Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Harry Houdini - American magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer

http://the-american-history.blogspot.com/Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer well-known for his sensational escape acts. He was also a skeptic who set out to depiction frauds purport to be supernatural phenomena. He performed in dime museums and sideshows, and still doubled as "The Wild Man" at a circus. Houdini focused originally on traditional card tricks. At a point, he billed himself as the "King of Cards". But he soon began experiment with escape acts.

He was never cleared how Houdini control to escape from his bonds. Arthur Conan Doyle counts him a medium that only perform as a prestidigitator. It is unspecified that Houdini swallowed the key to the handcuffs and won it back through vomiting unseen by his audiences, as he forever escaped from his bonds in a hidden place. Harry Houdini died of peritonitis, secondary to a rupture appendix. Eyewitnesses to an event in Montreal gave rise to speculation that Houdini's death was caused by a McGill University student, J. Gordon Whitehead, who delivered many blows to Houdini's abdomen to test Houdini's claim that he was capable to take any blow to the body above the waist without injury.

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Born Name
Erik Weisz
Date Of Birth
March 24, 1874
Place Of Birth
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Occupation
Magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor, historian, film producer, pilot, debunker
Date Of Death
October 31, 1926
Place Of Death
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg - American entrepreneur and software developer, ceo/President of Facebook

http://the-american-history.blogspot.com/Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American entrepreneur and software developer best recognized for creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is CEO and president. It was co-founded as a private business in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University. In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine's personality of the Year. Zuckerberg voiced himself on an episode of The Simpsons, "Loan-a Lisa", which primary aired on October 3, 2010.

In the episode, Lisa Simpson and her friend Nelson encounter Zuckerberg at an entrepreneurs' meeting. Zuckerberg tells Lisa that she does not require graduating from college to be wildly successful, referencing Bill Gates and Richard Branson as examples. Zuckerberg founded the Start-up: Education charity. On September 22, 2010, it was information that Zuckerberg had arranged to donate $100 million to Newark Public Schools, the public school system of Newark, New Jersey. On December 8, 2010, Zuckerberg released a report that he had become a signatory of The Giving Pledge.

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Born Name

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Date of Birth

May 14, 1984

Place of Birth

White Plains, New York

Nationality

American

Occupation

CEO/President of Facebook

Known for

Co-founding Facebook in 2004; becoming world's youngest billionaire as of 2008

Net worth

increase US$12.5 billion

Awards

Time Person of the Year 2010

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nicki Minaj - songwriter

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Onika Tanya Maraj, better recognized by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian hip hop and R&B recording artist and songwriter. She first saw fame when she signed a record contract with Young Money Entertainment and then later Cash Money Records. She has successfully out her first debut album, which charted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Minaj was exposed by fellow American rapper Lil Wayne, Minaj signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment. After signing the deal, Minaj began working on her debut album, titled Pink Friday, which chart at number-two on the US Billboard 200, kept off the top mark by Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Minaj became the first artist forever to have seven songs within the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her second single, "Your Love", reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, construction Minaj the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since 2002. Minaj became the first female performer to be included on MTV's Annual Hottest MC List One month after the release of Pink Friday, Minaj's album gained a Platinum qualifications in the United States. Minaj is recognized for collaborating with numerous artists and guest raps on many popular singles.

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Birth name

Onika Tanya Maraj

Origin

New York, New York, United States

Genres

Hip hop, R&B

Occupations

Rapper, singer-songwriter