This Day In History
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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Births

in 1632
John Locke

John Locke , widely known as the Father of Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory.
in 1920
Charlie Parker

Charles Parker, Jr., also known as Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
in 1924
Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington, born Ruth Lee Jones, was an American blues, R&B and jazz singer. She has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s", and called "The Queen of the Blues". She is a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

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