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David Barker Stevenson

David Barker Stevenson (November 17, 1801 – March 3, 1859) was a businessman and politician in Canada West.
He was born in Clinton, New York in 1801. After his father died, he moved to Halowell Township in Upper Canada to work in his uncle’s general store. After his uncle’s death in 1833, he continued to operate the store in partnership with his aunt until 1848, when he formed a partnership with Thomas Nichol. In 1834, he became a magistrate in the Prince Edward District. He also sold timber, real estate and operated a distillery. In 1836, he became the president of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company in the Prince Edward District. He was a district councillor for the township from 1842 to 1849 and district warden from 1847 to 1849. In 1848, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Prince Edward; he was reelected in 1851 and 1854. He was also mayor of Picton in 1854. He supported John A. Macdonald in the assembly. He opposed representation by population and supported Kingston as capital of the province.
He died in Picton in 1859.

Chael Sonnen

Chael Patrick Sonnen (/ˈl ˈsʌnən/; born April 3, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist who is signed with Bellator MMA and competes in the Light Heavyweight division. Throughout his career, Sonnen has also fought in the UFC, WEC and Pancrase.

Max Sedgley

Maxwell Cadien Sedgley, known as Max Sedgley, is a British producer, drummer and disc jockey, currently signed to the independent record label, Sunday Best (founded by Rob da Bank), and Jalapeno Records. In 2004, Sedgley released his first single, “Happy”, a remix of which was later used by ITV as the theme music to their coverage of the Euro 2004 football tournament. It has also been used on adverts for Ambrosia Rice and Bacardi Rum. It reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart in July 2004.

Raymond Vahan Damadian

Raymond Vahan Damadian (Armenian: Ռեյմոնդ Վահան Դամադյան, born March 16, 1936) is an Armenian-American physician, medical practitioner, and inventor of the first MR (Magnetic Resonance) Scanning Machine.

Kurtis Blow

Kurt Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper and record producer. He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. “The Breaks”, a single from his 1980 debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song. Throughout his career he has released 15 albums and is currently an ordained minister.


Mark Foster, known as MRK1 (formerly Mark One), is a dubstep, grime and bass music producer, originally from Manchester, England. He is known especially for his work as part of the Virus Syndicate, including MCs Goldfinger and Nika D, which he produces and provides instrumental tracks for, and his fusion of both genres.

Elwood Haynes

Elwood Haynes (October 14, 1857 – April 13, 1925) was an American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist. He invented the metal alloys stellite and martensitic stainless steel and designed one of the earliest automobiles made in the United States. He is recognized for having created the earliest American design that was feasible for mass production and, with the Apperson brothers, he formed the first company in the United States to produce automobiles profitably. He made many advances in the automotive industry.
Early in his career, while serving as a field superintendent at gas and oil companies during Indiana’s gas boom, Haynes invented several devices important to the advance of the natural gas industry. When working for the Indiana Natural Gas and Oil Company, he oversaw the construction of the first long-distance natural gas pipeline in the United States, connecting Chicago with the Trenton Gas Field 150 miles (240 km) away. He began to formulate plans for a motorized vehicle in the early 1890s; he successfully road tested his first car, the Pioneer, on July 4, 1894—eight years after the first automobile was patented in Germany. He formed a partnership with Elmer and Edgar Apperson in 1896 to start Haynes-Apperson for the commercial production of automobiles, and he renamed it Haynes Automobile Company in 1905, following the loss of his partners.
Working in his laboratory to develop new corrosion-resistant metals for auto parts, Haynes discovered that mixing tungsten with chromium, steel and iron resulted in the formation of strong and lightweight alloys that were impervious to corrosion and could withstand very high temperatures. In 1912, he formed Haynes Stellite Company to produce one of the new alloys and received lucrative contracts during World War I, making Haynes a millionaire in 1916. He sold his patent for stainless steel to the American Stainless Steel Company in exchange for enough stock to gain a seat at the company’s board of directors, a position he held for twelve years. He merged the Haynes Stellite company with Union Carbide in 1920, and after passing through different owners, the company was renamed and is now called Haynes International. Haynes returned his focus to his automotive company, but in the economic recession of the 1920s the business went bankrupt and was liquidated.
An outspoken advocate of prohibition, he made substantial donations to the Prohibition Party and Indiana’s prohibitionist leader Frank Hanly. Haynes ran an unsuccessful campaign in Indiana for the U.S. Senate in 1916 as a prohibition candidate and remained active in the party until prohibition became law. Later, he became a philanthropist and served two terms as president of the YMCA, five years on the Indiana Board of Education, and was an active member of the Presbyterian church. After his death from complications arising from influenza, his Kokomo mansion was converted into the Elwood Haynes Museum and is open to the public where many of his original inventions and automobiles are on display.

