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Des Moines, IA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.des-moines.ia.us/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.seedesmoines.com/

Population:
198682 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1846

County:
Polk County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Des Moines Register
Des Moines Daily News

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Mercy College of Health Sciences
1899
Des Moines University
1898
Grand View University
1896
Drake University
1881

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Des Moines Art Center
1948

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
AmerUs Group
1996
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
1971
Meredith Corporation
1902
Principal Financial Group
1879
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stephen Collins
Actor
1-Oct-1947   Rev. Eric Camden on 7th Heaven
Paul Coverdell
Politician
29-Jan-1939 18-Jul-2000 US Senator from Georgia, 1993-2000
Shawn Crahan
Drummer
24-Sep-1969   Drummer for Slipknot
Bill Daily
Actor
30-Aug-1928   Roger Healey on I Dream of Jeannie
Claire Dodd
Actor
29-Dec-1908 23-Nov-1973 Footlight Parade
Harriet Hilliard
Actor
18-Jul-1909 2-Oct-1994 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
James Inhofe
Politician
17-Nov-1934   US Senator from Oklahoma
Frank Jenks
Actor
4-Nov-1902 13-May-1962 Vaudvillian, character actor
Shawn Johnson
Gymnastics
19-Jan-1992   Four Olympic gold medals in 2008
Lolo Jones
Track and Field
5-Aug-1982   American hurdler, prominent virgin
Joey Jordison
Drummer
26-Apr-1975   Slipknot drummer
Kerry K. Killinger
Business
6-Jun-1949   Last CEO of Washington Mutual
Laurence W. Lane, Jr.
Publisher
7-Nov-1919 31-Jul-2010 US Ambassador to Australia, 1986-89
Louis A. Lavorato
Judge
29-Sep-1934   Iowa Chief Justice, 2000-06
Cloris Leachman
Actor
30-Apr-1926   Phyllis and The Facts of Life
Wade H. McCree
Judge
3-Jul-1920 30-Aug-1987 US Solicitor General, 1977-81
Charles McGraw
Actor
10-May-1914 30-Jul-1980 Armored Car Robbery
Jim Nussle
Politician
27-Jun-1960   OMB Director
Vivienne Osborne
Actor
10-Dec-1896 10-Jun-1961 The Dark Horse
Stanley B. Prusiner
Scientist
28-May-1942   Prions
Robert D. Ray
Politician
26-Sep-1928   Governor of Iowa, 1969-83
Brandon Routh
Actor
9-Oct-1979   Superman in Superman Returns
Corey Taylor
Singer
8-Dec-1973   Slipknot lead vocalist
Mick Thompson
Guitarist
3-Nov-1973   Lead guitarist, Slipknot
Sada Thompson
Actor
27-Sep-1929 4-May-2011 Kate Lawrence on Family
Monrad C. Wallgren
Politician
17-Apr-1891 18-Sep-1961 Governor of Washington, 1945-49
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
Singer
26-Apr-1970   Founding member of TLC
Sid Wilson
Musician
15-Mar-1978   Turntablist for Slipknot

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William S. Beardsley
Politician
17-May-1901 21-Nov-1954 Governor of Iowa, 1949-54
Samuel Blanc
Inventor
13-Feb-1883 20-Dec-1964 Founder of Roto-Rooter
Rocky Marciano
Boxing
1-Sep-1924 31-Aug-1969 Undefeated heavyweight
Edwin T. Meredith
Government
23-Dec-1876 17-Jun-1928 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1920-21
James B. Weaver
Politician
12-Jun-1833 6-Feb-1912 Congressman from Iowa, 1885-89
George A. Wilson
Politician
1-Apr-1884 8-Sep-1953 Governor of Iowa, 1939-43



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