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Today in History: In 1966 Academy Award Winning Actress Halle Berry Was Born

Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, Sag, and an NAACP image award for introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She won an academy award for best actress and was nominated for a BAFTA award in 2001 for her performance in monster's ball, becoming the first and, as of 2012, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for best actress. ...

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Today in History: Meteorologist Charles Edward Anderson was Born

On this date in 1919, Charles Edward Anderson was born. He was the first African-American to earn a ph.d. in Meteorology. Anderson was born on a farm in University City, near St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated as valedictorian from Sumner High School in 1937 and received a Bachelor of Science from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri in 1941. ...

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Today in History: E. H. Charles & Sons was Established as a Firm of Building Contractors

On this day in 1967, E. H. Charles & Sons was established as a firm of building contractors. In 1978 E. H. Charles & Co. Ltd is incorporated as a limited liability company. Construction completed, of the offices of the National Bank of Dominica, formerly National Commercial Bank of Dominica, on Hillsborough Street, Roseau. In 1979 Component factory is established to produce timber doors, windows, mi ...

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Today in History: In 2002 African Americans Captures British General

African Americans Captures British General Prescott: African Americans continued to serve in the colonial militias, and some, like Prince, an African American man in Lieutenant Colonel Barton's Rhode island army, showed great daring and bravery. Early in August 1777, Colonel Barton conceived a plan to capture British Major General Prescott, commander of the Royal Army at Newport, Rhode Island, to effect a t ...

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Today in History: Oliver James Seraphin Was Born

O. J. Seraphin was the Prime Minister of Dominica from June 25, 1979, until July 21, 1980. Seraphin grew up in Roseau, and received primary and secondary education at Roseau Mixed School and Dominica Grammar School; later in life, he studied at the Carnegie Institute in the United States and in Cuba. Prior to politics, he worked in the insurance industry. He served in the Dominica Labour Party government of ...

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Today in History: In 1838 Dominica Was Fully Emancipated

Emancipation Day is celebrated in many former British colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates in observance of the emancipation of slaves of African origin. It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of servitude. The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ended slavery in the British Empire on August 1, 1834. ...

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