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9/29/2001 12:00:00 AM - Figure skating pioneer dies

Mabel Fairbanks, 85, the first black women to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame died following a long illness. Fairbanks coached Olympians Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner.
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9/29/1979 12:00:00 AM - Nobel Memorial Prize In Economics

Sir William Arthur Lewis, Professor of Economics Princeton University, became the first black to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics. This award represents the highest level of accomplishment for an economist.
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9/29/1975 12:00:00 AM - First Black-owned station in US, WGPR-TV Detroit, begins broadcasting, 1975

First Black-owned television station in US, WGPR-TV Detroit, begins broadcasting, 1975
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9/29/1962 12:00:00 AM - Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson

Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson found guilty of civil contempt.
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9/29/1962 12:00:00 AM - President John F Kennedy sends federal troops in integration of University of Mi

President John F Kennedy sends federal troops in integration of University of Mississippi, 1962
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9/29/1942 12:00:00 AM - First Black captain of a US merchant ship, Hugh Mulzac, launches with the Booker

First Black captain of a US merchant ship, Hugh Mulzac, launches with the Booker T Washington, 1942
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9/29/1940 12:00:00 AM - The First U.S. Merchant Ship

Booker T. Washington, the first U.S. merchant ship commanded by a Black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington, Delaware.
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9/29/1918 12:00:00 AM - Edward Thomas Demby

Edward Thomas Demby elected suffragan bishop of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Arkansas.
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9/29/1784 12:00:00 AM - First African Lodge established by Prince Hall

The First African Lodge, #459, was established with Prince Hall as its Worshipful Master.
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