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Will P. Brady

Will P. Brady (1876–1943) was an American lawyer, the first district attorney for Texas's 70th judicial district from 1909 to around 1914, and the judge for the El Paso County Court at Law from 1917 to 1919. Brady was born to a pioneering Austin family and grew up there. After service as a teacher in Travis County, Texas, he served as county school superintendent from 1900 to 1904. He then became a lawyer, and spent several years in private practice. As district attorney, Brady prosecuted several high-profile murder cases, including one that has since been termed a "legal lynching", a death penalty case of a Mexican boy charged with killing a white woman. Brady moved to El Paso in 1915 and resumed private practice, but was soon named a judge. He resigned in 1919 and moved to California to pursue interests in oil. Brady was a Democrat and deeply involved in public affairs throughout his adult life. He also incorporated both the Cruces Oil Corporation and the Pecos Valley Southern Railway. (Full article...)

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Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher, a German racing driver, has won 91 Grand Prix races in his career. Schumacher entered Formula One with the Jordan racing team in 1991, qualifying seventh in his debut race at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix. His first Grand Prix win came the following year at the same venue. At the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher won his 52nd Grand Prix, breaking Alain Prost's record for the most career Grand Prix wins. His 2002 season, in which he was on the podium in every race, included eleven race victories. The latter broke the record for the most wins in a single season. Schumacher surpassed this with thirteen race victories in 2004. The majority of his race victories were for the Ferrari team, with 72. His most successful circuit was Magny-Cours, where he won eight times in his career. Schumacher's largest margin of victory was at the 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix, a race in which he lapped the field, and his smallest margin of victory was at the 2000 Canadian Grand Prix, when he beat his teammate Rubens Barrichello by 0.174 seconds. (Full list...)

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François Certain de Canrobert

François Certain de Canrobert (27 June 1809 – 28 January 1895) was a French general who held the title of Marshal of France. A staunch supporter of Emperor Napoleon III, he became one of the leading figures in the Bonapartist party under the French Third Republic. This photograph of Canrobert in military uniform was taken by the French photographer Nadar.

Photograph credit: Nadar; restored by Adam Cuerden

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