American inventor and manufacturer who designed early sewing machines (1845 and 1846) and subsequently won patent-infringement suits against a number of manufacturers, including Isaac M. Singer.
, Gordon Known as “Gordie.” Born 1928.
Canadian hockey player. A right wing who played mainly for the Detroit Red Wings (1946-1971), he led the National Hockey League in scoring six times and holds the all-time record for most games played (2,186).
, Irving 1920-1993.
American social critic and editor who founded the magazine Dissent (1953).
, Julia Ward 1819-1910.
American writer and feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement. She wrote “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (published 1862) and edited Woman's Journal (1870-1890).
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Julia Ward Howe
photographed in 1908
, Richard. Earl Howe. 1726-1799.
British admiral who conducted naval operations in America (1776-1778) and defeated the French at Ushant (1794).
, Sir William. Fifth Viscount Howe. 1729-1814.
British general in America. Although he defeated George Washington in a number of battles, he could not force a surrender and returned to England in 1778.