Born On This Day ~ February 22 ~ Robert Baden-Powell

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Born:February 22, 1857 (Paddington, London, United Kingdom)
Died:January 8, 1941 (Nyeri, Kenya)

Famous For/Known For:
Founder of the Boy and Girl Scouts

A Little About Robert Baden-Powell:
Born to parents Professor H.G. Baden and Henrietta (Smyth) Powell. His father was a professor of natural sciences and died when Baden-Powell was three years old. Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ February 16 ~ Laurence “Lon” Myers

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Born: February 16, 1858 (Richmond, Virginia)
February 16, 1899 (New York City, New York

Famous For/Known For:
United States professional runner

A Little About Laurence “Lon” Myers:
Born to Solomon H Myers who was a clerk.

Myers’s health as a child was poor. After a physician recommended exercising Continue reading