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Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar

Bobby Dunbar was an American boy whose disappearance at the age of four and apparent return was widely reported in newspapers across the United States in 1912 and 1913. In August 1912, the Dunbars took a fishing trip to nearby Swayze Lake in St. ...

                                               

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviator, one of the first women to fly a plane long distances. She was the first woman to fly a plane by herself across the Atlantic Ocean. She broke many records and showed how air travel had moved forward. Sh ...

                                               

Wallace Fard Muhammad

Wallace D. Fard aka Wallace Fard Muhammad was a co-founder of the Nation of Islam. He appeared in Detroit in 1930 and had an obscure background and used several aliases. He taught a unique form of religion which was based on Islam to members of t ...

                                               

Steve Fossett

James Stephen Fossett was an American businessman and a record-setting aviator, sailor and adventurer. In 2002, he became the first balloonist to circumnavigate the world alone. In 2005, he completed the first nonstop global flight in an airplane ...

                                               

Jimmy Hoffa

James Riddle Hoffa was an American labor union leader. He was the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union from 1958 until 1971. He disappeared in late July 1975, aged 62.

                                               

Natalee Holloway

Natalee Holloway, from Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States, disappeared on May 30, 2005 during a graduation trip in Aruba. Holloway remains officially missing to this day, although according to Aruban authorities, she is most likely dead. The ...

                                               

Disappearance of Don Lewis

Jack Donald Lewis is an American missing person who disappeared on August 18, 1997, after leaving his home in Tampa, Florida. The investigation into his disappearance has led from Lewiss Wildlife on Easy Street sanctuary in Tampa, co-owned by his ...

                                               

Maeve Kennedy McKean

Maeve Fahey Kennedy McKean was an American public health official, human rights attorney, and academic. She was the Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative at Georgetown University. She was the daughter of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and ...

                                               

Glenn Miller

Alton Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Millers notable recordings include "In ...

                                               

Kenneth Walker

Brigadier General Kenneth Newton Walker was a United States Army aviator. He was also a United States Army Air Forces general who had a significant influence on the development of airpower doctrine. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor in ...

                                               

Garden of the Missing in Action

Garden of the Missing in Action is a memorial garden in Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. It is in the National Military and Police cemetery of Israel. The garden is dedicated to the missing in action whose bodies were never found from 1914 until today. ...

                                               

Kabyles people

The Kabyles are a Berber people. Their traditional homeland is highlands of Kabylie in northeastern Algeria. Their name comes from the name of the mountainous region in the north of Algeria where they live traditionally. Perhabs It means "tribes" ...

                                               

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Gary Adelson was an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He was the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Adelson also owned The Ven ...

                                               

Donna Axum

Donna Idelle Axum was an American beauty pageant winner, philanthropist and model. She was newly made Miss Arkansas who was crowned Miss America in 1964. She was born in El Dorado, Arkansas. From 1969 to 1972, she was married to Texas state polit ...

                                               

Patricia Barry

Patricia Barry was an American movie and television actress and philanthropist. She was known for her roles in Riders of the Whistling Pines, Dear Heart, Send Me No Flowers, Safe at Home!, and in Sea of Love. Barry was nominated for an Emmy Award ...

                                               

Patricia Bath

Patricia Era Bath was an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic. She was born in New York City. She was the first woman member of the Jules Stein Eye Institute. She worked at the UCLA Medical Center. Bath was the first Afr ...

                                               

John C. Bogle

John Clifton Jack Bogle was an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He was the founder and chief executive of The Vanguard Group. He was born in Montclair, New Jersey. He was known for his 1999 book Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Ne ...

                                               

Jeffrey Brotman

Jeffrey Harold Brotman was an American attorney and businessman. He was the co-founder and chairman of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Brotman served on the boards of several public companies and according to Businessweek magazine is "connected to ...

                                               

Doris Buffett

Doris Eleanor Buffett was an American philanthropist. She was also known as the retail philanthropist. She was the founder of The Sunshine Lady Foundation, The Learning By Giving Foundation, and The Letters Foundation who she co-founded alongside ...

                                               

Peggy Cooper Cafritz

Peggy Cooper Cafritz was an American art collector, educator, civil rights activist, philanthropist and socialite. She was born in Mobile, Alabama, and studied at Georgia Washington University. In 1968, she organized a black arts festival and had ...

                                               

William P. Carey

William Polk Carey born in Baltimore, Maryland, was an American businessman who was the first to apply "sale lease back" financing to assets other than cars. He started W. P. Carey & Co. LLC, a corporate real estate financing firm headquartered i ...

                                               

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American businessman. He ran U.S. Steel, a major steel making corporation. When he retired, he was one of the richest men in America. He used his large amounts of money to fund charities. These charities gave money ...

                                               

Leon Charney

Leon Charney was an American real estate tycoon, author, philanthropist, political pundit, media personality and Jewish cantor. He lived in Manhattan in New York City. In March 2012, Forbes listed Charney as #353 among the wealthiest Americans. I ...

                                               

Rhea Chiles

Rhea Chiles was an American philanthropist and writer. She was the former First Lady of the State of Florida serving from 1991 to 1998. She was married to the late Governor Lawton Chiles. In 1998, Chiles founded The Lawton Chiles Foundation, whic ...

                                               

Vera Clemente

Vera Clemente was a Puerto Rican philanthropist. She was the head of the Roberto Clemente Foundation. She founded a sports education center in Puerto Rico, and was a Goodwill Ambassador for Major League Baseball. She was the wife of baseball play ...

                                               

Chris Cline

Christopher Cline was an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was most active in the coal mining industry. He is said to have been responsible for reviving the Illinois coal industry. As of March 2013, he was the majority owner ...

