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John SWINBURNE

SWINBURNE, John, a Representative from New York; born at Deer River, Lewis County, N.Y., May 30, 1820; attended the public schools and academies in Denmark and Lowville, Lewis County, and in Fa…

Henry Algernon du PONT

Senate Years of Service: 1906-1917Party: Republicandu PONT, Henry Algernon, (cousin of Thomas Coleman du Pont), a Senator from Delaware; born at Eleutherean Mills, New Castle County, Del., July…

Algernon Sidney PADDOCK

Senate Years of Service: 1875-1881; 1887-1893Party: Republican; RepublicanPADDOCK, Algernon Sidney, a Senator from Nebraska; born at Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., November 9, 1830; attended…

Charles I

When Bernini's bust of Charles I. was brought home, the King was sitting in the garden of Chelsea Palace. He ordered the bust to be uncovered, and at the moment a hawk with a bird in its be…

Charles Martel

Charles Martel was a Frankish ruler whose military successes were a foundation of the Carolingian dynasty, who ruled what is now France until the tenth century. The illegitimate son of Mayor of the P…

King Charles I

Charles I was the king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1625 until he was executed for treason in 1649. The second son of King James I and Anne of Denmark, Charles became heir to the throne at the a…

Ray Charles

Ray Charles is famous for soulful pop hits like "Georgia On My Mind," "Hit the Road, Jack," and "I Can't Stop Loving You." Blind from the age of seven, Charles was a gifted pianist and saxophonist wh…

Charles Lindbergh

Name at birth: Charles Augustus LindberghCharles Lindbergh made the first-ever solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He left Roosevelt Field in New York on 20 May 1927, piloting a plane name…

Charles Rocket

Name at birth: Charles ClaverieCharles Rocket is remembered for his brief stint on Saturday Night Live, from which he was fired for uttering an obscenity during a live broadcast. Charles Rocket entere…

Charles Atlas

Name at birth: Angelo Siciliano For much of the 20th century Charles Atlas was America's most famous muscle man. Atlas immigrated from Italy as a boy, and in his teens he built up his physique using …