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Aside from his well-known marches, Sousa was also dedicated to performing classical compositions to the large American audiences who were unfamiliar with them.
Some of the most persuasive evidence in Brown v. The Board of Education, Topeka, KS was testimony that Black children identified white dolls as "better" than dolls with colored skin.
While Reuther was passionate about his work-stoppage methods, he was also very concerned with keeping communists and socialists out of the union movement.
When Coach Rockne died at the young age of 43, then-President Herbert Hoover described it as a "national loss."
Carson's early popular articles on the effects of DDT were refused by practically all magazines because of a fear of losing advertising revenue.
Cajun music differs from much contemporary Zydeco in being more melancholy and emphasizing emotional loss.
Like many thriving African-American communities in the 50s and 60s, much of "T-Town" was destroyed by highway construction that seemed to target urban areas not valued by the political and economic mainstream.
Eisenhower took up oil painting at the suggestion of Winston Churchill.
One of the biggest disasters of the Eisenhower administration came when the CIA convinced Ike to proclaim that Gary Powers' lost (and downed) U2 was a NASA weather plane.
Amelia Earhart was interested in a variety of subjects early in her life, including medicine and poetry. She was taught to fly in her early 20s by another woman aviator.
Villa originally had the tacit support of the US government, however he lost it after he attacked border settlements when sympathy was switched to one of his political rivals.
After making a pilgrimage to Mecca shortly before his assassination, Malcolm X showed slightly more willingness to include white Americans in the discussion of civil rights.
One of the reasons the United States was not generous in allowing European Jewish immigrants in the 30s and 40s was the already high unemployment of the Great Depression.
This episode reveals that during the days before the landing, an outraged General Patton was assigned to lead a mock operation to mislead the Germans into believing that the Allied invasion force was coming at Calais.
Inspired by his cousin Theodore's political career, Franklin Roosevelt mapped a very similar path to the Presidency at the young age of 25 - aspirations that closely matched his actual achievements.
Frustrated at the Supreme Court's treatment of New Deal legislation, FDR unsuccessfully attempted to introduce a law that would give the President the power to appoint new Justices whether other Justices had retired or not.
One of the early adherents to occult spiritualism was Mary Todd Lincoln, who invested considerable time in "mediums" after the death of her son Willie.
Black filmmakers produced over 500 feature movies before 1950.
Though the European war was already essentially won by the Allies, more Americans were killed, wounded, or captured in the early days of the Bulge campaign than any other single engagement in US history.
Though family farms are looked on with sentimentality, many early 20th century family farms were pieces of huge "bonanza farms" from a few decades earlier.