This Day in Our History
Posted by joyinhome on February 10, 2010
Everyday this month, a little-known fact about history made on this date will be featured.
1992 – American biographer, scriptwriter, author Alex Haley dies. Haley became famous with the publication of his novel ROOTS, which traces his ancestry back to Africa and covers seven American generations as they are enslaved and taken to the United States.
1964 – After 12 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act by a vote of 290-130. The bill prohibited any state or local government or public facility from denying access to anyone because of race or ethnic origin.
1927 – Opera singer (Mary) Leontyne Price was born in Laurel, Mississippi.
Stay tuned for more factoids.