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The Portuguese prince earned a place in history for supporting ambitious efforts to explore the unchartered… [More] waters of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. Some of his efforts were said to be financed and encouraged by the family of Don Judah Abarbanel, a wealthy refugee of Spanish origin. [Less]
1901: Charles Goren
Goren was a world champion American bridge player and bestselling author. The Jewish Philadelphia-born lawyer… [More] probably did more to popularize the game of bridge than any other American. During the 1950s and 60s he significantly contributed to the development and popularization of the game. [Less]
1938: Allan Nathaniel Kornblum
Kornblum was a Brooklyn native who helped steer the FBI into its post-J. Edgar Hoover era by drafting… [More] guidelines for its surveillance operations in the 1970s. (Hoover was the first FBI director and ran it from 1935 until his death in 1970.) Kornblum’s testimony would help convict the murderer of a black man in a celebrated civil rights case revived nearly 40 years after the event. He was also a member of the US Army. He passed away in 2010. [Less]