Famous People Who Died on January 30
Coretta Scott King
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Writer / 1927 - 2006
Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor / 1875 - 1951
Ferdinand Porsche founded the Porsche car company in 1931. In the early 1920s, he oversaw the development of the Mercedes compressor car, and later developed the first designs of the Volkswagen car with his son, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche.
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profile name: Mahatma Gandhi profile occupation: Anti-War Activist
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profile name: Betsy Ross profile occupation: Folk Hero
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profile name: Coretta Scott King profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Writer
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profile name: Granville T. Woods profile occupation: Inventor
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profile name: Orville Wright profile occupation: Inventor
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