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Al Oerter Biography

discus throwerDied: October 1, 2007 (Fort Myers Beach, Florida) Best Known as: gold medalist in four consecutive Olympic Games Former Olympic?

Andrea Mead Lawrence Biography

alpine skierBorn: April 19, 1932Died: March 30, 2009 (California, USA) Best Known as: Skiing gold medalist At the age of 15, Andrea Mead Lawr?

Bill Hartack Biography

jockeyDied: Nov. 26, 2007 (Texas) Best Known as: champion jockey who won five Kentucky Derbys A champion jockey who won the Kentucky Derby fi?

Bobby Thomson Biography

baseball playerBorn: 10/25/1923Birthplace: Glasgow, ScotlandDied: 8/16/2010 (Savannah, Ga.) Robert Brown Thomson came to the United States at age ?

Parry O'Brien Biography

shot-putterDied: April 21, 2007 (Ranch Belago, California) Best Known as: gold medalist who revolutionized shot-putting Three-time Olympic go?

Percy Lavon Julian Biography

Percy Lavon JulianchemistBorn: 4/11/1899Birthplace: Montgomery, Ala. In addition to an extensive teaching career at such colleges as DePauw University, which would not offer hi?

John William King, 1999 News

24, movie-theater manager, was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison in Nov. by a Texas jury for participating in the 1998 dragging death of James By?

Nawaz Sharif, 1999 News

56, Pakistani general, ousted Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, in an October coup and installed himself as de facto leader. Musharraf claimed Sharif failed to rescue ?

Norbert Rillieux Biography

Norbert RillieuxinventorBorn: 1806Birthplace: New Orleans, La. Born to a French father and an African-American mother, Norbert Rillieux studied at Catholic schools in Louisian?

Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman Biography

Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman athleteBorn: 12/20/1886Birthplace: Healdsburg, Calif. Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss entered the United States tennis championships in 1909 and won every ev?