#3 Georgie Freedom Abrams


George Abrams was born on the first Freedom Day -- 11-11-18- in Roanoke VA t 11 am to an orthodox Jewish family. he nearly became middleweight champion of the world but lost to Tony Zale. He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota New York, 2005, a trip we heartily recommend for…

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Welcome Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge


Prince William and Kate Middleton have revealed the name they’ve chosen for their baby boy. His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. Louis (pronounced “LU-EE”) means “renowned warrior” in French, and is likely a tribute to Prince Philip, whose grandfather was Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg and was also born almost a month later, on May 24, 1854 in Graz,…

#125 Dame Lilian Braithwaite


Biograph: She was born Florence Lilian Braithwaite, the daughter of an Anglican minister and dean of Croydon,  but was professionally known as Lilian (one L) on March 9, 1872, Ramsgate, England.  She was married once to fellow Shakespearian Gerald Lawrence with whom she had her only daughter Joyce Carey, on March 30, 1898.  Her marriage…