Elvis Presley : Phoenix, AZ : September 9, 1970 When Elvis Presley appeared before 13,000 people at the veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona at 8:30 pm on Wednesday September 9, 1970, he had not toured since October 1957. After the success of those first three Las Vegas seasons, it was decided that he would go back on the road again and re-establish his ties with a wider public.
Marjorie Lee Browne (September 9, 1914 – October 19, 1979) was a notable mathematics educator, the second African-American woman to receive a doctoral degree in the U.S., and one of the first black women to receive a doctorate in mathematics in the U.S.
Fredrick McGhee (October 28, 1861 - September 9, 1912) was a co-founder of the Niagara Movement. W.E.B. DuBois credits him with having the original idea for the group. McGhee was an attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota and was the first African American admitted to the bar in that state, as well as in Tennessee and Illinois. He was also one of the first to switch to the Democratic Party (1893). #TodayInBlackHistory
Califia: The creation of the name California is celebrated on September 9, 1850 (official date Ca. STATEHOOD). The designation “California” is another piece of African American history (derived from a knightly romance book that was published in 1510). The story was about an island paradise near the Indies where a Black Queen Califia ruled. She was the leader a country of Black Amazons with masses of pearls and gold. Men were only allowed on Califia one day a year to help perpetuate the race.