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Mary Baker Eddy

Name at birth: Mary BakerAfter a sudden recovery from a serious injury in 1866, Mary Baker Eddy began to formulate the ideas that would lead her to form the Church of Christ, Scientist. In 1875 she?

Alexander Graham Bell

Name at birth: Alexander BellAlexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, simple as that. Born and educated in Scotland, he was the son of Alexander Melville Bell, who was the inventor of "visible?

The Pixies

The rock band The Pixies was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986 by songwriter and guitarist Charles Thompson IV. Thompson assumed the name Black Francis and was joined by Joey Santiago (guitar?

Scott Wolf Biography

Scott Wolf actorBorn: 6/4/1968Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts A graduate of George Washington University, Wolf did work at Stagehouse West in California and had recurring roles on television's?

Christian Scientists

Founded by Mary Baker Eddy (1821?1910) in the 1860s and 1870s, Christian Science views creation as entirely spiritual. The church holds the Bible as authoritative yet interprets it in a?

Christa McAuliffe Biography

Christa McAuliffeteacherBorn: 1948Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts Christa had been fascinated by the space program since she was a childhood. She earned a BA from Framingham State College?

Jack Nance Biography

Jack Nance(Marvin John Nance)actorBorn: 12/21/1943Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts Nance acted in several films directed by David Lynch, most memorably in the lead role of Eraserhead (1976); he?

Trinity Church

Boston, Mass.Designed in 1877 by Henry Hobson Richardson by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected Trinity Church as one of?

Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was an African slave in Boston, Massachusetts when she became the first published black poet in America in 1767. Phillis Wheatley came to the Boston slave market in 1761; some have?