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Robert Bly

Robert Bly is an American poet and the author of the best-selling prose work on modern masculinity, Iron John (1990). His strong poems and charismatic personality made him one of the most prominent p…

Robert Bly Biography

American poet, editor, and translatorBorn: December 26, 1926Birthplace: Madison, Minn. Robert Bly is the author of more than 30 books of poetry, including Loving a Wo…

Nellie Bly

Name at birth: Elizabeth Jane CochranNellie Bly was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, a New York journalist whose muckraking made her a 19th century celebrity. A victim of personal hardship…

Nellie Bly Biography

Nellie Bly(Elizabeth Cochrane)journalistBorn: 5/5/1864Birthplace: Cochran's Mills, Pa. Bly is best remembered for circling the globe in 72 days, thus beating the record of Around the World in …

Robert Whyte ROBERTS

ROBERTS, Robert Whyte, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Kent County, Del., November 28, 1784; received a liberal education; studied law; was admitted to the bar; shortly after reachin…

Robert Roberts HITT

HITT, Robert Roberts, a Representative from Illinois; born in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, January 16, 1834; moved to Ogle County, Ill., in 1837 with his parents, who settled in Mount Morris…

Oral Roberts

Name at birth: Granville Oral RobertsOral Roberts was the first evangelist to lead large televised revivals in which worshipers claimed to be miraculously healed. He was raised in a Pentecostal Chris…

Eric Roberts

Eric RobertsactorBorn: 4/18/1956Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi Older brother of actress Julia Roberts, Eric Roberts appeared on the stage as a child and starred in the 1989 Broadway production of Bur…

Robert Wadlow

Robert Pershing Wadlow was, for much of his brief life, the world's tallest man. He was 8 feet and 11 inches tall (roughly 2.72 meters) when he died at age 22. Robert Wadlow was of normal height and …

Robert Mugabe

Name at birth: Robert Gabriel MugabeRobert Mugabe became the first prime minister of independent Zimbabwe in 1980 and ruled ruled the country with increasingly dictatorial powers for 37 years.Robert G…