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Bing Crosby

Name at birth: Harry Lillis CrosbyBing Crosby was one of the biggest American music and movie stars of the mid-20th century, and his recording of "White Christmas" is perhaps the best-…

Rachel Dolezal

Social activist Rachel Dolezal made headlines in June of 2015 as the white woman who had been masquerading as the black woman who headed the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. …

Chuck Jones Biography

Chuck JonesanimatorBorn: Sept. 21, 1912Birthplace: Spokane, Washington Jones was the animator of such classic cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd. Jone…

Everclear Biography

Evercleargrunge-punk band In the mid-1980s, Art Alexakis decided to kick his drug habit and focus on music. He formed a country punk band, Colorfinger, in San Francisco. After the band…

Tool Biography

Toolmetal band Original members Adam Jones, Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, and Paul D'Amour met in Los Angeles and formed Tool in 1990. Their albums include Opiate (1992), …

Profiles of the Columbia Astronauts

by Borgna Brunner and Erin Martin Space Shuttle Columbia crew, from left to right, David M. Brown, Rick Husband, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael P. Anderson, Willia…

Timeline of Father's Day History

A century of celebrating dads 1910s 1920s 1950s 1960s 1970s 2000s 1910 Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, organizes the f…