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Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his ...more
Age: Died at 52 (1874-1926)
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Profession: Pilot, Stunt Performer, Historian, Film Producer, Actor, + more
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Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been ...more
Age: Died at 72 (1920-1992)
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Profession: Biochemist, Historian, Novelist, Author, Essayist, + more
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Howard Zinn was an American historian, author, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote more than 20 books, including his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States. Zinn described himself as "something of an ...more
Age: Died at 88 (1922-2010)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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George Stanley McGovern was an American historian, author, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he was a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon ...more
Age: Died at 90 (1922-2012)
Birthplace: Avon, South Dakota, United States of America
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