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Today in History: Martin Luther King Jr. Montgomery Bus Boycott Leader was Bombed.

On this day in 1956 the home of Martin Luther King Jr. Montgomery bus boycott leader was bombed. He was best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. ...

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Today in History: Oprah Winfrey is Born

On this day January 29, 1954 was born Oprah Winfrey, an actress, movie maker, and talk show host. Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Ms. Winfrey will make television history with her talk show "Oprah". She will also become known for her philanthropic efforts as well as for being one of the richest persons in the country. ...

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Today in History: Crystal Bird Fauset is Born

Crystal Bird Fauset was the first female African-American state legislator in the United States. While her political life was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was born in Princess Anne, Maryland on June 27 1984. Fauset was a Philadelphia public school teacher from 1914 to 1918 before taking the position as a field secretary for the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). ...

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Today in History: Winston Churchill Dies

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, dies in London at the age of 90. Born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, Churchill joined the British Fourth Hussars upon his father's death in 1895. During the next five years, he enjoyed an illustrious military career, serving in India, the Sudan, and South Africa, and distinguish ...

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Today in History: Deadliest Earthquake in History Rocks China

On this day in 1556, an earthquake in Shaanxi, China, kills an estimated 830,000 people. Counting casualties is often imprecise after large-scale disasters, especially prior to the 20th century, but this disaster is still considered the deadliest of all time. The quake struck in late evening, with aftershocks continuing through the following morning. Later scientific investigation revealed that the magnitud ...

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