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  • Muhammad: Born: 571 - Died: 632
    The founder and prophet of Islam.
    Bobby “Blue” Bland: Born: 1930-01-27 - Died: 2013-06-23
    Bobby “Blue” Bland, born Robert Calvin Bland, was an influential blues and soul singer. He’s often referred to as the “Sinatra of blues.” In his long career, Bland had over 60 R&B hits -27 top ten hits and three number one songs.
    Bobby “Blue” Bland: Born: 1930-01-27 - Died: 2013-06-23
    Bobby “Blue” Bland, born Robert Calvin Bland, was an influential blues and soul singer. He’s often referred to as the “Sinatra of blues.” In his long career, Bland had over 60 R&B hits -27 top ten hits and three number one songs.
    Chinua Achebe: Born: 1930-11-16 - Died: 2013-03-22
    Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian author. He is most famous for writing the novel Things Fall Apart. (Image courtesy Stuart C. Shapiro)
    Nathan Safferstein: Born: Unknown - Died: 2013-03-05
    Nathan Safferstein worked as a counterintelligence agent for the Manhattan Project during World War II. He was tasked with listening in on scientists’ conversations and delivering sensitive material, such as uranium. (Image courtesy Michael Safferstein/AP)
    C. Everett Koop: Born: 1916-10-14 - Died: 2013-02-25
    Dr. Charles Everett Koop was the Surgeon General of the U.S. from 1982 to 1989. Before becoming Surgeon General, Koop was a pediatric surgeon, serving as the surgeon-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 35 years.
    Peter Wragg: Born: 1947 - Died: 2012-04-15
    Peter Wragg was a well-known Visual Affects Designer for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Mostly known for his work on the well-known British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf, his work could also be seen in other shows, such as: Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and Doctor Who.
    Francisco Franco: Born: 1892-12-04 - Died: 1975-11-20
    A military man, he came to power in Spain after winning the Spanish civil war. Although he favored the axis in the second World war, and met several times with Hitler and Mussolini to explore joining them, he maintained Spain neutral. The dicatator was also known as General�­simo Francisco Franco. He continued in power until [...]