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History is full of notable and notorious people. Find out a bit about who they were and what they did to become famous … or infamous.

*Featured: John James Audubon star
Born April 26, 1785, John James Audubon was an important ornithologist and artist

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847) star
Alexander Graham Bell is known for the invention of the telephone. But, there is so much more that you may not have realized...

Andy Griffith star
Andy Griffith died from a heart attack at the age of 86 but left a movie and television legacy that will live on for generations to come.

Angel of Death--Dr. Mengele (March 16, 1911) star
Dr. Josef Mengele, Auschwitz' Angel of Death.

Angel of the Battlefield star
It was this day in history, May 21, 1881 that Clara Barton founded the American National Red Cross a few years after she helped Union and Confederate soldiers receive needed medical attention during the Civil War.

Arnold Rothstein star
We take a look at notorious gambler, mob figure, and "sports fixer", Arnold Rothstein.

Death of Gary Coleman star
Gary Coleman left this world four years ago today due to an intercranial hemorrhage he received when he fell in his home and hit his head on the floor.

First in Space--Yuri Gagarin (April 12, 1961) star
In 1961, during the onset of the Great Space Race, the Russians claimed an early lead by launching Vostok, along with its pilot, Yuri Gagarin, into space. Gagarin's life was full, albeit, very short...

Ginger Rogers star
Ginger Rogers danced into our hearts with Fred Astaire in a number of movies. She passed away on April 25th 1995 at the age of 83.

Hugh Jackman born October 12 1968 star
Hugh Jackman, Australian performer and producer, was born October 12, 1968. His career was like an ongoing escalator to the top of success. He was even voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine.

J. Edgar Hoover star
The creator and leader of the F.B.I. for more than five decades, J. Edgar Hoover died this day in history May 2, 1972.

J. Edgar Hoover FBI Director (May 10, 1924) star
J. Edgar Hoover´s life was the Justice Department. Today, his legacy is shrouded in controversy, but does that controversy outweigh his accomplishments in his 48 year service as FBI Director?

Katharine Hepburn star
An article about Katharine Hepburn.

Malcolm X star
Malcolm X, a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement was murdered on this day, February 21, 1965.

Martin Luther King star
It was this day in history that Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

Rachel Carson star
Biologist, writer, ecologist. A courageous woman who battled against chemical pollutants.

Sandra Day O´Connor star
Sandra Day O´Connor was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court but her legacy begins about thirty years earlier and is still strong today.

The Ultimate Warrior star
The Ultimate Warrior, who was just inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame on April 5, 2014, was found dead yesterday morning, April 8,2014.

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