Vaslav Nijinsky (Vatslav Fomich Nizhinsky) was a Russian-born ballet dancer of almost legendary fame, celebrated for his spectacular leaps and sensitive interpretations. He will be remembered as an early 20th century ballet dancer who ushered in a modern era of dance.
Geraldine Margaret Agnew-Somerville is an Irish born British actress known for her role as Detective Sergeant Jane Penhaligon in Cracker, for which she was nominated for the 1995 British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, and for playing Lily Potter in the Harry Potter film series.
Van Jones is an American media personality, lawyer, former official, and author. He is the founder of multiple social enterprises and a world-class change maker.
Barbara Jordan was an American lawyer, educator, and politician who served as a United States congressional representative from Texas (1973-1979). She was the first African American congresswoman to come from the South.
Barry Bonds is an American former professional baseball player, a great all-around player who broke the major league home run records for both a career (762) and a single season (with 73 home runs in 2001).
Jerry Rice is a former American professional gridiron football player whom many consider the greatest wide receiver in the history of the National Football League (NFL). Playing primarily for the San Francisco 49ers, he set a host of NFL records, including those for career touchdowns (208), receptions (1,549), and reception yardage (22,895).
Kim Jong-Il was the eldest son of Kim Il-sung and the second Supreme Leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011. He also served as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time.
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of 26 books.
Charles Evans Whittaker was named to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Dwight Eisenhower. Supreme Court justices receive a lifetime appointment, but Whittaker resigned after serving only five years.
Bayard Rustin was an American civil rights activist. He was an adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr. the main organizer of the March on Washington in 1963.
Andre-Marie Ampère was a French physicist who founded and named the science of electrodynamics, now known as electromagnetism. His name endures in everyday life in the ampere, the unit for measuring electric current.
Thomas Nast was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon".
Neal Douglas Shusterman is an American writer, screenwriter, and novelist. He is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award.
Thomas Midgley Jr. was an American inventor and mechanical and chemical engineer. He is best known for discovering chlorofluorocarbons, which are widely used for producing plastics and cleaning electronic components.
Hugh Walpole was among England's most popular novelists writing just before World War II. His skill at painting the settings of his works, his gift for interesting plots, and his accessibility as a lecturer and public figure contributed to his wide readership in the United Kingdom and North America.
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