this day in history

January 23, 2015

January 22: This Day in History

January 22, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision and the Anglo-Zulu war which began on this day in 1879.
January 19, 2015

January 15: This Day in History

January 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of the events from this day in history including the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the anniversary of the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the torture and murder of German socialist Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.
November 21, 2014
Sojourner Truth

November 19: This Day In History

November 19, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of abolitionist Sojourner Truth, the day labor leader and songwriter Joe Hill was executed, and the day the United States' Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles.
November 17, 2014
Aunt Jemima

November 17: This Day In History

November 17, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Theodora Ann “Tidye” Pickett, the first African American woman to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games, died, the day President Richard Nixon told 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook", and the birthday of storyteller and cook Nancy Green, who became Aunt Jemima.
November 17, 2014
Nellie Bly

November 14: This Day In History

November 14, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day journalist Nellie Bly began her attempt to travel around he world in less than 80 days, the day the NAACP led protests against the showing of the racist film Birth of a Nation, and the day educator and founder of the Tuskegee Institute, Booker T. Washington, died.
November 17, 2014
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

November 13: This Day In History

November 13, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the end of the Montgomery Bus Boycott after the Supreme Court decision calling racial segregation on public buses unconstitutional, the birthday of feminist activist and writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and the day anti-war protesters staged a symbolic March Against Death in Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2014
Daisy Lee Gatson Bates

November 11: This Day In History

November 11, 2014 - Segment 1 - Tuesday is Veterans Day, and we honor all the men and women who have served or are currently serving in our country's Armed Forces, and more.
November 10, 2014
Arizona’s refusal to observe a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

November 7: This Day In History

November 7, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of what happened on this day in history, including the day Douglas Wilder becomes the first African American to be elected as governor of a U.S. state, and the day in 1990 when the National Football League responded to the state of Arizona’s refusal to observe a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday by rescinding their plan to hold the 1993 Super Bowl in Phoenix.
November 10, 2014
Susan B. Anthony

November 5: This Day In History

November 5, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day American slave leader Nat Turner was tried, convicted and sentenced to death, the day Susan B. Anthony first voted, and the day civil rights activist Channing Heggie Tobias died.
November 10, 2014
Battle of Wabash

November 4: This Day In History

November 4, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the NSA was established in the United States, the birthday of American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and the day The Western Confederacy of American Indians won a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.
June 24, 2014
Agnes Nestor

June 24: This Day In History

June 24, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the Supreme Court ruled the state of George was unfairly exercising control over the Cherokees after the arrest of Reverend Samuel Worcester, the day the Supreme Court ruled that obscenity was not protected under free speech, and birthday of Agnes Nestor, president of the International Glove Workers Union and longtime leader of the Chicago Women's Trade Union League.
April 17, 2014
Francis Williams

April 17: This Day In History

April 17, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Reggae drummer Carlton Barrett of The Wailers was shot dead, the day Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time, and the day the first U.S. Black college graduate published a poem book in Latin.