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Ten random things: December 1

Ten of the 100 most influential Americans, as chosen by The Atlantic magazine:

  1. Margaret Sanger (birth control advocate, no. 51)
  2. Rachel Carson (environmentalist and author, no. 39)
  3. Cyrus McCormick (inventor of mechanical reaper, no. 73)
  4. Andrew Jackson (U.S. President, no. 18)
  5. Richard Nixon (U.S. president, no. 99)
  6. William Faulkner (author, no. 60)
  7. Bill Gates (entrepreneur, no. 54)
  8. Joseph Smith (founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, no. 52)
  9. Andrew Carnegie (industrialist and philanthropist, no. 20)
  10. William Lloyd Garrison (publisher and abolitionist, no. 46)

If you care, nos. one through ten were Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, John Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Edison, and Woodrow Wilson.


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