In 1952, Gamal Abdel Nasser led a military coup that overthrew King Farouk I. In 1967, riots erupted in Detroit; a week later, more than 40 people had died, 2,000 had been injured, and 5,000 had been left homeless. In 1999, with the launch of Columbia, Eileen Collins became the first woman to command a U.S. shuttle flight.
Haile Selassie (1892-1975), Ethiopian emperor; Anthony M. Kennedy (1936- ), U.S. Supreme Court justice; Don Imus (1940- ), radio personality; Woody Harrelson (1961- ), actor; Slash (Saul Hudson) (1965- ), musician; Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014), actor; Alison Krauss (1971- ), musician/singer; Daniel Radcliffe (1989- ), actor
In 1996, injured U.S. gymnast Kerri Strug scored a 9.7 on the vault, securing the first-ever women's gymnastics team Olympic gold medal for the U.S.
Bluegrass musician Alison Krauss has won 27 Grammy Awards during her career—more than any other female artist.
"We must never lose sight of the fact that the law has a moral foundation, and we must never fail to ask ourselves not only what the law is, but what the law should be." – Anthony Kennedy
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