Bruce Fairbairn

Bruce Earl Fairbairn (December 30, 1949 – May 17, 1999) was a Canadian musician and international record producer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was active as a producer from 1976 to 1999 and is considered one of the best of his era. His most successful productions are Slippery When Wet and New Jersey by Bon Jovi, Permanent Vacation, Pump, and Get a Grip by Aerosmith, and The Razors Edge by AC/DC, each of which sold at least five million copies each. He was originally a trumpet player and then started a career as a record producer for Canadian rock band Prism. He won the Canadian music industry Producer of the Year Juno Award 3 times. He produced albums for many famous international artists such as Loverboy, Blue Öyster Cult, Bon Jovi, Poison, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Scorpions, Van Halen, Chicago, The Cranberries, INXS, Kiss and Yes. His style was notable for introducing dynamic horn arrangements into rock music productions. Fairbairn died suddenly on May 17, 1999 due to unknown causes.

Norman Kwong

Norman Lim “Normie” Kwong (born Lim Kwong Yew; Chinese: 林佐民; October 24, 1929 – September 3, 2016) was a Canadian football player who played for the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was also an active businessman and politician being part owner of the Calgary Flames and serving as the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from January 2005 to May 2010.
The son of Chinese immigrants from Taishan, Guangdong, Kwong was the first Canadian professional gridiron football player of Chinese heritage. In addition, Kwong was also the first person of Chinese heritage to serve as lieutenant-governor of Alberta. As a former vice-regal representative of Alberta, he was styled “The Honourable” for life. Kwong was the third Canadian of Chinese heritage to be appointed as a vice-regal in Canada, after David Lam and Adrienne Clarkson.


Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), better known by his stage name deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”), is a Canadian record producer and DJ from Toronto, Ontario. Zimmerman produces a variety of styles within the progressive house genre and sometimes other forms of electronic music. His tracks have been included in numerous compilation albums, such as the 2007 In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza CD. The February 2008 issue of Mixmags music magazine included a free CD which was titled MixMag Presents: The Hottest New Name In Dance! DEADMAU5 Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness, mixed by Zimmerman. Tracks have also been included and presented on Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance radio show. His debut album, Get Scraped, was released in 2005, followed by others in the next few years.

John Bitove, Sr.

John Louis Nicholas Bitove, Sr., CM (March 19, 1928 – July 30, 2015) was a Macedonian Canadian businessman.

Stephen Bronfman

Stephen Bronfman’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Bob Douglas

Robert L. “Bob” Douglas (November 4, 1882 – July 16, 1979) was the founder of the New York Renaissance basketball team. Nicknamed the “Father of Black Professional Basketball”, Douglas owned and coached the Rens from 1923 to 1949, guiding them to a 2,318-381 record (.859). He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1972, the first African American enshrined.

Lauren Pope

Lauren Pope (born 29 September 1982) is a British television personality, actress, glamour model, DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur. She has appeared in the ITV2 reality series The Only Way Is Essex. She was born and raised in Devon.

Kosmo Vinyl

Kosmo Vinyl (born Mark C. Dunk, born 9 February 1957, England) was a longtime associate and sometime manager for The Clash, as well as being associated with Ian Dury & the Blockheads and The Jam, three seminal English bands of the 1970s and 1980s. He can be heard introducing The Clash at Shea Stadium on The Clash’s live album, Live at Shea Stadium, as well as many bootlegged performances such as Kingston Advice. His impressionistic reading of one of character Travis Bickle’s monologues from the film Taxi Driver can be heard on The Clash’s “Red Angel Dragnet”.
Prior to his association with the Clash, he had acted as MC on the Stiff Records tours, appearing on the 1978 LP Stiffs Live.
He later became a record producer, producing records by Jack Black, Jack Logan and Drivin N Cryin.
He was a music consultant on Gus Van Sant’s 1989 film, Drugstore Cowboy.
In 2013, he helped produce a major retrospective exhibition of the art of Ian Dury, at The Royal College of Art in London. He also debuted his own punk/pop inspired artwork dedicated to his beloved West Ham United Football Club with a London exhibit, followed by a show in Somerset, England in 2014 during the FIFA World Cup.

Ki Fitzgerald

Ki Fitzgerald, born Ki McPhail and commonly known as KiFi (born, Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a British musician, singer, songwriter and producer based in London and Los Angeles.

David Lam (real estate entrepreneur)

David See-chai Lam, OC CVO OBC (traditional Chinese: 林思齊; simplified Chinese: 林思齐; pinyin: Lín Sīqí; July 25, 1923 – November 22, 2010) was a Hong Kong-born Canadian real estate entrepreneur, politician, and philanthropist. From 1988 to 1995, Lam was the 25th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and he was the first Chinese Canadian to be appointed as a vice-regal in Canada. He was known for his charitable efforts, donating millions of dollars and leveraging millions more to support educational institutions and activities in Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States.

