Kay Ivey was born on 15 October 1944. Growing up in the small town of Camden in Wilcox County, Alabama, and working on her father’s farm taught Kay Ivey to value hard work and living within one’s means. Her parents instilled values of faith, family, and community. On Wednesday 16 May 2019, Ivey signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest. Christian television broadcaster Pat Robertson, a staunch critic of Roe v. Wade, said the Alabama law “has gone too far.” Kay Ivey biography and profile.
Donald John Trump Jr. was born on December 31, 1977, in New York City. The oldest child of real estate mogul and eventual U.S. President Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana, he spent much of his time with his maternal grandparents instead of his busy parents, spending summers with them in Czechoslovakia. As an Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, Donald Jr. works to expand the company’s real estate, retail, commercial, hotel and golf interests. Donald Jr. received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Donald John Trump Jr. biography and profile.
Catherine Pugh was born on 10 March 1950. A public servant for nearly 20 years, Catherine Pugh was first elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1999 to represent the 4th District. Her ability to negotiate, as well as her bipartisan approach to problem-solving, catapulted her into various leadership positions in the Maryland Senate, including Majority Leader. She served for one year before running for her Senate seat in 2006. Catherine Elizabeth Pugh biography and profile.
Colin Powell was born on April 5, 1937, in Harlem, New York to Jamaican immigrants Luther and Maud Powell. This experience set him on a military career and gave him structure and direction in his life. He also focused on reinvigorating U.S. diplomacy through reforms in the Department of State’s organizational culture and an infusion of resources for personnel, information technology, security, and facilities. Colin Luther Powell biography and profile.
Colin Kaepernick was born on 3 November 1987. Kaepernick attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he set several school and college records. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Kaepernick in 2011, and he led the club to Super Bowl XLVII. In 2016, Kaepernick drew attention for refusing to stand for the national anthem, a form of protest that was adopted by other players and became a hot-button political topic. Colin Kaepernick biography and profile.
Kate Chopin was born on February 8, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri. Among her more than 100 short stories are “Désirée’s Baby” and “Madame Celestin’s Divorce.” The Awakening (1899), a realistic novel about the sexual and artistic awakening of a young mother who abandons her family, was initially condemned for its sexual frankness but was later acclaimed. Much of Chopin’s life was defined by the deaths of those close to her. Kate Chopin biography and profile.
Anthony Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956, in New York City. Bourdain eventually attended Vassar College for two years and then graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in 1978. In 2002, Bourdain started his two-season run on the Food Network’s A Cook’s Tour, a series featuring Bourdain traveling the world seeking culinary adventures. Anthony Bourdain Biography and Profile.
Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine, to Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. Stephen made his first professional short story sale (“The Glass Floor”) to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Stephen is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the 2014 National Medal of Arts. Stephen Edwin King Biography and Profile.
Andre Russell was born April 29, 1988 to Sandra Davis and Michael Russell. Russell, a Jamaican Cricketer regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen in the current international cricket scenario. Russell made his first-class debut for Jamaica in the 2007 season at an age of 19. Russell revealed that watching National Football League players in the United States gave him a unique perspective on power training. Russell played one Test, 51 ODIs and 43 T20Is for West Indies. Andre Dwayne Russell Biography and Profile.
Gabriel García Márquez was born in March 6, 1927 in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. “My books couldn’t have been written if I wasn’t a journalist. Because all my material was taken from reality.” García Márquez was the fourth Latin American and the first Colombian to win the Nobel Prize (1982). García Márquez Biography and Profile.