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1888-1953, Native American who became Olympic decathlete, Hall of Fame football running backAthletes
1856-1924, U.S. President during WWI, had 14 Points for international peacePresidents
1911-2004, Actor turned U.S. President known for conservatism, attempting to end Cold WarPresidents
b. 1958, Pop singer of 'Like a Virgin', 'Material Girl' and 'Ray of Light'Pop Icons
1741-1801, American Revolutionary War general, later defected to the British. Outlaws
1822-1885, Union General victorious at Vicksburg and Petersburg, later U.S. President Presidents
1838-1914, Wilderness preserveration activist, founder of the Sierra ClubTrailblazers
1925-1965, Radical Muslim African-American activistRebels & Resisters
1935-1977, Rock-and-roll singer of 'Jailhouse Rock' and 'Love Me Tender'Pop Icons
1831-1890, Sioux leader victorious at Little Bighorn, later toured with Buffalo BillRebels & Resisters
1485-1528, Italian-French explorer of Atlantic Coast, namesake of bridge over New York HarborTrailblazers
1899-1947, Chicago-based gangster and bootleggerOutlaws
1934-2017, Leader of family of mass murderersOutlaws
1919-1972, African-American who broke the color barrier in baseballAthletes
1903-1934, Bank robber and gangster known as Public Enemy #1Outlaws
1662-1727, Harvard-based Congregational preacher and author, wrote 'Magnalia Christi Americana', preached the Salem Witch TrialsReligious Figures
1644-1718, English nobleman who founded the “Quaker Colony”Religious Figures
1970-1989, 1973 Triple Crown winner, won Belmont Stakes by 29 lengthsAthletes
b. 1943, female tennis player, women’s rights advocateAthletes
b. 1941, American folk rocker who wrote 'Blowin' in the Wind' and 'Like a Rolling Stone' Pop Icons
1844-1916, Philadelphia-based portrait painterArtists
1815-1902, Leader of the Seneca Falls Convention for women's suffrageRebels & Resisters
1768-1813, Shawnee leader, fought against American settlement of Old Northwest, fell during War of 1812Rebels & Resisters
1820-1906, Suffragette who appeared on the dollar coinRebels & Resisters
1926-1962, Blonde bombshell in films such as The Seven Year Itch and Some Like it HotPop Icons
1837-1876, Deadwood-based gunslinger and gamblerOutlaws
1929-1968, African-American preacher who gave the 'I Have a Dream' speech at the 1963 March on Washington Rebels & Resisters
1454-1512, Italian explorer and cartographer, namesake of a continentTrailblazers
1834-1902, One-armed explorer of the Grand CanyonTrailblazers
1868-1963, Black intellectual who founded the NAACPRebels & Resisters
1817-1895, Black abolitionist who wrote narrative of his early life as a slaveRebels & Resisters
1809-1865, U.S. President during the American Civil War, gave Gettysburg AddressPresidents
1915-1998, Singer/actor associated with songs 'New York, New York' and 'I've Got the World on a String', film 'From Here to Eternity'Pop Icons
ca 1451-1506, Italian-Spanish explorer who made several voyages to New World (the first in 1492)Trailblazers
b. 1955, Billionaire computer programmer, founder of MicrosoftEmpire Builders
1908-1989, Actress who appeared in 'Jezebel', 'Dark Victory' and 'Now, Voyager'First Women
1774-1809/1770-1838, Duo who led the Corps of Discovery through the Louisiana PurchaseTrailblazers
1958-2009, Pop musician known for “Thriller”, “Billy Jean” and “Black and White”Pop Icons
1809-1868, Mountain man, explorer and Indian fighter in the Rocky Mountains before the American Civil WarTrailblazers
1886-1961, Georgia-born Detroit Tigers outfielder who won 12 batting titles, holds record career average of .366 Athletes
1837-1913, Finance capitalist who formed famous bank, bailed out U.S. Government a couple timesEmpire Builders
ca 1859-1881, New Mexico outlaw eventually brought down by Pat GarrettOutlaws
1838-1865, Actor and Souther sympathizer who assassinated Abraham LincolnOutlaws
1939-1963, Assassin of John F. KennedyOutlaws
b. 1947, First Lady, 2008 and 2016 Presidential also-ran, Secretary of StateFirst Women
1847-1882, Missouri-based bank robber and murdererOutlaws
ca. 1788-1812, Native American guide and interpreterTrailblazers
1889-1977, Actor/director known for tramp persona in 'The Gold Rush' and 'Modern Times'Pop Icons
ca. 1595-1617, Daughter of Chief Powhatan, spouse of Jamestown settler John RolfeFirst Women
1847-1931, Inventor of the phonograph and the incandescent light bulbEmpire Builders
1858-1919, Spanish-American War officer who became U.S. President, known for Big Stick foreign policyPresidents
1863-1947, Founder of eponymous auto companyEmpire Builders
1751-1836, Introduced Virginia Plan at Constitutional Convention, 4th U.S. PresidentPresidents
1785-1851, Naturalist noted for paintings of “Birds of America”Artists
1867-1959, Prairie School/modern architect Artists
