Barbara Jordan was the 1st woman ever elected to the Texas State Senate in 1966. She went on to become the 1st African American woman from the Deep South to serve in Congress and, at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, was the 1st African American woman to deliver the keynote speech. Jordan dedicated her career to helping minority & disadvantaged groups. | www.nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #BarbaraJordan #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanWomen #WomensHistory #NWHM
2039 years ago, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus was granted the title “Augustus” by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire. Augustus is considered the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. "I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble."
This Day in Pittsburgh History | May 28, 1870: The Monongahela Incline opens. Image: Monongahela Incline, ca. 1965-1975, Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, 1892-1981, MSP 285, Library & Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center