Hu Chengzhi, Wade–Giles: Hu Cheng-chih was born on August 23, 1917 and died on April 12, 2018. He was a Chinese palaeontologist and palaeoanthropologist. Chengzhi made the plaster casts of the Peking Man skull in the 1930s, and identified the Yuanmou Man (Homo erectus yuanmouensis) based on fossils collected by others. He discovered the first ..
Ulrich Libbrecht was born on July 10, 1928, in Avelgem and died on May 15, 2017. He was a Belgian philosopher and author in the field of comparative philosophy. His magnum opus consists of four books in Dutch – called “Introduction to Comparative Philosophy”. An abbreviated version of these works in English, entitled “Within the ..
Yvonne Lara da Costa was born on April 13, 1921, in Rio de Janeiro and died on April 16, 2018. She was better known as Dona Ivone Lara. She was a Brazilian singer and composer. Dona Ivone Lara graduated in nursing, with specialization in Occupational Therapy, and worked as a social worker until she retired ..
Harold Everett Greer was born in 1936, in Huntington, West Virginia and died in 2018. He was an American retired professional basketball player. Greer attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington. Greer played college basketball at Marshall University and was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA in 1958. His hometown has ..
Ronald D. Rotunda was born in 1945 and died in 2018. He was a U.S. legal scholar and professor of law at Chapman University School of Law. His first area of primary expertise is United States Constitutional law, and is the author of an influential 6-volume legal treatise on Constitutional Law. Rotunda’s other area of ..
David Sword Wyman was born on March 6, 1929, in Weymouth, Massachusetts and died on March 14, 2018. He was the author of several books on the responses of the United States to Nazi Germany’s persecution of and programs to exterminate Jews. David Wyman the son of Ruth (Sword) and Hollis Judson Wyman, a teacher. ..
Michael Getler died in 2018. He was an American journalist and ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States. Getler was the first holder of this post, and the first ombudsman to be appointed at any of the major American television networks. Getler previous posts include ombudsman at the Washington Post from 2000 ..
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August Edmund “Augie” Garrido Jr. was born on February 6, 1939, and died on March 15, 2018. He was a head coach in NCAA Division I college baseball most known for his stints with the Cal State Fullerton Titans and Texas Longhorns. He compiled a collegiate record of 1,975–919–9, retiring in 2016 as the winningest ..
Joaquin Avila was born and raised in Compton, California and died on March 9, 2018. He was a Mexican American voting rights attorney and activist. Avila spent more than two decades using the federal Voting Rights Act to increase election fairness for minority voters. But as several court precedents weakened the federal Voting Rights ..
John Patrick Fullam was born on December 10, 1921, in Gardenville, Pennsylvania, and died in March 8, 2018. He was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1942. He served in the United ..