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Alice Freeman Palmer -- b.2/21/1855 d.12/6/1902 (47)
Educator

Gret Palucca -- b.1/8/1902 d.3/22/1993 (91)
Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer, German

Leon Panetta -- b.6/28/1938
Statesman, Presidential Aide, Attorney/Lawyer, Professor
Misc: Clinton administration Budget director.

Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst -- b.9/22/1880 d.2/13/1958 (77)
Suffragate, English

Emmeline Pankhurst -- b.7/14/1858 d.6/14/1928 (69)
Feminist, Social Reformer, British

Sylvia Pankhurst -- b.5/5/1882 d.9/27/1960 (78)
Suffragate, English

Helenka Pantaleoni -- b.11/22/1900 d.1/5/1987 (86)
Government Official, Humanitarian, Actress
Misc: head of UNICEF for 30 years

Maude May Park -- b.1/25/1871 d.5/8/1955 (84)
Suffragate

Rosa Lee McCauley Parks -- b.2/4/1913 d.10/24/2005 (92)
Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
Misc: refused to give up her front bus seat to a white man which was a step on the long road to equality for blacks

Dolly Parton -- b.1/19/1946
Baptist, Humanitarian, Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Composer/Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Locust Ridge, Tenn.; MN:Rebecca
Song Titles: Mule Skinner Blues, Joshua, I Will Always Love You, The Bargain Store, The Seeker, Here You Come Again, 9 to Five, Islands in the Stream (with Kenny Rogers)
TV Shows: The Dolly Parton Show (1976 and 1987)
Movie Titles: 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias, Best Little Wh*rehouse in Texas

Frederic Passy -- b.5/20/1822 d.6/12/1912 (90)
Economist, Pacifist, French
Misc: co-winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize (1901)

Francis Daniel Pastorius -- b.9/26/1651 N.S. d.9/1/1720 N.S. (68)
Poet, Pioneer, Colonist, Lawyer, Educator, German
Misc: date of death approximated

Maurice Pate -- b.10/14/1894 d.1/19/1965 (70)
Government Official, Businessperson, Humanitarian
Misc: first UNICEF director

Alan Paton -- b.1/11/1903 d.4/12/1988 (85)
Author, Political Activist, South African

Frederick Douglass Patterson -- b.10/10/1901 d.4/26/1988 (86)
Educator
Misc: United Negro College Fund founder

Alice Paul -- b.1/11/1885 d.7/10/1977 (92)
Attorney/Lawyer, Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
Misc: of women's rights; founded the Women's Rights Party in 1913.

Elizabeth P. Peabody -- b.5/16/1804 d.1/3/1894 (89)
Writer, Philanthropist, Educator
Misc: founded the first kindergarten in U.S.

Gary Peacock -- b.5/12/1935
Teacher, Composer, Jazz Bassist

Mario Pei -- b.2/16/1901 d.3/2/1978 (77)
Linguist, Philosopher, Professor

Benjamin Peirce -- b.4/4/1809 d.10/6/1880 (71)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Educator
Misc: computed the general perturbations of the planets Uranus and Neptune.

Roger Griswold Perkins -- b.5/17/1874 d.3/28/1936 (61)
Scientist, Professor
Misc: responsible for the filtration and chlorination of the Cleveland water supply

Nathan Perlmutter -- b.3/2/1923 d.7/12/1987 (64)
Author, Lecturer, Attorney/Lawyer, Civil Rights Leader
Misc: Leader of the American Jewish community

Ralph Barton Perry -- b.7/3/1876 d.1/22/1957 (80)
Author, Philosopher, Educator, American

Johann Pestalozzi -- b.1/12/1746 N.S. d.2/17/1827 N.S. (81)
Educator, Swiss

Laurence J. Peter -- b.9/16/1919 d.1/12/1990 (70)
Author, Psychologist, Educator, Canadian
Misc: expander of The Peter Principle

