Maya Angelou Turns 84! Read Her Bio

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Maya Angelou
Born: April 4, 1928
Age: 84 years old
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Occupation: Poet
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Description: Events
1581
431 years ago
Francis Drake is knighted by Queen Elizabeth I, a few months after he successfully circumnavigates the globe.
http://www.biography.com/people/francis-drake-9278809
http://www.biography.com/people/queen-elizabeth-9286133

1968
44 years ago
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated while at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086

1974
38 years ago
Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s career home-run record of 714 hits in Cincinnati.
http://www.biography.com/people/hank-aaron-9173497
http://www.biography.com/people/babe-ruth-9468009

2008
4 years ago
Singer Beyoncé Knowles weds hip-hop mogul Jay-Z in a private ceremony in New York.
http://www.biography.com/people/beyoncé-knowles-39230
http://www.biography.com/people/jay-z-507696

Description: Born On This Day
Maya Angelou
Born: April 4, 1928
Age: 84 years old
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Occupation: Poet
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Arthur Murray
Born: April 4, 1895
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Dancer
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Anthony Perkins
Born: April 4, 1932
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Actor
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Description: Died On This Day
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Died: April 4, 1968
Age: 39 years old
Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist
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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Died: April 4, 1979
Age: 51 years old
Place: Punjab, Pakistan
Occupation: Prime Minister
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Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Died: April 4, 1972
Age: 63 years old
Place: Miami, Florida, United States
Occupation: U.S. Representative
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Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes and more.
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