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-- b.12/20/1939 N.S. d.9/18/2014 N.S. (74)BusinesspersonMisc: created the Slush Puppie, a frozen slush drink, and founded Slush Puppie Corporation in 1970.
Sir Stamford Raffles
-- b.7/5/1781 d.7/5/1826 (45)Founder, EnglishMisc: Singapore founder
Reverend Robert Raikes
-- b.9/14/1736 d.4/5/1811 (74)Reverend, Philanthropist, EnglishMisc: Invented Sunday School
-- b.9/3/1960 N.S.Author, Businessperson, Radio Talk Show Host, PersonalityNames/Places: RN: David L. Ramsey III
-- b.11/5/1944ExecutiveMisc: Xerox Co.
-- b.11/18/1886 d.6/3/1968 (81)IndustrialistMisc: revolutionized the business record industry.
A. Philip Randolph
-- b.4/15/1889 d.5/16/1979 (90)Labor LeaderNames/Places: FN:Asa
-- b.3/1/1900 d.8/2/1976 (76)BusinesspersonMisc: president & chairman of Standard Oil Co.
-- b.9/29/1867 d.6/24/1922 (54)Statesman, Industrialist, German
-- b.7/7/1933Politician, BusinesspersonMisc: President and CEO of Major League Baseball's Player Relations Committee since 1992; rallied owners around salary cap demand that provoked 1994 players' strike.
-- b.4/15/1947 d.8/26/1993 (46)BusinesspersonMisc: founded Victoria's Secret
-- b.??/??/1822 d.12/10/1909Leader, Native AmericanMisc: Sioux Indian chief
-- b.7/16/1907 d.9/19/1995 (88)FounderNames/Places: b. in Brazil, INMisc: Popcorn King whose devotion to creating and promoting a fluffier, tastier popcorn turned him into a bow-tied advertising icon.
H. B. Reese
-- b.5/24/1879 d.5/16/1956 (76)Inventor, BusinesspersonMisc: Reese's Peanut Buter Cup inventor
-- b.6/4/1985Businessperson, Actress, TV Hostess, Model, Israeli
Donald T. Regan
-- b.12/21/1918 d.6/10/2003 (84)Government Official, BankerMisc: Treasury Secretary
Helen Rogers Reid
-- b.11/23/1882 d.7/27/1970 (87)Publisher, Executive, Feminist
-- b.10/28/1793 N.S. d.8/12/1861 N.S. (67)ManufacturerMisc: with his dad manufactured the famous Remington Rifles; b. Oct 27?
-- b.4/30/1879 d.10/29/1962 (83)BusinesspersonMisc: president & chairman of J. Walter Thompson advertising agency
Paul Julius Baron von Reuters
-- b.7/21/1816 d.2/25/1899 (82)Businessperson, GermanMisc: founded the Reuters news agency in Britian
Walter Philip Reuther
-- b.9/1/1907 d.5/9/1970 (62)Leader, Labor Leader, Social ReformerMisc: president of Congress of Industrial Organizations; president of United Auto Workers 1946-70; formed AFL-CIO
-- b.10/11/1906 d.8/24/1975 (68)Cosmetic ExecutiveMisc: Revlon founder
John J. Reynolds
-- b.6/19/1923 d.10/14/1993 (70)BusinesspersonMisc: developed Mastercharge card
Richard Joshua Reynolds III
-- b.12/7/1933 d.6/28/1994 (60)PhilanthropistMisc: grandson and namesake of the tobacco company's founder; d. reportedly of emphysema and congestive heart failure.
