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  1. Night at the museum!

  2. Abraham Lincoln He was born on February 12th 1809, and died April 15th 1865 at the age of fifty six. His home state is Illinois. His party was Republican and he was president for four years from 1861-1865, when he was assassinated. His vice presidents where Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson. He was the 16th president His wife was called Mary Todd Lincoln, who was brought up into a very wealthy family. Mary’s parents disagreed with her marrying Abraham because he had a poor background. Abraham had four children, Robert Todd Lincoln, Edward Lincoln, Willie Lincoln, Tad Lincoln. Only Robert Todd Lincoln survived into adulthood. Abraham was an unaffiliated Christian as he never officially acquired church membership. He created a national banking system with the National Banking Act in 1863, resulting in a standardized currency. He was the first president to be assassinated

  3. Neil Armstrong He was born on August 5th 1930….Neil Armstrong is famous for being the first person to set foot on the Moon and land the first spacecraft on the Moon. His love of flying began very early. When he was a teenager, Armstrong started taking flying lessons, which he paid for by working at the airport and other jobs. When he was young, Armstrong was a Boy Scout and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout

  4. Einstein Albert Einstein German (March 14 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics.He received the 1921Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

  5. Al Capone Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. Known as the "Capons", the group was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicagofrom the early 1920s to 1931. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution. Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood".

  6. Napoleon Napoleon BonaparteNapoléon Bonaparte ; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the Napoleonic code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for the wars he led against a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars, during which he established hegemony over much of Europe and sought to spread revolutionary ideals. Napoleon was born in Corsicato parents of noble Italian ancestry and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France. Bonaparte rose to prominence under the French First Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coup d'état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later the French Senate proclaimed him emperor. In the first decade of the 19th century, the French Empire under Napoleon engaged in a series of conflicts—the Napoleonic Wars—involving every major European power. After a streak of victories, France secured a dominant position in continental Europe, and Napoleon maintained the French sphere of influence through the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states. Napoleon's campaigns are studied at military academies throughout much of the world.