Fritz Haber, His Studies of Chemistry, and Biography The name Fritz Haber has long been associated with the well-known process ofsynthesizing ammonia from its elements. While primarily known for developing a process which ultimately relieved the world of dependence on Chilean ammonia, this twentieth century Nobel prize winner was also involved in the varying fortunes of Germany in World War I and in the rise to power of the Nazi regime. Haber was born on December 9, 1868 in Prussia. He was...
A Powerful Figure - Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in the town of Porbander in the state of what is now Gujarat on 2 October 1869. He had his schooling in nearby Rajkot, where his father served as the adviser or prime minister to the local ruler. Though India was then under British rule, over 500 kingdoms, principalities, and states were allowed autonomy in domestic and internal affairs: these were the so-called 'native states'. Rajkot was one such state. His father died...
Bill Haley: Mr. Rockin’ Rollin’ When a person brings up the term rock and roll, many things could pass through one’s mind. Someone’s immediate thought could swing to Elvis Presley, ACDC, or even Britney Spear’s version of “I Love Rock and Roll.” It all depends on how much one knows about the subject and what era of time one grew up in. According to Dictionary.com, rock and roll is “a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend...
General Chuck Yeager U.S. Air Force pilot Charles ("Chuck") E. Yeager was born on February 13, 1923, in Myra, West Virginia. Yeager was the first person to fly a plane faster than the speed of sound. His father was a driller for natural gas in the West Virginia coal fields. As the United States began mobilizing for World War II, Yeager enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941 at the age of 18. In 1943 he became a flight officer, a non-commissioned officer who could pilot aircraft. He went to...
Anthony Comstock Anthony Comstock, born 1844, was a man who very strongly believed in the strict adhesion to Victorian principles and ideas. As such, he felt it his duty to take an active part in banning the print, sale, transport, or other distribution of “obscene” goods. Comstock is well known for his formation of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, or SSV. The SSV’s main goal was stop the corruption of youth within the city of New York by keeping obscene...
Biography of Malcom X also known as Malcom Little On May 19, 1925 a man was born in Omaha, Nebraska. This man was named Malcolm Little. He was born to Earl Little, a Baptist preacher, and his wife Louis. Earl was major advocate and speaker for Black Rights and had to move around a lot when Malcolm was a child because of death threats. They eventually had to move to Milwaukee and then later to Lansing, Michigan. In 1929 the Little’s house was burnt to the ground, and in 1931...
The Life of Argentinian Saint Evita Peron Evita Peron, to many Argentines, was a saint. 40,000 of them would write to the pope attesting to her miracles. She was born on May 7, 1919, in Los Toldos, and baptized Maria Eva, but everyone called her Evita. Her father abandoned the family shortly after her birth. In early 1935, the young Evita fled to Buenos Aires. She wanted to be an actress, and in the next few years supported herself with bit parts. She began regular visits to the offices of...
Biography of Marilyn Monroe: A Hollywood Beauty Marilyn Monroe made a definite impact on today’s society. For some it was good, for others, bad. She set high standards for herself and was an inspiration to many young people. Many are expected to be like her, some are forced unwillingly and others force themselves. Marilyn Monroe changed Hollywood’s outlook on women forever. Her image, body, smile, and personality are what is looked for in a young actress or any new models today....
Graceful former dancer and model, a much-loved star in films from 1951. After small parts in European productions, Hepburn scored a key break when she was chosen by no less than Colette herself to star onstage in the author's "Gigi" (1951). Shortly thereafter, the radiant young actress gained immediate prominence in Hollywood with the leading role in the feature romantic comedy, "Roman Holiday" (1953), which was followed by similarly enchanting performances in films such as the inspired fashion...
Nostradamus Biography Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus was born on December 14 1503 (Avenel 1). Nostradamus will forever be a mystery to any that try to study his philosophies or techniques. Nostradamus wrote twelve books known as the Centuries, each book contained one hundred predictions known as quatrains. Each prediction consisted of a four line rhymed verse. These rhymes were disguised in a way that no one could really know their own future but only realize the prediction...