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John Sailling -- b.5/15/1856 d.3/16/1959 (102)
Misc: 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, French
Names/Places: RN:Jeanne d'Arc
Misc: 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

Haym Salomon -- b.4/7/1740 N.S. d.1/6/1785 N.S. (44)
Revolutionary, Financier, Polish
Misc: helped financed the American Revolution

Francis Salvador -- b.??/??/1747 d.7/31/1776
Revolutionary, Jewish
Misc: the first Jew to die in the American Revolution

Bill Sample -- b.12/2/1935

Deborah Sampson -- b.12/17/1760 d.4/29/1827 (66)
Misc: was the first known woman to impersonate a man to join the army and take part in combat.

Aleksandr Samsonov -- 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, Nicaraguan
Misc: guerella leader

José de San Martin -- b.2/25/1778 d.8/17/1850 (72)
Revolutionary, Argentine
Names/Places: born in Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata, now known as Argentina

Winthrop Sargent -- b.5/1/1753 d.6/3/1820 (67)
Writer, Revolutionary, Politician

William J. Schroeder -- b.2/14/1932 d.8/6/1986 (54)
Misc: 2nd person to receive the Jarvik 7 artifical heart; lives 620 days

Carl Schurz -- b.3/2/1829 d.5/14/1906 (77)
General, Journalist
Misc: 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)
Names/Places: NN:Stormin' the Bear who took no bull from Saddam NN:Stormin' Norman; b. in Trenton, NJ
Misc: 4-star Army Gen'l; Liberated Kuwait from Iraq

Julian Scott -- b.2/14/1846 d.7/4/1901 (55)
Misc: Medal of Honor recipient; served as a Union Army drummer during the American Civil War

Winfield Scott -- b.6/13/1786 d.5/29/1866 (79)
Misc: American army general, presidential candidate

Isaac Sears -- b.7/1/1730 d.10/28/1786 (56)
Misc: 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)
Misc: first airplane fatality as a passenger

Frank Serpico -- b.4/14/1936
Misc: N.Y. Police Officer

Isaac Shelby -- b.12/11/1750 d.7/18/1826 (75)
Revolutionary, Soldier

Philip Sheridan -- b.3/6/1831 d.8/5/1888 (57)
Misc: of Civil War (Union Army)

Forrest Sherman -- b.10/30/1896 d.7/22/1951 (54)
Naval Officer

William Tecumseh Sherman -- b.2/8/1820 d.2/14/1891 (71)
Military Leader
Misc: Union Army Officer in Civil War

Walter Short -- b.3/30/1880 d.3/9/1949 (68)
Naval Officer

Henry Shrapnel -- b.6/3/1761 N.S. d.3/13/1842 N.S. (80)
General, English
Misc: army officer; invented the shrapnel shell

John Templer Shubrick -- b.9/12/1788 d.??/??/1815
Naval Officer

Roswell Shurtleff -- b.6/14/1838 d.1/6/1915 (76)
Artist, Painter, Soldier

William Sibert -- b.10/12/1860 d.10/16/1935 (75)
Soldier, Engineer

Daniel Sickles -- b.10/20/1825 d.5/3/1914 (88)
Army Officer, Congressperson, Diplomat
Misc: 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

Charles Sigsbee -- b.1/16/1845 d.7/13/1923 (78)
Naval Officer

William Sims -- 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, British
Misc: 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)

Dennis Smith -- b.9/9/1940
Writer, Hero, Fireman

Edward Smith -- b.1/27/1850 N.S. d.4/15/1912 N.S. (62)
Misc: of the RMS Titanic

Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith -- b.4/20/1882 N.S. d.1/12/1967 N.S. (84)
Names/Places: b. in Seale, Alabama
Misc: WWII U.S. Marine Coprs

Samuel Smith -- b.7/27/1752 d.4/22/1839 (86)
Soldier, Politician
Misc: 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, Diplomat
Misc: 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, General
Misc: premier South-Africa, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations.

Conn Smythe -- b.2/1/1895 d.11/18/1980 (85)
Soldier, Hockey Executive, Canadian
Misc: horse racing sportsman
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (founder)

Magnar Solberg -- b.2/4/1937
Policeman, Olympic Athlete, Norweigan
Misc: 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)

Carl Andrew Spaatz -- b.6/28/1891 d.7/14/1974 (83)
Misc: The leading U.S. combat air commander in World War II and first chief of staff of the independent U.S. Air Force.

Hans Speidel -- 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, English
Misc: discovered the source of The Nile

Raymond Spruance -- b.7/3/1886 d.12/13/1969 (83)
Misc: admiral

John Stark -- b.8/28/1728 d.5/8/1822 (93)
Revolutionary, General
Misc: 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).

Charles Stewart -- b.7/28/1778 d.11/6/1869 (91)
Naval Officer

Joseph W. Stilwell -- b.3/19/1883 d.10/12/1946 (63)

James Stockdale -- b.12/23/1923 d.7/5/2005 (81)
Misc: War Hero, Ross Perot's 1992 running mate (who am I? what am I doing here?)

Richard Stockton -- b.10/1/1730 d.2/28/1781 (50)
Revolutionary, Jurist, Lawyer, American
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Robert Stockton -- b.8/20/1795 d.10/7/1866 (71)
Naval Officer
Misc: helped conquer California in the Mexican War (1846-48).

Mike Stoker -- b.6/25/1941
Fireman, Engineer, TV Actor
Misc: a retired firefighter, engineer, and captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
TV Shows: Emergency (as Fireman Stoker)

Thomas Stone -- b.??/??/1743 d.10/5/1787
Revolutionary, Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

George Stratemeyer -- b.11/24/1890 d.8/11/1969 (78)
Misc: of Air Force

Charles Sherwood Stratton -- b.1/4/1838 d.7/15/1883 (45)
General, Entertainment Figure
Misc: 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

Caleb Strong -- 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)
Misc: 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 Leader
Names/Places: RN:James Ewell Brown, aka Jeb
Misc: Confederate army officer

John Sullivan -- b.2/17/1740 d.1/23/1795 (54)
Revolutionary, General

Thomas Sumter -- b.8/14/1734 N.S. d.6/1/1832 N.S. (97)
Revolutionary, General
Misc: leadership of troops against British forces in North and South Carolina, where he earned the sobriquet of "Carolina Gamecock."

Lynn Swann -- b.3/7/1952
Policeman, Sportscaster, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Alcoa, TN
Misc: 1975 MVP; 4x Super Bowl winner, 3x Pro Bowl, Super Bowl X MVP; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-1982)

Joseph Gardner Swift -- b.12/31/1783 d.7/23/1865 (81)
General, Military Leader
Misc: Military officer

Sir Ernest Swinton -- b.10/21/1868 d.1/15/1951 (82)
General, Army Officer, India

George Sykes -- b.10/9/1822 d.2/8/1880 (57)
Names/Places: a.k.a. Tardy George
Misc: commander of the Union's Fifth Corps at Gettysburg

John Symmes -- b.7/21/1742 d.2/26/1814 (71)
Revolutionary, Pioneer

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