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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Mongol conqueror Ghengis Khan (Temüjin Borjigin) died on
this day in 1227.

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Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on
this day in 1920. The Amendment guaranteed the right of all women 
in America to vote. 

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James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi on this
day in 1963. He was the first black man to accomplish this feat.

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James Howard Meredith turned 85 in June.

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Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel "Lolita" was published
on this day in 1958.

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (April 22, 1899 – July 2, 1977)

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Charles Robert Redford Jr. is 82 years old today. He was born in
Santa Monica, California.

Actor and director Robert Redford founded the Sundance Film Festival. He
starred in classics such as All the President’s Men (1976), The Sting (1973),
and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). His directorial debut,
Ordinary People (1980) received the Academy Award for Best Picture and
earned him the Academy Award for Best Director.
 

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Robert Redford as seen in season 3, episode 81 of The Twilight
Zone (‘’Nothing in the Dark”). It first aired January 5, 1962. 

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COLLEGE HAS 50TH COMMENCEMENT

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Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham, Oregon has a student body
that mirrors the diverse group of people that make up the community. One of
those students who graduated today is this blogger’s granddaughter Mariah
Karm. Good look honey and may God bless your future endeavors.

             

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OLDEST GRADUATE RECEIVES DIPLOMA


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LOS ANGELES (AP) –  It took more than 60 years but a University of Southern
California student has finally received his diploma.

Ninety-six-year-old Alfonso Gonzales received a bachelor of science degree in
zoology on Friday, making him the oldest graduate in USC history.

The World War II veteran thought he’d already graduated when he skipped commencement exercises in 1953 because of work obligations. He was
founding a soil company that he ran for 55 years.

But when relatives recently approached the university about getting a copy of
his diploma, they learned he was one unit short.

Although the school no longer offers a zoology major, it crafted an independent
study course through the gerontology school that included reading, video
assignments, visiting other classes, and writing a thesis about his life.

USC officials call Gonzales a "wonderful inspiration."


Gonzales while serving with the U.S. Navy in 1945.

 


Dressed in a cap and gown, Alfonzo Gonzales receives his diploma.

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FIRST GRADUATION ON THIS DATE IN 1854

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The United States Naval Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service
academy located in Annapolis, Maryland. Established in 1845 by Secretary of 
the Navy George Bancroft (below), It is the second-oldest of the five service
academies in the U.S. 

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George Bancroft (1800-1891)

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