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-- b.5/15/1856 d.3/16/1959 (102)HeroMisc: claimed to be the second oldest surving Confederate Veteran of the American Civil War and claimed to be born in 1847
Saint Joan Of Arc
-- b.1/6/1412 d.5/30/1431 (19)Revolutionary, FrenchNames/Places: RN:Jeanne d'ArcMisc: Patriot; date according to tradition
Arthur Saint Clair
-- b.3/23/1737 N.S. or 3/12/1736 J-LD or 3/12/1737 Ju-1 d.8/31/1818 N.S. (81)Revolutionary, General, Scottish
-- b.4/7/1740 N.S. d.1/6/1785 N.S. (44)Revolutionary, Financier, PolishMisc: helped financed the American Revolution
-- b.??/??/1747 d.7/31/1776Revolutionary, JewishMisc: the first Jew to die in the American Revolution
-- b.12/17/1760 d.4/29/1827 (66)RevolutionaryMisc: was the first known woman to impersonate a man to join the army and take part in combat.
-- b.11/2/1859 Ju-1 or 11/14/1859 N.S. d.8/17/1914 Ju-1 (54) or 8/30/1914 N.S. (54)General, Russian
César Augusto Sandino
-- b.5/18/1895 d.2/21/1934 (38)Revolutionary, Terrorist, NicaraguanMisc: guerella leader
José de San Martin
-- b.2/25/1778 d.8/17/1850 (72)Revolutionary, ArgentineNames/Places: born in Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata, now known as Argentina
-- b.5/1/1753 d.6/3/1820 (67)Writer, Revolutionary, Politician
William J. Schroeder
-- b.2/14/1932 d.8/6/1986 (54)HeroMisc: 2nd person to receive the Jarvik 7 artifical heart; lives 620 days
-- b.3/2/1829 d.5/14/1906 (77)General, JournalistMisc: political reformer/Civil War general
Philip John Schuyler
-- b.11/20/1733 N.S. or 11/10/1733 J-LD d.11/18/1804 (70)Revolutionary, General, Statesman
H. Norman Schwarzkopf
-- b.8/22/1934 d.12/27/2012 (78)GeneralNames/Places: NN:Stormin' the Bear who took no bull from Saddam NN:Stormin' Norman; b. in Trenton, NJMisc: 4-star Army Gen'l; Liberated Kuwait from Iraq
-- b.2/14/1846 d.7/4/1901 (55)HeroMisc: Medal of Honor recipient; served as a Union Army drummer during the American Civil War
-- b.6/13/1786 d.5/29/1866 (79)GeneralMisc: American army general, presidential candidate
-- b.7/1/1730 d.10/28/1786 (56)RevolutionaryMisc: Patriot leader in New York City before the American War of Independence, who earned the nickname "King Sears" by virtue of his prominent role in inciting and commanding anti-British demonstrations.
Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge
-- b.2/8/1882 d.9/17/1908 (26)HeroMisc: first airplane fatality as a passenger
-- b.4/14/1936HeroMisc: N.Y. Police Officer
-- b.12/11/1750 d.7/18/1826 (75)Revolutionary, Soldier
-- b.3/6/1831 d.8/5/1888 (57)GeneralMisc: of Civil War (Union Army)
-- b.10/30/1896 d.7/22/1951 (54)Naval Officer
William Tecumseh Sherman
-- b.2/8/1820 d.2/14/1891 (71)Military LeaderMisc: Union Army Officer in Civil War
-- b.3/30/1880 d.3/9/1949 (68)Naval Officer
-- b.6/3/1761 N.S. d.3/13/1842 N.S. (80)General, EnglishMisc: army officer; invented the shrapnel shell
John Templer Shubrick
-- b.9/12/1788 d.??/??/1815Naval Officer
-- b.6/14/1838 d.1/6/1915 (76)Artist, Painter, Soldier
-- b.10/12/1860 d.10/16/1935 (75)Soldier, Engineer
-- b.10/20/1825 d.5/3/1914 (88)Army Officer, Congressperson, DiplomatMisc: remembered for acquiring the land for Central Park in New York City. He was also the first person in the United States acquitted of murder on the grounds of temporary insanity.
Sir Philip Sidney
-- b.11/30/1554 J-LD d.10/17/1586 J-LD (31)Poet, Soldier, Statesman, English
-- b.1/16/1845 d.7/13/1923 (78)Naval Officer
-- b.10/15/1858 d.9/25/1936 (77)Naval Officer, Canadian
William (Joseph) Slim
-- b.8/6/1891 d.12/14/1970 (79)Hero, BritishMisc: field marshal and chief of the Imperial General Staff who turned back an attempted Japanese invasion of India and defeated the Japanese armies in Burma (Myanmar) during World War II.