                                               

Gay Culverhouse

Gay Culverhouse was an American educator and sports executive. He was president of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1991 to 1994 while her father, Hugh Culverhouse, owned the team. Culverhouse founded the Gay Culverhouse Players Outreach Program. Cu ...

                                               

Denise DuBarry

Denise DuBarry was an American actress, businesswoman, movie producer, and philanthropist. She was born in Killeen, Texas. She was known for her roles as nurse Lieutenant Samantha Green, on the television series Black Sheep Squadron, and as Johan ...

                                               

Tetsugen Bernard Glassman

Bernard "Bernie" Glassman was an American Zen Buddhist roshi. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Glassman was the founder of the Zen Peacemakers. In 1996, he co-founded the Zen Peacemaker Order with his wife Sandra Jishu Holmes. Glassman was a Dh ...

                                               

Annie Glenn

Anna Margaret "Annie" Glenn, was an American activist and philanthropist. She was the widow of former astronaut and Senator John Glenn. She was added into the National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame. She was known for her works to raise awar ...

                                               

Barbara Goldsmith

Barbara Goldsmith was an American author, journalist and philanthropist. She was born in New York City. She received critical and popular acclaim for her best selling books, essays, articles and her philanthropic work. Her best known work was Lit ...

                                               

Earl G. Graves Sr.

Earl Gilbert Graves Sr. was an American businessman, publisher and philanthropist. He was an advocate of African-American businesses. He was the founder of Black Enterprise magazine and chairman of the media company Earl G. Graves, Ltd. He was th ...

                                               

Andrew Greeley

Andrew M. Greeley was an American Roman Catholic priest, educator, sociologist, journalist, philanthropist, and popular author. Greeley was born on February 5, 1928 in Oak Park, Illinois to an Irish family. He was raised a Catholic. Greeley studi ...

                                               

Harvey Hall

Harvey Leonard Hall was an American businessman and politician. He served as the 25th mayor of Bakersfield, California. Hall was first elected in 2000, and re-elected in 2004, 2008 and 2012. He was one of the longest serving mayors in Bakersfield ...

                                               

Victor Hammer (businessman)

Victor Hammer, was a businessman, founder and owner of the famed Hammer Galleries in New York City, and the younger brother of Armand Hammer. Victor attended Princeton University, where he graduated in 1921 with a degree in Art History. Victor wa ...

                                               

Larry Harvey

Larry Harvey was an American artist, philanthropist and activist. He was born in San Francisco, California. He was the main co-founder of the Burning Man event, along with his friend Jerry James. He was also the president of the Black Rock Arts F ...

                                               

Anne Gould Hauberg

Anne Gould Hauberg was an American civic activist, philanthropist and patroness of the arts. She was born in Seattle, Washington. Haubergs philanthropic career began when two of her three children proved to be mentally disabled. The Haubergs gave ...

                                               

Ralph Hauenstein

Ralph Hauenstein was an American philanthropist and businessman. His leadership has made the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, the Hauenstein Parkinsons and Neuroscience Centers at Saint Marys Hospital a ...

                                               

Roy W. Hill

Roy William Hill was an American automobile dealer, philanthropist, and businessman. He helped start the Eisenhower Medical Center. Hill was born on December 1, 1899 in Los Angeles, California. He was married to Madeleine M. Hill from 1924 until ...

                                               

Henry Hillman

Henry Lea Hillman was an American billionaire businessman, investor, civic leader, and philanthropist. He was chairman of The Hillman Company, a family office and investment company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and owned by the Hill ...

                                               

Irene Hirano

Irene Hirano Inouye was an American business executive. She was a sansei, or a third-generation Japanese-American. She was the founding president of the U.S Japan Council from 2009 until her death in 2020. She also served as president and foundin ...

                                               

A. E. Hotchner

Aaron Edward Hotchner was an American editor, novelist, playwright, philanthropist and biographer. Hotchner was an editor, biographer, novelist and playwright. In 1948, he met Ernest Hemingway, and the two were close friends until Hemingways deat ...

                                               

Thomas Howard

Thomas Arquis Howard was an American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and played for them until 2010. He later played for the Cincinnati Bengals a ...

                                               

Jon Huntsman Sr.

Jon Meade Huntsman Sr. was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder and executive chairman of Huntsman Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals. Huntsman plastics are used in a wide variety of f ...

                                               

Charles Jencks

Charles Alexander Jencks was an American cultural theorist, landscape designer and architectural historian. He was the co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres. He published over thirty books and became famous in the 1980s as theorist of Po ...

                                               

Candye Kane

Candye Kane, born Candace Hogan, was an American singer-songwriter of Jewish descent. She was best known in the blues and jazz genre. She was included in the books Rolling Stone Guide to Jazz and Blues, Elwoods Blues by Dan Aykroyd. She also had ...

                                               

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American philanthropist and socialite. She was the wife of businessman/politician Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Their nine children included President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime Sena ...

                                               

Ralph Ketner

Ralph W. Ketner was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was known for being the founder of Food Lion. He founded the grocery store chain in the 1950s. During his career, Ketner has given away 35% of his profit to charity. Ketner was bo ...

                                               

David H. Koch

David Hamilton Koch was an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries. He became president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering in 1979. He became a co-owner of Koc ...

                                               

Frederick R. Koch

Frederick Robinson Koch was an American businessman, art collector and philanthropist. He was the oldest of the four sons born to American industrialist Fred Chase Koch, founder of what is now Koch Industries, and Mary Clementine nee Robinson Koc ...