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1943 – David Geffen was born in Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York, on the 21st of February to Abraham and Batya Geffen. He has an older brother Mitchell. He started in the music business as an agent and quickly became one of the top agents in the industry. He earned a reputation as being the ..

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1854 – Born on July 12th in Waterville, New York.  Eastman, George American inventor and philanthropist, who played a leading role in transforming photography from an expensive hobby of a few devotees into a relatively inexpensive and immensely popular pastime. Inventor of the Kodak camera. 1884 – Eastman patented the first film in roll form ..

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US telegraph businessman and philanthropist   oversaw construction of telegraph line from Washington DC to Baltimore 1843-1844   co-founded Western Union Telegraph Co. 1855 (chartered 1856)   co-founder and eponym of Cornell University (incorporated 1865, opened 1868)   father of Alonzo Corn..

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1835 – He was born on the 25th day of November this year in Dunfermline, Scotland.   1851 – He became a telegraph messenger boy in the Pittsburgh Office of the Ohio Telegraph Company   1860 – He had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, as well as bridges and oil derricks, and he built ..

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1850 – Born on January 22nd in Cecil County, Maryland. Business executive and philanthropist.          – He began as a clerk and later salesman for Cupples & Marston., manufacturers and distributors of woodenware. 1871 – He became a partner in the firm at age twenty-one.          – He served on the new War ..

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1856 – Born on August 12th in New York City. American financier and philanthropist, noted for his lavish lifestyle, fondness for ostentatious jewelry, and enormous appetite. 1879 – He worked for the New York Central Railroad, became a salesman of railroad equipment.          – Brady worked as a bellhop and in various jobs with ..

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1754 – Born on July 11th in Ashley, near Bath, Somerset, England. English doctor of medicine, philanthropist, and man of letters, known for his Family Shakspeare. 1807 – The Family Shakespeare first appeared as a four-volume edition.          – Bowdler is known for The Family Shakespeare, an expurgated* edition of the Bard’s works.     ..

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