Selected Black Facts for May 23Selected Black Facts for May 239EC8DCF6-C843-4bb9-8B62-F3B27057CBE1Copyright © 1997-2009 Blackfacts.com2015-05-23T00:00:00-04:00http://www.blackfacts.com/images/Blackfacts-Logo.pngCommuniversal RSS Generator1244http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/84f53d03-0f24-4933-8a5d-1ff9b6c13b06Bob Marley, reggae legend dies2015-05-23T07:15:40ZThursday, May 23,1981, the Honorable Robert Nesta
Marley was given an official funeral by the people
of Jamaica. Following the funeral -- attended by
both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the
Opposition -- Bob's body was taken to his
birthplace where it now rests in a mausoleum.
Bob Marley was 36 years old...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/5115214b-e9d0-46c3-8479-19bfbaa6cccbFirst Aboriginal Senator Chosen2015-05-23T07:15:40ZFirst Aboriginal Senator Chosen
Neville Bonner, the Queensland President of the One People of Australia League, is certain to become the first Aboriginal member of an Australian parliament. He was selected tonight for a Senate vacancy created by Dame Annabelle Rankin becoming high commissioner to New Zealand. The sta...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/696264a9-768a-4893-9a63-04f32609a7c9Shuffle Along, first of a succession of popular2015-05-23T07:15:40ZShuffle Along, first of a succession of popular musicals featuring Black talent, opened at the 63rd Street Music Hall, New York City.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/22c5b8f9-4468-4333-9fab-7d8ca9dc653bMethodist Episcopal Church conference, meeting in2015-05-23T07:15:40ZMethodist Episcopal Church conference, meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, elected two Black bishops Matthew W. Clair of Washington, D.C., and Robert E. Jones of New Orleans.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/f4c24669-e4a3-4455-b40a-5e10be38dc88Atty2015-05-23T07:15:40ZAtty. John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/f40fdb3f-36cb-4d29-a8d6-a6b8e787f00cL. Bell patents smoke stack2015-05-23T07:15:40ZLocmotive smoke stack May 23,1871 Patent# 115,153Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.com