A NASA astronaut, Dr. Wolf is a graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis. He earned an engineering degree from Purdue University and a medical degree from Indiana University. In 1983, he joined the medical sciences division of the...
Grew-up in Indiana
Wolf, David A., 1956- ; Astronauts; Air pilots; Military air pilots; Medical personnel; Engineers; Model airplanes
Harland Sanders began cooking as a child. Afer his father died he was responsible for looking after his younger brother and sister while his mother worked, so he prepared their food. He had a variety of jobs as an adult including managing a service...
In 1881 Frederick volunteered for a polar expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, also known as the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition or Greely Expedition. Lt. A. W. Greely of the 5th U.S. Cavalry led the expedition to investigate the nature of the magnetic...
Frederick, Julius R., 1852-1904; Explorers; Discovery & exploration; Expeditions & surveys
Coffin was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, in 1826. He became a leading merchant and miller. In 1844 he began selling only goods not produced by slave labor. He and his wife Catherine...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
Mordecai Brown played baseball for 14 years in the major leagues, including pitching several seasons for the Chicago Cubs. He was a right handed pitcher, throwing a natural sinker and curve ball. In 1949 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of...
Most of his life.
Baseball; Baseball players; Sports
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