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.
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National Doughnut Day – First Friday in June
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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