Elizabeth Arden

Canadian American businesswoman who founded the Elizabeth Arden cosmetics empire, born in 1881.

Robert Le Vigan

French actor, Nazi-sympathizer, & fascist born in 1900. Appeared in more than 60 films.

Lorenzo de’ Medici

Italian statesman & de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic & powerful patron of Renaissance culture in Italy.

Jule Charney

American meteorologist born in 1917. Played important role in developing numerical weather prediction.

Jacques Plante

Canadian pro ice hockey goaltender, coach, & general manager born in 1929.

Catherine of Aragon

Queen of England & first wife of Henry VIII born in 1485. Princess of Whales as wife of Henry’s brother.

Frédéric Soulié

French popular writer born in 1800. Wrote over 40 “sensation novels” such as Mémoires du diable.

Paul Revere

American silversmith, engraver & early industrialist best remembered as a Patriot in the American Revolution.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Indian mathematician born in 1887. Without formal training, he made significant contributions to mathematic analysis.

Sophie Tucker

Russian-American singer, actor, & entertainer born in 1886. Known as “The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas”.