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USATODAY.com Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Vanessa Williams became the first African American to win the title of Miss America. (Sept. 17)
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What is the Autumnal Equinox?. The autumnal equinox, also known as the September equinox, occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator. During the day this occurs, the length of night and day are nearly equal, as the sun is shining directly perpendicular to the equator. . It is for that...

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Air Force general Charles 'CQ' Brown makes history as first African American service chief

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Biden backtracks on comments about African Americans not being as 'diverse' as Latinos

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Improving diversity in medicine could help close racial care gap

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Regis Philbin Exits, Stage Right, At 88 [Video]

Regis Philbin Exits, Stage Right, At 88

Just a month before his 89th birthday, longtime television host Regis Philbin has died of natural causes. Philbin was the host of the morning talk show 'Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,' which he co-hosted with Kathie Lee Gifford. Over the years, Philbin also hosted Miss America pageants and game shows like ABC's 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.' A six-time Daytime Emmy award winner, Philbin holds the world record for most hours on US television.

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