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Are You Related To Teri Hatcher?

Hatcher was born on December 8, 1964, in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of Esther (née Beshur), a computer programmer who worked for Lockheed Martin, and Owen Walker Hatcher, Jr., a nuclear physicist and electrical engineer. Her father is of English, Welsh and Irish descent (Hatcher has said that he also has Choctaw ancestry); her […]

The Scot Who Owned More Than 2,000 Slaves in Jamaica

Malcolm 12th of Poltalloch, whose family lands stretched through the Kilmartin area of Argyll, made vast riches in both Scotland, Australia and the Caribbean where he owned some 10 large-scale sugar plantations. Research by British Slave Legacies at University College of London found that, following abolition, the laird filed 11 separate compensation claims with the […]

Are You Related To Anna Faris?

Anna Kay Faris was born on November 29, 1976, in Baltimore, Maryland, the second child of Jack, a sociology professor, and Karen Faris, a special education teacher. Both her parents, natives of Seattle, Washington, were living in Baltimore at the time of Faris’ birth, as her father had accepted a professorship at Towson University. When […]

Face of Assassin Who Murdered British PM Spencer Perceval in 1812 Emerges for The First Time in New Facial Reconstruction

The face of the only person to have ever assassinated a British Prime Minister has been revealed for the first time through a facial reconstruction. John Bellingham, an angry businessman, shot dead PM Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the Palace of Westminster in May 1812, before later being convicted and hanged. The assassin’s skull […]