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Taylor Swift

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is one of country music's top recording artists, having crossed over into pop and winning many awards.
  • Songwriter,
  • Singer
  • (1989–)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is a folk rock singer-songwriter whose career began in the early 1960s with songs that chronicled social issues like war and civil rights.
  • Songwriter,
  • Singer
  • (1941–)

Sally Ride

In 1983, astronaut and astrophysicist Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Ride died on July 23, 2012 at the age of 61, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
  • Astronaut,
  • Physicist,
  • Educator
  • (1951–2012)

John Wayne

John Wayne, one of the most popular film actors of the 20th century, remains a popular American icon to this day.
  • Film Actor
  • (1907–1979)

Bonnie Parker

Half of the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, Bonnie Parker became one of America's most famous outlaws. She and partner Clyde Barrow robbed banks and small businesses, leaving a bloody train of murder victims in their wake.
  • Murderer,
  • Thief
  • (1910–1934)

Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden is best known for her arrest and trial for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother. She was acquitted in 1893.
  • (1860–1927)

Quote of the Week: ‘The Shining’

Thirty-five years ago this week Stanley Kubrick’s psycho-horror masterpiece "The Shining" premiered — and has scared the bejesus out of us ever since. The film, starring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance and Shelley Duvall as his wife Wendy, gave us one of the most memorable lines in movie history.

B.B. King on Gratitude

When he was 85, B.B. King spoke to Todd Aaron Jensen, author of the book "On Gratitude," about everything he was thankful for in his life from his guitar Lucille to the kindness of strangers. With yesterday's passing of the blues legend, we take a look back at B.B. King in his own words.

Quote of the Week: Stephen Colbert

Happy Birthday and “Tip of the Hat” to comedian Stephen Colbert who contributed the proceeds from the auction sale of his ‘Colbert Report’ set to teachers in his home state of South Carolina.

70th Anniversary of V-E Day

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the celebration following the Nazi surrender during World War II. Dr. Keith Huxen of The National WWII Museum looks back at the events surrounding that day of victory.
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