Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks Is Born. Read Her Bio.

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ON THIS DAY
February 4
On This Day: February 4
Rosa Parks
Born: February 4, 1913
Died: October 24, 2005
Age: 92 years old
Birthplace: Tuskegee, AL, United States
Occupation: Activist

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1789
224 years ago
George Washington is unanimously elected as the first president of the United States.
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1938
75 years ago
Walt Disney’s animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is released in theaters nationwide and becomes a huge box-office success.
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1969
44 years ago
John Madden is named head coach of the Oakland Raiders, making him, at age 32, the youngest head coach in the American Football League.
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2004
9 years ago
Undergrad Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook, which was initially limited to his fellow students at Harvard.
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Born On This Day
Rosa Parks
Born: February 4, 1913
Died: October 24, 2005
Age: 92 years old
Birthplace: Tuskegee, AL, United States
Occupation: Activist
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Ida Lupino
Born: February 4, 1918
Died: August 3, 1995
Age: 77 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Screenwriter
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Betty Friedan
Born: February 4, 1921
Died: February 4, 2006
Age: 85 years old
Birthplace: Peoria, IL, United States
Occupation: Journalist
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Died On This Day
Liberace
Died: February 4, 1987
Age: 67 years old
Place: Palm Springs, CA, United States
Occupation: Pianist
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Louis Jordan
Died: February 4, 1975
Age: 66 years old
Place: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Occupation: Musician
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Ossie Davis
Died: February 4, 2005
Age: 87 years old
Place: Miami Beach, FL, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Actor, Writer
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Famous Black Activists >> On This Day: February 4
Learn more about the many black activists who fought against the odds in order to achieve equality, including Harriet Tubman, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr.
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