Kevin Lygo

Kevin Lygo (born 18 September 1957) is a British television executive, presently head of studios at ITV.

Kenny Craddock

Kenny Craddock (18 April 1950 – 30 May 2002) was an instrumentalist, composer and producer. Throughout his career he worked with artists including Ringo Starr, Ginger Baker, Billy Bragg, Gerry Rafferty and Alan White. He collaborated with Alan Hull and Lindisfarne, joining the band in 1973 and remaining with them until their temporary split in 1975, and acted as musical director for Van Morrison and Mary Black.
Craddock began touring with Van Morrison in the early 1980s, playing keyboards until around 1985. Craddock, though, had a written a song based upon a W.B. Yeats poem called “Before the World”, which Morrison said he would like to record. “Before the World Was Made” was adapted by Morrison with music by Craddock, and appeared on the 1993 album Too Long in Exile.
In the nineties, he provided, with Colin Gibson, the incidental music to Steven Moffat’s sitcom Joking Apart. Craddock himself performed the show’s theme song, a cover version of Chris Rea’s “Fool (If You Think It’s Over)”. Around this time, Craddock toured with Paul Brady.
Craddock moved to Portugal in 2001, where he died in a car crash after completing his first solo album, Mad as the Mist and Snow.

Percy Williams (sprinter)

Percy Alfred Williams, OC (May 19, 1908 – November 29, 1982) was a Canadian athlete, winner of the 100 m and 200 m races at the 1928 Summer Olympics and a former world record holder for the 100 metres sprint.

Ken Morrison

Sir Kenneth Duncan “Ken” Morrison CBE (20 October 1931 – 1 February 2017) was an English businessman, who was the Life President and former chairman of Morrisons (Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC), the fourth largest supermarket group in the United Kingdom.

Guy Laliberté

Guy Laliberté, OC CQ (born September 2, 1959) is a Canadian businessman, investor, poker player, and musician. With an estimated net worth of US$2.6 billion (as of March 2012), Laliberté was ranked by Forbes as the 11th wealthiest Canadian and 459th in the world.
Following an announcement from the Cirque du Soleil on April 20, 2015 concerning a change in ownership, Laliberté will maintain a stake in the business and will continue to provide strategic and creative input to the company.
Starting out busking as an accordion player, stiltwalker and fire-eater, in 1984 Laliberté founded Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian circus company whose shows have since been seen by more than 90 million people worldwide. In 2006, Laliberté was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Karl Oyston

Karl Samuel Oyston (born 20 February 1968) is an English businessman and chairman of Blackpool Football Club. Oyston took over the chairmanship at Blackpool from his mother, Vicki Oyston, in 1999. Mrs Oyston had taken over three years earlier when her husband Owen, Karl’s father, was jailed for six years in 1996 for rape and indecent assault. The Sunday Times Rich List lists the Oystons’ wealth at £100M, making them the 863rd-richest in the country, down from 759th in 2008.
At the time of Karl Oyston’s appointment, Blackpool were in the third tier of the Football League. At the end of the following 1999–2000 campaign, they were relegated to the bottom tier. At the first time of asking, they returned to the Second Division, where they remained for the next six seasons. In 2007 they were promoted to the second tier. Three years later, after financial backing from new club president Valeri Belokon, Blackpool were, for the first time, promoted to the Premier League. After this promotion, Belokon was frozen out of day-to-day involvement, he claims because the Oystons no longer needed his financial backing. Blackpool remained in the top tier for one campaign, and after failing to return from the Championship at the first attempt, they have finished no higher than 15th, with Oyston employing four different managers since 2013. In 2015, Blackpool were relegated to the third tier for the first time since 2007. The following season saw a second-successive relegation, to the bottom tier of English professional football for the first time in fifteen years.
Oyston has had a poor relationship with Blackpool’s fans, mostly since the club’s relegation from the Premier League, due to a perceived lack of funding for the club’s stadium, playing staff and training ground. The relationship was described as being “at breaking point” by Tim Fielding, the chair of the Blackpool Supporters Trust, in December 2014. Fielding resigned from his position the following month after the Oystons began legal action against him for comments he made on the internet, even though it was revealed that Karl Oyston had labelled Blackpool fan Stephen Smith a “massive retard” and an “intellectual cripple” in a text-message exchange two months earlier. The local newspaper, the Blackpool Gazette, subsequently decided to scrap Oyston’s weekly column “given such disgusting and offensive comments”. He was later charged with misconduct by the Football Association, a charge he appealed. The appeal was rejected by a tribunal, and he was given a ban from all footballing activities for six weeks and fined £40,000.

Joseph R. Bodwell

Joseph Robinson Bodwell (June 18, 1818 – December 15, 1887) was an American politician who most notably served as the 40th Governor of Maine.