Can You Identify These 20th Century Historical Figures?

Kennita Leon

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The 20th century was one of many firsts, as well as events that shaped mankind into what it is today. How much do you know about the figures who made the world what it is today?

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Neil Armstrong was an American NASA astronaut, engineer, the commander of the Apollo 18 and the first man to set foot on the moon.

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Jacqueline Kennedy, the wife of President John F. Kennedy, served as the first lady of the U.S.A. up until his death on Nov. 22, 1963.

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As the Queen of the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia since Feb. 6, 1952. She is the oldest serving state leader by age (91).

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Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur, inventor, chairman, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc.

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Al Capone, also known as Scarface, was an American mobster, crime boss and businessman who gained popularity during the Prohibition period.

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Alfred Hitchcock, known as the Master of Suspense, was an influential English filmmaker noted for his unique directorial style.

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Bruce Lee was an iconic actor, martial artist, film director and the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a martial arts style.

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Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian activist who played a prominent role in leading India to independence from British rule.

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Retired professional Brazilian footballer Pelé is regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, scoring 1281 goals out of 1363 games.

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Malcolm X was Muslim minister, human rights activist and one of the greatest and most prominent figures in African American history.

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Helen Keller, the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, was an American author, lecturer, political activist and an idol in the deaf community.

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Two-time Prime Minister of the UK, Winston Churchill, is most noted for his strong will and leading Britain to victory during World War II.

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John F. Kennedy was a member of the Democratic Party and the 35th president of the U.S.A., whose presidential term was cut short by his assassination in 1963.

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Academy Award winner Marlon Brando was an American actor, film director and activist credited with bringing realism to film acting.

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Professional boxer and activist Muhammad Ali was noted as a controversial and inspiring figure in and out of the boxing ring.

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British stateswoman Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and was noted for her conservative ideologies.

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Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope, was the head of the Catholic Church; his papacy lasted for 26 years until his death in 2005.

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Bob Dylan, one of the best-selling artists of all times, is an American singer-songwriter, known for his profound effect on American music and culture.

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Four-time Olympic gold medalist, Jesse Owens, was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprint and long jump.

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Two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie was a Polish-French physicist and chemist who laid the groundwork for the study of radiation.

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Mother Theresa, also known as Saint Theresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Catholic nun and saint known for charitable acts throughout her lifetime.

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Nelson Mandela was a South African nationalist and socialist who served as the country's first black president from 1994 – 1999.

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Lucille Ball was an American actress and producer renowned for her role as the crazy, accident-prone Lucy Ricardo in the sitcom 'I Love Lucy.'

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Stephen Hawking is an esteemed theoretical physicist noted for his contributions to general relativity, cosmology, quantum gravity and black holes.

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Magic Johnson is an American retired professional basketball player who played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons.

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Oscar Wilde, an Irish playwright and poet, was renowned for his plays and epigrams, as well as the circumstances surrounding his incarceration and death.

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Babe Ruth was an American Major League Baseball player who is considered by many to be one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture.

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Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, ceramicist, poet and playwright noted for the invention of various painting techniques.

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Singer, musician and actor Elvis Presley was an American cultural icon affectionately referred to as the "King of Rock n' Roll" or simply "the King."

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Eleanor Roosevelt was a politician, activist, diplomat, and the longest-serving first lady of the United States during her husband's four terms in office.

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Austrian politician Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party and the initiator of World War II.

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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian- American inventor, electrical engineer and physicist noted for his numerous advances in the transmission of electric power.

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American Baptist minister and activist, Martin Luther King Jr., was a prominent figure and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement.

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Virginia Woolf was an English writer renowned for her writing styles and her novels "Mrs. Dalloway" and "To the Lighthouse."

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Coco Chanel, known for her trademark suits and black dresses, was a French fashion designer, businesswoman and the founder of the Chanel brand.

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John Lennon was an English singer-songwriter, musician, peace activist and a co-founder of one of the most successful bands in history, The Beatles.

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Charlie Chaplin, noted for his iconic role as the Tramp, is an English comic actor, composer and filmmaker whose successful career spanned over 75 years.

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Bill Gates is an American investor, philanthropist and author who, along with Paul Allen, co-founded the Microsoft Corporation.

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An American actress for more than 60 years, Katharine Hepburn was most noted for her spirited personality and fierce independence.

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Alexander Fleming was a Scottish physician, pharmacologist and biologist known for his scientific achievements, particularly the discovery of penicillin.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.

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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist renowned for his scientific discoveries, namely the theory of relativity.

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Rosa Parks was an American activist whose act of defiance led to her becoming an important figure in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl who documented her experiences during the Holocaust while hiding in an attic for two years.

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Audrey Hepburn was a British actress, dancer, model and humanitarian who was considered to be a film and fashion icon.

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Walt Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer who introduced several developments in animation production.

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