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Name that Historical Figure #7 - U.S. Edition

Can you name the American historical figures depicted below?
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Last updated: July 23, 2021
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First submittedJuly 23, 2021
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1911–1989
1856–1924
1880–1964
1847–1931
c. 1755–1804
1809–1849
1884–1972
1895–1948
c.1818–1895
c. 1596–1617
1897–1937
1839–1876
1899–1947
1943–1993
1829–1909
1835–1910
1807–1870
1913–2005
1907–1979
1951–2012
38 Comments
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Level 69
Jul 27, 2021
I find historic Americans to have the most striking appearances... Twain and Poe for example couldn't look more distinctive.
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Level 77
Aug 2, 2021
Not to mention Geronimo. :) Although Poe reminds me a little of Charlie Chaplin, who was British.
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Level 65
Jan 24, 2023
My Scottish Grammy looked like Geronimo.
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Level 40
Aug 6, 2021
Impressed that Earhart and Parks are in the top 4 from quiz takers as of today! Well done!
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2021
Moving Earhart to the "American edition" of this quiz, maybe in response to the ignorant complainers who objected to her inclusion on part 1 before, is highly silly... Earhart was easily one of the most famous women in the world during her lifetime. Everyone else on here would be fine on an international version of the quiz, too. Possibly excepting Sally Ride, George Custer (though he was in Night at the Museum - which is why one of my students in Saudi Arabia recognized him), and maybe Rosa Parks.
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Level 64
Mar 24, 2022
I (as a Canadian) had never heard of Douglass before, I’m not sure how famous he is in other countries though.
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Level 82
Apr 10, 2022
That's okay. Some (1) US presidents haven't heard of him, either.
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2022
He's definitely worth your time to look up.
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Level 81
Apr 10, 2022
Is it bad that I tried Charles Lindbergh for Amelia Earhart? :(
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Level 82
Apr 10, 2022
If you think they actually look alike, might indicate you need glasses or suffer from face blindness. :) If it was just a random brainfart... that's understandable as the two are closely associated.
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Level 68
Aug 11, 2021
I got Sally Ride cuz that's like the only female astronaut I know
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Level 82
Aug 22, 2021
She's probably the 5th most famous astronaut in history? After Armstrong, Gagarin, Glenn, and Aldrin? And not counting Bezos or Branson. I think Christa McAuliffe might be 6th. At least in the US, she's better known than Leonov, Tereshkova, or Laika the space pooch. After that there's Alan Shepherd, Jim Lovell, and a bunch of people the average person has no memory of hearing of before.
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2022
Couple More; Christa McAuliffe - Challenger (RIP), Lisa Nowak (Forever remembered as the Diaper Astronaut)
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2021
"Too U.S.-centric!" - the madding crowd
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Level 65
Jan 24, 2023
Searching this phrase over 18 years ago led me to Izzle Pfaff.

He is archived, as he should be.

Wordsmith, shitter upon movies, researcher.

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Level 58
Sep 1, 2021
I realized there are a couple of historical figures on here that were in Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian. Those were Amelia Earhart, Custer, and Al Capone
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Level 40
Jan 1, 2022
Please update John Wayne to include his birth name, Marion Morrison, as a correct answer. Clay worked for Ali,
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Level 29
Jan 11, 2022
I was just going to comment the same thing
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Level 83
Feb 7, 2022
Nobody doing this quiz seeing a picture of John Wayne is going to type in his real name . This kind of comment appears a lot its just showing off that you know the persons real name . If it was a picture of gaga or Madonna or Freddie Mercury etc would you type in their birth name ?.
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Level 82
Apr 10, 2022
^for those examples, no. But if I see pictures of Pee-Wee Herman, Mark Twain, Genghis Khan, or Dr. Seuss I often type in their real names reflexively even though the former is what typically populates in the answer column. Even though it seems strange to me, it's possible that someone else might do the same thing with John Wayne.
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2022
It's definitely happened to me on occasion where I've blanked on someone's famous name, but remembered at least part of their birth name. At any rate, it should probably still be accepted, as it is correct.
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Level 82
Jan 14, 2022
I thought MacArthur was an actor or something. I was waaaay off
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Level 73
Apr 10, 2022
Not entirely. One of his fellow generals in the Pacific commonly referred to him as "Sarah" (for Sarah Bernhardt) due to MacArthur's flair for dramatics. And soldiers holed up on Corregidor after he had left for Australia (at FDR's order, to be fair) would often say "I shall return!" to each other when they went off to use the John.
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Level 72
Apr 23, 2022
I’m so glad that you provided this interesting comment, before a certain someone (nameless) took the opportunity to use this as an excuse to excoriate the commenter (for ‘excoriate the commenter’ feel free to read ‘scaffold their own ego ;-))
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2022
He also looks remarkably like Bruce Willis, maybe that's what you were thinking.
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2023
Never heard of MacArthur so I was absolutely sure it had to be Bruce Willis!
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Level 54
Jan 3, 2024
Could we allow McArthur?
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Level 71
Apr 10, 2022
Man Geronimo was ugly, lol.
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Level 84
Apr 10, 2022
Can only thank Billy Joel for helping me to get Sally Ride.
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Level 49
Apr 10, 2022
Amelia Mary Earhart does not accept.

Minus 1 star for that.

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Level 78
Apr 10, 2022
Ummm, why?
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Level 90
Apr 11, 2022
Anyone ever notice that Poe looks quite a bit like John Wilkes Booth?
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Level 50
Apr 11, 2022
Please accept duke or the duke for John Wayne
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Level 70
Apr 12, 2022
Pocahontas should also accept "Matoaka," since that was actually her name.
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Level 35
Apr 19, 2022
How was Hamilton only 47 percent!?!?! Lin Manuel would be sad.
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Level 72
Apr 23, 2022
I don’t know, maybe because of him they think he looks like Lin Manuel, or Javier Muñoz?
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2022
That's Pocahontas? I thought it was La Malinche.

*edit - Oh, this is the US edition. I was just going through the playlist of historical figures and didn't even pay attention to the title. Clearly, I should have.

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Level 70
Jun 20, 2024
Ah there are Bruce Willis and Karl Marx again... I can never think of the actual names..