August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
The Life Of The Tallest Man Who Ever Lived Is Utterly Fascinating
The world's tallest man was 3 feet tall as a toddler, could carry his father at age 9, and stretched to a fantastic height of 8 feet 11 inches. This is the incredible life of Robert Wadlow, whose hand...
August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
Charley Chase
Charley Chase (October 20, 1893 – June 20, 1940) was an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for his work in Hal Roach short film comedies. He was the older brother of ...
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The Life Of The Tallest Man Who Ever Lived Is Utterly Fascinating
The world's tallest man was 3 feet tall as a toddler, could carry his father at age 9, and stretched to a fantastic height of 8 feet 11 inches. This is the incredible life of Robert Wadlow, whose hand...
George William de Carteret
George William de Carteret, (1869 St Peter, Jersey - 4 September 1940), was a Norman language journalist and writer from Jersey.Working as a farmer in St Peter, George William de Carteret wrote, under...
Saxon W. Holt
Saxon Winston Holt (March 25, 1871 – March 31, 1940), a Democrat, served as the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1938 until 1940.Holt, from Newport News, Virginia, held office from January 19...
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Alfred Warbrick
Alfred Patchett Warbrick (1860–1940) was a notable New Zealand boatbuilder, rugby player and tourist guide. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngati Rangitihi and Te Arawa iwi. He was bor...
Anton Korošec
Anton Korošec ([anˈtóːn kɔˈróːʃɛt͡s], [ǎntoːn korǒʃet͡s]; 12 May 1872 – 14 December 1940) was a Slovenian political leader, a prominent member of the conservative People's Party, a priest and a noted ...
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Henry Payne (artist)
Henry Albert Payne RWS (1868 – 4 July 1940) was an English stained glass artist, watercolourist and painter of frescoes. Payne was one of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen who formed around Jos...
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Albert Kahn (banker)
Albert Kahn (3 March 1860 - 14 November 1940) was a French banker and philanthropist, known for initiating The Archives of the Planet, a vast photographical project. Spanning 22 years, it resulted in ...
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Willi Münzenberg
Wilhelm "Willi" Münzenberg (14 August 1889, Erfurt – June 1940, Saint-Marcellin, France) was a communist political activist. Münzenberg was the first head of the Young Communist International in 1919–...
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Lewis Yancey
Captain Lewis Alonzo Yancey (September 16, 1895 – March 3, 1940) was an American aviator and air navigator who toured America, Central America, and the Caribbean in a Pitcairn autogyro.
Born in C...
Patrick Francis Bresnahan
Patrick Francis Bresnahan (May 1, 1872-January 29, 1940) was a watertender serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.
Bresnahan was born May 1, 1872 in Peabody,...
Stanisław Urban
Stanisław Urban (13 September 1907 Warsaw; April, 1940) was a Polish rower who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1932 Summer Olympics.In 1928 he was part of the Polish boat which finishe...
William Charles Sutherland
William Charles Sutherland (June 7, 1865 – 1940) was the second Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan (1908–1912), i.e., the presiding officer of the legislature. Sutherland was ...
Emerik Beran
Emerik Beran (17 October 1868 – 10 March 1940) was a Slovenian composer and cellist of Czech descent. He educated numerous cellists in Ljubljana as a professor at the Conservatory from 1928 until 1936...
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Herbert Guthrie-Smith
William Herbert Guthrie-Smith (1861-1940) was a New Zealand farmer, author and conservationist.His book, Tutira: the story of a New Zealand sheep station, published in 1921, documented the impact of h...
Johnny Laidlay
John Ernest Laidlay (5 November 1860 – 15 July 1940) was a Scottish amateur golfer. He invented the most popular golf grip used today, although the grip is credited to Harry Vardon, who took it up aft...
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Full German name: Friedrich Wilhelm August Ferdinand Alexander Karl Eduard Ernst Gustav Prinz von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl...
Heinrich Kayser
Heinrich Gustav Johannes Kayser ForMemRS ([ˈkaɪzɐ]; 16 March 1853 – 14 October 1940) was a German physicist and spectroscopist.
Kayser was born at Bingen am Rhein. Kayser's early work was concer...
Hermann Obrecht
Hermann Obrecht (26 March 1882 – 21 August 1940) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1935–1940).He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 4 April 1935 and handed over ...
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Wang Maozhai
Wang Maozhai (1862–1940) was one of Wu Quanyou's of Wu-style t'ai chi ch'uan three primary disciples. When Wu Quanyou's son Wu Chien-ch'uan (Wu Jianquan) moved from Beijing to Shanghai in 1928 he rema...
Joseph Burton (cricketer)
Joseph Parkin Burton (10 December 1873 – 25 January 1940) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire during the 1901 season. Burton was born at Somercotes, Derbyshire, the ...
Song Zheyuan
Sòng Zhéyuán (宋哲元) (October 30, 1885 – April 5, 1940) was a Chinese general during the Chinese Civil War and Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
Born in the village of Zhaohong, northwest of the...
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George B. McClellan, Jr.
George Brinton McClellan, Jr., (November 23, 1865 – November 30, 1940) was an American politician, statesman, author, historian and educator. The son of American Civil War general and p...
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George Barbee
George Barbee (b. 1850 (?), Norfolk, England) was an English-born jockey who was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1996. Published reports indicate Barbee lived to 89 or...
Boris Khreschatitsky
Boris Rostislavovich Khreschatitsky (1881, Stanitsa Novonikolaevskaya, Don Host Oblast –1940) was a general of the Russian Empire. He commanded the Ukrainian troops in the Far East (1918–1924).In Janu...
Arthur Heming
Arthur Henry Howard Heming (January 17, 1870 – October 30, 1940) was a Canadian painter and novelist known as the "chronicler of the North" for his paintings, sketches, essays and books about Ca...
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Hermann Stehr
Hermann Stehr (16 February 1864 - 11 September 1940) was a German novelist, dramatist and poet.
Stehr was born in Habelschwerdt (Bystrzyca Kłodzka) in 1864, he was the fifth child of Robert Stehr....
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