The zodiac signs of some of the most important Americans

Smithsonian Magazine has created a list of the zodiac signs that these famous (and infamous) Americans were born under. 

John Muir (1838-1914) Sign: Taurus The Scottish-American naturalist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States was born on April 21

Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) Sign: Leo The famous astronaut and first person to walk on the moon was born on August 5.

John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) Sign: Aries The great explorer of the American west was born on March 24.

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Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) Sign: Capricorn The Baptist minister and one of the leading figures of the civil rights movement was born on January 15.

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) Sign: Capricorn The commander of the Confederate States Army and controversial figure in American history was born on January 19.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) Sign: Pisces The sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist was born on February 23.

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