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Monroe was the fifth President of the United States, and he was also a Founding Father. His presidency was… [More] marked by a period of relatively little partisan strife – and later, by the Panic of 1819 and a fierce national debate over the admission of the Missouri Territory. Monroe is most noted for his proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, which stated that the United States would not tolerate further European intervention in the Americas. During the Revolutionary War, Monroe was one of the many patriots who accepted loans from Haym Salomon, a Jewish man. This money enabled Monroe and the others to live in Philadelphia and carry on the war against the English. [Less]
1886: Erich Salomon
Salomon was a German-born news photographer known for his pictures in the diplomatic and legal… [More] professions and the innovative methods he used to acquire them. Born in Berlin, Salomon studied law, engineering, and zoology up to World War I. Salomon is one of only two known persons to have photographed a session of the US Supreme Court. He first picked up a camera in 1927, when he was 41, when he worked to document some legal disputes. By cutting a hole in his hat for the lens, Salomon snapped a photo of a police killer on trial in a Berlin criminal court. There is a prestigious Dr. Erich Salomon Prize that is a ‘lifetime achievement’ award for photojournalists given by the German Society of Photography (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fotografie). He died in Auschwitz on July 7, 1944. [Less]
1930: Carolyn Jones, aka ‘Morticia Addams’
In 1964, Adams began playing the role of Morticia Addams in the television series “The Addams… [More] Family,” created by cartoonist Charles Addams, and based on his first wife Barbara. Morticia is the fictional matriarch of “The Addams Family,” — the wife of Gomez Addams and mother of Wednesday Addams and Pugsley Addams. She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her work. Jones was a convert to Judaism. [Less]