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Today in History: April 13, Apollo 13 damaged by explosion

Apr. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 13, the 104th day of 2024. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first Black performer to win an Academy Award for best actor or best...

Louis Gossett Jr., 1st Black man to win supporting actor Oscar, dies at 87

Mar. 29, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Gossett Jr., the first Black man to win a supporting actor Oscar and an Emmy winner for his role in the seminal TV miniseries “Roots,” has died. He was 87. Gossett's first cousin Neal L. Gossett told The Associated Press that the actor died in Santa...