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2014: Fred Phelps, the American pastor who founded the Westboro Baptist Church, dies of natural causes at age 84 in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps and Westboro, an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, became infamous for his vehemently anti-gay activism, which included the picketing of funerals of homosexuals and soldiers.
The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, Elvis buys Graceland, Bob Dylan releases his debut album, Texas Western makes college basketball history, and the invasion of Iraq begins, all on this day.
Just hours before the season opener, the parking lot was still waiting to be filled with only the UH die hards -- the ALL-weather fans -- ready to get some football action.
[Breaking news update, published at 8:27 a.m. ET]
William Smith Jr. and James "Jim" Yates on Friday morning became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky.
The couple received the license from a deputy clerk t...
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