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1 .   January 24, 1993

Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, died at the Bethesda Navy Medical Center on this date in 1993.

2 .   June 12, 1989

With Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall dissenting, the Supreme Court voted, on this date in 1989, to allow workers to file a lawsuit claiming discrimination if they claimed that the Affirmative Action policy of their company adversely affected them.

3 .   June 13, 1967

Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson on this date in 1967. Marshall became the Supreme Court's first black Associate Justice.

4 .   June 27, 1991

Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court Justice, announced his retirement on this date in 1991.

5 .   June 28, 1946

Thurgood Marshall, the country's first black Supreme Court Justice, received the 31st NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1946 for his distinguished work in the field of law.

6 .   July 2, 1908

Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court Justice, was born in Baltimore, MD, on this date in 1908.

7 .   July 13, 1965

Thurgood Marshall was appointed as the first black U.S. Solicitor General on this date in 1965.

8 .   August 11, 1965

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Thurgood Marshall as U.S. Solicitor General on this date in 1965.

9 .   August 30, 1967

Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the Senate and became the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice on this date in 1967.

10 .   September 23, 1961

Thurgood Marshall was named to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by President John F. Kennedy on this date in 1961.

11 .   October 2, 1967

Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice on this date in 1967.

12 .   October 11, 1939

Spearheaded by Charles Hamilton Houston, the NAACP organized the Legal Defense Fund and the Education Fund on this date in 1939. Thurgood Marshall served as Director.

13 .   October 15, 1991

Clarence Thomas was confirmed Supreme Court Associate Justice by the Senate Judiciary Committee on this date in 1991. Thomas, a Conservative Republican, replaced Thurgood Marshal and became only the second black to hold this position.

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