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Today in History: Saxophonist Charlie Parker dies

Article first published in Bio http://www.biography.com/people/charlie-parker-9433413#creating-bebop Charlie Parker was a legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, invented the musical style called bop. QUOTES “Don’t play the saxophone….



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Today in History: Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe dies

On 27 February 1978 Robert Sobukwe died from lung complications at Kimberly General Hospital.  Excerpt courtesy of www.sahistory.org.za He was born to Hubert and Angelina Sobukwe on 5 December 1924…





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Today in History: Robert Mugabe is born

Robert Mugabe with Fidel Castro February 21, 1924 President Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born in Kutama, Zimbabwe shortly before South Rhodesia had become a British Crown Colony. A revolutionary and…