BLACK HISTORY

1917 Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, American poet whose works deal with the everyday life of urban blacks. She was the first African American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize (1950), and in 1968 she was named the poet laureate of Illinois.

1953 Mary Church Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington D.C. An early civil rights leader and women’s rights advocate, One of the 1st African-American women to earn a college degree. She went on to be a founder of National Association of Colored Women and a charter member of the NAACP.

TODAY’S NATIONAL CALENDAR

National Boone Day

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

National VCR Day

National Oklahoma Day

National Doughnut Day – First Friday in June

 

TODAY YOU SHARE A BIRTHDAY WITH:

Tom Jones 79, Prince (1975-2016), L.A. Reid 63Fetty Wap 29, Iggy Azalea 29, Prince (1958-2016), Swae Lee 25, Lian Neeson 68, Allen Iverson 45, Masika 35, Dean Martin (1917-1995), Mike Pence 61, Dave Navarro 53, Muammar Gaddafi, Anna Kournikova,

EVENTS

1864 Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by the Republican Party

1898 Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago

1917 Melvin Jones and others Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world

1937 Time magazine publishes 2nd of the only 2 known photos taken of the United States Supreme Court in session

1946 US Supreme Court bans interstate travel discrimination

1953 (Boston Massachusetts) 1st color network telecast in

1955 Eisenhower 1st President to appear in color on TV

1979 Rock n’ roll musician Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion

1986 Madonna’s single “Live to Tell” goes #1

1993 Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a symbol

2017 Earliest evidence of Homo Sapiens from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco unearthed by archaeologists published in “Nature”, at 300,000 years old

 

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