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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes published more than three dozen books during his life, starting out with poetry and then expanding into novels, short stories, and plays. He is closely associated with the Harlem Rena…

John Mercer Langston

John Mercer LangstonU.S. public official, diplomat, educatorBorn: 12/14/1829Birthplace: Louisa County, Va. Langston was the son of Ralph Quarles, a white plantation owner, and Jane Langston, a…

John Mercer LANGSTON

LANGSTON, John Mercer, a Representative from Virginia; born in Louisa, Louisa County, Va., December 14, 1829; attended the common schools in Ohio; was graduated from the literary department of …

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes surprised the world by winning the gold medal in women's figure skating at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. She was 16 years old and previously had never won a U.S or world senior ch…

Nicholas Hughes

marine biologistBorn: January 17, 1962Died: March 16, 2009 (Alaska, USA) Best Known as: son of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath Nicholas Hughes' life began with t…

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes was the poet laureate of England from 1984 until his death in 1998, but his international fame will always rest on the fact that he was married to poet Sylvia Plath, who killed herself in 1…

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes is most famous for the last years of his life, when his mind faded and he lived the life of a wealthy, paranoid recluse. But earlier he had been a dashing and innovative businessman. Inh…

John Hughes

writer and directorBorn: February 18, 1950Died: August 6, 2009 (New York, USA) Best Known as: writer and director John Hughes helped create some of the most …

John Hughes

John Hugheswriter, directorBorn: 2/18/1950Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan Having begun his career writing for the National Lampoon magazine, it seemed a logical step for Hughes to then write sev…

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner was the founder of Playboy magazine. For more than 50 years he was a symbol of hedonism and sexual freedom, ruling his media empire while surrounded by young female "bunnies" at his Playbo…