1703-1758, Congregational minister who preached “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” during the First Great AwakeningReligious Figures
1928-1987, Artist/illustrator known for brightly-colored paintings of Marilyn Monroe, soup cansArtists
1823-1878, Head of Tammany Hall political machine Outlaws
b. 1953, WWE wrestler who won 12 championship belts behind an All-American image Athletes
1797-1883, Former slave who became outspoken abolitionist and women’s rights advocateFirst Women
1743-1826, Author of Declaration of Independence, 3rd U.S. President, founded University of VirginiaPresidents
1603-1683, Minister who founded the colony of Rhode Island after being banished from MassachusettsReligious Figures
b. 1954, African-American talk show goddessFirst Women
1840-1902, Political cartoonist known for depictions of Santa Claus, Tammany HallArtists
1794-1877, shipping and railroad magnate known as 'The Commodore'Empire Builders
1905-1976, Eccentric tycoon who owned TWA, namesake aviation companyEmpire Builders
1902-1984, California-based photographer, most notably of Yosemite, TaosArtists
1801-1877, Led the Mormons out of Nauvoo and into Utah, was at odds with the U.S. government over issue of polygamyReligious Figures
b. 1947, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, fmr. California governor (first name acceptable answer)Athletes
1892-1979, Curly-haired silent film star noted for 'Little Girl' rolesPop Icons
1822-1903, landscape architect and urban planner known for designing New York’s Central Park and Boston’s Emerald NecklaceArtists
1800-1859, Radical abolitionist responsible for Pottawatomie Massacre, Harper’s Ferry RaidRebels & Resisters
1863-1951, Megalomaniacal publishing tycoon who inspired Citizen Kane Empire Builders
1737-1809, Author of 'Common Sense' and 'The American Crisis' pamphletsRebels & Resisters
b. 1963, NBA superstar who won 6 titles and 5 MVPs with the Chicago BullsAthletes
b. 1918, Southern Baptist preacher who crusaded to millions, advised several U.S. presidentsReligious Figures
1732-1799, American Revolutionary War General, 1st PresidentPresidents
1807-1870, Confederate General victorious at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, but defeated at GettysburgRebels & Resisters
1835-1910, Author of 'Huckleberry Finn' and 'Life on the Mississippi'Pop Icons
1839-1937, Billionaire head of Standard Oil, endowed several universitiesEmpire Builders
1767-1845, War of 1812 General, 7th U.S. President, killed a man in a duelPresidents
ca. 1579-1631, Military leader of the Jamestown ExpeditionTrailblazers
1821-1910, Founder of the Church of Christ, ScientistReligious Figures
b. 1946, U.S. President during September 11 attacks, Hurricane KatrinaPresidents
1955-2011, Founder and CEO of Apple ComputerEmpire Builders
b. 1964, Fmr. Alaska governor, 2008 Vice-Presidential loser, Fox News contributorFirst Women
1834-1903, Tonalist painter known for painting of his motherArtists
1882-1945, U.S. President during New Deal reforms, WWIIPresidents
1942-2016, Heavyweight boxer, Vietnam War objector, Parkinson’s sufferer Athletes
1930-2012, First man to walk on the moonTrailblazers
1835-1919, Steel tycoon who endowed many librariesEmpire Builders
1731-1802, First First Lady of the United StatesFirst Women
1912-1956, Modern artist known for paint dripped and splattered onto the canvasArtists
1591-1643, Female religious dissenter who settled in Rhode Island after being banished from MassachusettsReligious Figures
ca. 1565-1611, English-Dutch explorer of NYC area, eponymous riverTrailblazers
1887-1986, NM-based modern artist known for skull paintingsArtists
1911-1986, Founder of the Church of ScientologyReligious Figures
1897-1962, Sicilian-American mafiaoso, creator of 20th-century organized crimeOutlaws
1880-1968, Deaf-blind lecturer, leftist and pacifistFirst Women
1895-1948, Baseball superstar who hit 714 home runs, mostly with the New York YankeesAthletes
1860-1935, Social worker who founded Hull House, first American woman to win the Nobel Peace PrizeFirst Women
1864-1946, Early 20th century photographer, one of the first to make it a renowned art formArtists
1805-1844, Founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsReligious Figures
1827-1915, Female founder of the Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchReligious Figures
1901-1966, Hollywood animator and studio executiveEmpire Builders
1862-1937, Author of 'The House of Mirth' and 'The Age of Innocence'First Women
1884-1962, First Lady who was later active with the United NationsFirst Women
1901-1971, African-American jazz trumpeter and singer Pop Icons
1942-1970, Electric guitarist who riffed on 'Purple Haze'Pop Icons
1861-1939, Invented the game of basketballAthletes

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