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This Week in Black History (July 2)
By Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer
Published July 2, 2015

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July 2

2001- Robert Tools became the first recipient in the world to receive an AbioCor, a self contained artificial heart, at Saint Thomas hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

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July 3

Fontella Bass.

1940- Rhythm and Blues singer Fontella Bass was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She is noted for her recoding of hit song “Rescue Me.”

July 4

Marian Anderson

1963- Marian Anderson and Ralph Bunche receive the first Medals of Freedom from then President John F. Kennedy, who created the honor.

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July 5

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1899- Anna Arnold Hedgeman, the first woman to serve in the cabinet of the New York City mayor, was born in Marshalltown, Iowa.

July 6

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2002- Serena Williams beat her sister Venus to win the Wimbledon Women’s singles competition.

July 7

Leslie

1972- Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player Lisa Leslie was born in Inglewood, California. She was selected to play center for the Los Angeles Sparks in 1997.

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