Sunday, 08 March 2009 10:18
Did you know you can get the Pasadena Journal weekly print publication for more news and information?
4/17/1990: August Wilson, playwright, wins second Pulitzer Prize for drama with "The Piano Lesson."
4/18/1955: Bill Russell named Boston Celtics coach, first African American to coach established professional athletics team.
4/18/1976: Percy Julian, inventor of over 138 chemical patents & pioneer synthesizer of cortisone drugs, dies.
4/19/1947: Jackie Robinson becomes first African American major league baseball player.
4/19/1775: Minutemen, of both black and white ethnicity, fought British soldiers at Lexington, Concord, & Bunker Hill.
4/19/1887: Elijah J McCoy, inventor, patents lubricant attachment.
4/19/1892: Robert Coates, inventor, patents overboot for horses.
4/20/1853: Harriet Tubman, fugitive slave, freedom fighter & spy, starts Underground Railroad. Read More.
4/20/1899: Edward ("Duke") Kennedy Ellington, entertainer, born.
4/21/2003: Nina Simone, singer, dies in Paris France.
4/22/1596: First recorded slave revolt occurs in Stono, SC.
4/22/1970: Yale University students protest in support of Black Panthers.
4/22/1978: Bob Marley, singer, held famous "One Love" concert.
4/23/1856: Granville T. Woods, prolific inventor, born.
4/23/1872: Charlotte E. Ray becomes first female African American attorney. Read More.
4/23/1913: National Urban League founded.