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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • King, Billie Jean Moffitt Born 1943. American tennis player who won 20 titles at Wimbledon (6 singles, 10 women's doubles, and 4 mixed doubles) and 4 U.S. Open championships (1967, 1971, 1972, and 1974).
  • King, Coretta Scott 1927-2006. American civil rights leader noted for her work on behalf of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Foundation after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968).
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1929-1968. American cleric whose eloquence and commitment to nonviolent tactics formed the foundation of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Among the many peaceful demonstrations he led was the 1963 March on Washington, at which he delivered his "I have a dream” speech. He won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, four years before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • King, Maxine Known as "Micki.” Born 1944. American diver who dominated women's diving in the 1960s. She was injured while competing in the 1968 Olympics but won one Olympic gold medal in 1972.
  • King, Richard 1825-1885. American steamboat captain and rancher whose 600,000-acre ranch in Texas was the largest in the United States.
  • King, Rufus 1755-1827. American politician and diplomat. A member of the Continental Congress (1784-1787) and the Constitutional Convention (1787), he served as ambassador to Great Britain (1796-1803 and 1825-1826).
  • King, William Lyon Mackenzie 1874-1950. Canadian politician who three times served as prime minister (1921-1926, 1926-1930, and 1935-1948).

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  • proper n. The title of a king
  • proper n. An English and Scottish surname, originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.

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