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Can you name the famous Americans?

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First man on the moon
President during the American Civil War 1861-65
Chairman and co-founder of Microsoft
Author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, statesman, and diplomat 1706-90
Inventor of the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting practical electric light bulb, 1847-1931
Film director of 'E T the Extra-Terrestrial', 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Schindler's List'
Brothers credited with making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, in 1903
Singer and entertainer nicknamed 'Old Blue Eyes'
Baseball player nicknamed 'The Babe' and 'The Sultan of Swat'
General killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn 1876
Comedy brothers in the films 'Duck Soup', 'A Night at the Opera' and 'A Day at the Races'
First American in space, in 1961
Leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art, 1928-87
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First deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
Developer of the first safe and effective polio vaccine, introduced 1955
Author of 'The Old Man and the Sea' and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'
Pioneer and frontiersman, most famous for his exploration and settlement of Kentucky
Industrialist and philanthropist 1839-1937, founder of the Standard Oil Company
Undefeated World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, nickname 'Rocky'
Opposer of the 1765 Stamp Act remembered for his 'Give me liberty, or give me death' speech
Old west gunfighter and scout nicknamed 'Wild Bill'
Composer of the musicals 'Kiss Me, Kate' and 'Anything Goes'
WWII General nicknamed 'Old Blood and Guts'
Theoretical physicist, the 'father of the atomic bomb'
Humanitarian and nurse, accredited with the formation of American Red Cross

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