“Grandma” (born Anna Mary Robertson) (1860-1961) US painter. She was self-taught, and began full-time painting about 1927, after many years as a farmer's wife. She painted naive and colorful scenes from rural American life.
(1888-1981) US public official and urban planner. As parks commissioner for New York State 1924–64 and New York City 1934–60, he oversaw the development of bridges, highways, and public facilities. Serving as New York secretary of state 1927–28, he was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for New York governor 1934.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, US, and educated at Yale and Oxford universities, Moses received his PhD from Columbia University 1914. Known as a power broker, he held tremendous power in the US for more than 40 years.
He was hired by the New York City municipal government and later headed a state redevelopment program. He served as chair of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority 1946–68, chair of the New York State Power Authority 1954–63, and president of the 1964–65 New York World's Fair.
(win Corley) (1955-) US track athlete and 400 meters hurdler. Between 1977 and 1987 he ran 122 races without defeat.
He first broke the world record in 1976, and set a time of 47.02 seconds 1983. He was twice Olympic champion and twice world champion.
400 meters hurdles: 1976, 1984
400 meters hurdles: 1983, 1987
The Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai.
(lived c. 13th century BC) Hebrew lawgiver and judge who led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt (Exodus) and, after wandering 40 years in the desert, brought them to the border (E of the Jordan) of the promised land of Canaan. On Mount Sinai he claimed to have received from Jehovah the Ten Commandments engraved on tablets of stone. The first five books of the Old Testament—in Judaism, the Torah— are called the Five Books of Moses.
According to the Torah, the infant Moses was hidden among the bulrushes on the banks of the Nile when the pharaoh commanded that all newborn male Hebrew children should be destroyed. He was found by a daughter of pharaoh, who reared him. His brother Aaron helped him lead and he and his descendants are the high priests of Judaism. Moses died at the age of 120, being allowed only a view of the promised land (from Mt Pisgah).