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Apollo 11 astronauts, Glenn honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Ralph Morse / Getty Images 1969: Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong,

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Rosa Parks Statue, Capitol's First Of African-American Woman, To Be Dedicated

Rosa Parks - (1913–2005) African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", & "mother of the freedom movement". In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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Apollo 11 astronauts, Glenn honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Apollo 11 astronauts, Glenn honored with Congressional Gold Medal. November 2011.

ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda.

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from Mail Online

World War II Doolittle Raiders get the Congressional Gold Medal

Lt. Col. Richard Cole, a member of the 'Doolittle Raiders' who bombed Japan, visits the grave site of Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, with whom he...

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The real-life Inglorious Basterds: Rep Boehner (left) gives the Congressional Gold Medal t...

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Obama breaks down in tears at funeral of 'Godmother' of American civil rights movement

Obama's tears at Dorothy Height's funeral in Washington | Mail Online

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40 quotes about life (for a pessimist) - Telegraph. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Robert Frost (1874-1963) won four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works. Picture: Getty Images