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Leila Taha is a regular contributor for BIO Now. She would love for Michael Jackson's ghost to haunt her house.
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 1, 2012 by Leila Taha
March is women's history month, a time when we remember not just women who star in movies or hold elected office, but women who have made an impact by speaking...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.
February 28, 2012 by Leila Tahaalso in this article
Activist, Tennis Player / 1943 - 1993
Arthur Ashe is the first African American to win the men's singles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and the first black American to be ranked No. 1 in the world.
March 2, 2012 by Leila Taha
Today is Texas Independence Day. On this day in 1836, Texas broke from Mexico and formed the Republic of Texas. It wasn't until 10 years later that Texas was annexed...also in this article
February 24, 2012 by Leila Taha
The 86th Academy Awards is the biggest night in showbiz for those in the filmmaking industry. And for actors and actresses in particular, this Sunday night's awards...also in this article
Actor, Director, Screenwriter / 1935 -
Woody Allen is an American comedian, filmmaker and writer who directed and starred in two of his most famous films, Annie Hall and Manhattan.