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Emmeline Pankhurst – English reformer

Emmeline Pankhurst - English reformer

Emmeline Pankhurst – English reformer

Emmeline Pankhurst was the English reformer who led the movement for women’s suffrage in Great Britain.
Emmeline Goulden was born on July 4, 1858 in Manchester. Emmeline was the eldest of five daughters. She also had five brothers. At the age of 14 she accompanied her mother to a women’s suffrage meeting. The next few years Emmeline spent in Paris attending school. After her return she married Richard Pankhurst, a barrister and an activist in radical causes, especially in women’s suffrage. They had four children.
In 1880, Mrs Pankhurst began a campaign to get the vote for women. At first, she and her supporters (known as ‘suffragettes’) spoke at public meetings, wrote articles and gave out leaflets. When politicians ignored their campaign, they threw stones at the windows of the Prime Minister’s house and interrupted Parliamentary debates shouting ‘Votes for Women’. One suffragette even threw herself in front of one of the King’s horses during an important horse race and was killed. Suffragettes were often arrested and sent to prison.
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Eva Peron – first lady of Argentina

Eva Peron – first lady of Argentina

Eva Peron – first lady of Argentina

Eva Peron was the first lady of Argentina, the second wife of the 29th and 41th President Juan Peron.
Maria Eva Duarte was born on May 7, 1919 in a small village in Argentina. She was the youngest of five illegitimate children of Juan Duarte, owner of a small cattle farm, and his servant Juana Ibarguren, came from a poor family, a Basque immigrant. Since her childhood Eva wanted to be a famous actress. When she was 15 years old, she convinced a tango singer to take her to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. There she became well known as an actress on the radio.
In 1943 Eva met Colonel Juan Peron who was Vice President and Minister of War. They immediately fell in love. He was 48 years old and she was 24.
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Otto von Bismarck – Iron Chancellor

Otto von Bismarck – Iron Chancellor

Otto von Bismarck – Iron Chancellor

Otto von Bismarck was a German statesman. He was largely responsible for the creation of the German Empire in 1871.
Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck was born on April 1, 1815 at his family’s estate of Schoenhausen in Prussia.
He studied at the University of Gottingen and by 1836 had qualified as a lawyer.
All his life, Bismarck was associated with Russia. He, more than anyone else, understood the power and contradictions of the Russian state. He was in love with Russian woman Katerina Orlova-Trubetskaya. They had a passionate romance in the resort of Biarritz.
In 1847, he became religious, entered politics and married Johanna von Puttkamer. Otto and Johanna had three children Herbert, Bill, and Marie.
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Martin Luther King Jr. – Civil Rights Leader

Martin Luther King Jr. - Civil Rights Leader

Martin Luther King Jr. – Civil Rights Leader

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most popular and effective leader of the African American struggle for civil rights. He was one of the greatest organizers of people the world has ever seen. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism. He used nonviolent, or peaceful, protest to get equal rights for African Americans.
Martin was born on January 15, 1929, Atlanta, the USA. He was the son of a popular Baptist pastor.
At the age of 19 he graduated from the Elite Morehouse College. Then he studied theology at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. He pursued his doctorate in theology at Boston University. While in Boston he met Coretta Scott. They married on June 18, 1953 and had four children.
At the age of 26, Martin Luther was appointed pastor of the conservative Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
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John F. Kennedy – 35th president of the US

John F. Kennedy - 35th president of the US

John F. Kennedy – 35th president of the US

John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He was the youngest person ever elected to the presidency. His assassination in 1963 shocked the country and the world.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. His father held government posts under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In 1940 Kennedy graduated from Harvard University. He completed his honors thesis, “Appeasement in Munich,” which was subsequently published as Why England Slept. During World War II he joined the U.S. Navy. He became an intelligence officer with the rank of lieutenant junior grade in Washington, D.C.
In 1946 Massachusetts voters elected Kennedy, a Democrat, to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1951 Kennedy spent 6 weeks traveling in Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia, and West Germany.
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Winston Churchill – British prime minister

Winston Churchill - British prime minister

Winston Churchill – British prime minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. He was one of the greatest public speakers of his time and Nobel laureate for literature.
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30, 1874, in Oxfordshire, England. He was the eldest son of Lord Randolph Churchill, a Tory Democrat who achieved early success as a rebel in his party. His mother was Jenny Jerome, the beautiful and talented daughter of Leonard Jerome, a New York businessman.
He studied at Harrow and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.
In 1895 Churchill entered the British Army. In 1899 he joined the Conservatives, a British political party. His political career began as a member of the House of Commons in 1900.
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