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Larry Hagman died in November 2012. As JR of Dallas he was one of television's iconic characters, but in real life he was also a character in his own right. Huisgenoot recently reported on the life of Larry Hagman, the star of the tv show Dallas. Their story about Larry's life is from the book Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life. Larry's mother, Mary Martin, had gone to Hollywood years before Larry finally got the courage together to tell his father that he would lik...
Published by Inforead 74 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Where Mandela will be buried is still being speculated; it might be in the Mandela Graveyard in Qunu; it might be at his home in Qunu, it might be in Mvezo, around 30km away from where Madiba (Mandela) was born; and of course there is a slight chance it might be somewhere for statesmen, like Pretoria. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) call their preparations "The M plan". They have the first option on accommodations for 60 people at the museum in Qunu. But Mandela isn't dead ye...
Published by Inforead 74 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
South African icon Riaan Cruywagen retired from his post as news anchor after 37 years. Unexpectedly, he returned to television like a boomerang. Not the same channel though. It was the farewell of the century in South African television. Riaan Cruywagen, the icon who defined what a newsreader is to South Africans, the guy who was called South Africa's Chuck Norris, finally retired after 47 years in broadcasting, of which 37 was as television news reader for the South African Broadcasting Co...
Published by Inforead 74 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Tokyo Sexwale is currently in the news for his high profile divorce from Judy Sexwale.In court documents, Judy says her husband is very calculated and secretive about his financial matters. He is hiding the extent of his fortune from her. This in spite of her right to ask questions, as she is a trustee of their family trust fund and his wife. In the divorce settlement, Judy wants a seventy million rand house, three million to furnish it, a one million rand car every five years as well as...
Published by Inforead 74 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Robert Morris not only financed much of his own money to the colonists during the American Revolutionary War but he also ran many ships full of supplies through British blockades and served as Treasurer in order to strengthen the colonial, and American, economy. Robert Morris also became one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and was said to be ‘the most powerful man in America’ next to George Washington.
Published by Alden Morris 75 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 0 comments
Michael and Carole Middleton are the parents of Pippa Middleton. Pippa Middleton is the sister of Kate, or Catherine, Middleton, the latter currently the wife of Prince William, the future king of England. The royals were initially slightly suspicious of Michael and Carole Middleton, when Kate and William originally started going out. Especially Carole was suspect for her crimes that might embarrass, such as chewing chewing gum in public, calling a toilet a "toilet" instead of a "loo", and...
Published by Inforead 75 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Jagga was a dacoit who built up a gang and got hold of a white charger and roamed the Punjab countryside. He became famous as the man who rode the white steed and the Police were scared of him. Unconfirmed reports suggest that so great was the awe that Jagga inspired that at night the Police in Lahore District barricaded themselves inside their police stations.
Published by Madan G Singh 76 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
With President's Day rapidly approaching I though it would be a nice idea to take a look at some of past presidents in honor of the day. Everyone hears about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and even J.F.K. during presidents day but everyone seems to gloss over the rest. I would like to focus a bit on Dwight D. Eisenhower and share some facts about his life and his presidency.
Published by Rae Morvay 76 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 0 comments
This is a quiz about how much you know about the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. who was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement but how much more do you actually know about this extraoridinary man. Let's have a bit of fun by seeing how much you actually know about Martin Luther King, Jr. Some questions are very simple but it gets more complicated as you go on.
Published by Rae Morvay 77 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 0 comments
Punjalal Thakur's son Mohammed Ali was born a Hindu and converted to Islam as his father had converted. He changed his family name to Jinnah. Thus Jinnah was a Hindu convert and one cannot appreciate how he became so rabid a communal. His call for direct action for Pakistan in 1946 led to anti Hindu riots in Bengal and Punjab and difficult to justify.
Published by Madan G Singh 248 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Ching and her husban Zhang built up a large pirate fleet that sailed the China Sea and looted passengers and ships. In 1807 Zhang died leaving Ching a widow at the young age of 22. She now took a revolutionary step and stepped into her husband’s shoes and took command of the pirate fleet. She was accepted by the rank and file and for the next 3 years Ching led a pirate fleet that looted millions
Published by Madan G Singh 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +3 votes | 0 comments
Do you know who composed the song White Christmas, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Easter Parade and God Bless America? One of the most famous composers and lyricists of popular music in the world is Irving Berlin. His life story is one of the greatest rag-to-riches stories in the world.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 81 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 0 comments
Confucius is probably the most famous men in Chinese history. He did not invent and discover great things but his teachings made him famous not only in China but in the whole world. Confucius set standards that are still admired today. Here are some of the most interesting and important facts about Confucius.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +6 votes | 3 comments
Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the Moon who recently died at the age of 82. Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. This historical event was described as "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor and United States Naval Aviator.
Published by Amera Khanam 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +26 votes | 5 comments
One of the most famous and daring navigators in world history is Christopher Columbus. He is the person responsible for the discovery of the Americas, a huge land mass unknown to the Europeans before. Columbus was one of the few navigators during his time who believes that the East can be reached by sailing west because he believes that the Earth is round.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 82 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +10 votes | 0 comments
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