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Born April 26, 1785, John James Audubon was an important ornithologist and artist

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847) star
Alexander Graham Bell is known for the invention of the telephone. But, there is so much more that you may not have realized...

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Andy Griffith died from a heart attack at the age of 86 but left a movie and television legacy that will live on for generations to come.

Angel of Death--Dr. Mengele (March 16, 1911) star
Dr. Josef Mengele, Auschwitz' Angel of Death.

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Gary Coleman left this world four years ago today due to an intercranial hemorrhage he received when he fell in his home and hit his head on the floor.

First in Space--Yuri Gagarin (April 12, 1961) star
In 1961, during the onset of the Great Space Race, the Russians claimed an early lead by launching Vostok, along with its pilot, Yuri Gagarin, into space. Gagarin's life was full, albeit, very short...

Ginger Rogers star
Ginger Rogers danced into our hearts with Fred Astaire in a number of movies. She passed away on April 25th 1995 at the age of 83.

J. Edgar Hoover star
The creator and leader of the F.B.I. for more than five decades, J. Edgar Hoover died this day in history May 2, 1972.

J. Edgar Hoover FBI Director (May 10, 1924) star
J. Edgar Hoover´s life was the Justice Department. Today, his legacy is shrouded in controversy, but does that controversy outweigh his accomplishments in his 48 year service as FBI Director?

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An article about Katharine Hepburn.

Martin Luther King star
It was this day in history that Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

Michael Clarke Duncan star
Michael Clarke Duncan passed away on this day in history, Sep. 3, 2012. Co-starring in several movie roles, he is probably best known for his protrayl of John Coffey in The Green Mile.

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The Ultimate Warrior, who was just inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame on April 5, 2014, was found dead yesterday morning, April 8,2014.

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