February 28, 2024              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

February 28

Phyllis Wheatley was invited to President George Washington's headquarters in Cambridge, MA, on this date in 1776. Wheatley had written a poem in his honor.

The play Porgy and Bess, starring Todd Duncan and Anne Brown, opened on Broadway on this date in 1943.

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian, died on this date in 1977. Anderson performed over 30 years on both radio and television.

Tennis sensations, Venus and Serena Williams both won tournaments on this date in 1999, marking the first time in Women's Tennis Association (WTA) history that sisters won a championship final on the same date. Venus won in Oklahoma City, OK, and Serena won in Paris.

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