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H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft Biography Born on the 20th August 1890, H. P. Lovecraft was a poet and pulp fiction writer who lived and died in near-literary obscurity and poverty.  His life was brief, filled with physical and mental illness, personal loss, and spurts of literary creativity.  Despite the near obscurity of his life, he is known around the world today ...

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Doc Holliday

Doc Holliday

Doc Holliday Biography His resting place is Linwood Cemetery, deep in the Western Rocky Mountain town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  Visitors who seek it must walk up a steep hill on an old unkempt dirt trail to find the monument that marks his grave.  The engraving on the headstone reads, “John Henry Holliday – Born Aug 14, 1851, Died Nov ...

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Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming Biography If you’ve ever been prescribed penicillin for a cold or other virus, then you have Alexander Fleming to thank.  He is considered the father of modern antibiotics, even though his discovery was made almost completely by accident! Alexander Fleming, or Alec to his family, was born on 6th August, 1881 in a small hamlet called Lochfield which ...

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know” – Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Biography Welcome to the 5 Minute Biographies podcast, episode 1 – Louis Armstrong Considered the most important improviser in jazz, Louis Armstrong taught the world to swing. Fondly known as “Satchmo” which was short for “Satchelmouth,” referring to the size of his mouth, or ...

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