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March 16, 2012 by Leila Tahaalso in this article
Educator, Astronaut, Physicist / 1951 - 2012
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.
March 15, 2012 by Kayla Arias
One man is famous for breaking a long-standing race barrier by hiring Jackie Robinson, the other is best known for his role as husband and father on the TV sitcom...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Business Leader / 1881 - 1965
Branch Rickey was an innovative baseball executive known for his groundbreaking 1945 decision to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, thereby breaking the color barrier.
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor / 1952 -Actor John Goodman played husband and father Dan Connor on the TV sitcom Roseanne, for which he won several Emmys. He has since starred in a number of films.
March 16, 2012 by Libby O'Connell
Thousands of saints are a part of the Christian faith, and many of them are venerated as patron saints who are believed to guard the devoted in all aspects of life...also in this article
March 16, 2012 by Leila Taha
Despite the fact that Ireland is more than 3,000 miles away from New York City, Saint Patrick's Day is widely celebrated in the United States. That's because Irish...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1917 - 1963
John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963.
March 15, 2012 by Josh Mapes
On March 15, 1972, The Godfather opened in New York City, restoring the public’s fascination with the Mafia and organized crime. Mobster movies of the 1930s, such as Scarface (1932) and The Public Enemy (1931), were popular at the time of their release...also in this article
Film Actor / 1954 -
Former star of the hit TV drama St. Elsewhere, actor/director Denzel Washington has earned popular and critical acclaim for his roles in several feature films, including Training Day and American Gangster.
Film Actor, Television Actor, Television Personality / 1954 -
American actor Ray Liotta is best known for his on-the-edge tough-guy characterizations in films like Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1992) and No Escape (1994).
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director / 1943 -
Legendary award-winning actor Robert De Niro has starred in such films as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II and Silver Linings Playbook.