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Focus: Rosa Parks Day
Most holidays named for a person are celebrated on the anniversary of either their birthday or of the date of their death. Rosa Parks Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the day she was arrested.
She was arrested for refusing to vacate her seat when the driver ordered her to so that a white person could have the row instead. She was found guilty and fined. This event gained the attention of many and it led to a boycott of the bus company as a protest against a policy of racial segregation on the public transport system of the area. This ultimately led to a US Supreme Court decision that declared the racial segregation to be unconstitutional and illegal.
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Daily Trivia: The reason that vitamins skip from Vitamin E to K is that vitamins with letters F to J were either reclassified over time, discarded as false leads, or renamed because of their relationship to vitamin B, which became a complex of vitamins.