Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (Jacqueline Kennedy) was born on July 28, 1929, in Southampton, New York. Her father, John, was a wealthy stockbroker on Wall Street whose family had come from France in the early 1800s. Her mother, Janet, had ancestors from Ireland and England. Read Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Biography and Profile.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (John F. Kennedy, U.S. President, U.S. Representative, Civil Rights Activist) was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. On November 21, 1963, President Kennedy flew to Texas to give several political speeches. The next day, as his car drove slowly past cheering crowds in Dallas, shots rang out. Kennedy was seriously wounded and died a short time later. Read John Fitzgerald Kennedy Biography and Profile.
William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, 1564 to April 23, 1616) was an English playwright, actor and poet and is often called England’s national poet. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players from roughly 1594 onward. Read William Shakespeare Full Biography and Profile.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, born 25 June 1965, 3-time Commissioner in Lagos State, having served in the Ministries of Economic Planning & Budget, Commerce & Industry and the Ministry of Establishments, Training & Pensions, alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government, London Business School and the Lagos Business School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying & Geo-Informatics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos. Read Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu Biography and Profile.
I am Chuka Umunna and was born in October 1978 to a Nigerian father and an English-Irish mother. My father was 23 when he arrived in Liverpool in 1964. He had one suitcase and no money. He found a job as a cook in South London, then worked in a car wash. I resigned my membership of the Labour Party. Read Chuka Umunna Biography and Profile.
Suha Arafat was born on 17 July 1963, Jerusalem. Suha’s father Daoud Tawil, an Oxford-educated banker, was born in Jaffa (now part of Tel Aviv). Daoud Tawil had business both in the West Bank and Jordan. Suha married Palestine leader Yasser Arafat. Read Suha Arafat Biography and Profile.
Born in Cairo in 1929, Yasser Arafat was named chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization 40 years later. Arafat signed a self-governing pact with Israel in 1991, at the Madrid Conference, and together with Israeli leaders made several attempts at lasting peace soon after, notably through the Oslo Accords (1993) and the Camp David Summit of 2000. Arafat and Israel’s Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres shared the Nobel Peace Prize, but the terms were never implemented. Arafat ceded his PLO chairman post in 2003, and died in Paris in 2004. Read Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat Biography and Profile.
Who Is Nicki Minaj? Nicki Minaj (Onika Tanya Maraj) born December 8, 1982, Caribbean. Nicki will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music.” “I’ve always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind,” Nicki said. Read Onika Tanya Maraj Biography and Profile.
James Cook was born on 27 October 1728 in a small village near Middlesbrough in Yorkshire. His father was a farm worker. At the age of 17, Cook moved to the coast, settling in Whitby and finding work with a coal merchant. In 1755, Cook enlisted in the Royal Navy, serving in North America where he learnt to survey and chart coastal waters. James Cook led three ambitious circumnavigations that would have a lasting impact on European visions of the Pacific. Read Captain James Cook Full Biography and Profile.