He was a founding member of the influential soul group, which recorded 1960s hits including "Keep on Pushing" and "People Get Ready."

The Rev. Carl Kabat and the Plowshares Eight inspired a global movement of protest against nuclear arsenals.

Her Australian quartet recorded 1960s hits such as "Georgy Girl." Her admirers included Elton John, who once said she had "the purest voice in popular music."

William "Marty" Martin worked to change perceptions of snakes and call attention to threats from climate change and human encroachment.

“The Snowman,” a picture book that tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life, sold millions of copies worldwide and became an Oscar-nominated film.

Her archive of thousands of antiquarian cookbooks helped give food a place at the table of history.

Rinn was commander of the USS Samuel B. Roberts when it hit an Iranian mine in the Persian Gulf in 1988. His leadership during that crisis made him a Navy icon.

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The Japanese fashion designer was famous for his pleated designs and for making Steve Jobs's signature black turtlenecks.

He was part of a songwriting trio that churned out hit after hit in the 1960s, including “Heat Wave” and “Baby Love.”

He starred opposite Tom Selleck on “Magnum, P.I.,” the hit crime drama, and was praised for playing the musical title character in Gordon Parks's "Leadbelly."

The sugar-sweet performer with a string of No. 1 hits was also an advocate for cancer research.

The two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize was a master storyteller who brought to life the grand sweep of time and place.

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He lent support to dissidents including Andrei Sakharov of the Soviet Union and Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia.

Inspired in part by the Montgomery bus boycott, he led a successful 1963 campaign for civil rights in Bristol, England.

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He helped grow the school into a "vitally important" institution, said former Prince George’s County executive Rushern L. Baker III.

Her first short-story collection, "The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing," was translated into more than 30 languages and became a best-seller.

Woodfox was one of the “Angola Three” inmates who endured decades of isolation in the Louisiana jail and became an advocate for prison reform after his release.

His debut single, “Took the Children Away,” became an anthem for the "Stolen Generations," the Indigenous Australians who were forcibly taken from their homes.

Marine Pfc. Robert Simanek was severely injured after he rolled onto a grenade to protect members of his patrol in 1952.

The former radio and television play-by-play voice of the Dodgers was widely considered the greatest announcer in baseball history.

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