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Isadora Duncan: born in 1877 in San Francisco, raised by a single mother. Dropped out of school at age 10. She took ballet but hated it and quit. She created a new kind of dance, and is now known as one of the pioneers of modern dance, inspired by the art and philosophy of Ancient Greece, the music of classical composers, and the natural world. In her adult life, she became a champion for the women's rights movement.
The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Josef Mengele, the White Angel doctor at the Auschwitz death camp, poses for his ID photo in Argentina in 1956. Mengele was never brought to justice for experimenting on children and being the key figure in "selections" upon the arrival of death trains at the camp -- i.e. separating those who were to be gassed immediately from those to be kept for hard labor. Gross. All that no consequences.
Anny-Yolande Horowitz Born on June 2, 1933 in Strasbourg. Last lived at 21, rue Rode, Bordeaux. Interned in the Lalande camp near Tours and then transferred to Drancy. From there, she, her mother Frieda, and her sister Paulette, age 7, were deported on Sept. 11, 1942 on Convoy 31. Their destination: Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Vichy Regime (July 1940-August 1944) An ugly chapter in French history.
Ed Bradley, journalist & one of the 1st African Americans to break into network TV news. He is best known for 26 years of award-winning work on 60 Minutes. During his career he covered the fall of Saigon, was the 1st Black TV correspondent to cover the White House, and anchored CBS Sunday Night with Ed Bradley. He received the Peabody, the NABJ Lifetime Achievement Award, 19 Emmys and others. Known for his style, he was the 1st male correspondent to regularly wear an earring on the air. R.I.P.
Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunition's factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.