Famous People Videos

People who change the world may, or may not, be famous in their own lifetimes. Often it takes years for others to understand forward-thinking contributions. This collection introduces you to some of the world's most-famous people

Jackie Robinson wore number 42 on his Brooklyn Dodger uniform.

Born on the 12th of February, in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was America's 16th president. For many people, this man with humble beginnings was the greatest...

To help provide for his growing family, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol over a period of three weeks in 1843.

In a famous exchange at the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson (the American Ambassador) confronts Ambassador Zorin (and his Soviet colleagues) with evid...

On October 25, 1962, Adlai Stevenson confronts Soviet Ambassador Zorin in the United Nations. The US, says Stevenson, is prepared to "wait until hell ...

During the battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Nelson was felled by a single shot and died on his ship.

Shepard was the first American in space when he blasted off in a Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961.

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CLIP CONTAINS HISTORIC FOOTAGE OF AL CAPONE AND INCLUDES INTERVIEWS (AND COMMENTARY) REGARDING HIS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.

One day, in September of 1928, Dr. Alexander Fleming was cleaning-up his lab at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, England.  Among the ...

Mikhael Gorbachev restored Alexander Solzhenitsyn's citizenship in 1990.

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