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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Biography Although the Civil War had officially ended over 60 years before she was born, Rosa Parks was an American civil rights activist, at a very tense time in US history when equality had not been fully achieved. She was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama on 4 February 1913 and has been referred to as the ...

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Biography Jack Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie, was born on 31 January 1919 in Cairo, Georgia, USA. He was the last of five children born into a family of sharecroppers which meant they worked the land for a landowner in return for a share of the crops they produced. Jackie’s middle name was given to him in honour ...

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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage Biography Often considered the father of computing, Charles Babbage was an 18th-century polymath, meaning he was a person who had expertise in several different subject areas and possessed the ability to take the complex and create solutions from them. In Charles’ case, he was a man who modern space agencies would have loved to employ – a mechanical ...

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette Biography “S’ils n’ont plus de pain, qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” – translated, “If they have no bread, then let them eat cake!” These words came to symbolize an individual’s, and a government’s, callous and supreme indifference to the well-being of its people.  They are attributed to Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre. But Marie Antoinette was ...

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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Richard Harris Biography Richard Harris only accepted one of his most famous roles under threat from an 11-year old. The veteran actor had no interest in taking on a role in a series like Harry Potter as he wasn’t a fan of commitment and didn’t want to be tied to a single movie franchise. That contribution to the world of ...

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