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Alphabetical Notable Historical People Name Game

 
 
firefly
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 01:51 pm
@ossobuco,
Erich Maria Remarque

Erich Maria Remarque--(22 June 1898 – 25 September 1970), born Erich Paul Remark, was a German author, best known for his novel All Quiet on the Western Front. The novel, published in 1929, described the experiences of German soldiers during World War I.

On 10 May 1933, the German government, on the initiative of the Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, banned and publicly burned Remarque's works. Remarque finally left Germany to live at his villa in Switzerland. The Nazis continued to decry his writings and claimed that he was a descendant of French Jews and that his real surname name was Kramer, a Jewish-sounding name, and his original name spelled backwards. This is still cited in some biographies despite the complete lack of evidence. The Nazis also claimed, falsely, that Remarque had not seen active service during World War I. In 1938, Remarque's German citizenship was revoked and then in 1939 after he and his ex-wife were remarried to prevent her repatriation to Germany, they left Porto Ronco, Switzerland for the United States of America.They became naturalized citizens of the United States in 1947.

In 1943, the government arrested his sister, Elfriede Scholz, who had stayed behind in Germany with her husband and two children. After a short trial in the "Volksgerichtshof" (Hitler's extra-constitutional "People's Court"), she was found guilty of "undermining morale" for stating that she considered the war lost. Court President Roland Freisler declared, "Ihr Bruder ist uns leider entwischt—Sie aber werden uns nicht entwischen" ("Your brother is unfortunately beyond our reach—you, however, will not escape us"). Scholz was beheaded on 16 December 1943, and the cost of her prosecution, imprisonment and execution—495.80 Reichsmark—was billed to her sister Erna.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Maria_Remarque

(All Quiet on the Western Front was made into a great movie with Lew Ayres who said he became a conscientious objector to World War II because of that film.)
spendius
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 02:21 pm
@firefly,
Poppaea Sabina-- the woman who bankrupted Rome and caused Nero to be sentenced to death "in the manner of the Ancients".

Who said history teaches us lessons?
Dutchy
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 02:23 pm
@spendius,
Can't you do better than that? See my previous note to you!
spendius
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 02:30 pm
@Dutchy,
What was wrong with it Dutch?
Dutchy
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 02:32 pm
@spendius,
Harry S Trueman.

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). The final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died after months of declining health. Under Truman, the U.S. successfully concluded World War II; in the aftermath of the conflict, tensions with the Soviet Union increased, marking the start of the Cold War.
firefly
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 02:51 pm
@Dutchy,
Harold C. Urey

Harold Clayton Urey (April 29, 1893 – January 5, 1981) was an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 for the discovery of deuterium. He played a significant role in the development of the atom bomb, but may be most prominent for his contribution to theories on the development of organic life from non-living matter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Urey
spendius
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 02:56 pm
@firefly,
Queen Victoria May 24, 1819 - January 22, 1901.

Famous for being suspected of jumping in and out of bed with her bailiff.
firefly
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 03:12 pm
@spendius,
Actually, her name was Alexandrina Victoria, and you are continuing to act like a jerk.

Ted Williams

Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball player, manager, and World War II and Korean War veteran. Williams played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career as the left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1939–1942 and 1946–1960). Nicknamed "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper" and "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. He was a two-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP), six-time batting champion, 17-time All-Star, and a two-time Triple Crown winner. He finished his career with a .344 batting average, 521 home runs, and a .482 on base percentage, the highest of all time. His batting average is the highest of any MLB player with 500 or more home runs. Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 in his first year of eligiblity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Williams
vonny
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 03:21 pm
@firefly,
Malcolm X
Born Malcolm Little
Malcolm X (/ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz[1] (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.
Daisy Ryder
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 03:44 pm
@vonny,
Arthur Middleton Young 
November 3, 1905 – May 30, 1995 was an American inventor, helicopter pioneer, cosmologist, philosopher, astrologer and author. 
Young was the designer of Bell Helicopter's first helicopter, the Model 30, and inventor of the stabilizer bar used on many of Bell's early helicopter designs. 
He founded the "Institute for the Study of Consciousness" in Berkeley in 1972. 
Young advocated a process theory, which is a form of integral theory. 
These theories attempt to integrate the realm of human thought and experience with the realm of science so that the concept of universe is not limited to that which can be physically measured. 
Young's theory embraces evolution and the concept of the great chain of being. 
He has influenced such thinkers as Stanislav Grof and Laban Coblentz.
firefly
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 03:50 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
Frits Zernike

