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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…

Robert Bunsen

Robert Wilhelm Bunsen did groundbreaking work in organic chemistry and spectrometry, but he's more famous for the laboratory gas burner that bears his name. Robert Bunsen was an extraordinary experime…

Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle was a 17th century intellectual whose emphasis on experimentation and quantification helped lay the foundation for modern chemistry. Born in Ireland to an aristocratic family, he entered…

Robert Cray

Sweet Potato PieMercury As a recording artist, Robert Cray has never fit any mold or mindset. Instead, he's gone where he's wanted to, with little or no regard for what's hip or correct in blu…

Nora Roberts

Name at birth: Eleanor Marie RobertsonNora Roberts is a prolific American writer of romance and crime novels whose books have topped the bestseller lists since the mid-1990s. Roberts has been publish…