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Monday, October 20th, 2014

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (October 20, 1971) and named after his stepfather, he is better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg. He is an American rapper, record producer, marijuana activist, actor and entertainer. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés.
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Monday, October 20th, 2014

Mutual Life Insurance Co
Mutual Life Insurance Co
first black owned insurance company founded Mutual Life Insurance Co of North Carolina
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
(born October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) Trumpeter and Pioneer of bebop music. Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, the youngest of nine children
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Dr Clarence S. Greene
Dr Clarence S. Greene
Dr. Greene became the first African-American certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery on October 22, 1953.
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

NAACP petitions UN
NAACP petitions UN
1947: NAACP petitions United Nations on racial conditions in the United States
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Friday, October 24th, 2014

Rosa Parks, remembered
Rosa Parks, remembered
Rosa Parks, civil rights icon who sparked the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott
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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Cito Gaston
Cito Gaston
Clarence Edwin "Cito" Gaston manager of Toronto Blue Jays becomes first African American to manage a team to a World Series title
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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Benjamin Davis Sr
Benjamin Davis Sr
Davis was promoted to Brigadier General on 25 October 1940, becoming the first African-American general in the United States Army.
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Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an African-American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world, and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist; entertainer Harry Belafonte called her "the single most powerful black woman in the United States".[5] She recorded about 30 albums (mostly for Columbia Records) during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen "golds"—million-sellers.
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Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins
William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American funk bassist, singer, and songwriter. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the late 1960s, and with Parliament-Funkadelic in the '70s, Collins's driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. Collins is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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