Despite his sadistic and evil tendencies, he was not arrested until four years before his natural death.
John Hinckley Declared Not Guilty
On June 20, 1982 John Hinckley was found not guilty of attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason on insanity. The country was outraged that justice was not served. Ironically, the country later paid experts to prove that Hinckley actually was insane so he could remain locked up.
John Grisham Born Feb 8, 1955
Best selling author John Grisham was born Feb. 8, 1955. Although he dreamed of a career as a professional baseball player he chose to attend law school to become a tax attorney. It didn't take long for him to gravitate to defense law. As for his first book... well, that was just a hobby!
Jerry Lewis - March 16 Birthday
Jerry Lewis was born into an family of entertainers. He joined the stage with his parents by five and had his own solo act by fifteen. He's still at it today, even after several serious health scares.
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