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Jiang Qing – girl from the village

Jiang Qing - girl from the village

Jiang Qing – girl from the village

American writer Agnes Smedley was a witness of the meeting of Mao and the young actress Lang Ping (her real name was Jiang Qing). In 1937 she attended a “special area” controlled by the army of 44-year-old Mao Zedong, one of the leaders of the Communist Party of China.
Lang Ping was a pretty girl, who recently arrived from Shanghai. She came there when her second husband, a popular actor, attempted to commit suicide. The actress left Tang because she had an affair with the director. Shanghai newspapers showed actor and director as victims of a cunning peasant woman.
Lang Ping was born in Shandong Province in a family of small entrepreneur. Her mother was the sixth wife of Lee and, according to Chinese tradition, the most powerless. Soon, unable to withstand the abuse, she left the family. Lang Ping was raised by her grandparents.
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John Glenn – American astronaut and senator

John Glenn - American astronaut and senator

John Glenn – American astronaut and senator

John Glenn was the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth, test pilot, Marine Corps pilot during World War II and the Korean War, Senator from Ohio.
John Herschel Glenn Jr. was born on July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. His parents had two other children who died in infancy, and they later adopted his sister Jean.
He graduated from primary and secondary schools in New Concord, then attended Muskingum University.
In 1943 he joined Marine Corps. During World War II John made 59 sorties, flew the F4U Corsair over the Marshall Islands.
When peace came, Glenn remained in the corps, serving as a fighter pilot and then as a flight instructor. In 1952, Major Glenn was sent to Korea. He participated in the Korean War and then graduated from the Test Pilot School.
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Ernesto Che Guevara – Great Comandante

Ernesto Che Guevara – Great Comandante

Ernesto Che Guevara – Great Comandante

Ernesto Che Guevara was a Latin American revolutionary and the trusted adviser of Cuban premier Fidel Castro. He used nickname Che to emphasize his Argentine origin. He became one of the main persons of the Cuban revolution, and remains a symbol of commitment to ideals.
Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina. He had two brothers and two sisters. Ernesto was keen on chess. At the age of 11 he became interested in Cuba, when Cuban chess player Capablanca came to Buenos Aires.
At 19 Guevara entered the medical school of the University of Buenos Aires.
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Adolf Hitler – German dictator

Adolf Hitler - German dictator

Adolf Hitler – German dictator

Adolf Hitler was a German dictator who led the extreme nationalist and racist Nazi party and served as chancellor-president of Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Adolf Schicklgruber was born on April 20, 1889, in the small Austrian town of Braunau. His father, Alois, was a customs official, and his mother, Klara, was a gentlewoman.
As a teenager Adolf was rebellious and in 1905 he left formal education. Then there were long years of dilettante, aimless existence, reading, painting, wandering in the woods, and dreaming of becoming a famous artist.
After the death of his mother in 1907, he moved to Vienna in an attempt to enroll in the Academy of Fine Arts. His failure led him into a period of deep depression and seclusion. Later he returned to Munich.
When World War I began in 1914, he joined the German army.
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Edward Snowden – American special agent

Edward Snowden – American special agent

Edward Snowden – American special agent

Edward Snowden is an American technical expert and special agent, a former CIA and NSA (National Security Agency) agent. At the beginning of June 2013 Snowden gave The Guardian and The Washington Post newspapers information about American surveillance for the communication between the citizens of many countries around the world with the help of existing communication networks, including information about the project the PRISM, and X-Keyscore and Tempora. According to the Pentagon report, Snowden stole 1.7 million secret files. On June 14, 2013 US authorities issue an international arrest warrant. Snowden fled from the US to Hong Kong and then to Russia, where he stayed for more than a month in the transit zone Sheremetyevo airport. On August 1, 2013 he received temporary asylum in Russia, and a year later – a three-year residence permit. He lives in Russia outside Moscow (in other more recent reports – in Moscow); his exact location has not been disclosed for security reasons.
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Elizabeth II – Queen of England

Elizabeth II - Queen of England

Elizabeth II – Queen of England

Elizabeth II is the reigning Queen of England from 1952 to the present. She became the Queen on February 6, 1952 at the age of twenty-five, after the death of her father, King George VI. She is the longest reigning monarch in the history of the UK. Elizabeth is the oldest head of state in Europe. She is the head of the British Commonwealth of Nations and the Queen of fifteen independent states: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Canada, New Zealand, Papua – New Guinea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Jamaica. She is also the head of the Anglican Church and the supreme commander of the Armed forces of the UK.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21, 1926 in London, UK. She comes from the Windsor dynasty. In 1930, Princess Margaret, the only Elizabeth’s sister, was born. Elizabeth received a good education at home. She studied history of the constitution, law, religion, art, French and was engaged in horse riding. In 1940 she gave her first radio address.
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Steve Biko – father of the Black Consciousness movement

Steve Biko - father of the Black Consciousness movement

Steve Biko – father of the Black Consciousness movement

Steve Biko was a well-known fighter for the rights of black South Africans. He is considered the founder of the Black Consciousness movement.
Stephen Bantu Biko was born on December 18, 1946 in King William’s Town, South Africa into an ordinary family. He was the third of four children.
Since childhood, Steve was interested in politics. For political reasons he was expelled from the prestigious Lovedale School in Alice (South Africa), and then continued his studies in the more liberal Roman Catholic St. Francis College.
In 1966 he entered the Medical Faculty of the University of Natal in Durban. There he met his future friend and mentor Joshua Mboya Dada. Biko became a member of National Union of South African Students.
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