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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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survivors of the Titanic making their way to safety.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DANAHUE

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Elvis Presley swears in to the U.S. Army, March 24, 1958. (Associated Press photo/Public Domain)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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THEATRE RENAMED AFTER FAMED ACTOR

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Shubert Organization’s Cort Theatre on Broadway will be renamed after James Earl Jones, fulfilling a
promise by the theater giant to honor a Black artist in such
a way.

According to a statement by the Shuberts,The James Earl Jones
Theatre renaming is "in recognition of Mr. Jones’ lifetime of
immense contributions to Broadway and the entire artistic
community,"

The Cort Theatre is 110 years old and was built by and named for
John Cort, general manager of the Northwestern Theatrical
Association, who died in 1929. There are 41 Broadway theaters,
four are named for women and now two for Black artists.

Jones, who served in the United States Army during the Korean
War
before pursuing a career in acting, turned 91 in January.

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FIRST BLACK CONGRESSMAN ON THIS DAY

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Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827 – January 16, 1901)

Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Mississippi, 
was sworn into the
U.S. Senate on February 25, 1870, becoming
the first African American ever to sit in Congress.

During the Civil War, Revels, a college-educated minister, helped
form African American army regiments for the Union cause,
started a school for freed men, and served as a chaplain for the
Union army.

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Drawing of Revels being sworn in.

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