Frits Zernike-- (July 16, 1888 – March 10, 1966) was a Dutch physicist and winner of the Nobel prize for physics in 1953 for his invention of the phase contrast microscope, an instrument that permits the study of internal cell structure without the need to stain and thus kill the cells.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frits_Zernike
vonny
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 03:56 pm
@firefly,
Aristotle

Aristotle (Ancient Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης [aristotélɛːs], Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC)[1] was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing ethics, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics
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spendius
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 04:01 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
Emily Bronte. Authoress and poet who showed that ladies have a mystical component. 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848.
vonny
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 04:10 pm
@spendius,
Claudius

Claudius (Classical Latin: [ˈklawdɪʊs], Latin: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus;[1][2] 1 August 10 BC – 13 October AD 54) was Roman Emperor from 41 to 54. A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he was the son of Drusus and Antonia Minor. He was born at Lugdunum in Gaul and was the first Roman Emperor to be born outside Italy. Because he was afflicted with a limp and slight deafness due to sickness at a young age, his family ostracized him and excluded him from public office until his consulship, shared with his nephew Caligula in 37
spendius
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 04:13 pm
@vonny,
René Descartes. 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650.

Said to have invented modern life.
firefly
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 05:18 pm
@spendius,
Adolf Eichmann

Otto Adolf Eichmann--( 19 March 1906 – 31 May 1962) was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. Because of his organizational talents and ideological reliability, Eichmann was charged by SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich with the task of facilitating and managing the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe.

After World War II, he fled to Argentina using a fraudulently obtained laissez-passer issued by the International Red Cross. He lived in Argentina under a false identity, working a succession of different jobs until 1960. He was captured by Mossad operatives in Argentina and taken to Israel to face trial in an Israeli court on 15 criminal charges, including crimes against humanity and war crimes. He was found guilty and executed by hanging in 1962. He is the only person to have been executed in Israel on conviction by a civilian court.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Eichmann
spendius
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 06:25 pm
@firefly,
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1736) who invented a method of telling us how hot it is.
Dutchy
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 06:43 pm
@spendius,
Giuseppe Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi, July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) was an Italian general and politician. He is considered, with Camillo Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II and Giuseppe Mazzini, as one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland".

Garibaldi was a central figure in the Italian Risorgimento, since he personally commanded and fought in many military campaigns that led eventually to the formation of a unified Italy. He was appointed general by the provisional government of Milan in 1848, General of the Roman Republic in 1849 by the Minister of War, and led the Expedition of the Thousand on behalf and with the consent of Victor Emmanuel II.

He has been called the "Hero of Two Worlds" because of his military enterprises in Brazil, Uruguay and Europe. These earned him a considerable reputation in Italy and abroad, aided by exceptional international media coverage at the time. Many of the greatest intellectuals of his time, such as Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, and George Sand showered him with admiration. The United Kingdom and the United States helped him a great deal, offering him financial and military support in difficult circumstances.

In the popular telling of his story, he is associated with the red shirts worn by his volunteers in lieu of a uniform.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 06:46 pm
what's the bar here?
I didn't add Quintillian since that wasn't his very last name of some fair list.

You will all find Q isn't easy.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2013 07:03 pm
@ossobuco,
I believe it is an open cash bar...

Harry Houdini

http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads//2010/12/houdini.jpg
Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.
 

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