Patty Petersen -- b.12/2/1954
Teacher, Actress, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: Paul's sister; now known as Patti Petersen Mirkovich
Misc: retired from acting in 1966
TV Shows: The Donna Reed Show (as Trisha Stone)

Cassandra Peterson -- b.9/17/1951
Vegetarian, Movie Actress, TV Hostess
Names/Places: b. in Manhattan, Kansas; aka Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
TV Shows: Movie Macabe (as Elvira: Mistress of the Dark)

Francesco Petrarch -- b.7/20/1304 d.7/19/1374 (69)
Poet, Scholar, Italian
Names/Places: RLN:Petrarca; Humanist
Misc: some say b. 1303; of the Italian Renaissance

William Lyon Phelps -- b.1/2/1865 d.8/21/1943 (78)
Journalist, Educator, American

Wendell Phillips -- b.11/29/1811 d.2/2/1884 (72)
Social Reformer, Suffragate, Abolitionist

River Phoenix -- b.8/23/1970 d.10/31/1993 (23)
Vegetarian, TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Madras, OR; MN:Jude; Leaf's brother, has sisters Rainbow, Liberty, & Summer
Misc: some say b. Aug 24 or 1971
TV Shows: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (as Guthrie)

Jean Felix Piccard -- b.1/28/1884 d.1/28/1963 (79)
Scientist, Engineer, Explorer, Professor, Swiss

Dominique Pire -- b.2/10/1910 d.1/30/1969 (58)
Clergyman, Educator, Belgiumese
Misc: aided WWII refugees

Sir Isaac James Pitman -- b.8/14/1901 d.9/1/1985 (84)
Publisher, Politician, Educator, English
Misc: phoentic speller, the original Phonics addiction junkie

Samuel Plimsoll -- b.2/10/1824 d.6/3/1898 (74)
Politician, Merchant, Social Reformer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Sailor's Friend

Pliny -- b.??/??/23AD d.8/24/79AD
Scholar
Names/Places: Roman; aka Pliny The Elder

William Pogue -- b.1/23/1930 d.3/3/2014 (84)
Author, Astronaut, Teacher

Richard M. Pollack -- b.1/25/1935 N.S. d.9/18/2018 N.S. (83)
Mathematician, Professor
Misc: Geometer

Herb Pomeroy -- b.4/15/1930 d.8/11/2007 (77)
Teacher, Trumpeter, Bandleader
Misc: an influential swing and bebop jazz trumpeter

Niccolo Porpora -- b.8/17/1686 N.S. d.3/3/1768 N.S. (81)
Educator, Composer, Italian

Henry Van Arsdale Porter -- b.10/2/1891 N.S. d.10/27/1975 N.S. (84)
Educator, Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NN:H.V.

Frederick Albert Pottle -- b.8/3/1897 d.5/16/1987 (89)
Scholar

Alvin F. Poussaint -- b.5/15/1934
Author, Psychiatrist, Professor
Misc: wrote numerous books on child psychiatry

Cecil Powell -- b.12/5/1903 d.8/9/1969 (65)
Physicist, Educator, English
Misc: winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1950 for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion (pi-meson), a heavy subatomic particle.

Mel Powell -- b.2/12/1923 d.4/24/1998 (75)
Teacher, Arranger, Composer, Jazz Pianist

Richard Pratt -- b.12/6/1840 d.4/23/1924 (83)
Army Officer, Educator

William Primrose -- b.8/23/1904 d.5/1/1982 (77)
Teacher, Violinist, Scotish

Pearl Primus -- b.11/29/1919 d.10/29/1994 (74)
Anthropologist, Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer

Henry S. Pritchett -- b.4/16/1857 d.8/28/1939 (82)
Astronomer, Executive, Educator
Misc: MIT president

Nathan M. Pusey -- b.4/4/1907 d.11/14/2001 (94)
Educator
Misc: Harvard president

David Puttnam -- b.2/25/1941
Educator, Movie Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: The Killing Fields, The Mission, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express

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