Rest in Peace|Della Reese

Singer and actress Deloreese Patricia Early, better known as Della Reese, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 6, 1931. Reese began on the path that would lead her to show business by singing in church at the age of 6. Her talents eventually landed her an opportunity to work with gospel great Mahalia Jackson when Reese … Continue reading Rest in Peace|Della Reese

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History |Mary Bickerdyke

Mary Bickerdyke was known as "Mother" Bickerdyke, due to her nursing of soldiers during the Civil War.Mary Ann (Ball) Bickerdyke was a nurse and health care provider to the Union Army during the American Civil War.Bickerdyke was born on July 19, 1817, near Mount Vernon, Ohio. She enrolled at Oberlin College, one of the few … Continue reading History |Mary Bickerdyke

History|Margaret Brown

Molly Brown (Margaret Tobin) was born on 18th July, 1867 (1), in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of John Tobin and Johanna Collins (2), both Irish immigrants. Her father, John Tobin, was widowed with one daughter, Catherine Bridget. When he met Johanna Collins, Johanna was also widowed with one daughter, whose name was Mary Ann. John … Continue reading History|Margaret Brown

History|Dorothy Fields 

Dorothy Fields was born on July 15, 1905 and died on Mar. 28, 1974), lyricist and librettist, was born in Allenhurst, N.J., the daughter of Lew M. Fields and Rose Harris. Her father, born Lewis Maurice Schoenfeld, was famous as a member of the comedy duo Weber and Fields, but left performing in the year … Continue reading History|Dorothy Fields 

History|Susannah Mushatt Jones 

Susannah Mushatt Jones was born on July 6, 1899 and died on May 12, 2016. She was known as an American supercentenarian who died at the age of 116 years and 311 days old. She was at the time of death the world's oldest living person and the last living American born in the 19th … Continue reading History|Susannah Mushatt Jones 

History|Mary Gates

Mary Gates, born on July 5,1929 was a member of the University of Washington Board of Regents for eighteen years (1975-1993), was a leader who promoted voluntary service and philanthropy, both locally and nationally. At her memorial service in June of 1994, then-UW President William P. Gerberding spoke of her capacity for “infectious, effervescent joy,” and … Continue reading History|Mary Gates

History|Little Eva

Singer. Born Eva Narcissus Boyd on June 29, 1943, in Belhaven, North Carolina. Plucked from near obscurity, Little Eva reached the top of the pop charts with the infectious dance song, "The Loco-Motion," only to discover that fame can be fleeting. She first started singing in church as a child. Moving to New York City area around … Continue reading History|Little Eva

History| Wilma Rudolph

Almost every circumstance was stacked against Wilma Rudolph from the day she was born on June 23, 1940. Her father, Ed Rudolph, had eleven children by a first marriage while his second marriage yielded eight more, of which Wilma was the fifth. At birth she weighed only four-and-a-half pounds. Her mother, Blanche, a housemaid, feared … Continue reading History| Wilma Rudolph

History|Simone Battle

Simone Battle was born on June 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Simone Sherise Battle. She was an actress, known for We the Party (2012), Meanamorphosis (2012) and Mann f. Jason Derulo: Text (2010). She was a contestant on the U.S. version of the X Factor and made it to the Top 17. … Continue reading History|Simone Battle

A Day in History|Diem Brown 

Diem Brown was born on June 12,1982 in Germany. She was a reporter and reality personality who competed regularly on MTV's The Challenge and The Duel. She became known for her coverage on TV Guide as well. According to IMDb, Brown was an Army brat and grew up in Germany, when she was six to ten-years-old. … Continue reading A Day in History|Diem Brown 

A Day in History| Judy Garland

Actress and singer Judy Garland was born as Frances Ethel Gumm‎ on June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Garland signed a movie contract with MGM at the age of 13. In 1939, she scored one of her greatest on-screen successes with The Wizard of Oz. In 1950, MGM dropped her from her contract. In the … Continue reading A Day in History| Judy Garland

A Day in History |Hattie Daniels

Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest of thirteen children in a family of performers. Her father, Henry McDaniel, was a Baptist minister, carpenter, banjo player, and minstrel showman, eventually organizing his own family into a minstrel troupe. Henry married a gospel singer named Susan Holbert in 1875 and … Continue reading A Day in History |Hattie Daniels