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Wallace Stevens

Now considered one of the great modernist poets, Wallace Stevens didn't receive many literary honors until late in life: He was over 70 when he won the National Book Award twice (1950 and 1954) and th…

William Wallace

Sir William Wallace is considered one of Scotland's greatest heroes, thanks to his opposition to English rule under Edward I in the 13th century. The son of a minor Scottish lord, Wallace was educate…

George Wallace

George Wallace was one of America's most outspoken supporters of racial segregation in the 1960s. As governor of Alabama he fought integration, once even standing symbolically in the doorway of the Un…

Mike Wallace

Name at birth: Myron Leon WallaceMike Wallace was a radio and TV journalist and hard-nosed interviewer who spent 37 years as co-host of the CBS news program 60 Minutes. After his death, CBS News summe…

Wallace Coulter

Wallace CoulterBorn: 1913 Coulter Principle. A common diagnostic medical tool, the complete blood count would not be possible without Coulter's invention of the Coulter Counter. Coulter recei…

Daniel WALLACE

WALLACE, Daniel, a Representative from South Carolina; born near Laurens, S.C., May 9, 1801; received a limited schooling; moved to Union County in 1833; major general of State militia; studied…

David WALLACE

WALLACE, David, a Representative from Indiana; born near Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa., April 24, 1799; moved with his parents to Brookville, Ind., in 1817; was graduated from the United State…

Rodney WALLACE

WALLACE, Rodney, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 21, 1823; attended the common schools; engaged in the manufacture of paper; was a …

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg directed many of the top-grossing films in Hollywood history, including the blockbusters Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), and many more. His first TV movie, Duel (1971), was successful enoug…

Thaddeus STEVENS

STEVENS, Thaddeus, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Danville, Caledonia County, Vt. April 4, 1792; attended Peacham Academy and the University of Vermont at Burlington; was graduated…