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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
First submittedJuly 23, 2021
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+6
Level 70
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 74
Aug 2, 2021
Not to mention Geronimo. :) Although Poe reminds me a little of Charlie Chaplin, who was British.
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Level 39
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 84
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 61
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 84
Apr 10, 2022
That's okay. Some (1) US presidents haven't heard of him, either.
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Level 68
Apr 14, 2022
He's definitely worth your time to look up.
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Level 72
Apr 10, 2022
Is it bad that I tried Charles Lindbergh for Amelia Earhart? :(
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Level 84
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 59
Aug 11, 2021
I got Sally Ride cuz that's like the only female astronaut I know
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Level 84
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 61
Jan 4, 2022
Couple More; Christa McAuliffe - Challenger (RIP), Lisa Nowak (Forever remembered as the Diaper Astronaut)
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Level 70
Aug 16, 2021
"Too U.S.-centric!" - the madding crowd
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Level 56
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 39
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 28
Jan 11, 2022
I was just going to comment the same thing
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Level 80
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 84
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 74
Jan 14, 2022
I thought MacArthur was an actor or something. I was waaaay off
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Level 65
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 70
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 68
Apr 10, 2022
Man Geronimo was ugly, lol.
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Level 79
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 70
Apr 10, 2022
Ummm, why?
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Level 88
Apr 11, 2022
Anyone ever notice that Poe looks quite a bit like John Wilkes Booth?
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Level 40
Apr 11, 2022
Please accept duke or the duke for John Wayne
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2022
Pocahontas should also accept "Matoaka," since that was actually her name.
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Level 24
Apr 19, 2022
How was Hamilton only 47 percent!?!?! Lin Manuel would be sad.
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Level 70
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 42
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.