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Can you name the minor planets that are named after people?

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PersonAsteroid
'Sweetness,' record-settting running back for the Chicago Bears
New Zealander who became the first person known to climb Mt. Everest
Great Yankees first baseman who succumbed to a disease that now bears his name, ALS
Physicist known for the Theory of Relativity and the Photoelectric Effect
American author named Samuel Clemens, creator of Huck Finn
Actress, she won her first Golden Globe for her role in 1988's 'The Accused'
Swedish chemisty, inventor of dynamite, namesake and founder of major prize organization
Russian Jewish science fiction author, author of 'I, Robot'
French philosophe and writer of 'Candide'
American film director of 'Clockwork Orange' and '2001: A Space Odyssey'
The human protaganist of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
American statesman, founding father, scientist, 'Poor Richard's Almanack' writer
Greek mathmetician, discovered the relation between the lengths of the sides of a right triangle
Instigator of the Protestant Reformation with his 95 Theses
English playwright, writer of 'Hamlet' and 'Othello'
Ian Fleming's 007 agent, the subject of many films and novels
The founder of genetics, studied inheritence in peas
Fantasy creator and author of 'The Lord of the Rings'
Renaissance sculptor and painter who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Author of 'Animal Farm' and '1984'
Television personality, political satirist, and host of the 'Daily Show'
First person to walk on the Moon
English physicist known for infinitesmal calculus and universal gravitation
Astronomer, science popularizer, host of 'Cosmos,' and speaker of the Pale Blue Dot speech
Musician and cultural icon who has left the building
English enlightened thinker, postulated 'tabula rasa'
Cosmologist, namesake for the law that states the universe is expanding, and a telescope

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