January 29, 2020              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

February 17

Jim Brown, actor and arguably the greatest running back in football history, was born in St. Simons Island, GA, on this date in 1936.

Dr. Mary Frances Berry was born in Nashville, TN, on this date in 1938. In 1976, Berry became the first woman to serve as Chancellor of a large research university (University of Colorado).

Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was born in Monroe, LA, on this date in 1942.

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time, was born in Brooklyn, NY, on this date in 1963.

Thelonious Monk, famed jazz pianist, died in Englewood, NJ, on this date in 1982. Monk, whose improvisation distinguished him from other performers in his field, composed many hits including "Epistrophy" and "Round Midnight."

President Barack Obama signed into law a $787 billion Economic Stimulus Package, his first major legislative victory, on this date in 2009.

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