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Civil Rights Movement

February 16, 2012
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The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) refers to the movement aimed at outlawing racial discrimination and restoring voting rights to African-Americans. The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protests produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities. Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and...
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C.J. McLin

February 9, 2012
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Clarence Joseph McLin Jr. (known as C.J. McLin), was an American politician of the Ohio Democratic Party. He ran for state representative in 1966 following the race riots in Dayton and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He won the election and served eleven consecutive terms. In 1988 he won a twelfth term but...
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Mayor Robert Clayton Henry

February 2, 2012
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Robert Clayton Henry was the mayor of Springfield, Ohio from 1966 to 1968 and was the first African American mayor of an American city.  In 1961 he was elected to Springfield’s commission until 1966, when he was appointed mayor. He only served one term and refused to run for re-election so he could pursue...
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MLK in Dayton

January 16, 2012
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Each year on the third Monday of January we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His strategy of nonviolent protest advanced civil rights in the United States and around the world. Dr. King visited Dayton several times during the turbulent 1960’s. He has a special connection to the Miami...
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Amelia Earhart

January 11, 2012
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Amelia Earhart an American aviator, was the first woman to receive the U.S. distinguished Flying Cross for flying solo across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Among her many achievements, Earhart wrote books and was a faculty member at Purdue University in 1935. After her purchase of the airplane Lockheed Electra, her intent was to...
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New Year Babies

December 29, 2011
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The news on New Year’s Day always includes stories of the first babies to be born in the New Year. Announcing babies born on the 1st of the year is popular as the New Year symbolizes a fresh start and rebirth.  The Dayton Daily News collection has photos and stories of New Year babies...
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Orville Wright

December 21, 2011
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Dayton’s most famous sons are undoubtedly the Wright Brothers; Orville and Wilbur. The two brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. This December marks the 108th anniversary of that fabled first flight, which was on December 17, 1903....
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Pearl Harbor

December 2, 2011
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Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Those words were spoken 70 years ago by President Roosevelt after Japan attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. This tragic...
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Veterans Day

November 10, 2011
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Thursday, November 11th is Veterans Day. On this day we honor and remember those who served our country in the armed forces.  President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) on November 11, 1919 to commemorate the end of World War One and to remember those that served in the...
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Autumn in Dayton

November 3, 2011
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Fall in the Dayton area  is a very beautiful time of year. The leaves are changing their colors, the weather becomes cooler, and there is plenty of apple cider to go around. The numerous bike trails, Metro-Parks  and nature preserves provide excellent opportunities to enjoy the splendors of fall.Luckily, the Dayton Daily News collected...
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