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Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper is best known for playing upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern on the 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She played the same character in the spinoff series Rhoda (1975-78). She h…

Valerie Solanas

Valerie Solanas shot the artist Andy Warhol in a fit of crazed anger on June 3, 1968. A radical feminist and sometime acquaintance of Warhol, Solanas had previously written the S.C.U.M. Manifesto, an…

Valery Brumel

Valery BrumelBorn: Apr. 14, 1942Soviet high jumper dominated event from 1961-64; broke world record 5 times; won silver medal in 1960 Olympics and gold in 1964; highest jump was 7-5 3/4.Sergi …

Martin

One of the swallow tribe. Dies derives the word from St. Martin, but St. Martin's bird is the raven. Martin. The ape, in the tale of Reynard the Fox. Martin A jackass is so called from…

Martine

A sword. (Italian.) “Quiconque aura affaire à moy, il faut quill ait affaire a Martine que me voyla au coste (appellant son espee `Martine').” —Brantome: 1 odomontade…

Valerie Plame Wilson

Valerie Plame Wilson is a central figure in a complicated political investigation of the George W. Bush administration. On 14 July 2003, newspaper columnist Robert Novak published a column identifying…

Valerie Plame Wilson,

former covert CIA agent, and her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador, sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, and presidential…

Valerie Brisco-Hooks

Valerie Brisco-HooksBorn: July 6, 1960Track & Field won three gold medals at the 1984 Olympics (200 meters, 400 meters and 4x100 relay); first athlete to ever win the 200 and 400 in the sa…

Ricky Martin

Name at birth: Enrique Martin MoralesRicky Martin's exuberant 1999 single "Livin' La Vida Loca" made him an avatar of dancable, hip-swiveling Latin pop. Martin got his start with the all-boy pop group…

Trayvon Martin

Name at birth: Trayvon Benjamin MartinFlorida teen Trayvon Martin was killed 26 February 2012 by George Zimmerman, a 28 year-old volunteer for the area's neighborhood watch. The incident touched off a…