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Dr. Maya Angelou speaks with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Friday, April 18, 2008. (Yalonda M. James/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

[PHOTO] Katherine Johnson

February 16, 2018
Sonia Gandhi is known as one of the most influential people in the world. She took India’s politics into her own hands to achieve a better life for those individuals. Even though she was against joining politics due to her husband’s death, she saw the country’s politics dwindling, and decided to help her country.

[PHOTO] Sonia Gandhi

March 30, 2017

[PHOTO] Mary Cassatt

March 15, 2017
The UCLA Physics and Astronomy department has dedicated an annual lecture series, the Nina Byers Lectureship, to Byers. Every year, leading physicists visit UCLA and give lectures to faculty and students about general topics relating to physics. “This program is aimed to be a prestigious honor for the Lecturers as well as a mechanism for bringing the excitement of frontier results from external scientists to UCLA, thus raising the level of discourse in the Department,” said James Rosenzweig, department chair, in a statement.

[PHOTO] Nina Byers

March 29, 2017
STRENGTH. Forever Stamps featuring Parks were sold in 2013.  Born in 1913, the stamps commemorated Parks’ life.  Parks passed away in 2005.

[PHOTO] Rosa Parks

March 14, 2017
SCIENCE. Marie M. Daly is the first African-American female to obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry at an American university. Her passion for science and education traveled with her through three universities and many financial struggles until she landed her groundbreaking Ph.D. Along with her studies that contributed to understanding the human circulatory system, she worked for equality in education.

[PHOTO] Marie M. Daly

February 27, 2017
Oprah Winfrey is a recognized leader and self made women in society. she has a national book club and has been nominated for an Oscar after her performance in the film, ‘A Color Purple’. Additionally, she engages in politics and showed support for past president Obama during his campaign

[PHOTO] Oprah Winfrey

February 20, 2017
Chance the Rapper performs on Sept. 30, 2016 in London. He was the first artist that only releases his music on streaming services to be nominated for a Grammy. Chance collected best new artist, best rap album, and best rap performance at the Grammy Awards.

[PHOTO] Chance the Rapper

February 16, 2017
Boynton was married three times to Bill Boynton, Bob W. Billups, and James Robinson. Boynton had two children, Bill Jr. Boynton and Bruce Carver Boynton, with her first husband. Having lived almost 104 years, Boynton died on Aug. 26, 2015.

[PHOTO] Amelia Boynton

February 3, 2017
Ray Tensing mistrial (November 12)
Ray Tensing, a former UC Police officer, charged with the murder of Samuel DuBose, was put on trial starting Oct. 25. The incident took place on July 19, 2015, where Tensing fatally shot Dubose at a traffic stop. After 17 hours of deliberation, the jury was unable to come to a unanimous decision, and a mistrial was declared on Nov. 12.

[PHOTO] Healing America

November 22, 2016
Many pills have been said to become contaminated around Sacramento. This has led to a spike in overdoses. Many innocent people have suffered because of it.

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April 6, 2016
SELL. The Harry Potter series spans 7 different novels. Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series, became the fastest selling novel, reaching over 15 million copies sold in 24 hours. Similarly, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was the highest grossing movie of the series and was one of only 26 films which has grossed over 1 billion dollars.

[PHOTO] J.K. Rowling

March 31, 2016
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March 31, 2016
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[PHOTO] Jane Austen

March 18, 2016
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[PHOTO] Hedy Lamarr

March 17, 2016
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