Born On This Day ~ January 31 ~ Franz Schubert

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Born: January 31, 1797 (Himmelpfortgrund, Austria)
Died: November 19, 1828 (Vienna, Austria)

Famous For/Known For:
Austrian Composer

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Born On This Day ~ January 30 ~ Max Theiler

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Born: January 30, 1899 (Pretona, South Africa)
Died: August 11, 1972 (New Haven, Connecticut)

Famous For/Known For:
South African-American doctor who developed the vaccine for yellow fever.

A Little About Max Theiler:
Born to Sir Arnold, Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ January 26 ~ Bessie Coleman

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Born January 26, 1892 (Atlanta, Georgia)
Died: April 30, 1926 (Jackson, Florida)

Famous For/Known For:
First African American female pilot

A Little About Bessie Coleman:
Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta, Georgia in a one room cabin where the floor was made of dirt. Her parents, George and Susan Coleman Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ January 25 ~ Virginia Woolfe

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Born: January 25, 1882 (Kensington, London UK)
Died: March 28, 1941 (River Ouse, Sussex)

Famous For/Known For:
English Writer

A Little About Virginia Woolfe:
Born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London, England to Leslie Stephen, a literary figure and editor, and Julia (Jackson) Stephen, who had been Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ January 22 ~ Lord George Gordon Byron

george_gordon_byronBorn: January 22, 1788 (Dover, United Kingdom)
Died: April 19, 1824 (Missolonghi, Greece)

Famous For/Known For:
British poet

A Little About George Gordon Byron:
Born to a schizophrenic mother and a father who abandoned him.

The title of Lord was passed down to him by his uncle, William Byron, at the age of 10. Continue reading