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July 11, 2012 by Josh Mapes
Lady Bird Johnson died on July 11th, 2007, leaving behind a legacy of conservation and beautification. A Texas native, she always had a love of the outdoors, and...
June 26, 2012 by Eudie Pak
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it's unconstitutional for states to mandate juvenile murderers to life in prison without the possibility of parole, citing...also in this article
July 6, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com's "Week in Review" highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, importance in...also in this article
Singer / 1958 -
Simon Le Bon was lead singer of the 1980s pop group Duran Duran, known for recording the hit song “Hungry Like the Wolf.” He left the group before they later reunited in 2001.
Guest ContributorJune 15, 2012 by Scott Cooperstein
Not every father has a child. Some fathers give birth to technological or artistic advancements, while some pen new philosophies and others fight for freedom. This...also in this article
Activist, Dancer, Songwriter, Singer / 1933 - 2006
James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," was a prolific singer, songwriter and bandleader, as well as one of the most iconic figures in funk and soul music from 1956 to 2006.
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Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Director, Producer / 1916 -
Actor Kirk Douglas brought his formidable chin and talent to movies like Spartacus and The Bad and the Beautiful. You may also know him as the father of Michael Douglas.
June 4, 2012 by Eudie Pakalso in this article
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Philanthropist / 1941 -
American singer-songwriter Paul Simon is an influential figure in American rock music. He is best known for his long-running success as a musician.
Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Journalist / 1918 -
Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.