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Do you remember reading "Heart of Darkness"? On this day 157 years ago, author Joseph Conrad was born.

“Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” 100 years ago today, poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales.

Do you have French ancestry? On this day in 1808, Napoleon III was born.

Today we remember actor Sir Alec Guinness, who passed away on this day 15 years ago.

Do you have explorers in your family tree? On this day in 1799, trapper and explorer Jedediah Smith was born.

On July 29, 1567, James VI was crowned King of Scotland at the age of 13 months.

Do you have royalty in your family tree? On this day in 1762, George IV of the United Kingdom was born.

On this day in 1887, horror icon Boris Karloff was born. He is best remembered for bringing Frankenstein's monster to life on screen. How are you related?