Cecil John Rhodes
-- b.7/5/1853 d.3/26/1902 (48)Statesman, Financier, South AfricanMisc: diamond merchant
Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker
-- b.10/8/1890 N.S. d.7/23/1973 N.S. (82)Aviator, Executive, Auto RacerMisc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
-- b.12/20/1881 d.12/9/1965 (83)Executive, MLB Manager, MLB PlayerMisc: instrumental in breaking baseball's color barrier '47; initiated the minor league farm system in 1919; Cardinals and Baseball Halls of Fame memberSports Teams: St. Louis Browns (player 1905-1906), New York Highlanders (player 1907), St. Louis Browns (player 1914), St. Louis Browns (manager 1913-1915), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1919-1925), St. Louis Browns (G.M. 1913-1915, 1919), St. Louis Cardinals (G.M. 1919-1942), Brooklyn Dodgers (G.M. 1943-1950), Pittsburgh Pirates (G.M. 1950-1955)
-- b.8/12/1949Writer, Adventurer, Mountaineer, Businessperson
Johannes Peter "Hans" Riegel
-- b.3/10/1923 d.10/15/2013 (90)Screen/Scriptwriter, BusinesspersonMisc: made rainbow-colored fruit-flavored teddy-bear shaped gelatin sweets known as gummi bears; owned and operated the Haribo gummi bear company since 1946
-- b.12/2/1923Businessperson, Executive, TurkeyNames/Places: Pia Zadora's hubbyMisc: Faberge perfumes
-- b.12/2/1863 d.12/3/1926 (63)BusinesspersonMisc: Circus owner; with his 4 brothers, founded the circus that merged with PT Barnum's Barnum & Bailey Circus
Robert LeRoy Ripley
-- b.12/25/1890 N.S. d.5/27/1949 N.S. (58)Cartoonist, Illustrator, Author, Writer, Anthropologist, Entrepreneur, TV HostNames/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CABook Titles: Ripley's Believe It ot Not (creator)
-- b.11/7/1942 N.S.Publisher, Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Rock & Roll PerformerNames/Places: b. in New York City; RN:John RamistellaSong Titles: Memphis, Maybellene, Mountain of Love, Seventh Son, Secret Agent Man, Poor Side of Town, Baby I Ned Your Lovin', Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, Swayin' to the MusicAlbum Titles: Rewind, Realization
Joseph "Joe" Robbie
-- b.7/7/1916 d.1/7/1990 (73)Attorney/Lawyer, Executive, Sports FigureSports Teams: Miami Dolphins (founder, owner, & executive)
-- b.12/6/1917 d.5/5/2008 (90)BusinesspersonMisc: Baskin-Robbins ice cream founder
Bert Carl Roberts Jr.
-- b.8/25/1942Businessperson, ExecutiveGroup Names: MCI
-- b.6/28/1959BusinesspersonMisc: Comcast chief
-- b.3/6/1894 d.9/29/1977 (83)Businessperson, GolferMisc: golf club owner; co-founder of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.
-- b.10/31/1955BusinesspersonMisc: designed & created Cabbage Patch Kids
-- b.11/1/1903 d.6/16/1975 (71)Executive, Music FigureNames/Places: aka Deadric MaloneMisc: record co head; in the Blues Hall of Fame
-- b.10/26/1874 d.4/5/1948 (73)Art Collector, Philanthropist, SocialiteNames/Places: John D.'s wife
-- b.6/12/1915 N.S. d.3/20/2017 N.S. (101)Businessperson, BankerNames/Places: b. in New York; John Jr.'s sonMisc: International Power Broker; CEO & Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank in New York city
John D. Rockefeller
-- b.7/8/1839 d.5/23/1937 (97)Industrialist, Philanthropist, ZillionaireNames/Places: b. in Richford, N.Y.; MN:DavisonMisc: Capitalist; Standard Oil Company and University of Chicago founder
John D. Rockefeller III
-- b.3/21/1906 d.1/10/1978 (71)PhilanthropistMisc: d. July 10?
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
-- b.1/29/1874 d.5/11/1960 (86)Financier, PhilanthropistNames/Places: MN:David
Mary French Rockefeller
-- b.5/1/1910 d.4/17/1997 (86)PhilanthropistNames/Places: Laurence S.'s wife
Rodman C. Rockefeller
-- b.5/2/1932 d.5/14/2000 (68)Businessperson, ExecutiveNames/Places: Nelson's son
-- b.5/31/1841 d.6/24/1922 (81)Financier, IndustrialistMisc: known, in conjunction with his older brother, John D. Rockefeller, for his role in the establishment and growth of the Standard Oil Company.
-- b.5/1/1912 d.2/22/1973 (60)Politician, PhilanthropistNames/Places: second youngest of the five sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
David C. Rockola
-- b.1/23/1897 d.1/26/1993 (96)Inventor, Manufacturer, Music FigureMisc: Jukebox developer; founder Rock-Ola Manuf. Co.
Willard F. Rockwell
-- b.3/31/1888 d.10/16/1978 (90)Engineer, BusinesspersonMisc: founded Rockwell Std & Rockwell Mfg Co.
Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer
-- b.10/4/1943 N.S.Politician, Governor, Banker, Investor
-- b.5/29/1928Financier, Banker, Austrian
Charles Stewart Rolls
-- b.8/27/1877 d.7/27/1910 (32)Aviator, ManufacturerMisc: with F. Royce founded Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1906; the first to fly both ways across the English Channel; d. plane crash
George Wilcken Romney
-- b.7/8/1907 d.7/26/1995 (88)Mormon, Senator, Governor, Executive, IndustrialistMisc: American Motors head; Michigan Governor, Secretary of HUD 1969-73.
-- b.12/24/1794 d.8/13/1877 (82)Philanthropist
-- b.1/9/1886 d.3/29/1973 (87)Manufacturer, Swedish
-- b.8/12/1862 d.1/6/1932 (69)Merchant, PhilanthropistMisc: Sears Co. prez
-- b.5/9/1783 N.S. d.10/23/1856 N.S. (73)Explorer, Pioneer, Fur Trader, Canadian, Scotish
James William "Jim" Ross
-- b.1/3/1952 N.S.Restaurateur, Actor, Producer, Announcer, Sports Commentator, WrestlerMisc: longtime wrestling announcer and refereeMovie Titles: Man on the Moon, Beyond the Mat
-- b.11/22/1916 d.11/10/2001 (84)Columnist, ZillionaireNames/Places: NN:The Dear Abby of DowntroddenMisc: "Thanks a Million" columnist
Steven J. Ross
-- b.9/19/1927 d.12/20/1992 (65)BusinesspersonNames/Places: RLN:RechnitzMisc: chairman & Co-CEO of Time Warner; Funerals
Charles "Carlo" Rossi
-- b.8/1/1903 N.S. d.4/27/1994 N.S. (90)Businessperson, BrewerMisc: Chief winemaker of E&J Gallo Winery
Baron Guy Rothschild
-- b.5/21/1909 d.6/12/2007 (98)Financier, French
Baron Lionel Rothschild
-- b.11/22/1808 d.6/3/1879 (70)Jewish, Banker, English
Meyer Amschel Rothschild
-- b.2/23/1744 d.9/19/1812 (68)Businessperson, Financier, GermanMisc: int'l banking house
Sir Frederick Henry Royce
-- b.3/27/1863 d.4/22/1933 (70)Engineer, Businessperson, EnglishMisc: founded Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1906 with Charles Rolls
-- b.12/2/1943 d.7/25/1989 (45)Businessperson, Music FigureMisc: of Studio 54; was 46?
-- b.12/3/1937Attorney/Lawyer, Manufacturer, EnglishMisc: Reebok, Adidas
-- b.8/11/1927 d.1/22/2006 (78)Executive, ScholarMisc: of museums
-- b.12/25/1870 d.4/1/1965 (94)Cosmetic Executive, Polish
-- b.6/17/1971 N.S.Businessperson, Actress, TV Hostess, Panelist, Pop Singer, Model, MexicanGroup Names: Timbiriche, soloistTV Shows: The X Factor (judge)
David Joseph Rufkahr
-- b.9/1/1934 d.4/23/1996 (61)Brewer, Actor, Commercial ActorMisc: Bartles and Jaymes pitchman
-- b.7/9/1932Politician, Government Official, Businessperson
-- b.9/5/1917Businessperson, Music ProducerMisc: founder of Specialty Records
Jacob Ruppert Jr.
-- b.8/5/1867 d.1/13/1939 (71)Congressperson, Businessperson, MLB OwnerSports Teams: New York Yankees (owned from 1915 until his death)
-- b.2/8/1819 d.1/20/1900 (80)Author, Art Critic, Theorist, Philanthropist, EnglishMisc: Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)
-- b.10/7/1745 d.2/17/1830 (84)Revolutionary, Soldier, Philanthropist
T. Claude Ryan
-- b.1/3/1898 d.9/11/1982 (84)ManufacturerMisc: airline entrepreneur and aircraft manufacturer who designed the plane from which Charles Lindbergh's; Spirit of St. Louis; was built.
Thomas Fortune Ryan
-- b.10/17/1851 d.11/23/1928 (77)FounderMisc: created the American Tobacco Company