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On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact that occurred on the same day in a past year in history.
Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Jackie Robinson and Alex Haley.
- On this day in 1854, educator Joseph Charles Price was born
- On this day in 1940, singer Roberta Flack was born
- On this day in 1946, the first black in MLB, Jackie Robinson, married Rachel Isum
- On this day in 1964, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- On this day in 1992, Alex Haley, the author of Roots, died