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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.
Park users, homeless complain of explosion of flies
With swarms of fighter jets and helicopters flying overhead, some 12,000 troops marched through the center of Beijing as China marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with its biggest ever display of military might.
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