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Interesting Facts about People

1.    Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.

2.    Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

3.    In 1935, Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes.

4.    Mother Teresa's real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

5.    George Washington died the last hour of the last day of the last week of the last month of the last year of the 18th century.

6.    St Francis of Assisi introduced Christmas Carols to formal church services.

7.    The quickest ascent of Everest, in 10 hours, 56 minutes, was achieved by Sherpa Lhakpa Gelu.

8.    Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns.

9.    Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for lack of imagination.

10.                       Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

11.                       Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

12.                       Mozart wrote the music for the song Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star when he was just five years old.

13.                       Thomas Edison's total school education consisted of three months.

14.                       Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, was born in the ancient southeastern Turkish town of Lycia early in the fourth century.



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