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.
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...
Xiao Youmei
Xiao Youmei (Chinese: 蕭友梅, 1884-1940, styled as Sihe 思鹤 and Xueming 雪明; formerly transliterated Shio Yiu-mei) was a noted Chinese music educator and composer.
Xiao was born in Zhongshan County, Gu...
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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...
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...
Heinrich Lübbe
Heinrich Lübbe (12 January 1884, Nienburg, Province of Hanover – 14 March 1940) was a German engineer working for Dutch aircraft designer Anthony Fokker during the First World War, devised the p...
Edward Joseph Byrne
Edward Joseph Byrne (May 10, 1872 – February 9, 1940) was an Irish prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Dublin from 1921 until his death in 1940.
Byrne was born in Dublin to ...
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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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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Jules Crépieux-Jamin
Jules Crépieux-Jamin (1859 - 1940) was a French graphologist born in Arras. From 1889 Crépieux-Jamin worked as a dentist in Rouen. He was deeply interested in the works of Jean-Hippolyte Michon (1806-...
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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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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 ...
Hugh Denis Macrossan
Hugh Denis Macrossan (20 February 1881 – 23 June 1940) was a politician and judge in Queensland, a State of Australia. He was elected as a member of the Queensland Parliament, and was later to ...
Hugh Denis Macrossan - Wikipedia
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...
Emerik Beran - Wikipedia
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...
Sir George Macdonald
Sir George Macdonald (b. Elgin 30 January 1862; d. 9 August Edinburgh 1940) was an eminent archaeologist and numismatist who studied the building of the Antonine wall.He was educated at Ayr Academy wh...
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Fahmi al-Husseini
Fahmi Bey al-Husseini (Arabic: فهمي الحسيني‎, 1886-December 25, 1940) was the mayor of Gaza, his hometown, from 1928 to 1939 while Palestine was under the British rule.
Al-Husseini studi...
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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...
Bill Schwartz (catcher)
William August Schwartz (April 3, 1864 – December 22, 1940) was a 19th-century baseball catcher who played for two seasons. He played for the Columbus Buckeyes of the American Association in 1883 and ...
E. E. Clive
Edward E. Clive (28 August 1879 – 6 June 1940) was a Welsh stage actor and director who had a prolific acting career in England and America. He also played numerous supporting roles in Hollywood movie...
E. E. Clive - Wikipedia
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 ...
Hermann Obrecht - Wikipedia
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...
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...
George B. McClellan, Jr. - Wikipedia
Alfred Young
Alfred Young, FRS (16 April 1873 – 15 December 1940) was a British mathematician.He was born in Widnes, Lancashire, England and educated at Monkton Combe School in Somerset and Clare College, Cambridg...
Jallianwala Bagh massacre
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, was a seminal event in the British rule of India. On 13 April 1919, a crowd of nonviolent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims,...
Jallianwala Bagh massacre - Wikipedia
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...