Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo

Name Dikembe Mutombo
Profession Basketball Player
Date of Birth 1966-06-25
Place of Birth Kinshasa,
DR Congo
Age
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Birth Sign Cancer

About Dikembe Mutombo

Congolese center who was an 8-time NBA All-Star and 4-time Defensive Player of the Year during an 18-year career that spanned from 1991 to 2009. He played with six different teams, most notably the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, and Houston Rockets.

Early Life of Dikembe Mutombo

He was a star at Georgetown University, where he first became known for his shot-blocking; he was then selected 4th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1991 NBA Draft.

Trivia

He led the NBA in rebounds in back-to-back seasons from 2000 to 2001 with the Atlanta Hawks and led the league in blocks three straight years from 1994 to 1996 with the Nuggets.

Family Life

He raised six children, two biological and four adopted, with his wife Rose.

Associated With

He finished his career second all-time in shots blocked, behind only the great Hakeem Olajuwon.

Stephen King

Stephen King

Name Stephen King
Profession Novelist
Date of Birth 1947-09-21
Place of Birth Portland, ME
Age
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Birth Sign Virgo

About Stephen King

Author whose bestselling horror, science fiction, and suspense novels include Carrie, The Shining, Misery, and The Dark Tower series. His numerous literary honors include a Bram Stoker Award, an O. Henry Award, and a National Book Foundation Medal.

Early Life Experience of Stephen King

He spent his childhood pouring over horror books, comic books, and films, and he especially loved Tales from the Crypt and Dracula. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in English.

Trivia Info

He was hit by a van in 1999, an accident that collapsed his lung and broke his hip. Shortly after the accident, however, he returned to writing fiction seven days a week.

Family Life and Relationship

When he was two years old, his father, Donald Edwin King, left to ‘grab a pack of cigarettes’ and never returned. Afterwards, King and his adopted brother were raised by their mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. Stephen King later married Tabitha King, with whom he had three children: Naomi, Joe, and Owen.

Close Associates

He cited the American novelist H.P. Lovecraft as one of his major influences.

John Tyler

John Tyler

Name John Tyler
Profession US President
Date of Birth 1790-03-29
Place of Birth Virginia
Age 71 yrs
Death Date 1862-01-18
Birth Sign Aries

About John Tyler

Tenth U.S. president and the first to succeed a president because of the officeholder’s death. He led the way for the annexation of Texas in 1845.

Early Life Experience of John Tyler

He was raised with his two brothers and five sisters on Greenway Plantation in Virginia. He started practicing law when he was 19 years old.

Trivia Info

He was an adamant advocate of states’ rights and supported the Confederate government during the Civil War, serving in the Confederate House of Representatives until his death.

Family Life and Relationship

He married twice, fathering eight children with his first wife and seven more with his second.

Close Associates

He succeeded William Henry Harrison, who served as president for only 31 days before dying of complications caused by pneumonia.

James Madison

James Madison

Name James Madison
Profession US President
Date of Birth 1751-03-16
Place of Birth Port Conway, VA
Age 85 yrs
Death Date 1836-06-28
Birth Sign Pisces

About James Madison

The Father of the Constitution and fourth President of the United States who notably authored the United States Bill of Rights.

Early Life Experience of James Madison

He chose to attend the College of New Jersey, which would become Princeton University, instead of the popular institution among Virginians of his day, the College of William & Mary, mainly because of the climate in which the school was located.

Trivia Info

He wrote the 85 Federalist Papers, which were essays that promoted the ratification of the United States Constitution, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.

Family Life and Relationship

His father, James Madison Sr., was a wealthy tobacco planter who owned a plantation, Mt. Pleasant. In 1794, he married Dolley Madison and adopted her son John Payne Todd.

Close Associates

He was the U.S. Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Name Albert Einstein
Profession Physicist
Date of Birth 1879-03-14
Place of Birth Ulm,
Germany
Age 76 yrs
Death Date 1955-04-18
Birth Sign Pisces

About Albert Einstein

Iconic genius and legendary theoretical physicist who formulated the Theory of Relativity and the mass-energy equivalence formula. Born in Germany, he came to America when Hitler rose to power. He worked on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb.

Early Life Experience of Albert Einstein

He failed to find a teaching job for two years, and worked as an assistant examiner for patent applications at the Federal Office for Intellectual Property in Bern.

Trivia Info

During World War II his name was on a Nazi list of assassination targets, with a $5,000 bounty on his head.

Family Life and Relationship

He married Mileva Maric in January 1903, and after their divorce on February 14, 1919, married Elsa Lowenthal on June 2, 1919. He had three children named Lieserl (1902), Hans Albert (1904), and Eduard ‘Tete’ (1910).

Close Associates

Together with Bertrand Russell, he signed the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, which argued against the use of nuclear weapons.