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Henry Machyn

borndied
1496/981563
an English clothier and diarist in 16th century London. Machyn's Chronicle, which was written between 1550 and 1563, is primarily concerned with public events: changes on the throne, state visits, insurrections, executions and festivities. Machyn wrote his diary during a turbulent period in England: the Reformation, initiated by Henry VIII and carried throug...
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Elizabeth Marshall

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1768, Jan 281836, Jul 26
an American entrepreneur who became the second female pharmacist in the United States. Marshall worked as an apprentice in the family pharmacy from 1805. She inherited her grandfather's pharmacy, Marshall Drug Store, in 1804 and managed the business until 1825. Marshall is regarded by some as being the first female pharmacist in the United States, though more
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James W. Marshall

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1810, Oct 81885, Aug 10
an American carpenter and sawmill operator, who reported the finding of gold at Coloma on the American River in California on January 24, 1848, the impetus for the California Gold Rush. The mill property was owned by Johann (John) Sutter who employed Marshall to build his mill. The wave of gold seekers turned everyone's attention away from the mill which eve...
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Jonathan Martin

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17821838, Jun 3
an English arsonist, famous for setting fire to York Minster in 1829. After he witnessed the murder of his sister by a neighbour, he was sent to his uncle's farm to recover from the shock. He was apprenticed to a tanner but was press ganged in London in 1804. He served in the Royal Navy ship HMS Hercule for six years, including the Battle of Copenhagen in 18...
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Mencia de Mendoza

aka: Mencía
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1508, Nov, 301554, Jan 4
a Dutch culture patron. She was a leading figure of the Renaissance in the Netherlands and known for her progressive opinions of the education of women. She was the daughter of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar y Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Cenete and María de Fonseca y Toledo and married in 1524 to Henry III of Nassau-Breda.
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Johannes Henricus Midderigh

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1753, Jul 61800, Apr 30
a Rotterdam wine merchant and Freemason , a radical patriot and unitarian. He belonged to the first Catholic politicians in the Netherlands. Midderigh was the rotating chairman of the Second National Assembly during the coup on the night of Sunday on Monday, January 22, 1798. He supported this coup, but was arrested himself on 12 June 1798 at the next coup d...
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Henry Middleton [2]

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1770, Sep 281846, Jun 14
an American planter and political leader from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the 43rd Governor of South Carolina (1810–1812), represented South Carolina in the U. S. Congress (1815–1819). He served as Minister to Russia (1820–1830), being sent there in the first instance to replace George Washington Campbell so as to look after slave-owners' intere...
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Nathaniel Mist

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16851737, Sep 30
an 18th-century British printer and journalist whose Mist's Weekly Journal was the central, most visible, and most explicit opposition newspaper to the whig administrations of Robert Walpole. Where other opposition papers would defer, Mist's would explicitly attack the government of Walpole and the entire House of Hanover. He was a Jacobite of strong ...
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Robert Morris Jr.

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1734, Jan 201750-17981806, May 8
a Founding Father of the United States, was a Liverpool-born American merchant who financed the American Revolution, oversaw the striking of the first coins of the United States, and signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Along with more
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Joaquin Murrieta

aka: Murieta, Murietta, Carrillo
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18291853, Jul 25
also called The Robin Hood of the West or the Robin Hood of El Dorado, was a famous vaquero, and gold miner in California during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. The popular legend of Joaquin Murrieta is that of a peace-loving man driven to seek revenge when he and his brother were falsely accused of stealing a mule. His brother was hanged and Joaquin ...
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