This Day in Quiztory

This Day in Quiztory

The weekday podcast featuring short narratives about significant events in African American history read by celebrities and influential community leaders.

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May 26, 2022 54 sec
#OTD Singer Deniece Williams had the number one song in the country with "Let's Hear It For The Boy."
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#OTD Tap dance pioneer Bojangles was born in Richmond, Virginia.
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#OTD Coleman Young, the 66th mayor of Detroit, MI and the first African American to hold the position, was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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May 23, 2022 1 min
#OTD Comedian Jackie "Moms" Mabley died of heart failure at the age of 81.
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#OTD The United States Navy permitted new African American enlistees to serve in non-servant roles.
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May 19, 2022 1 min
#OTD Former U.S. Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce was appointed registrar of the U.S. Treasury by President James Garfield.
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#OTD The state of Rhode Island passed the first law in North America that put restrictions on slavery.
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#OTD Hall of fame baseball player James "Cool Papa" Bell was born in Starkville, MS. Actor Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter narrates.
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May 16, 2022 1 min
Congressman John Conyers, a 52 year member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was born in Highland Park, MI.
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May 13, 2022 1 min
#OTD Politician Sharon Sayles Belton, the first female and first African American mayor of Minneapolis, was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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May 12, 2022 1 min
#OTD Chicago Cubs pitcher "Toothpick" Sam Jones threw a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the first African American to achieve the feat.
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May 11, 2022 1 min
#OTD The Maria Baldwin Home, longtime residence of the first African American female school principal in the Northeast, was designated a National Historic Landmark.
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May 10, 2022 1 min
#OTD The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY installed a Walk of Fame to honor the legends who have graced the Apollo stage.
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May 9, 2022 1 min
#OTD The U.S. Navy commissioned warship USS Rodney M. Davis named for the Medal of Honor recipient for his heroism in the Vietnam War.
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May 6, 2022 1 min
#OTD Thoroughbred horse racer Marlon St. Julien rode in the Kentucky Derby, making him the first African American jockey to do so since 1921.
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May 5, 2022 1 min
#OTD Black owned newspaper The Chicago Defender began as a weekly publication.
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#OTD Provident Hospital and Training School, the first black owned hospital in the United States, opened in Chicago, IL.
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May 3, 2022 1 min
#OTD Rapper and entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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#OTD Educator and civil rights activist Nannie Helen Burroughs was born in Orange, VA.
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#OTD Jazz composer and legendary band leader Duke Ellington was born in Washington, DC.
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