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West Chester, PA

BOROUGH

Population:
17861 (2000 census)

County:
Chester County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
West Chester University
1871

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
QVC
1986
Commodore Business Machines
1962
VWR International
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Samuel Barber
Composer
9-Mar-1910 23-Jan-1981 Adagio for Strings
Nick Berg
Victim
2-Apr-1978 May-2004 US contractor, beheaded on Iraq videotape
Smedley Butler
Military
30-Jul-1881 21-Jun-1940 Exposed the 1933 coup plot
Brandon DiCamillo
TV Personality
15-Nov-1976   Jackass and Viva La Bam
Jim Furyk
Golf
12-May-1970   Winner, 2003 US Open
Kyle Gallner
Actor
22-Oct-1986   Cassidy Casablancas on Veronica Mars
Charles MacVeagh
Attorney
6-Jun-1860 4-Dec-1931 US Ambassador to Japan, 1925-28
Bam Margera
Skateboarder
28-Sep-1979   Skateboarder, appears on Jackass
Matisyahu
Rapper
30-Jul-1979   Hasidic toaster
Matthew McGrory
Actor
17-May-1973 9-Aug-2005 Big Fish
Bayard Rustin
Activist
17-Mar-1910 24-Aug-1987 Organized the 1963 March on Washington

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Philip D. Curtin
Historian
22-May-1922 4-Jun-2009 The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census
Bruce Haack
Musician
4-May-1932 26-Sep-1988 The Electric Lucifer
Dorothy Maynor
Singer
3-Sep-1910 19-Feb-1996 Soprano, founder of Harlem School of the Arts



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