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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

20th century belongs to Canada

20th century belongs to Canada  

‘I think that we can claim that it is Canada that shall fill the 20th century’, boasted Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier in an 18 January 1904 address before the Ottawa ...
Beardmore, William, & Co.

Beardmore, William, & Co.  

William Beardmore & Co., owner of the Parkhead Forge in the east end of Glasgow, was established in 1871 when the business was acquired from Robert Napier & Sons, the ...
Alabados And Alabanzas

Alabados And Alabanzas  

Alabados, also called alabanzas, are religious hymns found in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Juan B. Rael describes alabados as ballads that turn into prayers.In New Mexico the hymns ...
Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry  

(1902–20),the first IRA man to be executed in the Anglo‐Irish War. Barry was caught while taking part in a raid on a military lorry collecting bread in Church Street ...
Willie Brown

Willie Brown  

(b. 20 March 1934),activist, lawyer, politician, talk show host, and actor. Willie Lewis Brown Jr. was born in the East Texas town of Mineola to Minnie Collins Boyd and ...
Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman  

(b. 20 January 1896; d. 30 April 1926), first licensed African American female aviator, barnstormer, parachutist, and activist.Born in Atlanta, Texas, Elizabeth Coleman was the twelfth of thirteen ...
Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes  

(b. 20 November 1976), gymnast and Olympic medalist.Although she had already established a stellar record in the arena of women’s gymnastics by the time she was twenty years old ...
Jane Cooke Wright

Jane Cooke Wright  

(b. 20 November 1919), cancer researcher and medical educator.Jane Cooke Wright demonstrates in her life the importance of family, institutions, and the professions to African American women. Wright ...
William Julius Wilson

William Julius Wilson  

(b. 20 December 1935),sociologist and educator. William Julius Wilson received sociology degrees from Wilberforce University (BA, 1958), Bowling Green State University (MA, 1961), and Washington ...
Drusilla Dunjee Houston

Drusilla Dunjee Houston  

(b. 20 June 1876; d. 8 February 1941), historian, journalist, and teacher.One of the most important African American women in the history of Oklahoma, Drusilla Dunjee Houston was a ...
Enolia Pettigen McMillan

Enolia Pettigen McMillan  

(b. 20 October 1904), activist, educator.In 1985 Enolia Pettigen McMillan became the first woman elected President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). By that ...
Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey  

(b. 20 December 1881; d. 9 December 1965),baseball player, administrator, and owner. Born in Stockdale, Ohio, Rickey was the second son of Frank and Sallie Rickey. His Methodist upbringing ...
Eva Jessye

Eva Jessye  

(b. 20 January 1895; d. 21 February 1992), composer and musical director.In the 1989 book titled I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America, by Brian ...
Judy Baca

Judy Baca  

(b. 1946),artist and activist. Judith Baca was born September 20, 1946, into a woman-centered, Spanish-speaking family in Huntington Park, California. When her family moved to Pacoima, Judy was not ...
Harold Ford, Sr.

Harold Ford, Sr.  

(b. 20 May 1945),member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Harold Eugene Ford Sr. was elected to Congress from what was then Tennessee's Eighth District in 1974 (the state ...
David A. Paterson

David A. Paterson  

(b. 20 May 1954),the first African American governor of New York and the fourth African American governor of a U.S. state. Paterson also made history as the first legally ...
Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier  

(b. 20 February 1927),Academy Award–winning American actor, civil rights activist, and ambassador. Sidney Poitier pioneered portrayals of African American men on the movie screen during the ...
Don King

Don King  

(b. 20 August 1931),boxing promoter. Donald King was born to Clarence King, a steelworker, and Hattie King, in Cleveland, Ohio. Don King's father died in 1941 in a steel ...
William the Atheling

William the Atheling  

(c. 1102–20).Heir to the thrones of England and Normandy, as the son of a Norman father (Henry I) and an English mother (Queen Matilda), he represented the hope of reconciliation between the two ...
medical treatment

medical treatment  

Therapeutic preoccupations reflect the major causes of death. Until the early 20th century the most important fatal diseases were fevers, including tuberculosis, pneumonia, post-partum fever, and ...

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