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-- b.2/19/1933 d.11/23/1988 (55)Civil Rights LeaderMisc: Chicago's mayor in 1983
-- b.6/11/1880 d.5/18/1973 (92)Congressperson, Feminist, Social Reformer, SuffragateMisc: the first woman elected to Congress
-- b.8/7/1944Writer, Teacher, Actor, ComedianNames/Places: pron: Rah-sheMisc: was at one time a member of Chicago's Second City improvisation group.TV Shows: Sledge Hammer (as Det. Sledge Hammer), Ryan's Hope, Nurses (as Michael Milkentype), High Society (as Peter), All My Children, Impastor, Veep (as Jim Marwood)Movie Titles: Burn After Reading, Men in Black 3, Just Married, An Unmarried Woman, Manhattan
-- b.6/19/1948Vegetarian, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, SingerNames/Places: b. in Houston, TX; Ahmad's wife, Debbie's sister, RLN:Ayers-AllenTV Shows: Little Bill, The Cosby Show (as Clair Huxtable), Cosby (as Ruthie Lucas)Movie Titles: Creed
-- b.1/3/1911 d.9/3/1992 (81)Civil Rights Leader
-- b.1/4/1941 d.8/8/2001 (60)Political ActivistNames/Places: Jane Wyman & Ronald's daughter
-- b.10/13/1906 d.3/2/1988 (81)Writer, Educator
-- b.5/17/1931 d.9/2/2006 (75)Teacher, Composer, Reeds, Saxophonist, Jazz Musician
Reverend Roy James J. Reeb
-- b.1/1/1927 d.3/11/1965 (38)Civil Rights LeaderMisc: white minister from Boston; he died after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Ala.
Robert B. Reich
-- b.6/24/1946Author, Commentator, Economist, Government Official, ProfessorMisc: Labor secretary; b, June 23?
Helen Rogers Reid
-- b.11/23/1882 d.7/27/1970 (87)Publisher, Executive, Feminist
Edwin Oldfather Reischauer
-- b.10/15/1910 d.9/1/1990 (79)Ambassador, Diplomat, ScholarMisc: of Japan
-- b.2/22/1864 d.5/22/1910 (46)Author, Educator, FrenchMisc: d. Feb 22?
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
Hiram Rhodes Revels
-- b.9/27/1827 d.1/16/1901 (73)Clergyman, Senator, EducatorMisc: first black Senator on 2-25-1870
-- b.8/23/1842 d.2/21/1912 (69)Engineer, Physicist, Educator, BritishMisc: best known for his work in hydraulics and hydrodynamics.
-- b.4/23/1918 d.7/26/1980 (62)Dramatist/Playwright, Critic, Screen/Scriptwriter, Educator
-- b.3/22/1931 N.S. d.7/18/2018 N.S. (87)Scientist, Physicist, EducatorMisc: discovered J-particles, 1976 Nobel
-- b.9/3/1937Educator, Jazz BassistMisc: Music Educator
-- b.2/3/1957 N.S. d.4/5/1994 N.S. (37)Poet, Educator, Political Activist, FilmmakerMisc: won Emmy and Peabody awards for documentaries on blacks and gays.
Jacob August Riis
-- b.5/3/1849 d.5/26/1914 (65)Photographer, Journalist, Social Reformer, American, Danish (Denmark)
Wilson C. Riles
-- b.6/27/1917 d.4/1/1999 (81)EducatorMisc: the first black state official elected in California
-- b.8/17/1923 N.S. d.8/14/2002 N.S. (78)Cartoonist, Painter, Sculptor, Teacher, Actor, Filmmaker, MusicianNames/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Yitzroch Loiza GrossbergMisc: pop artist; Washington crossing the Delaware 1953
-- b.8/7/1963Teacher, Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Paul Bustill Robeson
-- b.4/9/1898 d.1/23/1976 (77)Civil Rights Leader, Movie/Stage Actor, Bass Singer/Basso, NFL PlayerNames/Places: b. in Princeton, NJMovie Titles: Song of Freedom, Big Fella, My Song Goes Forth, Show Boat, King Solomon's Mines
-- b.2/14/1942Professor, ActorTV Shows: Star Trek DS9 (as Garak)
Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson
-- b.2/8/1825 d.12/22/1911 (86)Suffragate
James Harvey Robinson
-- b.6/29/1863 d.2/16/1936 (72)Historian, Educator
-- b.4/10/1953Author, Teacher, Songwriter, GuitaristGroup Names: The Roches
Laurence S. Rockefeller
-- b.5/26/1910 d.7/11/2004 (94)Naturalist, ConservationistNames/Places: b. in New York City
Mr. Fred Rogers
-- b.3/20/1928 d.2/27/2003 (74)Author, Vegetarian, Educator, TV Host, TV ProducerNames/Places: b. in Latrobe, Pa.Misc: Presbytarian ministerTV Shows: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (host)
-- b.12/25/1935Author, Writer, Journalist, Feminist
Carlos P. Romulo
-- b.1/14/1899 d.12/15/1985 (86)Diplomat, Educator
-- b.10/11/1884 d.11/7/1962 (78)First Lady, Social Reformer, HumanitarianNames/Places: b. and d. in New York City; FN:Anna; LN:Roosevelt; Franklin's wife
-- b.6/18/1952TeacherNames/Places: a twin; Ingrid Bergman & Roberto's daughter
-- b.5/8/1964Political Activist, Alternative Rock Drummer, EnglishGroup Names: Blur
-- b.11/20/1855 d.9/14/1916 (60)Philosopher, Professor, American
Dr. Erno Rubik
-- b.7/13/1944Inventor, Mathematician, Educator, HungarianMisc: Rubik's Cube, the puzzle that drove America nuts in 1981; when he was an infant, he had a Rubik's diaper
-- b.7/14/1938 d.11/28/1994 (56)Political ActivistMisc: leading anti-Vietnam War protester of the 1960s who later made headlines by his enthusiastic embrace of capitalism; d. hit by car.
-- b.8/11/1927 d.1/22/2006 (78)Executive, ScholarMisc: of museums
-- b.6/2/1947Political Activist
-- b.12/24/1745 J-LD or 1/4/1746 N.S. d.4/19/1813 N.S. (67)Revolutionary, Physician, HumanitarianMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
-- b.2/9/1909 d.12/20/1994 (85)Statesman, Government Official, TeacherNames/Places: RN:DavidMisc: Secretary of state
-- b.3/17/1910 d.8/24/1987 (77)Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
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