You are at the section Hero Birthdays a2z
Last Updated 11-30-2018
-- b.10/31/1740 d.10/13/1799 (58)Revolutionary, Judge, StatesmanMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
Emmett Paige Jr.
-- b.2/20/1931 N.S. d.8/31/2017 N.S. (86)General
-- b.1/29/1737 Ju-1 or 1/29/1736 J-LD or 2/9/1737 N.S. d.6/8/1809 (72)Author, Philosopher, Revolutionary, Political Theorist, EnglishBook Titles: Common Sense, Age of Reason
-- b.7/13/1729 d.9/17/1775 (46)Revolutionary
Robert Parker Parrott
-- b.10/5/1804 N.S. d.12/24/1877 N.S. (73)Soldier, InventorMisc: the Parrott Gun, the most formiddable cannon of its time.
-- b.8/17/1755 d.6/21/1810 (54)Revolutionary, Explorer, Naturalist, British
George Patton IV
-- b.12/24/1923 d.6/27/2004 (80)General, Army Officer
George Smith Patton Jr.
-- b.11/11/1885 d.12/21/1945 (60)GeneralNames/Places: b. in San Gabriel, CA; NN:Old Blood & GutsMisc: Tank warfare expert; a top colorful gen'l in history; WWII War Commander; died of injuries he'd suffered in a car accident in Heidelberg, Germany.
John Clifford Pemberton
-- b.8/10/1814 d.7/13/1881 (66)GeneralMisc: Confederate general during the American Civil War, remembered for his tenacious but ultimately unsuccessful defense of Vicksburg.
-- b.9/9/1721 d.10/23/1803 (82)RevolutionaryMisc: Virginia patriot during the American Revolution.
-- b.5/6/1741 J-LD or 5/17/1741 N.S. d.9/14/1788 N.S. (47)Revolutionary, Attorney/LawyerMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
-- b.2/23/1633 J-LD d.5/26/1703 J-LD (70)Author, Diarist, Naval Officer, English
Matthew Culbraith Perry
-- b.4/10/1794 d.3/4/1858 (63)Military LeaderMisc: Commodore of U.S. Navy; NOT the Friends actor!
Oliver "Hazard" Perry
-- b.8/20/1785 N.S. d.8/23/1819 N.S. (34)Military Leader, Naval OfficerNames/Places: b. in South Kingstown, Rhode IslandMisc: American commander at Battle of Lake Erie; "we have met the enemy and they are ours"; some say b. Aug 23
John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing
-- b.9/13/1860 N.S. d.7/15/1948 N.S. (87)GeneralMisc: WWI commander
Henri Philippe Petain
-- b.4/24/1856 d.7/23/1951 (95)Hero, FrenchMisc: general who was a national hero for his victory at the Battle of Verdun in World War I but was discredited as chief of state of the French government at Vichy in World War II. He died under sentence in a prison fortress.
-- b.9/13/1739 d.8/11/1817 (77)Revolutionary, General
-- b.7/17/1745 d.1/29/1829 (83)Revolutionary, Statesman
George E. Pickett
-- b.1/25/1825 d.7/30/1875 (50)GeneralMisc: Confederate general
-- b.1/5/1779 d.4/27/1813 (34)Soldier, ExplorerMisc: sighted Pike's Peak in Colorado
-- b.10/26/1757 N.S. d.10/29/1824 N.S. (67)Revolutionary, StatesmanMisc: American Founding Father, political leader, and diplomat whose proposals for a new government--called the Pinckney plan--were largely incorporated into the Federal Constitution drawn up in 1787.
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
-- b.2/25/1746 d.8/16/1825 (79)Soldier, Governor, Diplomat
-- b.10/23/1750 d.11/2/1828 (78)Soldier, Politician, DiplomatMisc: negotiated Pinckney's Treaty (Oct. 27, 1795) with Spain
-- b.8/25/1819 d.7/1/1884 (64)Hero, ScotishMisc: the first Detective; founded Pinkerton National Detective Agency
-- b.10/13/1754 d.1/22/1832 (77)RevolutionaryNames/Places: RN:Mary Ludwig Hays McCauleyMisc: carried water to American soldiers during the battle of Monmouth
-- b.8/12/1936Military Leader, Government OfficialMisc: ex-National Security Adviser
-- b.12/15/1866 or 12/25/1869 d.10/25/1995HeroMisc: allegedly the oldest living man in the world (1989); DOB remains unknown
-- b.5/20/1706 d.2/9/1777 (70)Revolutionary, Soldier
-- b.9/29/106BC d.9/28/48BC (57)GeneralNames/Places: RN:Gnaeus Pompeius MagnusMisc: one of the great statesman and generals of the late Roman Republic
David Dixon Porter
-- b.6/8/1813 d.2/13/1891 (77)Naval OfficerMisc: held important Union commands in the American Civil War (1861-65).
-- b.8/31/1822 d.5/21/1901 (78)General
Colin Luther Powell
-- b.4/5/1937General, Statesman, Government OfficialMisc: ex-Nat'l Security Adviser & Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; Secretary of State 2001-
-- b.6/16/1912 d.2/8/1998 (85)Writer, Poet, Linguist, Soldier, Politician, EnglishMisc: racist Greek professor
-- b.12/6/1840 d.4/23/1924 (83)Army Officer, Educator
-- b.8/15/1761 d.8/25/1807 (46)Naval OfficerMisc: Commander of U.S. naval forces during much of the Tripolitan War (1801-05).
-- b.8/19/1751 d.??/??/1777Revolutionary
William I Prescott
-- b.2/20/1726 d.10/13/1795 (69)RevolutionaryMisc: said "Don't fire until you see the whites in their eyes"
-- b.9/14/1809 N.S. d.9/29/1867 N.S. (58)General, GovernorNames/Places: NN: Old PapMisc: US Confederate General during the U.S. Civil War
-- b.9/30/1739 Ju-1 or 10/11/1739 N.S. d.10/5/1791 Ju-1 (52) or 10/16/1791 N.S. (52)Military Leader, Prince, Statesman, RussianNames/Places: FN:Grigori Aleksandrovich
Count Kazimierz Pulaski
-- b.3/6/1745 N.S. d.10/11/1779 N.S. (34)Revolutionary, Military Leader, Soldier, Lithuanian, PolishNames/Places: or FN:CasimirMisc: honorary U.S. citizen; d. 10-9? b. between March 4 and 7.
-- b.1/7/1718 d.5/29/1790 (72)Revolutionary, General
-- b.4/9/1738 d.5/4/1824 (86)Revolutionary