Dec. 1, 2023 - On Dec. 1, 1955, 68 years ago today, Rosa Parks remained seated in her seat on Montgomery City Bus #2857 after the bus driver ordered her to give her seat to a white passenger. She respectfully declined and in doing so, helped launch the American Civil Rights Movement.
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Week of December 06affectionately: adverb; with affection, kindness, positive feelings
Dec. 17, 1903: Wright Brothers and Aviation soar
heartily: adverb; with enthusiasm, energy; readily, without hesitation
The Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)
respectfully: adverb; with respect, syn. politely
Dec. 1, 1955: Rosa Parks sits to stand for civil rights
suddenly: Select Part of speech...; quickly, without pause
Cornelia Fort (1919-1943): Pilot and Patriot
Today In History
December 91962: Arizona's Petrified Forest National Monument, proclaimed on Dec. 8, 1906, was established as a national park.
1941: Beau Bridges, movie and television actor known for his roles in "Without Warning: The James Brady Story"  and "The Fabulous Baker Boys"  was born in Los Angeles, California just two days after the Pearl Harbor attack. His father was Lloyd Bridges, also an actor.
1912: Thomas Philip O'Neil II (Tip), Democratic congressman from Massachusetts from 1953-1987 and Speaker of the House from 1977-1987, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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