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FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HAS DIED

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Colin Luther Powell (April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021)

 

(Fox News) – Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, died
Monday at 84 years of age from COVID-related complications,
even though he was fully
vaccinated, his family announced.

His death, medical experts say, underscores the need for COVID
-19 vaccine
booster shots among older adults and high-risk
populations to shore up protection.

Powell was afflicted with other diseases, including Parkinson’s
and the blood cancer
multiple myeloma, which could hamper
recovery from COVID-19 infection, according to reports. His
family didn’t specify when Powell received vaccine, or whether
he had taken a booster shot.

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THE YOUNGEST TO WIN NOVEL PRIZE IN 1964

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African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance
to
racial prejudice in America. At 35 years of age, the Georgia-
born minister was the youngest person ever to receive the award.

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1964

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Actor/Producer Michael Douglas is 77 years old
today.

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Goodman’s bands started the careers
of many jazz musicians. During an era
of racial segregation, he led one of the
first integrated jazz groups. Benny
Goodman (known as “The King of
Swing”), performed nearly to the end
of his life while exploring an interest
in
classical music.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Image 1 - Jackie Robinson 1954 Topps #10 -Brooklyn Dodgers HOF - PSA 3 VG Very Good

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Jack Roosevelt Robinson
(January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, become the first
African American player in Major League Baseball when he
stepped onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the
Brooklyn Dodgers.

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