Ken Okoth, born 1978, was raised in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. In 2005, Ken earned his Masters of Arts Degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington DC. He was a teacher, coach, mentor, director, and professor at various institutions including the Potomac School, Georgetown University, the University of Dar es Salaam, and the Children of Kibera Foundation. Kenneth Okoth Biography and Profile.
Alice Munro was born in Wingham, Ontario, Canada on July 10, 1931. Alice Munro has also written television scripts. In October 2013, just after Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature was announced, the New Yorker republished her “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” (1999–2000) as a tribute to one of its own. Alice Laidlaw Munro Biography and Profile.
Mary Shelley, a writer, was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin on August 30, 1797, in London, England. Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Made a widow at age 24, Mary Shelley worked hard to support herself and her son. She wrote several more novels, including Valperga and the science fiction tale The Last Man (1826). Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Biography and Profile.
Paul Anka, born July 30, 1941 into a tight-knit Canadian family. He sang in the choir at Church and studied piano. Songwriting and performing “are what gave me the confidence to keep going,” he says. Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous #1 worldwide hit, “This Is It.” Paul Albert Anka Biography and Profile.
Hannibal Barca was born in Carthage (present-day Tunisia) in approximately 247 B.C. He was the son of Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca (Barca meaning “thunderbolt”). After Carthage’s defeat by the Romans in the First Punic War in 241 B.C, Hamilcar devoted himself to improving both his and Carthage’s fortunes. At an early age, he took Hannibal to Spain and made him swear eternal hostility toward the Roman Empire. Hannibal Barca Biography and Profile.
Seyi Makinde, born 25 Dec 1967, is a Nigerian Businessman, Politician and Philanthropist. Seyi worked for Shell Petroleum Development Company for two years from 1990 to 1992 as a pupil engineer. Seyi has made a lot of effort to transform Oyo State by supporting capable hands with technocratic and political experience to vie for electoral offices. Oluwaseyi Abiodun Makinde biography and profile.
Nicole Galloway, an American politician and member of the Democratic Party, was born June 13, 1982. Nicole received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri and degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Sworn in as auditor in April 2015, Nicole’s audits have already shown results for Missouri taxpayers. Nicole Galloway Biography and Profile.
Emma Goldman, Anarchist and activist, was born June 27, 1869, Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania). She immigrated to the U.S. in 1885, where she worked in clothing factories. Goldman emigrated to the US in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the burgeoning anarchist movement. Emma Goldman criticism of mandatory conscription of young men into the military during World War I led to a two-year imprisonment, followed by her deportation in 1919. Emma Goldman Biography and Profile.
Megan Rapinoe, born July 5, 1985, grew up in Redding, California with her parents, Jim and Denise, and five siblings, including her fraternal twin, Rachael Rapinoe. Rapinoe has been involved in the women’s team’s equal pay complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since at least 2016. In the final of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 7, Rapinoe scored the opening goal from a penalty kick as the United States defeated the Netherlands by a score of 2–0. Mega Anna Rapinoe Biography and Profile.
Willie Nelson, country singer and songwriter, born April 29, 1933, in Texas in 1933 rose to prominence at the end of the 1960s and contributed to the “outlaw country” subgenre, which challenged the conservatism of Nashville. Willie Nelson wrote some of the most popular and memorable country songs of all time. Willie Nelson Biography and Profile.