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November 14: Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889) It was on this date, November 14, 1889, that the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru (Hindi: जवाहरलाल नेहरू; Urdu: جواهر لال نهرو), was born in Allahabad, central India, the son of a successful and

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September 20: Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair (1878) It was on this date, September 20, 1878, that American writer Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. In a 67-year career, Sinclair published over 90 books, mostly novels with a social reform theme. But he began

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January 17: Benjamin Franklin

“When a religion is good,” wrote Franklin, “I conceive it will support itself; and when … its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, ’tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.”

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December 19: Richard E. Leakey

I believe it is man who created God in his image and not the other away around; also I see no reason to believe in life after death.

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December 5: President Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren (1782) It was on this date, December 5, 1782, that the 8th President of the United States (4 March 1837 – 4 March 1841), and the first US President born in the United States, Martin Van Buren,

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November 14: J. Nehru + Charles Lyell

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889) It was on this date, November 14, 1889, that the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru, was born in Allahabad, central India, the son of a successful and politically active Hindu lawyer. He grew up

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