day in history

August 5, 2015
whitneyyoung

July 31: This Day in History

July 31, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Muslims conquered Iberia and Whitney Young of the Urban League was born.
August 3, 2015

July 29: This Day in History

July 29, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, radical union leader Mother Jones led a march of mill children to the doorstep of President Theodore Roosevelt to expose conditions that children as young as 4 or 5 experienced working in sweatshops.
July 28, 2015
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July 28: This Day in History

July 28, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Johann Sebastian Bach died and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution was ratified today.
July 23, 2015

July 21: This Day in History

July 21, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs was founded and Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was born.
July 22, 2015
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July 20: This Day in History

July 20, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Frantz Fanon was born and Italian anarchist Carlo Giuliani was shot and killed by Italian military police during a protest in 2001.
July 17, 2015
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July 16: This Day in History

July 16, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day, the city of La Paz declared independence from Spain and Ida B. Wells was born.
July 17, 2015
All Negro Comics

July 15: This Day In History

July 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, an 8-year-old Gladys Knight took first prize on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour television show, Napoleon's armies stumbled upon the Rosetta Stone, and The All Negro Comics were first published.
July 17, 2015
bastille

July 14: This Day in History

July 14, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, launching the French Revolution, and abolitionist William Still passed away.
July 10, 2015
margaret walker

July 7: This Day in History

July 7, 2015 -Segment 1 - On this day in history, poet and writer Margaret Walker was born and Toussaint L’Ouverture presented the new constitution declaring Haitian independence.
July 9, 2015
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July 6: This Day in History

July 6, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, the Great Railway Strike of 1877 was started in Baltimore and the first AK-47 came off an assembly line in 1947.
July 9, 2015
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July 3: This Day in History

July 3, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history,Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by a military coup d’etat after four days of protest calling for his resignation and Mississippi John Hurt was born.
July 1, 2015
Lena-Horne

June 30: This Day in History

June 30, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Lena Horne was born and President Harry S. Truman signed legislation declaring February 1st National Freedom Day in honor of the signing of the 13th Amendment.