Former big-league pitcher and manager Fred Hutchinso died of lung cancer at age 45 in 1964. But his death was hardly without purpose as it led to one of the world's top cancer research centers being built and has helped save thousands of lives.
Bruce Jenner, who has spent his entire adult life in the public spotlight, has secretly spent his entire life as a woman. Now the secret is out after he confirmed in a TV interview he is a transgender woman.
An iconic black dress that once belonged to Civil Rights leader and school founder Mary McLeod Bethune is changing hands in the near future -- moving to a more prominent location at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opening in 2016.
Bruce Jenner will follow up on his extraordinary TV interview by further sharing life as a transgender woman in a reality TV series for the E! cable channel. The eight-episode series will debut July 26.
Social media reaction to Bruce Jenner telling the world Friday night that "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman" ranged from cheer to shrugs, with some more interested in his revealing he's a Republican.