A Moment in Time pt.3

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Updated: February 14, 2013
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  1. On February 27, 1988, figure skater, Debi Thomas, became the first African-American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics
  2. On January 24, 1962, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  3. On January 17, 1942, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marceilus Clay, Jr.) was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  4. On January 23, 1977, the TV mini-series Roots, based on Alex Haley’s book of the same title aired on ABC.
  5. On January 2, 1991, Sharon Pratt Dixon, after being sworn in, became the first woman mayor of the District of Columbia.
  6. On January 4, 1920, Andrew “Rube” Foster organized baseball’s Negro League.
  7. On February 17, 1963, basketball superstar, Michael Jordan was born.
  8. On February 26, 1926, Theodore “Georgia Deacon” Flowers became the first middle-weight boxing champion.
  9. On January 8, 1811, Charles Deslandes led a Louisana slave revolt.
  10. On January 31, 1988, the Washington Football Team’s quarterback Doug Williams, a graduate of Grambling State University, became the first African-American quarterback to play in the a Super Game and was named MVP in Super Bowl XXII.

 

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