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FE­BRU­ARY 11 EL­IZ­A­BETH OF YORK

Queen of Eng­land born in 1466. The el­dest child of Henry IV, she mar­ried Henry VII to strengthen his claim to the throne and unite Eng­land af­ter the Wars of the Roses. She was the mother of the later king Henry VIII. She died in 1503.

FE­BRU­ARY 12 ABRA­HAM LIN­COLN

US pres­i­dent born in 1809. He be­came a mem­ber of the US House of Reps in 1847 and later be­came leader of the emerg­ing Repub­li­can Party. Win­ning elec­tion as pres­i­dent in 1860 he steered the coun­try through the Civil War but was as­sas­si­nated in 1865.

FE­BRU­ARY 13 KEVIN BLOODY WIL­SON

Aus­tralian co­me­dian born Den­nis Bryant in 1947. He be­came known for his hi­lar­i­ous, of­ten ex­ple­tive-laden, anti-PC songs.

FE­BRU­ARY 14 CADEL EVANS

Aus­tralian cy­clist born in 1977. He be­gan as cham­pion moun­tain bike rider but later moved on to road rac­ing, cap­ping his ca­reer with a win in 2011 Tour de France. He re­tired in 2015.

FE­BRU­ARY 15 ROY RENE

Aus­tralian co­me­dian born Henry van der Sluys in 1892. He started out as an ap­pren­tice jockey but made his name in vaude­ville shows cre­at­ing the char­ac­ter Mo McCackie, later star­ring in a pop­u­lar ra­dio show. He died in 1954.

FE­BRU­ARY 16 CATHY FREE­MAN

Aus­tralian Olympian born in 1973. She won gold at the 1990 Com­mon­wealth Games in the 4 x 100m re­lay, then went on to win Com­mon­wealth Games gold medals in Canada, in 1994, in the 200m and 400m. She was world 400m cham­pion in 1997 and 1999. She lit the flame to open the Syd­ney 2000 Olympics and later won gold. She re­tired in 2003.

FE­BRU­ARY 17 LOUISA LAW­SON

Aus­tralian poet and fem­i­nist born Louisa Al­bury in 1848. With hus­band Niels Larsen (Peter Law­son), she had four chil­dren in­clud­ing writer Henry Law­son. She was fa­mous as a writer and ac­tivist in women’s causes. She died in 1920.

CATHY FREE­MAN BORN: 1973

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