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Window on America Center    Dnipropetrovsk - 2012
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 –  August 16, 1977) was one of the most  popular American singers of the 20th  centur...
John Griffith "Jack" London (born  John Griffith Chaney, January 12,  1876 – November 22, 1916) was an  American author, j...
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in th...
Muhammad Ali is an American   former professional boxer,   philanthropist and social activist.   Considered a cultural ico...
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706  [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790)  was one of the Founding Fathers of the  Uni...
Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 – October  7, 1959) was an American tenor and  Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s  and t...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt  (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945  also known by his initials, FDR)  was the 32nd President of...
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Memorable dates of January 2012

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The official part of the Club’s session at Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) was dedicated to the numerous memorial date of January.
F.D. Roosevelt whose birthday is on January, 30 was discussed in more detail.
We have watched the You Tube videos about his biography and his achievements in New Deal.
To close up the session we have completed some exercises based on FDR biography and translated some of his popular quotes.

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  1. 1. Window on America Center Dnipropetrovsk - 2012
  2. 2. Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".Elvis Presley is a supreme figure in American life, one whose presence, no matter how banal or predictable, brooks no real comparisons. ...Elvis has emerged as a great artist, a great rocker, a great purveyor of schlock, a great heart throb, a great bore, a great symbol of potency, a great ham, a great nice person, and, yes, a great American.
  3. 3. John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist.. He is best remembered as the author of Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories.London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel, The Iron Heel and his non-fiction exposé, The People of the Abyss.
  4. 4. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African- American Civil Rights Movement.He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.
  5. 5. Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist. Considered a cultural icon, Ali was both idolized and vilified.Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964.Ali would go on to become the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion.Nicknamed "The Greatest," Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches.In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC.
  6. 6. Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity.His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and status as one of Americas most influential Founding Fathers, have seen Franklin honored on coinage and money; warships; the names of many towns, counties, educational institutions.
  7. 7. Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s.The son of Italian emigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16.After appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1947, Lanza signed a seven-year contract with MGMs head, Louis B. Mayer, who saw his performance and was impressed by his singing.His movie debut was in That Midnight Kiss (1949). His featured popular song "Be My Love" became his first million- selling hit.
  8. 8. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945 also known by his initials, FDR) was the 32nd President of the United States. The only president elected to the office four times, Roosevelt led the United States through two of the greatest crises of the 20th century: the Great Depression and World War II.Roosevelt is consistently rated by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.
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