Day: January 17, 2019

COMMERCE/ECONOMY

March 13, 1968: Oil discovered on Alaska’s North Slope

The Atlantic Richfield Company and Humble Oil and Refining Company announce the discovery of oil on the North Slope of Alaska at Prudhoe Bay.

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY

Miss Black America Pageant on August 17, 1968

It was originally a local Philadelphia area contest to protest the lack of black women in the Miss America pageant. J. Morris Anderson created and produced the Miss Black America Pageant on August 17, 1968, at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlantic City.[1] With support from Phillip H. Savage, Tri-State Director of the NAACP, the pageant received […]

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