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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 Marian Anderson and Debi Thomas.
- On this day in 1833, Maria W. Steward became the first black woman to give public lectures.
- On this day in 1883, Walter B. Purvis patented the hand stamp.
- On this day in 1902, the first black soloist to perform at The White House, Marian Anderson, was born.
- On this day in 1964, black women’s rights champion Anna Julia Cooper died.
- On this day in 1988, Debi Thomas became the first black woman to win a winter Olympic medal.