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Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865 in Bombay, India, and relocated to England to pursue his studies. In 1882 Kipling returned to India and began establishing himself as a gifted poet and author, publishing more than 80 works. Much of his writings were of the English Empire

Giovanni Battista Belzoni

Giovanni Battista Belzoni was born on November 15 1778. Belzoni was a famed archeologist, but had a large physique which allowed him to earn a living with the English circuses and was called “The Great Belzoni”. In 1818 Belzoni became the first person to penetrate the second pyramid of Giza.

Palmer Cox

Palmer Cox was born on April 28, 1840 in South-Ridge District, Quebec. Cox is best known as the illustrator and creator of the Brownie series of cartoon, comics, and books. After moving from Quebec to San Francisco, CA, began contributing various poems, cartoons, and articles to the the San Francisco

John Brown

John Brown was born on May 9th 1800 in Torrington Connecticut. Brown is best known as an American abolitionist. In 1859, Brown lead a raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry. The raid ended in his capture, trial, and hanging, but it sparked a liberation movement among enslaved Americans.

Lewis Wallace

Lewis “Lew” Wallace was born on April 10, 1827 in Brookville, Indiana. Wallace was a true civil servant, working as a lawyer, governor, American statesman and served his country as a Union general during the American Civil War. Among the many public offices held Wallace were Governor of New Mexico

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born on August 28, 1749 at Frankfort-on-Maine, Germany. Goethe was a philosopher, poet, and dramatist who is best known for authoring Götz von Berlichingen and Faust. Goethe was also renown for his service as Minister of State for Weimer, Germany. References to the Fraternity of

Pelham Greenville Wodehouse

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881 in Guildford, London. A prolific author of nearly 100 books, Woodhouse was made a Knight of the British Empire in 1975. Wodehouse is best known as the renown comic writer and creator of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. Pelham Wodehouse was Initiated

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born into Russian nobility on May 26, 1799 in Moscow. Pushkin is famed as the greatest Russian poet, and the father of Russian literature. Pushkin authored many poems and plays that are renown by critics to be masterpieces. Among his most famous works are the poem

Robert W. Service

Robert William Service was born on January 16, 1874 in Preston, Lancashire, England. Service relocated to Canada in 1894 and later became author and correspondent for the Toronto Star. This internationally renown author is best known for his poems entitled “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “The Call of the

Edward Jenner

Edward Anthony Jenner was born on May 17, 1749 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. Jenner is credited for discovering the scientific principles of immunization and for engineering the vaccine for smallpox. Jenner’s dream was for future generations to live in a world without smallpox. This dream finally became reality 56 years

Melvin Jones

Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879 in Fort Thomas, Arizona. Jones was a prominent business leader in Chicago and member of a businessman’s luncheon club. He soon realized that like minded individuals who possess the drive and ambition to run a successful business, could come together and apply

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