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Mrs. Elizabeth Hanbury

One of the very few people from the 18th century to have lived in three centuries.

She was born Elizabeth Sanderson on the 9th of June, 1793 at Devonshire House, Leadenhall Street, London. At the time of Elizabeth's birth, both of her parents were 44. Her parents were Quakers - John Sanderson (1749-1816) of Armthorpe, Yorkshire and Margaret Shillito (1748-1795) of Holborn, London. They married in Devonshire Square, London on the 8th of February, 1786. Elizabeth was only 19 months old when her mother died on the 31st of January, 1795. A record of Elizabeth's birth was made at the parish of All Hallows-on-the-Wall.

She was well-known in her own right, other than being a notable centenarian. Elizabeth married Cornelius Hanbury (1796-1869) in Bristol, Gloucestershire on the 21st of November, 1826. In the following years, they had three children, one son Cornelius, and two daughters; Charlotte and Elizabeth, who were all born on Gracechurch Street, London.

Throughout Elizabeth's long life, she witnessed so much English history. She was already 45-years old when Queen Victoria's coronation took place in 1838. Elizabeth, having been the eldest subject of the Queen, died in Richmond on the 31st of October, 1901, at the age of 108 years, 144 days. She was almost 26-years older than the Queen, she witnessed the Queen's entire 63-year reign, and outlived her by 9 months.

At the time of Elizabeth's death, she was the oldest person in the United Kingdom, and one of the last surviving people from 18th century England.
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Maj. Gen. Wilbert D. "Doug" Pearson Jr. is Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. He directs the development, test and evaluation of manned and unmanned aircraft systems; the testing of experimental and research aerospace vehicles and parachute systems, and aerodynamic deceleration devices; the operation of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School; and the development, control and operation of the Edwards Flight Test Range.

General Pearson entered the Air Force in 1970 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School. He is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in the F-4, F-15, F-20, F/A-22, T-38 and more than 50 other aircraft. His flying includes 364 combat hours during the Vietnam conflict. He commanded the F-15 anti-satellite Combined Test Force during the time of peak flight activity and, while flying an F-15, launched the first anti-satellite missile which successfully intercepted and destroyed a satellite in earth orbit. Prior to assuming his current position, the general served as director of operations for Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
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Sitting Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake [tˣaˈtˣə̃ka ˈi.jɔtakɛ]; c. 1831 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who led his people during years of resistance against United States government policies. He was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him, at a time when authorities feared that he would join the Ghost Dance movement.

Before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull had a vision in which he saw many soldiers, "as thick as grasshoppers", falling upside down into the Lakota camp, which his people took as a foreshadowing of a major victory in which many soldiers would be killed. About three weeks later, the confederated Lakota tribes with the Northern Cheyenne defeated the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer on June 25, 1876, annihilating Custer's battalion and seeming to bear out Sitting Bull's prophetic vision. Sitting Bull's leadership inspired his people to a major victory. In response, the U.S. government sent thousands more soldiers to the area, forcing many of the Lakota to surrender over the next year. Sitting Bull refused to surrender, and in May 1877, he led his band north to Wood Mountain, North-West Territories (now Saskatchewan). He remained there until 1881, at which time he and most of his band returned to U.S. territory and surrendered to U.S. forces.
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Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket. Goddard successfully launched his rocket on March 16, 1926, which ushered in an era of space flight and innovation. He and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, achieving altitudes as high as 2.6 km (1.6 mi) and speeds as fast as 885 km/h (550 mph).

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Lucy Nicolar (Wa-Tah-Wa-So) was born on the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation in Maine, the daughter of Joseph Nicolar and Elizabeth Joseph, both Penobscot. Her father was a lecturer, representative to the Maine Legislature, and writer who published The Life and Traditions of the Red Man (1893). As a child Lucy Nicolar learned basketry and sold handmade goods with her family in Kennebunkport, Maine. She and her sisters also sang for the tourists. As a teen, she was one of the charter members of the island's Wabanaki Club, a women's club admitted to the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs in 1897.

During her late teens Nicolar began traveling to public performances at events such as sportsman's shows; during one such trip Nicolar caught the attention of a Harvard administrator. He arranged opportunities for her to study music in Boston and New York City.
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Initially intended to be round balls of caramel covered in chocolate, Milk Duds proved difficult to manufacture. When Hoffman and Company of Chicago first tried in 1928, they struggled to create perfectly shaped spheres.

They eventually stopped trying, naming their product Milk Duds for the milk in the chocolate and the caramel - and for the "dud" of their appearance.
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Created in 1932, the 3 Musketeers candy bar was originally three smaller pieces. With individual chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry mini-bars, the tripartite goodie adopted the name of the Alexandre Dumas novel, The Three Musketeers.

Sugar rations and the high price of strawberries during the WWII resulted in changes to 3 Musketeers. In 1945, the Mars product became a single, chocolate nougat candy bar.
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