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May 8th 1884- December 26th 1972  Truman was born in Missouri, and spent most of his youth on his family's farm  In his first months in office he dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, ending World War II  His policy of communist containment started the Cold War, and he initiated U.S. involvement in the Korean War 


April 3rd, 1922- Present  She started her long-lasting partnership with Columbia Records, which would remain her only recording label  Doris Day is best known for her work in such films as The Pajama Game (1957), Pillow Talk (1959) and That Touch of Mink (1962) 


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April 7, 1897- February 20, 1972 He left school in the sixth grade and started performing in Gus Edwards's vaudeville troupe known as "Newsboys Sextet“ Had a weekly radio program from 1932 until the early 1950s, during which time he was a prolific phrasemaker, noted for his Broadway idioms. As a full-time gossip columnist, he moved to the New York Daily Mirror, where his widely syndicated column appeared until 1963. He also served as the unseen narrator of the television drama series The Untouchables (1959–63)


November 25, 1914- March 8, 1999  He was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.  In 1954, DiMaggio married Marilyn Monroe and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame a year later 


June 1, 1926- August 5, 1962  She was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s  The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability and being difficult to work with 


October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969  He had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from the Western Front  In 1945 he was appointed U.S. Army chief of staff. He became the first Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1951 


November 19, 1921- June 26, 1993  He was an American baseball player, primarily at the position of catcher  In 1946, he was asked to join the New York Dodgers farm team, making him one of the first professional black players 


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March 14, 1879- April 18, 1955 He’s best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 He was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933 and did not go back to Germany, where he had been a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences


January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977  One of the most popular musicians of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or "the King“  He has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame 


September 28, 1934- Present  French former actress, singer and fashion model, now an animal rights activist  During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows, and recorded over 50 songs 

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