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1927 – Born on April 27th in Marion, Alabama. An American civil rights activist who was the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.          – She founded in Atlanta, Georgia, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, which was led at the turn of the 21st century by her son Dexter. ..

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1888 – Born on July 10th in Kobe, Japan. Japanese Christian evangelist, humanitarian, and labor leader 1912 – Unionized the shipyard workers. 1914-1916 – He spent two years at Princeton studying techniques for the relief of poverty. 1918-1921 – He organized unions among factory workers and among farmers. 1923 – He was asked to supervise ..

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1936 – Born on November 30th in Worcester, Massachusetts. American political activist and founder of the Youth International Party (Yippies), who was known for his successful media events. 1959-1960 – Received psychology degrees from both Brandeis University and the University of California at Berkeley. 1968 – Was active in the American civil-rights movement before turning ..

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1905 – Piet Hein was born in Denmark, a direct descendant of the 17th century Dutch naval hero1 often known by the same name. 1924 – He started studying at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Copenhagen (later to become the Niels Bohr Institute).          – While there, studying quantum physics, ..

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US (Canadian-born) actress   sister of Gypsy Rose Lee   Featured on Vauville as Baby June or Dainty June   Her act continued into the 1920’s   At 13 year old she married on of the boys from her vaudville chorus line to excape her mother’s influence   She was nominated for her work as ..

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1954 – Born in Miami, Florida, Hardwick studied horticulture at the University of Florida and worked in Atlanta, Georgia, as a bartender at a gay bar. 1982 – He was arrested in Georgia for consensual sodomy. 1986 – Unsuccessful litigant in Supreme Court case Bowers vs. Hardwick.          – His experience as the victim ..

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  1958 – He was born this year in Reading, Pennsylvania but grew up in Kutztown and was interested in art from an early age.   1976 – He studied graphic design at The Ivy School of Professional Art until 1978, a commercial and fine art school in Pittsburgh. Keith moved to New York City ..

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