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ED DANAHUE

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On this  day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the
U.S.        

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Sergei M. Kirov, a collaborator of Joseph Stalin, was assassinated
at the Leningrad party headquarters on this day in 1934.

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Beatlemania arrived in America on this day in 1963 with the release
of the single “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 82
years old today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend
of comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall
(1977), Manhattan (1979), And Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He
performed card and magic tricks in his youth and underwent the legal
process of changing his name to Heywood Allen when he was 17.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Mongol conqueror Ghengis Khan 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
American women to vote.

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

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October 2015.

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James Howard Meredith turned 84 in June.

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Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker
(August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972)

Hall of Fame MLB outfielder Roberto Clemente played for the Pittsburgh
Pirates from 1955 to 1972. He was named National League MVP in 1966
and was a 2-time World Series Champion, winning World Series MVP
honors in 1971. He died tragically in a 1972 plane crash while flying to
Nicaragua to tend to earthquake victims. Clemente would deliver milk
cans in order to help make ends meet while growing up.

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Robert Redford in The Twilight Zone episode “Nothing in The Dark”
(1959).

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Charles Robert Redford Jr. is 81 years old today.

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

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt on this day in 1953 against Fulgencio Batista with
an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually
ousted Batista six years later.

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Formerly the Moncada Army Barracks (above) now a school and
museum in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Born on this day in 1856.

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 74 years old today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll
as frontman of The Rolling Stones. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school. He initially intended on going into politics
or economics. In 2003, he was knighted.

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Mick Jagger has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine over twenty times since 1968.

 

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1954

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On this day in 1973.

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The Buttonwood Agreement on this day in 1792 marked the
beginning of the New York Stock Exchange.Two dozen stock 
brokers met under a buttonwood tree in Lower Manhattan.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Michael Kirk Douglas is 72 today.

Michael Douglas studied drama at the University of California,
Santa Barbara. His role as flamboyant pianist Liberace in the
2013 HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra earned him an Emmy
Award.

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From left: Michael Douglas with his father Kirk Douglas.

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