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            Biography - Thursday, November 2, 2006 
       "Real stories and fascinating details behind the 
         most intriguing people who have ever lived." 

Greetings Biography Buff, 

This week we remember the great Chicago Bears Football star
turned activist, Walter Payton, who died this week in 1999.
Even after his death, Payton’s legacy is carried on through 
his charity foundation, the Walter and Connie Payton 
Foundation. See some more facts about his life below. 

Also see if you can figure out this weeks the "who am i?!"

P.S. You can discuss this issue or any other topic in the 
new Biography forum. Check it out here...

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--WHO AM I? 

--1. I was born in Dôle, E France. 

--2. I was French Chemist and microbiologist

--3. My experiments led to ‘pasteurization’ process for milk. 

--4. I did much work with vaccination and treatment of Rabies

--5. In 1888 An Institute was founded after me, and I worked  
     there until my death

Who am I? (Answer at the bottom)



   See if you know if the following  have had a 
   visit from the "Grim Reaper":  

--1. Burt Lancaster

--2. J.D. Salinger

--3. Kitty Carlisle

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

--October 30, 1941 - Otis William 
Born Otis Miles, Jr. on October 30, 1941, in Texas is an 
American second tenor/baritone singer and a soul and R&B 
songwriter and record producer. In late 1960s Williams became 
the founding member of the group The Temptations, their famous 
songs include "My Girl" and "Just My Imagination.” The 
Temptations eventually became the most successful act in black 
music over the course of its nearly five-decade existence and 
Williams continues to perform as the sole surviving original 

-- November 3, 1970 - Sean "Diddy" Combs
One of the wealthiest people in the entertainment industry, 
Diddy presides over a media empire that includes the record 
label Bad Boy Records, the clothing lines Sean John and Sean 
by Sean Combs, a movie production company, and two 
restaurants. He has taken the roles of recording executive, 
performer, producer of MTV's "Making the Band," writer, 
arranger, clothing designer, and Broadway actor. As of October 
2006, his nickname and recording name is Diddy; previously, 
he had been known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Sean John, Puff, 
The Big Puff, and Puffy. 

--November 4,Walter Cronkite
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.is a retired American journalist, 
best known for his work as a television news anchorman. During 
his tenure at CBS Evening News, he was often cited in viewer 
opinion polls as "the most trusted man in America", because of 
his experience and professional demeanor. Affectionately known 
as "Uncle Walter", he covered many of the important news events 
of the era so effectively that his image and voice are closely 
associated with the Cuban missile crisis, the assassination of 
President John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Apollo 11 Moon 
landing, and the Watergate scandal.

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

-- November 1,1999 - Walter Jerry Payton
Payton was a Football running back for the Chicago Bears. 
He most notably known as one of the National Football 
League's most productive players, setting various records 
during his thirteen year playing career. In 1993, Walter 
Payton was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 
After he was diagnosed with a liver disease, he started
a foundation. Afterwards he state of Illinois witnessed a 
dramatic skyrocket in organ donations.

-- November 3, 1998 - Bob Kane
Born Robert Kahn, on October 24, 1915 was an American comic 
book artist and writer credited as the creator of Batman. 
He entered comics in 1936, and for Detective Comics Inc., 
one of the companies that, with National Periodicals and 
All-American Publications, merged to form the eventual DC 
Comics created a character called The Bat-Man. As Kane's 
comic work tapered off in the 1960s, Kane parlayed his Batman 
status into minor celebrity. He enjoyed a post-comic book 
career as a painter, showing his work in art galleries.

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--Answer to "WHO AM I?" 

Louis Pasteur


--Answers to "DEAD OR ALIVE:" 

--1. Burt Lancaster - Dead

--2. J.D. Salinger - Alive

--3. Kitty Carlisle - Alive

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