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|American astronomer, Percival Lowell, was born in Boston. He is most known for his research which led to the discovery of the planet Pluto, 14 years after his death.
|American adventurer and mercenary, William Walker, conquered Nicaragua. He became its president from 1856 to 1857 after which he was defeated by a coalition army, which was backed by Walkers own, now alienated, financial backer from the United States.
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