Sunday, 08 March 2009 10:18
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12/5/1775: Salem Poor, Revolutionary War hero, memorial dedicated.
12/5/1870: William "Bill" "Dusky Demon" Pickett, legendary cowboy, born. Read More.
12/5/1879: John M. Shippen Jr., golfer, born. Read More.
12/6/1849: Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery, becomes Underground Railroad conductor. Read More.
12/7/1985: "Bill" Cosby, comedian & humanitarian, received 70th NAACP Spingarn Medal for ... success in entertainment & televised projection of American family qualities.
12/8/1903: Zelma Watson George, activist, U.N. delegate, opera singer & educator, born. Read More.
12/8/1925: Sammy Davis Jr., singer, tap dancer, actor, born. Read More.
12/8/1956: Jackie Robinson, received 41st Spingarn Medal for sportsmanship, pioneer role & civic consciousness.
12/9/1913: L.C. "Speedy" Huggins, dancer & musician, born. Read More.
12/10/1748: James Lafayette, slave & patriot, birth celebrated.
12/10/1950: Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, first African American presented Nobel Peace Prize, awarded prize. Read More.
12/10/1964: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. awarded Nobel Peace Prize for leading Black struggle for equality in U.S. through non-violent means. At 35, Dr. King was youngest man, second American, & third black man awarded.
12/10/1965: Sugar Ray Robinson permanently retires from boxing with six victories in title bouts to his credit, more than any other fighter in history.
12/11/1928: Lewis H. Latimer, scientist & inventor, dies. Read More.