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NEW YEAR`S Day

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1854: Lincoln University of Pennsylvania One of the over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities was founded;
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1920: National Negro Baseball League began;
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1911: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was founded at Indiana University.;
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1811: Birth date of Charles Summer, a liberal U.S. Senator and abolitionist from Massachusetts;
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1901: Birth date of writer ZoraNeal Hurston;
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1989: Blacks and European-American White Students attended school together for the first time.;
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1914: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University;
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1957: Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded in New Orleans, Louisiana. Eid-al-Adha(Islamic);
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1965: Black pro football players boycotted the AFL All-Star game in New Orleans;
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1944: Former Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Joseph 'Smoking Joe' Frazier was born in Beaufort, South Carolina;
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1966: Robert Weaver appointed Secretary of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, first black presidential cabinet member;
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1990: David Duke, Former Klu Klux Klan member failed to become a Republican candidate for the United States Senate;
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MARTIN LUTHER KING Day

1929: Birth date of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr.;
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1870: Willie Simms was born on this date inAugusta,Georgia. He was an African-American horse jockey.;
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1931: Birth date of actor James Earl Jones;
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1958: Willie O Ree became the first Black man to play in the National Hockey League (NHL);
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1987: Klu Klux Klan protested the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.;
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1900: Congressman George White introduced a bill to make lynching of Americans a federal offense.;
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1773: Phillis Wheatley published Poems of Various Subjects, Religious, and moral.;
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1989: Died Clarence Willie Norris, the last surviving member of the Scottsboro Boys;
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1964: The twenty-fourth amendment to the constitution was passed freeing the slaves.
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1987: Segregationist taunted Civil Rights marchers en route to the Georgia capital.
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1966: Constance Baker Motley was appointed to a federal judgeship by President Lyndon Johnson.
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1928: Actress/Singer Eartha Kitt[was born in South Carolina.
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1973: The Vietnam War cease fire was negotiated in Paris.
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1986: Black Astronaut Ronald Mcnair was killed on the space shuttle Challenger.
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1919: Baseball great Jackie Robinson born in Cairo, Georgia
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