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T.E. Lawrence

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16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935 (Aged 46)

Lawrence was a British military officer, who came to be known for his key role in the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

The 1962 film based on his life in the Middle East, Lawrence of Arabia, drew Lawrence’s actions to an international audience.

After his time in the Middle East, Lawrence held a number of roles in the military back in Britain. He died from injuries in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England.

Following the crash, one of the doctors to treat Lawrence began research into head injuries from motorcycle accidents, resulting in the introduction of crash helmets.

Will Rogers


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4 November 1879 – 15 August 1935 (Aged 55)

Rogers was one of the most famous people in America at the time of his death, renowned as an actor and a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist.

He was born in, what was then, Indian Territory, and is now the state of Oklahoma. Rogers performed in Wild West shows, before moving into Vaudeville and then making it on Broadway.

During his career, he traveled the world giving talks and benefits after natural disasters. He was killed in a plane crash with the aviator, Wiley Post, in northern Alaska.

In honor of Rogers’ legacy, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, memorials in Oklahoma, Colorado, California, Texas, among many others.

Emmy Noether


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23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935 (Aged 53)

Noether was a German mathematician who made groundbreaking contributions in the fields of abstract algebra and theoretical physics.

She was described by her contemporaries, including Albert Einstein, as the most important woman in mathematics history.

Georg Jensen


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31 August 1866– 2 October 1935 (Aged 69)

Jensen was a Danish silversmith who founded a silverware designer company called Georg Jensen A/S.

He was a director of the company until 1924 and remained involved as a creative leader until his death.

Wiley Post


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November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935 (Aged 36)

Post was a famous American aviator, who was the first person to fly solo around the world in 1933.

Post is also one of the people credited with helping to discover the jet stream, and in developing the first pressure suits.

Post died in a plane crash with famous American humorist, Will Rogers, in northern Alaska.