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Charles T. Russell

Active in the Christian Congregationalist church in Pennsylvania, Charles T. Russell broke off and formed an independent congregation in 1880. Russell wrote and lectured on Biblical prophesy, preachi…

Christa McAuliffe

Name at birth: Sharon Christa CorriganChrista McAuliffe was a high school teacher from Concord, New Hampshire who died with six other astronauts in the 1986 explosion of the U.S. space shuttle Challen…

Christa Miller

Christa Miller plays Jordan Sullivan, a supporting character on Scrubs, the wry TV hospital sitcom created by her husband, Bill Lawrence. Originally a child model in New York, Miller began getting TV …

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 in…

Booker T. Washington

Name at birth: Booker Taliaferro WashingtonBooker T. Washington was born a slave and deprived of any early education, but he still became America's leading black educator at the start of the 20th cent…

Yuan T. Lee Biography

Yuan T. LeechemistBorn: 11/29/1936Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan Yuan T. Lee was one of three who shared the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Although Lee's childhood in Taiwan was interrupted by W…

Judge Sarah T. Hughes

The Question: Who swore in Lyndon Johnson? The Answer: On Nov. 22, 1963, after President Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Vice President John…

Frederick T. Gates Biography

Frederick T. Gatesclergyman, businessmanBorn: 7/2/1853Birthplace: Maine, N.Y. After seven years in his own church as a Baptist minister, he helped to reorganize the University of Chicago, whi…

Granville T. Woods Biography

Granville T. WoodsinventorBorn: 1856Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio. Woods was born in Columbus, Ohio, and later settled in Cincinnati. Largely self-educated, he was awarded more than 60 patents. O…

Philo T. Farnsworth

Name at birth: Philo Taylor FarnsworthPhilo T. Farnsworth is now known as the inventor who didn't get enough credit for devising the first all-electronic television. Largely self-educated, Farnsworth…