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10-18-1956 Martina Navratilova – Born in Prague, Czech Republic. She is a retired Czech-American professional tennis player. She has won 177 career titles, an all-time record for men or women….

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Oct 18
2017
Oct 17
2017

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10-17-1886 – 09-07-1971 Spring Byington – Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was an American actress and maybe best known for her role in the 1933 film Little Women with…

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10-16-1854 – 11-30-1900 Oscar Wilde – Born in Dublin, Ireland. Irish writer, poet and playwright. He was one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. His play, The…

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Oct 16
2017
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2017

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10-15-1926 – 06-25-1984 Michael Foucault – Born in Poitiers, France. He was a French philosopher, historian, and literary critic. He was active in a number of left-wing groups involved in…

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10-14-1888 – 01-09-1923 Katherine Mansfield – Born in Wellington, New Zealand. She was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction. At 19, Mansfield left New Zealand and settled in the…

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Oct 14
2017
Oct 13
2017

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10-13-1965 Michael Bastian – Born in Lyons, New York. He is an American fashion designer known for his namesake label and his work for brands such as GANT. In 2011,…

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10-12-1932 – 08-19-2017 Dick Gregory – Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was an African-American comedian civil rights activist, social critic, writer and occasional actor. During the 1960s, Gregory became…

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Oct 12
2017
Oct 11
2017

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10-11-1884 – 11-07-1962 Eleanor Roosevelt – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American politician, diplomat and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United…

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10-10-1967 Gavin Newsom – Born in San Francisco, California. He is an American politician and is the 49th and current lieutenant governor of California, after being elected in 2010 and…

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Oct 10
2017
Oct 9
2017

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10-09-1940 – 12-08-1980 John Lennon – Born in Liverpool, England. He was an English singer, songwriter, and activist, as well as founder of the Beatles. His most famous post-Beatle song…

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