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.
Kim Yong Chol, born 1946, a former spymaster often referred to as Kim Jong-un’s right-hand man, emerged as North Korea’s lead negotiator in recent talks with the US. Kim Yong-chol, who holds the rank of general, is vice-chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee and director of the United Front Department, which is responsible for relations with South Korea. His many positions in party and government make him one of the most powerful people in North Korea, according to the website North Korea Leadership Watch. Kim Yong-Chol biography and profile.
Bobi Wine born 12 February 1982, a musician from Uganda who began his music career in the early 2000s. In July, Bobi Wine locked arms with activists and marched on the streets of the capital, Kampala, to protest against a social media tax introduced ostensibly to boost state revenue and to end what Mr Museveni called “gossip” on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu 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.
Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa between August and October 1451. His father was a weaver and small-time merchant. Columbus has a controversial legacy—he is remembered as a daring and path-breaking explorer who transformed the New World, yet his actions also unleashed changes that would eventually devastate the native populations he and his fellow explorers encountered. Christopher Columbus biography and profile.
Khalifa Haftar, a Field Marshal, born 7 November 1943 in Ajdabiya in eastern Libya. Haftar rose to the rank of colonel under Muammar Gaddafi after he helped the ambitious young army man launch a bloodless coup against King Idris in 1969. Haftar was taken prisoner by the Chadians and had to be rescued by the CIA after having worked from Chad to overthrow Gaddafi. Khalifa Belqasim Haftar Biography and Profile.
Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan, on August 16, 1958. New York music producer Mark Kamins helped Madonna score a record deal with Sire Records. “Everybody” hit No. 1 on the dance charts in 1982. Despite the public outcry, Madonna had become more popular than ever. Madonna was married to actor Sean Penn from 1985 to 1989. Her second husband was director Guy Ritchie, whom she was married to from 2000 to 2008. Read Madonna Louise Ciccone Biography and Profile.
Ion Iliescu was born on 3 March 1930 in Oltenita, Romania. In 1953, he joined the Romanian Communist party. In the following years, Iliescu became the head of the opposition movement National Salvation Front which contributed to the ousting of Ceausescu in 1989. Ion Iliescu was officially charged with crimes against humanity. Read Ion Iliescu Biography and Profile.
Monica Lewinsky was born in San Francisco, California, on July 23, 1973. Her father, Bernard Lewinsky, is an oncologist, and her mother, Marcia Kaye Vilensky, is an author who publishes under the name Marcia Lewis. The Lewinskys divorced in 1988. Lewinsky became friends with a coworker, Linda Tripp, in whom she confided details of her affair with the president Bill Clinton. Tripp in turn shared the story with a literary agent she knew, Lucianne Goldberg, an anti-Clinton conservative. Read Monica Samille Lewinsky Biography and Profile.
Pol Pot (Saloth Sar, better known by his nom de guerre Pol Pot) was born Saloth Sar on May 19, 1925, in Kompong Thom Province, Cambodia. He rose to power as leader of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s Communist regime. During its reign, which ended in 1979, Pol Pot oversaw the deaths of an estimated one to two million people from starvation, overwork or execution. Pol Pot was arrested in 1997 and died under house arrest on April 15, 1998. Read Pol Pot Biography and Profile.