Dave Mosher, provided by Published 9:22 am CDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 Getty Images Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died exactly one year ago, on March 14, 2018. In his later years, Hawking could only "speak" through eye-tracking software due to a neurodegenerative disease. Hawking shared many carefully considered, insightful, and inspirational quotes and ideas throughout his life. Stephen Hawking — a theoretical physicist, luminary, author, and many other things — died on March 14, 2018, a year ago today. By coincidence, the day is also Albert Einstein's birthday and a quirky mathematical holiday known as Pi Day. In passing, Hawking left behind an incredible legacy for a human beings on Earth. He pioneered new understandings of basic physics, mysterious black holes, and the cosmos at large. What's more, he did so while struggling with a severe neurodegenerative disease that confined him to a wheelchair for the vast majority of his life. The … [Read more...] about Stephen Hawking died 1 year ago today. Here are 15 of the most remarkable and memorable things he ever said.
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama turns 55 on Thursday. With a history of impressive jobs, efforts to create change nationwide and worldwide, and memorable advice, Obama has become a role model to many. In honour of her birthday, we collected some of her most inspiring quotes throughout the years. Michelle Obama is a modern-day revolutionary woman. She’s encouraged education for girls, championed for equal rights, advocated for American families in poverty, and pushed for healthy living. And that’s not to mention the history of titles she’s held that make for an impressive resume: First lady, lawyer, mum, style icon, and bestselling author, thanks to her recently published memoir, “Becoming.” As husband Barack Obama said in his presidential farewell address, she’s done everything “with grace and with grit and with style and good humour.” It’s easy to see how Michelle has become a role model for girls and women everywhere, … [Read more...] about 21 of Michelle Obama’s most inspiring quotes on work, success, and relationships
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a minister and civil rights activist who helped push the United States toward ending segregation. Many people know little about his life other than a few lines from his “I have a Dream” speech. Martin isn’t his birth name – it’s Michael. On top of receiving two Bachelor’s degrees (one in sociology from Morehouse College and the other in divinity from The Crozer Theological Seminary), King went on to earn a doctorate of Philosophy from Boston University in 1955. Tuesday marks what would have been Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday. Arguably the most influential figure from the Civil Rights movement, MLK Jr. remains revered by people all over the world for pushing the United States toward legally ending segregation in the 1960s. To this day, much of what people know of Dr. King is limited to his iconic role in the 1963 March on Washington, and the fact that his birthday comes around every … [Read more...] about 34 things you probably didn’t know about Martin Luther King Jr.
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 15, 2018 No. 20 is turning 50. And as Barry Sanders, the greatest running back in Lions history — and maybe the best professional athlete in the history of Detroit sports — hits the half-century mark, now seems like the perfect time to reflect back on his career. From his superhuman runs to his small acts of kindness and unassuming ways, Sanders left an impression on everyone around him and everyone who saw him play. We reached out to a few dozen of Sanders' former teammates, coaches and colleagues to get their favorite Sanders stories. Most are from Sanders' 10 years in Detroit, many you've never heard before. Here are 20 tales about No. 20's amazing career. Sanders surprised just about everyone when he retired from the NFL on the eve of training camp in 1999, but it turns out his decision to leave the game wasn't a complete secret. "We’re going out to play the Ravens (in the last game … [Read more...] about Barry Sanders at 50: Here are 20 tales about No. 20 you might not know