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Talent and Torment

On April 5th, 1994, icon Kurt Donald Cobain of the band Nirvana dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Seattle. In March…

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The Misty Voice of the Irish

On this day as generally accepted by scholars and denizens alike, St. Patrick, savior of Ireland, passes away near modern Downpatrick (Dun Pa’draig), County Down…

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The Miracle Work Begins

On March 3rd, 1887, Anne Sullivan arrives at the Keller family estate, Ivy Green, to begin teaching and training their blind, deaf and “dumb” daughter…

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Limbaugh’s Legacy of Lies

(Originally Published as “GOP-A-GANDA” in November, 2011) In a week filled with news including Jerry Sandusky’s horrible habits, Cairo’s own million man march and the…

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The Day the Music Died

On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, together with their pilot Roger Peterson, perish in a violent…

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Renaissance (Black) Man

On this day in 1976, actor, athlete and activist Paul Robeson dies from a stroke in Philadelphia, PA; he was 77. Born to a former…

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