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Antoine De La Mothe Caddillac
-- b.3/5/1658 N.S. d.10/15/1730 N.S. (72)Military Leader, Explorer, FrenchMisc: founded Detroit,MI
Sherian Grace Cadoria
-- b.1/26/1943Army OfficerMisc: the first black female general in the United States Army and the highest ranking female at the time of her retirement in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General.
-- b.1/10/1742 d.2/10/1786 (44)RevolutionaryMisc: a commander of Pennsylvania troops during the American Revolutionary War.
-- b.7/13/100BC Romn or 7/12/100BC Romn d.3/15/44BC O.S. (55)General, King, Statesman, GayNames/Places: FN:GaiusMisc: Roman Emperor 100-44 B.C.; born on the Roman calendar on IV Id. Quin. matching the 12th day of the month of July; ordered the month of his birth to be named after him; killed on the Ides of March by Brutus, Cassius, & other Romans
-- b.5/1/1852 d.8/1/1903 (51)Hero, Adventurer, FrontiersmanNames/Places: RN:Martha Jane Canary BurkeMisc: Marksperson, Dance Hall Girl, Indian Fighter
-- b.3/8/1808 d.6/26/1889 (81)Army Officer
Tedford H. Cann
-- b.9/3/1897 N.S. d.1/26/1963 N.S. (65)Naval Officer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
-- b.2/26/1896 d.5/27/1947 (51)Soldier, Hero
Gerald Paul Carr
-- b.8/22/1932Hero, Aeronautical, Astronaut, EngineerNames/Places: NN: Jerry
-- b.9/19/1737 d.11/14/1832 (95)Revolutionary, Attorney/LawyerMisc: the last living person to sign the Declaration of Independence
-- b.12/24/1809 d.5/23/1868 (58)General, Soldier, Hero, Frontiersman, Guide, ScoutNames/Places: RN:Christopher CarsonMisc: Trapper; Indian agent; his contributions to westward expansion in the United States rank him among the nation's great folk heroes.
Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
-- b.4/2/1725 N.S. d.6/4/1798 N.S. (73)Author, Soldier, Adventurer, Spy, ItalianNames/Places: MN:Jacopo, LN:de SeingaitMisc: Romantic Exploiter; Seminarian; Rogue; Philanderer
-- b.8/3/1729 d.11/10/1789 (60)Revolutionary, Attorney/Lawyer
-- b.11/28/1681 N.S. d.5/17/1740 N.S. (58)Revolutionary, French
Eugene Andrew Cernan
-- b.3/14/1934 d.1/16/2017 N.S. (82)Naval Officer, AstronautMisc: Gemini 9, Apollo 10, 17
-- b.2/28/1844 d.1/27/1919 (74)Military Leader, Naval Officer, French
-- b.9/8/1828 d.2/24/1914 (85)Soldier, Educator
Samuel P. Chase
-- b.4/17/1741 d.6/19/1811 (70)Revolutionary, Supreme Court Justice, Judge/Jurist, Attorney/LawyerMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
Claire Lee Chennault
-- b.9/6/1890 d.7/27/1958 (67)GeneralMisc: Air Force Officer; brigadier general who commanded the U.S. Army Air Forces in China (1942-45) and created the American Volunteer Group (AVG), best known as the Flying Tigers.
-- b.3/16/1789 d.1/30/1872 (82)Soldier, Explorer, Irish
-- b.5/26/1650 J-LD d.6/16/1722 J-LD (72)Soldier, EnglishMisc: ancestor of Winston; first Duke of Marlborough; some say b. June 24, 1650
-- b.??/??/1043 d.7/10/1099Military Leader, Hero, SpanishNames/Places: RN:Rodrigo Ruy Diez de BivarMisc: b. c. 1040-1043
-- b.??/??/???? d.3/17/1958 (87)HeroMisc: Store detective
Dr. Barney C. Clark
-- b.1/21/1921 d.3/23/1983 (62)HeroMisc: the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah's Medical Center after 112 days with the device.
George Rogers Clark
-- b.11/19/1752 d.2/13/1818 (65)Revolutionary, General, Soldier
Mark W. Clark
-- b.5/1/1896 d.4/17/1984 (87)GeneralMisc: U.S. Army officer during World War II, who commanded Allied forces (1943-44) during the hard-fought and successful Italian campaign against the Axis powers.
-- b.12/23/1944GeneralMisc: retired General
Lucius D. Clay
-- b.4/23/1897 d.4/16/1978 (80)General, BankerMisc: U.S. Army officer who became the first director of civilian affairs in defeated Germany after World War II.
-- b.1/29/1754 d.11/16/1807 (53)Soldier, Frontiersman, Pioneer, LawyerMisc: founded Cleveland Ohio
-- b.4/16/1730 d.12/23/1795 (65)Army Officer, Politician, British
Lord Robert Clive
-- b.9/29/1725 d.11/22/1774 (49)Soldier, Explorer, EnglishMisc: founded the British empire in India
-- b.10/30/1891 d.8/15/1994 (102)HeroMisc: celebrated in the hit song Wolverton Mountain, really exists
-- b.3/16/1739 d.1/23/1813 (73)Revolutionary, Statesman, MerchantMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
Wilbur J. Cohen
-- b.6/10/1913 N.S. d.5/17/1987 N.S. (73)Hero, Government OfficialMisc: the first person to have a Social Security card; drafted Social Security Act; some sources give b. June 13, 1913
Joseph Lawton Collins
-- b.5/1/1896 d.12/12/1987 (91)General
-- b.10/16/1890 d.8/22/1922 (31)Revolutionary, Irish
Nathan E. Cook
-- b.10/10/1885 d.9/10/1992 (106)HeroMisc: the last surviving U.S. veteran of the Spanish-American War of 1898
-- b.11/12/1751 d.1/16/1800 (48)Revolutionary, Hero
-- b.7/27/1768 d.7/17/1793 (24)Revolutionary, FrenchMisc: assassin of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat (murdered July 13, 1793)
-- b.8/17/1786 d.3/6/1836 (49)Soldier, Adventurer, Explorer, FrontiersmanNames/Places: NN: King of the Wild Frontier; RFN:DavidMisc: grinned down bears
-- b.5/24/1753 d.1/4/1853 (99)Revolutionary, Government OfficialMisc: served with Washington
Lord Oliver Cromwell
-- b.4/25/1599 J-LD or 5/5/1599 N.S. d.9/3/1658 J-LD (59) or 9/13/1658 N.S. (59)Military Leader, Soldier, Statesman, BritishNames/Places: aka James I of EnglandMisc: Lord protector leader of Great Britian 1653-1658
-- b.9/8/1828 N.S. or 9/8/1829 N.S. or 9/3/1830 N.S. d.3/21/1890 N.S. (61)Army OfficerMisc: Indian fighter
-- b.4/11/1859 d.5/7/1932 (73)Army Officer
Adm. William J. Crowe Jr.
-- b.1/2/1925 d.10/18/2007 (82)Military LeaderMisc: Admiral; head of Joint Chiefs of Staff
Kristen W. "Krissy" Culler
-- b.11/18/1971HeroMisc: U.S. Navy; high-ranking midshipperson at Annapolis
George Armstrong Custer
-- b.12/5/1839 d.6/25/1876 (36)General, Army OfficerMisc: U.S. cavalry officer who distinguished himself in the U.S. Civil War (1861-65) but later led his men to death in one of the most controversial battles in U.S. history at Little Big Horn.