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Born on this Day in History: July 23, 1971 - Alison Krauss was born in Champaign, Illinois. She had a recording contract with Rounder Records at the age of 14 and released her first solo album at 16. She joined the band Union Station and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Krauss has earned 21 Grammy Awards. Her most recent win was for her collaboration with former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant.
On this Day in History: July 23, 1984 - 21-year-old Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant's history, after "Penthouse" magazine announces plans to publish nude photos of the beauty queen in its September issue. Williams originally made history on September 17, 1983, when she became the first black woman to win the Miss America crown. Miss New Jersey, Suzette Charles, the first runner-up and also an African American, assumed Williams' tiara for the two months that remained of her reign.