Ken Starr Career: Law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger (1975-77); associate partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (1977-81); counselor to the attorney general (1981-83); judge, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1983-89); solicitor general of the United States (1989-93); Partner, Kirkland & Ellis (1993-present). Attorney Kenneth Starr was placed in charge of the investigation into the affair scandal between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Here’s Ken Starr Biography and Profile.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on January 3, 1892, to Arthur Tolkien and Mabel Suffield Tolkien. He was a major scholar of the English language, and also wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories, which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of our world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. J.R.R. Tolkien Biography and Profile.
Femi Oke was born on 30 June 1966. She’s an international journalist, writer and moderator. Since the 1980s, she has worked for BBC television and radio, Sky TV, all U.K. terrestrial television networks, CNN and U.S. public radio. Femi was awarded a media fellowship to report from Monrovia on Liberia’s elections. Femi Oke Co-founder of Moderate The Panel. Femi Oke Biography and Profile.
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.
Temple Grandin, American Biologist and Scientist was born to parents Richard Grandin and Eustacia Cutler in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 29, 1947. At the age of 2, Grandin was diagnosed with autism. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. Temple Grandin Biography and Profile.
Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar was born in Chicago in 1978 to Egyptian mother and Palestinian father. She’s an ward-winning American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator of several Arabic short stories and a novel. Her book, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, won an American Book Award, a PEN Oakland Award, and a Story Prize Spotlight Award. Jarrar has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, Hedgebrook, and others. Randa Jarrar Biography and Profile.
Frederick Douglass was born around 14 February 1818 into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. In 1881, Douglass published Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, which he revised in 1892. He taught other slaves on the plantation to read the New Testament at a weekly church service. Frederick Douglass married Anna Murray and they had five children. Frederick Douglass became the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey biography and profile.
Karl Marx was born in Prussia on May 5, 1818. A hugely influential revolutionary thinker and philosopher, Marx did not live to see his ideas carried out in his own lifetime, but his writings formed the theoretical base for modern international communism. In 1836, as he was becoming more politically zealous, Marx was secretly engaged to Jenny von Westphalen, a sought-after woman from a respected family in Trier who was four years his senior. Paris was the political heart of Europe in 1843. There, along with Arnold Ruge, Marx founded a political journal titled Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher (German-French Annals). Karl Heinrich Marx biography and profile.