W. E. B. DuBois Born Feb23

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W. E. B. DuBois Born

1868 – Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois
On this day Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass.

1915 – Death of Robert Smalls
Death of Robert Smalls (75), Reconstruction congressman, in Beaufort, South Carolina.
1929 – Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard born
Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, Howard signed a $70,000 contract with the NY Yankees and became the highest paid player in the history of baseball at the time.
1995 – Melvin Franklin dies
Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in Los Angeles. He was 53.