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           Biography - Thursday, January 4, 2007 
       "Real stories and fascinating details behind the 
         most intriguing people who have ever lived." 

Greetings Biography Buff, 

This week there were a ton of birthdays for historical 
figures, there is Betsy Ross, Paul Revere, Joan or Arc, 
and featured below Sir Isaac Newton. Also this week we 
remember the basketball great, Pete Maravich. He still 
remains the youngest player to be inducted into the 
Basketball Hall of Fame.

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--WHO AM I? 

--1. Born in Flint, Michigan

--2. Achieved Honor as an Eagle Scout 

--3. Has own production studio "Dog Eat Dog Studios"

--4. Editor in 1986 of "Mother Jones," a left-leaning 
     political magazine

--5. Both a direcor and political activist

Who am I? (Answer at the bottom)



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****Some famous people born during this week in history: 

-- January 4, 1642 - Sir Isaac Newton 
Born in Lincolnshire, England, physicist and mathematician 
Isaac Newton studied at Cambridge and is one of history's 
foremost scientists. After discovering the laws of gravity 
in 1665-6, Newton studied the nature of light and, in 1687, 
wrote his famous "Mathematical Principles of Natural 

-- January 3, 1956 - Mel Gibson
Born in Peekskill, NY, producer, director and actor Mel 
Gibson's first success was in Mad Max (1979), and he went 
on to international fame in blockbuster hits such as Lethal 
Weapon (1987) and Braveheart (1995). Gibson bankrolled and 
directed the controversial, The Passion of the Christ in 2004.

-- January 1, 1969 - Verne J. Troyer 
Actor and stunt man stands at 2 feet 8 inches tall, making him 
the shortest actor in the trade. Troyer's most famous role is 
Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, a character who is a mini-
ature clone of Dr. Evil. He also appeared as Griphook in Harry 
Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Troyer appeared as himself 
in an Apple Computer commercial for its 12-inch and 17-inch 
PowerBooks, in which he used the larger computer and Chinese 
NBA star Yao Ming used the smaller one. He was married to 
Genevieve Gallen, but Troyer filed for annulment on February 
23, 2004. Troyer also appeared on VH1's 4th of season of The 
Surreal Life. 

****Some famous people who have died during this week 
    in history: 

-- January 5, 2004 - Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw Jr.  
Major League Baseball relief pitcher, and the father of 
country music singer Tim McGraw. He became a full-time 
reliever for the New York Mets in 1969, as they went on to 
win the World Series. During the 1973 season, the Mets won 
the National League East with only 82 wins, but managed to 
make the World Series. On December 3, 1974, McGraw was traded 
to the Philadelphia Phillies. At the time of the trade, McGraw 
was the all-time Mets leader in saves, games pitched, and 
games finished. In 1980, he helped the Phillies win the NL 
East. His finest efforts came in the World Series, striking 
out ten batters in 7 2/3 innings. He saved the final game, 
clinching the Phillies' first World Series championship. He 
was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1993 and 
to the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame in 1999.

-- January 5, 1988 - Peter "Pete" Maravich 
American basketball player known for his incredible shooting 
abilities, creative passing, and dazzling ballhandling. Also 
known as "Pistol Pete", he starred in college and for three 
NBA teams. Maravich is still the all-time leading NCAA scorer, 
averaging a staggering 44.2 points per game, without the 
benefit of a three-point line. Maravich was inducted into the 
Basketball Hall of Fame in May 1987. He was, and still is, the 
youngest player to be inducted. In 1996, he was named one of 
the 50 greatest NBA players in history by a panel made up of 
NBA historians, former players, and coaches. He was the only 
deceased player on the list. Then in 2005, ESPNU named 
Maravich the greatest college basketball player of all-time.


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--Answer to "WHO AM I?" 

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