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Tony Hawk
Through his technical innovations, successful equipment and apparel companies, and tireless promotional work, Anthony Frank Hawk (aka Tony Hawk) legitimized skateboarding and brought it into the mainstream of international sports competition, becoming a world celebrity in the process. He's now also a Britannica contributor, writing our entry on skateboarding and the youth subculture associated with it.
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Born this day in 1898 was Spanish writer Federico García Lorca, who in a brief career resurrected and revitalized the most basic strains of Spanish poetry and helped inaugurate a second Golden Age of the Spanish theatre.
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On this day in 1965, Edward H. White II emerged from the orbital spacecraft Gemini 4 during its third orbit and floated in space for about 20 minutes, thus becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space.
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