February 1 1960 – The First Sit-In Occurs at a Woolworth’s Counter in Greensboro, North Carolina

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February 1 1960 – The First Sit-In Occurs at a Woolworth’s Counter in Greensboro, North CarolinaRate this post Four freshmen from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina (NC A&T) walked into the Woolworth’s store on South Elm Street in Greensboro, sat down at the lunch counter and ordered a cup of coffee on February 1, 1960. The African-American men, fully aware they would not be served in the “whites only” restaurant, remained in their seats until closing time without receiving anything. Though not the first such protest, the sit-in launched the Civil Rights Movement onto the national stage like never before. Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, David Richmond and […]

February 1 1884 – The first fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published

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February 1 1884 – The first fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is publishedRate this post On February 1, 1884, the first fascicle of Oxford English Dictionary was published. The dictionary has been the most popular and one of the most detailed English language dictionaries till date. The earliest organized English dictionary available to users was Samuel Johnson’s. This dictionary was published in 1755 and was followed by a number of English language users for over a century and half. The publication of the Oxford English Dictionary or the OED was initially planned by the Philological Society of London. In 1857, members of the Philological Society rued the lack of […]