Eddie D. Slovak
-- b.2/18/1920 d.1/31/1945 (24)Soldier
-- b.9/9/1940Writer, Hero, Fireman
-- b.1/27/1850 N.S. d.4/15/1912 N.S. (62)CaptainMisc: of the RMS Titanic
Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith
-- b.4/20/1882 N.S. d.1/12/1967 N.S. (84)GeneralNames/Places: b. in Seale, AlabamaMisc: WWII U.S. Marine Coprs
-- b.7/27/1752 d.4/22/1839 (86)Soldier, PoliticianMisc: best known as the commander of land and sea forces that defended Baltimore from the British during the War of 1812.
Walter Bedell Smith
-- b.10/5/1895 d.8/9/1961 (65)General, DiplomatMisc: administrator, who served as chief of staff for U.S. forces in Europe during World War II.
Jan Christian Smuts
-- b.5/24/1870 d.9/11/1950 (80)Philosopher, GeneralMisc: premier South-Africa, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations.
-- b.2/1/1895 d.11/18/1980 (85)Soldier, Hockey Executive, CanadianMisc: horse racing sportsmanSports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (founder)
-- b.2/4/1937Policeman, Olympic Athlete, NorweiganMisc: 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
Carl Andrew Spaatz
-- b.6/28/1891 d.7/14/1974 (83)GeneralMisc: The leading U.S. combat air commander in World War II and first chief of staff of the independent U.S. Air Force.
-- b.10/28/1897 d.11/28/1984 (87)Military Leader, German
John Hanning Speke
-- b.5/4/1827 N.S. d.9/15/1864 N.S. (37)Army Officer, Explorer, EnglishMisc: discovered the source of The Nile
-- b.7/3/1886 d.12/13/1969 (83)GeneralMisc: admiral
-- b.8/28/1728 d.5/8/1822 (93)Revolutionary, GeneralMisc: U.S. War of Independence; led attacks that cost the British nearly 1,000 men and contributed to the surrender of the British general John Burgoyne at Saratoga by blocking his retreat line across the Hudson River (1777).
-- b.7/28/1778 d.11/6/1869 (91)Naval Officer
Joseph W. Stilwell
-- b.3/19/1883 d.10/12/1946 (63)General
-- b.12/23/1923 d.7/5/2005 (81)HeroMisc: War Hero, Ross Perot's 1992 running mate (who am I? what am I doing here?)
-- b.10/1/1730 d.2/28/1781 (50)Revolutionary, Jurist, Lawyer, AmericanMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
-- b.8/20/1795 d.10/7/1866 (71)Naval OfficerMisc: helped conquer California in the Mexican War (1846-48).
-- b.6/25/1941Fireman, Engineer, TV ActorMisc: a retired firefighter, engineer, and captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.TV Shows: Emergency (as Fireman Stoker)
-- b.??/??/1743 d.10/5/1787Revolutionary, LawyerMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
-- b.11/24/1890 d.8/11/1969 (78)GeneralMisc: of Air Force
Charles Sherwood Stratton
-- b.1/4/1838 d.7/15/1883 (45)General, Entertainment FigureMisc: 28 inches tall in P.T. Barnum's circus as Colonel Tom Thumb
Lewis L. Strauss
-- b.1/31/1896 d.1/21/1974 (77)Naval Officer, Scientist, Businessperson, Philanthropist
-- b.1/9/1745 d.11/7/1819 (74)Revolutionary, Statesman, Governor, Lawyer
Charles Edward Stuart
-- b.12/31/1720 d.1/31/1788 (67)RevolutionaryMisc: claimant to the British throne and leader of the Jacobite rebellion.
J. E. B. Stuart
-- b.2/6/1833 d.5/12/1864 (31)Military LeaderNames/Places: RN:James Ewell Brown, aka JebMisc: Confederate army officer
-- b.2/17/1740 d.1/23/1795 (54)Revolutionary, General
-- b.8/14/1734 N.S. d.6/1/1832 N.S. (97)Revolutionary, GeneralMisc: leadership of troops against British forces in North and South Carolina, where he earned the sobriquet of "Carolina Gamecock."
-- b.3/7/1952Policeman, Sportscaster, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football PlayerNames/Places: b. in Alcoa, TNMisc: 1975 MVP; 4x Super Bowl winner, 3x Pro Bowl, Super Bowl X MVP; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of FameSports Teams: University of Southern California, Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-1982)
Joseph Gardner Swift
-- b.12/31/1783 d.7/23/1865 (81)General, Military LeaderMisc: Military officer
Sir Ernest Swinton
-- b.10/21/1868 d.1/15/1951 (82)General, Army Officer, India
-- b.10/9/1822 d.2/8/1880 (57)HeroNames/Places: a.k.a. Tardy GeorgeMisc: commander of the Union's Fifth Corps at Gettysburg
-- b.7/21/1742 d.2/26/1814 (71)Revolutionary, Pioneer