Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson the first African American to play Major League Baseball was born on this day in 1919. (d. October 24, 1972). He broke the color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.
So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.
This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.
[important]Update 4/16/13: I have been informed by CafePress that the use of the name Jackie Robinson is a copyright violation, even when used as a quote. The following image is a replacement and is available at The Write Side Shop.[/important]
John Marshall became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States on this day in 1801.
Marshall was born in what is now Fauquier County, Virginia on September 24, 1755. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1782. He later served in Congress and as Secretary of State. Marshall died in Philadelphia on July 6, 1835 (aged 79).