Today in African History

Today in African History: January 2

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 2, we remember the following events in global African history:


Year Territory Event
1492 Spain  Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella retake the Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish kingdom in Spain.
1863  USA Union troops defeat Confederate forces in the second day of fighting at Stone’s River, MurfreesboroTennessee.
1903  USA President Theodore Roosevelt shuts down the Indianola, Mississippi post office for the racially-motivated firing Minnie M. Cox, an African-American postmistress.
1991 USA  Sharon Pratt Kelly becomes the first African-American woman mayor of a major U.S. city, and the first African-American woman Mayor of the District of Columbia.
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