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Sergei Utochkin – first Russian pilot

Sergei Utochkin – first Russian pilot

Sergei Utochkin – first Russian pilot


At the end of the XIX century, the Russian Empire was changing rapidly. In the merchant families, sons wanted to leave the family business for completely new affairs, conquer the peaks that their ancestors could not even dream about … Sergei Utochkin, one of the first Russian pilots, was among the adventurers.
The future star of aviation, Sergei Utochkin was born on June 30, 1876 in Odessa. Sergei and his two brothers became orphans very early. The boys inherited father’s money and were raised in different homes as boarders. In one of these houses there was a tragedy that left a mark on the rest of Sergei’s life. Alcoholic father of the family in which the boy lived, once hanged himself in the attic, and his wife having found the body took a kitchen knife and killed all her children. Fortunately, Sergei managed to escape. This case, according to the biographers, was one of the reasons for violations of his psyche in the future.
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James Marsters – American actor and singer

James Marsters – American actor and singer

James Marsters – American actor and singer


James Marsters is an American singer and actor, best known for his role of Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. He won the Saturn Award twice.
James Wesley Marsters was born on August 20, 1962 in Greenville, California, USA. James, along with his brother and sister, grew up in the city of Modesto, California. When he studied in the fourth grade, James decided to become an actor, playing a role in the school play Winnie the Pooh. After that, he joined the school theater group and played a lot in various plays and musicals. After leaving school in 1982, James moved to New York, where he studied at Juilliard School for two years.
In 1987, Marsters moved to Chicago. The first serious role in the theater was the role of Ferdinand. For the role of Robespierre in 1989, Marsters was nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award.
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Grover Cleveland – 22nd and 24th president of America

Grover Cleveland - 22nd and 24th president of America

Grover Cleveland – 22nd and 24th president of America


Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and the 24th president of the United States elected in 1884 and again in 1892. He was the only president ever to be reelected after a defeat.
Stephen Grover Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey. He was the son of a Presbyterian minister. After his father died in 1853, Cleveland supported his mother and sisters.
In 1859 he became a lawyer and soon joined the Democratic Party. Four years later he became the assistant district attorney for Erie County, New York. From 1870 to 1873 he served as county sheriff. In 1881 he was elected mayor of Buffalo and a year later Cleveland was elected governor of New York.
In 1884 the Democrats nominated Cleveland for the presidency.
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Confucius – Teacher of Great Wisdom

Confucius - Teacher of Great Wisdom

Confucius – Teacher of Great Wisdom


Confucius was a Chinese teacher and thinker, who believed in people’s ability to improve themselves. His family name was Kong and Confucius is a European version of the Chinese name Kong- fuzi, meaning “Master Kong.” Confucianism is often called a religion, but it is really a system of values for living a good life.
Confucius was born in 551 BC in Qufu into a poor family. His exact birthday is not known, though many people in eastern Asia celebrate it on September 28. His father died when he was 3 years old and the mother educated the boy at home. Later teachers helped him learn many subjects, including music, arithmetic, chariot riding, calligraphy, shooting with a bow and arrow, Chinese poetry and history. At the age of nineteen Confucius married, but divorced four years later.
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Sandra Bullock – wonderful actress

Sandra Bullock – wonderful actress

Sandra Bullock – wonderful actress


Sandra Bullock is one of Hollywood’s most highly paid actresses, the owner of her own production company and restaurant, a bright and charismatic woman.
Sandra Annette Bullock was born on July 26, 1964 in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. She was the elder daughter of a vocal coach and an opera singer. Sandra spent the first twelve years of her live living between Austria, Germany and the USA. She grew up on the road with her parents and younger sister. At the young age of 8, she performed on stage for the first time, assuming the role of a gypsy child in a play with her mother. The girl attended high school in Virginia and was a popular cheerleader. In 1982, she graduated from school and entered the East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. There she performed in Chekhov’s Three Sisters. After moving to New York she began concentrating on an acting career. She dishonestly attained a bartending job, and later fled to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
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Brian Epstein – manager of the Beatles

Brian Epstein - manager of the Beatles

Brian Epstein – manager of the Beatles


Brian Epstein was the music world’s best-known impresario, manager of the Beatles.
Brian Samuel Epstein was born on September 19, 1934 in Liverpool into a middle-class background.
While on National Service, Epstein underwent cruel (though at the time compulsory) army psychiatric treatment for his homosexuality.
He spent three terms at London’s RADA before returning to a more modest retail position at his father’s Liverpool furniture business. Later Brian opened a record section in the music department, which proved a big success. So, the young entrepreneur soon opened his own separate branch, North East Music Stores, later an enormous music-business empire. On 9 November 1961 Epstein met The Beatles in The Cavern Club.
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Ike Turner – musician and producer

Ike Turner - musician and producer

Ike Turner – musician and producer


Ike Turner was a DJ and self-taught pianist and guitarist.
Ike Wister Turner was born on November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Ike actually was influential in rock ‘n’ roll. The Kings of Rhythm was formed as they were around 1948. This group impressed both B B King and then Sam Phillips, who signed The Kings to Sun Records, issuing the hugely influential Rocket 88. The band moved to St Louis, where they became one of the most highly regarded acts. The leader operated a strict “no alcohol/no drugs” policy that was to resonate paradoxically in his later life.
Annie Mae Bullock (Tina), the daughter of sharecroppers, joined Turner’s touring band as a backup vocalist in 1956, when she was 18. In 1959 they found Ike & Tina Turner duo. The partnership would result in one of popular music’s most combustible sounds.
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